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First Storm of the New Year

Updated: Jan 1

A powerful storm system looks to bring significant snow and some areas of freezing rain to part of South Dakota starting as soon as late tomorrow and continuing into Monday and Tuesday.


There remain questions about where the heaviest snow will set up as there is still some weather model disagreement. At this time, those across the south and east-central, South Dakota stand the best risk to receive significant snow. These areas are under a Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service.



For the latest on the weather alerts in your area, check out the Weather Alerts page.




The American (GFS) and the Canadiana (GEM) are pushing the heaviest snow from south-central into east-central, South Dakota where the Euro (ECWMF) is keeping the higher amounts of snow in the south.




The latest forecast is calling for snow to move into western, South Dakota late Sunday into Sunday night and then spread eastward towards Monday morning. Please to do be locked into the locations of the snow as model disagreement is still occurring.


It is expected that widespread snow chances for Monday afternoon with some snow mixing with rain or pockets of freezing rain possible.


By Monday night, the precipitation is expected to focus more in central and eastern, South Dakota as it starts its exit out of the state.



By late Tuesday, much of the precipitation will move into Minnesota giving way to cold temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday.


Please keep checking with WeatherSD for the latest information on this storm and new weather model data. You can also check out these pages for the latest weather maps.


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