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City Officials Eye Sioux Falls Intersections Prone To Flooding During Severe Weather Season

49th Street & Louise Avenue To Get Water Detection Sensors That Alert Motorists

When the rain falls, several intersections in Sioux Falls are hard to ignore. During severe weather season, they’re often worse; many of them covered with inches of water. KDLT’s Jill Johnson tells us which streets to watch out for, and what the city is doing to improve one of the biggest problem areas. In the last decade, the city has…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Flooding

How Flooding Can Impact Your Life

Severe weather season is upon us and this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across South Dakota. Each day this week we will tackle a different severe weather topic. Earlier this week Brandon broke down the difference between a Watch and a Warning.  On Tuesday, Blaise discussed severe thunderstorms and what makes them Missouri River Flooding, 2011, Blair, NE “severe,”…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Severe Thunderstorms

What It Takes To Go From A Garden-Variety Storm To A Severe Storm

Severe weather season is upon us and this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across South Dakota. Each day this week we will tackle a different severe weather topic to help you understand individual weather phenomenon.  Yesterday, Brandon broke down the difference between a watch and a warning. Today’s topic is severe thunderstorms! This topic transitions very well from watches and warnings…

From 80s to Snow Within Two Days

While It May Have Caught Some Off Guard, It Isn't Unheard Of

We are nearing Easter Sunday, not to mention we are nearing the middle of April. Despite the fact that the actual middle of April is a couple of days away, we kicked off the week leading up to it with snow falling across portions of the Sioux Empire. This coming two days after the same area recorded temperatures in the upper…

S.L.I.M – The Ingredients Needed For Severe Weather

Or M.I.L.S If You'd Like... Or Even L.I.M.S (Without The B)

Winter weather is now coming to an end, minus the occasion spurt of ice or mixed precipitation as the jetstream continues to move both north and south. The end of winter weather marks the beginning of my favorite season, personally, which is severe weather. From hail and tornadoes to flash floods and wind, severe weather can come in many different…

The Troubles Of Forecasting Snow

Whether It's A Flake Or A Blizzard, It's Hard

When the winter season begins, a new challenge begins for meteorologists – forecasting snow. Enough of it can call off school, cause cities and towns to issue snow alerts and insulate crops during the winter months but whether it’s a tenth of an inch or a couple of feet, forecasting it is difficult. First and foremost, meteorology is not an…

Spring Weather For Baseball in February

YANKTON – Play Ball! That’s what many of us love to hear come spring.  The only thing is… it’s February, in South Dakota. “It’s pretty crazy. I mean, I was, my son plays on this team and I was excited that we were going to be going to Florida here in a few weeks and we’re gonna catch the first couple…

Spring Like Temperatures Means More Poo Business

SIOUX FALLS, SD – With the warmer temperatures many of us have seen this week, a Sioux Falls Company is seeing an increase in customers. Doo Gooders picks up after your pets to keep your yard clean and stink free. The green grass bring all the dogs to the yard…. “Doo Gooders, well we do good with poo which means…

The Groundhog, The Myth, The Legend: Punxsutawney Phil

Every year on February 2nd, hundreds turn on their TV waiting to hear what the next six or so weeks will look like. Whether it’s six more weeks of winter or if spring will come early, it’s all forecasted and told by a groundhog named… Punxsutawney Phil. And waiting to catch the famous groundhog’s forecast goes back as far as…

Trump Approves South Dakota Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for South Dakota because of a severe winter storm over Christmas. Trump on Wednesday ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts. The storm led to downed electrical lines, broken power poles and stranded drivers. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says two tribes and 24 South Dakota counties…

I-90 Open Between Chamberlain and Kadoka

The South Dakota Department of Transportation Opened the Interstate Wednesday Morning

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened a portion of I-90 between Chamberlain and Kadoka that was previously shut down due to the winter weather. Although the section is reopened, the roads are still reported as “scattered ice/slippery,” so drivers should be cautious. Most of I-90 is listed as “no travel advised.” You can find a map of road…

Northeastern South Dakota Facing Mass Power Outages

More than 10,000 customers experiencing outages statewide

According to the state’s rural electric association, more than 10,000 customers throughout South Dakota are experiencing power outages. The South Dakota Rural Electric Association says the Christmas Day winter storms knocked out power for about half of the state’s electric cooperatives. Crews spent most of the holiday trying to restore power amid ice, snow and strong winds, which hampered their work….

Strong Winds, Blowing Snow Close Major Section of I-90

All lanes closing from Wyoming border to Chamberlain

A major portion of Interstate 90 is closing Sunday night because of dangerous weather making for treacherous travel conditions. Starting at 7 p.m. CST, east and westbound lanes of I-90 will close from Vivian to Chamberlain.  State officials already closed the highway from the Wyoming border to Vivian before 5 p.m. Sunday. Officials say this long, roughly 250-mile segment of I-90…

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Behind On Fundraising Goals

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has set a goal of $350,000. The fundraiser ends the afternoon of Christmas Eve, which is this Saturday, but the Salvation Army is far behind its goal. Major Tom Riggs says they’re over $100,000 behind, and he attributes the shortage to poor weather conditions and a “shorter” December. He says because Christmas Day falls…

Critter Corner: Keeping Pets Safe During Winter

If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them

Winter didn’t go easy on us this weekend, and when it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s too cold for your pets to be outside, too. Justin Shatto from Woofs and Waves says just because your dog has a thick coat of fur, severe wind chills and air temperatures can cut through their coat quickly. Shatto says putting…

Car Care For Snow, Freezing Cold Temperatures

Preventative Tips, What To Keep In The Car

According to AAA, a record number of people are expected to travel for the holidays, including nearly 280,000 South Dakotans. The mast majority will likely be traveling by car, truck or RV. But before the arctic air moves in this weekend, we’ve got some tips on how to stay safe while on the road. TMA Car Care in Sioux Falls…