Blowing Snow and Slippery Roads for Sioux Falls Thursday
UPDATE 5:26 PM 3/15/23
A Winter Weather Advisory has now been issued for the Sioux Falls Area from 5:00 AM Thursday to 1:00 AM Friday (3/16-3/17).
"Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, with near-blizzard conditions possible at times, especially during falling snow and in rural areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.- National Weather Service
Icy Flashback: March 2019 Sioux Falls Flooding
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD 326 PM CDT Wed Mar 15 2023 IAZ001>003-012>014-020-021-031-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098- NEZ013-014-SDZ056-062-065>071-160430- /O.UPG.KFSD.WS.A.0005.230316T0900Z-230317T1200Z/ /O.NEW.KFSD.WW.Y.0011.230316T0900Z-230317T0600Z/ Lyon-Osceola-Dickinson-Sioux-O`Brien-Clay-Plymouth-Cherokee- Woodbury-Lincoln-Murray-Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-Pipestone-Rock- Dixon-Dakota-Moody-Minnehaha-Hutchinson-Turner-Bon Homme-Yankton- Union- 326 PM CDT Wed Mar 15 2023 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO 1 AM CDT FRIDAY... * WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of less than one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Iowa, southwest Minnesota, northeast Nebraska and east central and southeast South Dakota. * WHEN...From 4 AM Thursday to 1 AM CDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, with near blizzard conditions possible at times, especially during falling snow and in rural areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday Morning.
Prepare for possible blizzard conditions.
Blizzard conditions are possible with ice and snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches and winds could gust as high as 50 mph.
The counties affected in Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota include:
- Buena Vista
- Charles Mix
- Turner-Bon Homme
Travel could be very difficult. Patchy-blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.