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Major Blizzard on its Way

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Another round of winter weather is in the works to impact South Dakota starting as soon as Monday afternoon. This storm will be a longer event taking us two days before the system moves on out.

Photo: HRRR Simulated Radar for Tuesday at 1:00pm CDT

The National Weather Service has already issued Blizzard Warnings for western South Dakota for Monday afternoon through Wednesday. The central and northeast regions of the state are under a Winter Storm Watch and will likely go to some kind of warning later tomorrow. The latest Winter Weather Alerts map can be found on our Winter Weather Page.

Weather models are kicking up high amounts of snow, with locations seeing two feet of snow or higher. Below are the three weather models showing the total snowfall forecast through Thursday morning. At this time, the heaviest snows look to be across the west and up towards the state's far northeast corner.

The southeast and east-central are expected to see rain or freezing rain before the change over to snow. This will decrease the amount of snow expected in those areas.

Winds will be once again strong with this storm system, with gusts as high as 65mph expected. Here is a snapshot of Tuesday evening on the wind gusts forecast.


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