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May 8th Severe Weather Recap

On May 8th, a surface low pressure system was moving through the KDLT forecast area; during the morning hours we were anticipating severe weather to possibly develop into the early evening hours and continue through the early overnight hours. There…

April Snowstorm Round Two

It is no secret that the Sioux Empire has seen its fair share of snow this April. In fact, after April 18th's snow, Sioux Falls is now at 5th all time for seasonal snowfall sitting at a mark of 70.4".…

Recap of the April 2018 Blizzard

 Amy Odand Pat yourself on the back, you made it through the #BlizzardofApril2018; a powerful low pressure system moved through southern portions of the KDLT forecast area starting Friday and didn't wrap up until…

Spring Outlook for the Sioux Empire

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…

The "Never-Ending" Winter of 2017/2018

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…

Breaking Down Our Severe Weather Season

Via Chad Vis, Brookings 2017 Winter has officially ended for the Sioux Empire and Spring has begun (hopefully there's no more snow but... we can't rule it out quite yet)! Now our precipitation makes the transition from a frozen state…

Early Week Snow Totals

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,…

Thunderstorms and Snow to End the Weekend?

"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…

What Happened to Saturday's 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…

Two More Rounds of Snow In the Forecast

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…

February 19th and 20th Snow Totals

Into the start of this week, a series of low pressure systems moved through southern parts of the Sioux Empire. Each one brought a round of snow. The first round started in the morning hours on Monday, and the others…

Thursday Snow Totals

Radar of Snow Starting Thursday Morning Ending Friday Morning On the edge of an incoming high pressure system, the Sioux Empire received a healthy amount of snow as we began to round off the week…

January 22nd Snow Totals

A strong low pressure system moved through the Sioux starting Sunday through Monday, prompting blizzard warnings as well as winter storm warnings to be issued for a handful of counties. Here's a look at some of the snow totals recorded…

Say It Ain't Snow...

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…

Where Is All That Snow?

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…

October 2nd - October 3rd Rain Totals

We were expecting it overnight Monday into Tuesday and Mother Nature delivered - heavy rain. A stalled out front allowed plenty of moisture to be brought northwards overnight, with the rain starting to taper off Tuesday morning. Here's a look…

Weekend Rainfall Brings Impressive Totals!

It has sure been a gloomy and rainy stretch the last three days and that has resulted in some impressive rainfall totals from across the Sioux Empire. Storms fired up Friday afternoon as a cold front moved through and they…

Rain Totals From Weekend Rain

As you know, the Sioux Empire saw its fair share of rain this weekend as a stalled out front slowly moved off towards the southeast. The rain really began on Friday and slowly pushed its way eastward so how much…

Meteorologists In Aberdeen Helping Irma Forecast

All eyes have been on Hurricane Irma as she continues to move closer and closer to the United States. Having already brought destructive and deadly winds as well as storm surge to portions of the Caribbean, in places like the…

Understanding A Hurricane and Tropical Storms

With the summer months and severe weather season coming to an end, a new season is beginning - hurricane season. With the Atlantic hurricane season starting from June and ending in November, the United States has already been hit by…

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