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National Weather Service Monitoring Melting Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Even though the weekend snow storm is over, the National Weather Service still has their work cut out for them as well. The record-breaking snow made a big impact across South Dakota. By mid-April, the NWS is usually done dealing with snow-melt flooding. Now, they’re keeping an eye on temperatures for the next week or two…

Spring Sports Compete with Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several spring sports have had to bat with the snow this season causing some headaches and stress. Augustana Softball and Baseball teams have to compete with the weather. They’ve moved a lot of their practices to their indoor training facility. They’ve also had to reschedule games which has taken some work. It can be hard to move plans…

Spring Outlook for the Sioux Empire

Spring Started Over 2 Weeks Ago... So What Can We Expect For Spring?

March 20th marked the start of Spring which was, believe it or not, over 2 weeks ago. Instead of seeing our first 70 degree day, the Sioux Empire continued to see not only cooler than normal temperatures but snow as well. Now that Spring has officially begun, what does the outlook look like for Spring (March 20th through June 21st)?…

City Approaching Snow Alert Budget

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The city budgets for six snow alerts per year and they’re getting close to that magic number. So what happens when we exceed that? Street manager Galynn Huber and his team are on a roll this year with the relentless snow. “You don’t usually see it coming in one fell swoop like we got now, and…

Snow Halts Seasonal Transition for Landscaping Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  If you’re wondering when to put away the snow blower and pull out the lawn mower you’re not alone. Landscape companies around the Sioux Empire are asking themselves will it feel like spring for more than just a couple days? The lingering winter-like weather isn’t helping. Today was just another day at the office for Steve Whitman….

The “Never-Ending” Winter of 2017/2018

When Will Spring Finally Get Here?

Spring officially started on March 20th with snow moving across the Sioux Empire only to return a couple days later. It seems like this Winter has overstayed its welcome, to say the least… but why? Why does it seem like the Winter of 2017 and 2018 has lasted longer than previous Winters, especially the below normal temperatures? The answer is…

Flood Warning Issued on Big Sioux River

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Flooding continues to be a possibility on the Big Sioux River. Water levels have been high for the past week and now a warning has been issued from Dell Rapids to the Iowa Border. So far, flooding from the Big Sioux River has been minor, and hasn’t affected much. However, some farmers need to be aware of…

Early Week Snow Totals

March Certainly Started Off like A Lion

As the saying goes, March “comes in like a lion” and goes “out like a lamb” and it’s certainly living up to that phrase here in the Sioux Empire. A strong low pressure system, a Colorado Low now a Nor’Easter, moved into the KDLT forecast area early Monday morning and lingered through the afternoon hours on Tuesday. In its wake,…

National Weather Service and Department of Transportation Stay Busy With Winter Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “If you don’t have to go anywhere today, stay home,” said Craig Smith from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is running an all-hands-on deck operation for the wacky weather. The team is keeping their eyes glued to monitors. They’re tracking road closures and helping schools decide if they…

Thunderstorms and Snow to End the Weekend?

In True March Fashion, It's Coming In Like a Lion

“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is a phrase you may have heard once or twice; commonly used to describe the way March starts and ends. Part of what I’ve dubbed a “transition season”, consisting of March and April, March usually starts off cold and unpleasant and ends warm and more pleasant as the jet stream begins to…

What Happened to Saturday’s Snow?

Waking Up... You May Have Noticed A Lack of Snow...

Waking up Saturday, you might have noticed that there wasn’t a lot of heavy snow falling across the Sioux Empire. Even though a Colorado Low was moving through the KDLT forecast area, and the KDLT meteorologists had been forecasting heavy snow, it wasn’t there. That might have you asking why? The answer laid to our southeast. Wednesday AM Futurecast Showing…

Two More Rounds of Snow In the Forecast

Saturdays Snow Could Be Significant Based on Current Data

After two rounds of snow moved through the forecast area earlier this week, some of us may be… tired of snow, to say the least. Unfortunately, there’s more snow on the way for the Sioux Empire; the first round of snow is going to move through portions of the forecast area on Thursday while the second round of snow is…

City of Sioux Falls Issues Snow Alert

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Plowing of emergency snow routes began Tuesday, February 20, 2018, and will continue until routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing. Zone 3:     Plowing in Zone 3 will…

Possible Snow Fall Could Cause Snow Alert

SIOUX FALLS, SD- It’s forecasted that we’ll receive snow Sunday and traffic services says its important to prepare. There’s a chance that a snow alert will be issued and if there is you must remove your car from the street or you’ll be ticketed and towed. Emergency snow routes are immediate so it’s important to be check for alerts. Traffic services…

Say It Ain’t Snow…

Could The Sioux Empire See Significant Snow This Weekend?

After sitting underneath temperatures anywhere between 10-20 degrees warmer than usual, it’s hard to believe that the Sioux Empire could be bracing for its first real snow storm of the 2017/2018 Winter Season. A Colorado Low is expected to develop then move southeastern portions of the forecast area starting Saturday and, as it moves northeast, it could bring some significant…

Where Is All That Snow?

Waking Up Thursday... You May Have Noticed Something (Or Lack There Of)

Myself, Joe as well as Alex started talking about a potential incoming snow storm starting as early as Friday of last week; that’s when our models started to agree more that a system was going to be pushing through the Plains towards the middle of that next week (now this week). However, what was still, no pun intended, “up in…

Warmer Weather Gives One Sport a Longer Season

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -The Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls closed its doors last week to hibernate for winter, but the sunshine makes for one last hoorah before spring. “Once you kinda say you’re closed and then you reopen, it does tend to have a little bit different reaction with people,” said Tom Jansa of Dakota Golf Management….