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April 15, 2018 03:48 PM

Storm Center Update Sunday PM - April 15

It was the tale of two atmospheres over KELOLAND today. Eastern KELOLAND had clouds and light snow with some gusty winds blowing around that snow. But the farther west you went, the sunnier and clearer the skies! Temperatures were coldest in the southeast, where the fresh snow fell, with highs in the upper 20s to near 30. Central and Western South Dakota were able to warm well into the 30s but it was the north that was able to break the 40 degree mark.

Tonight will be another cold night with overnight lows mostly in the teens. Fog is possible, due to the calm wind and the extra moisture in the air, in central and eastern KELOLAND.


Monday brings clear skies to KELOLAND with warmer, but still well below average, highs in the 30s and 40s for most of region but Rapid City as the potential to reach the 50s. Tuesday will start off sunny but clouds will build from west to east as the next round of rain and snow moves into the Midwest Tuesday night and will last into Wednesday. Wind speeds should pick up starting in the west Monday and spread eastward Tuesday, lasting well into Wednesday.


Wednesday’s snow potential looks significant for folks near southeast KELOLAND. While the placement of the heaviest band of snow is still to be determined, confidence is growing on the intensity of the snowfall. Computer models have been hinting that we could see another band of 6 to 10 inches of snow.



After Wednesday’s snow moves on, afternoon high temperatures will rebound to the 40s and 50s for the weekend. Friday and Saturday brings the next chance for rain in KELOLAND. Beyond the 7 day looks warmer with 60s projected to return to KELOLAND for the last week of April.

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