The National Weather Service has expanded the Blizzard Warning issued earlier Monday to include more of Southeastern South Dakota, including Sioux Falls.

Here's the latest thinking from our office. Todd Heitkamp provides a quick 30 second weather briefing on the upcoming storm. Please share!

Posted by US National Weather Service Sioux Falls South Dakota on Monday, February 1, 2016

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO 4 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES ON TUESDAY. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT...BUT WINDS WILL REMAIN BRISK INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

 

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL CREATE NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

 

* WIND CHILL VALUES...WIND CHILLS WILL REMAIN IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY ON TUESDAY...BUT WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.


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