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Record Breaking Warmth Expected Tuesday

Just when we didn’t think it could get any warmer in mid-February, Mother Nature presents us with another chance at breaking records on Tuesday. Southerly winds, sunshine, and upper level warmth will all pair together to bring some extremely unseasonably…

Snow Totals - Wednesday, February 8th

A quick clipper system blasted through out area overnight last night bringing a new blanket of snow to many across southern South Dakota and northern Nebraska. While the snow didn’t last long we still had some sizable totals come through…

Latest Snow Totals - January 24-25, 2017

The snow has finally come to an end and boy did we see a ton of it in some places. Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour were recorded across southeastern South Dakota Tuesday afternoon, which piled up quickly. Tyndall,…

Significant Winter Storm Expected for the Sioux Empire

While everyone already dreads the start of the work week, this is a storm that gives us Meteorologists a case of “the Monday’s”… We've had a dry start to the year, despite a couple of quick hitting systems that passed…

Warmer Weather Ahead After a Quick Cold Snap

It’s hard to think warm thoughts when we have had such a long stretch of cold like we have had, but finally, after weeks of anticipation, we have an extended stretch of warm air on the way! Trends are pointing…

Snow Totals: January 9th & 10th

Another bout of the winter weather this morning across the area. Some places woke up with some freezing drizzle, but most of us saw some decent snowfall. The heaviest looks to have fallen along and north of Highway 14. These…

2016 Weather: Year in Review

What a year we had in 2016, from the above average warmth, to the snow, and even the total precipitation, 2016 was definitely a year of weather extremes across the Rushmore State. As a state, South Dakota recorded its sixth…

First Snow Storm of 2017 Snow Totals

While Sunday was the start of the new year, it wasn't the start of winter. Winter continued to rear it head throughout the area on Monday. Between the two separate blasts of snow we have seen a decent amount of…

Coldest Wind Chills Sunday Morning

  Due to fresh snow, clear skies as well as light winds... dangerous wind chill values were expected Saturday night into Sunday and, for many of us, it felt like we were 30 to 40 below zero. But for some...…

December 16th Snow Totals

  A low pressure system quickly moved into the KDLT viewing area Friday morning bringing with it plenty of snow and breezy conditions. Here are the latest when it comes to snow totals. If you have any that you'd like…

November 30th Snow Totals Across Sioux Empire

A low pressure system, turned cut off low, has been impacting the KDLT viewing area since Sunday bringing with it rain at first... which gradually turned over to a rain/snow mix as well as snow. So how much snow fell across the area over the last couple of days, here's a look at the latest snow totals as of November 30th.

Another Round of Rain and Snow For Sioux Empire

Another low pressure system has begun to march its way through the KDLT viewing area and as it does, it's bringing not only rain but also snow and a mix of both. By the time it moves on out... some of us across the Missouri River Valley could be starting off December with a decent amount of snow on the ground.

A Look Ahead At The Thanksgiving Forecast

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with those Black Friday deals, and while it's still a couple of days away let's take a quick look at what the current forecast is on Turkey Day.

November 18th Snow Totals

Snow reports are starting to fly in from Friday's snow. Who saw the heaviest snow? Check out the list here!

Blizzard; the Origin and Frequency of the "White-Out"

The word blizzard is common in these parts, and there are even etymologists (those who study where words come from) who tracked the word’s early beginnings.  Many experts examined publications from all over the globe and found the earliest usage of the word was actually in a newspaper in Estherville, Iowa in 1870.  That’s pretty cool, and would make sense; it’s doubtful that it was coined by some sun soaked, beach-going novelist in Florida.

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