Are you new to Sioux Falls. Maybe even new to an upper midwest winter? Here are some local winter weather links for Sioux Falls info.

The National Weather Service is a good place to start. radar, satellite, forecasts, warnings and more are on their site. Here is what some weather terms mean.

  • A winter storm watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area. A winter storm warning indicates that severe winter weather conditions are occurring or imminent.
  • A blizzard warning means that large amounts of falling or blowing snow and sustained winds of at least 35 miles per hour are expected for several hours.
  • Wind chill is a calculation of how cold it feels outside when the effects of temperature and wind speed are combined. A strong wind combined with a temperature of just below freezing can have the same effect as a still air temperature about 35 degrees colder. - City of Sioux Falls, siouxfalls.org

Check out Safe Travel USA for road condition information from South Dakota 511. The map gives info on all the major roads in South Dakota and connects you to other states for their conditions. You can even get updates sent to your phone here.

Keep up to date with snow alert information in Sioux Falls by signing up for notifications through text message or email from the City of Sioux Falls here.

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