Blizzard Warning Thursday Through Friday
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the Sioux Empire, including Sioux Falls. The Warning is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday evening.
As of Thursday afternoon expected snow totals for Sioux Falls had been dialed back. The storm is on track to dump the most snow south of the city in the Yankton and Sioux City areas then into northeast Iowa.
Forecasts say Sioux Falls can expect four to six inches in town. The winds are still expected to pick up Thursday night into Friday, causing dangerous driving conditions.
- Where to Find Sioux Falls Winter Weather Info
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY... * TIMING...A possible mix of rain and snow this afternoon will change to all snow by early this evening. Snow will continue heavy at times Thursday night and before gradually tapering off Friday morning into the afternoon. * ACCUMULATIONS...Storm total snow accumulations averaging 5 to 11 inches are likely, with the heaviest amounts expected south of Highway 18 in northwest Iowa and extreme southeast South Dakota. * WIND AND VISIBILITY...Winds will increase from the north around 25 to 35 mph tonight and Friday, with gusts to near 40 mph at times. Visibility will be reduced to less than a quarter mile at times, especially while snow is falling. 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.