Winter Storm

Businesses Rewind Back To Winter For April Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This winter storm is forcing different businesses to break the winter gear back out. For Absolute Green Inc., the blizzard from a year ago taught them a lot of lessons. The Spring like temperatures didn’t fool them this time around. “We had stuff put away, but it wasn’t to the point where we couldn’t pull it out…

State Government Offices to Open Friday

Governor Kristi Noem has announced all state government offices will reopen on Friday. In 17 counties, staff will report at the regular time, others are set to reopen at noon. Counties where state offices will open at the regular time are Bon Homme, Butte, Clay, Custer, Douglas, Fall River, Harding, Hutchinson, Lawrence, Lincoln, McCook, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Turner, Union and…

South Dakota Officials Warn Tournament Travelers

Storm Will Impact Roads

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is reaching out to people who will be traveling for the state basketball tournaments in Rapid City, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. They encourage the people who are headed west towards the Rapid City area to be at their destination by Tuesday night. The heavy snow will begin Wednesday morning and will…

Snowfall Totals: Winter Storm From November 30th – December 2nd

Snowfall Totals: First Winter Storm This Season

KDLT Viewing Area- Our first winter storm of the season is in the books and there were some impressive snowfall totals. For some, we saw very little snow because of two dry pockets of air that developed over the Sioux Falls area, which kept those of us there from seeing the snow. Here is a full look at snowfall totals…

State Offices Close in 13 South Dakota Counties

Storm conditions prompt declaration by Governor Daugaard

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety announced Monday that all state offices in 13 counties will be closed today due to the blizzard and winter storm conditions. “State offices are closed in the counties of: Brule, Campbell, Faulk, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jones, Lyman, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Tripp and Walworth. Only essential personnel within state offices in those counties should report…

Rapid City Digging Out From Foot of Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hills residents continue to dig out from a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some communities. City crews in Rapid City turned their focus on clearing residential streets Tuesday after clearing the main roads of up to 10 inches of snow. The National Weather Service says the highest snowfall total…

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…

Thousands Without Power Across South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA – A rural electric cooperatives association says roughly 19,000 of its members across South Dakota are without power due to winter storm conditions. South Dakota Rural Electric Association spokeswoman Brenda Kleinjan said Monday that crews have been out making progress and that the situation is fluid. But she warned that some households may face extended outages. The association’s…

Winter Storm Bringing Snow, Bitter Cold To The Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS – Schools around South Dakota are calling off extracurricular activities and some are even closing as a winter storm hits the state. Winter storm warnings are in effect for much of the state. The National Weather Service says the storm will bring up to 8 inches of snow, wind gusts up to 25 mph and dangerous arctic air….