High winds bring big changes in the weather - KOTA Territory News

High winds bring big changes in the weather


Call it the wind of change, that nip in the air is just a prelude to some much cooler weather moving into our area.

Cool, blustery breeze took the leaves off the trees, blowing them on the streets and sidewalks.

Though Rapid City typically sees its first freeze around this time in October, the average timing of the first snowfall isn't until the end of the month.

That has many people unsure about what this winter could bring.
"Last winter we had a really easy winter so I'm scared about this one, I feel like it's going to be worse. Probably a lot colder and more snow," say Johnah Menken and Desiree Love as they walked to work.
The upcoming chance for snow is nothing like the storm of October 4th, 1998, where the Northern Hills picked up three feet in some spots.

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