Mess on the Roads
Motorists traveling on Friday had to deal with a wide range of hazards from icy conditions to snowpack roads to very strong northwest winds.
During late Thursday night into Friday morning, a band of freezing rain came across areas of central, South Dakota. This made authorities in the Miller and Highmore areas to issue a no travel advisory.
Photo Credit: Hand County Sheriff's Office
In eastern, South Dakota snow started during the overnight hours and continued throughout the day. The heaviest snow was around Interstate 29 where motorists had a deal with reduced visibilities and snow-packed roads.
Photo Credit: South Dakota Highway Patrol
Out in the west, the strong northwest winds blew with wind gusts over 60mph at times. The Rapid City Airport recorded a wind gust of 64mph on Friday morning and down towards Edgemont, winds of 62mph were felt. Other locations like Ellsworth Air Force Base, Porcupine, and Broken Bow in Nebraska recorded wind gusts of 60mph or greater.
The snow and wintry weather have moved away from the region bring much quieter conditions in the weather department for the weekend.