Winter Storm Warning Tuesday, Wednesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of South Dakota and parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, including Sioux Falls. The warning is in effect from 6:00 AM Tuesday (January 24) through noon Wednesday (January 25).
Eight to twelve inches of snow and strong winds will combine to make travel difficult on Tuesday.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL FALL ALL DAY TUESDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 12". * WINDS / VISIBILITIES...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY ARE POSSIBLE IN THE FALLING SNOW...AND ALSO IN BLOWING SNOW AS NORTHERLY WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OVER 30 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT. * IMPACTS...PLAN ON DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS TUESDAY... INCLUDING DURING THE TUESDAY EVENING COMMUTE...AS ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED QUICKLY. * ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 10 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 12" * WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 30 MPH. * WIND CHILL VALUES...10 TO 15 ABOVE ZERO.