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Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Butte; Northern Foot Hills; Sturgis, Piedmont Foot Hills

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

...SPRING STORM TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... .A spring storm system will move across the high plains tonight and Tuesday, bringing rain and snow to much of the area. Rain showers will develop this evening, with rain expected to change over to snow overnight and early Tuesday across much of northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and parts of the western South Dakota plains. The highest snowfall amounts will generally be across the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains and northern Black Hills, with up to several inches of snow possible across the northeast Wyoming plains, parts of northwest South Dakota and the rest of the Black Hills, including the Spearfish to Sturgis areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM MDT Tuesday.

* TIMING...Rain will move into the area this evening, changing over to snow after midnight. Snow will persist into Tuesday morning, tapering off in the afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall totals of 2 to 5 inches are generally expected.

* OTHER IMPACTS...With many trees beginning to leaf out, the heavy wet snow could bring down some tree limbs.

A winter weather advisory for snow means snow accumulation will create hazardous conditions. Use caution when traveling.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Central Black Hills; Northern Black Hills; Southern Black Hills

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

...SPRING STORM TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... .A spring storm system will move across the high plains tonight and Tuesday, bringing rain and snow to much of the area. Rain showers will develop this evening, with rain expected to change over to snow overnight and early Tuesday across much of northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and parts of the western South Dakota plains. The highest snowfall amounts will generally be across the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains and northern Black Hills, with up to several inches of snow possible across the northeast Wyoming plains, parts of northwest South Dakota and the rest of the Black Hills, including the Spearfish to Sturgis areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM MDT Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain will move into the area this evening, changing over to snow overnight. Snow will persist into Tuesday morning, tapering off in the afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall totals of 2 to 6 inches are expected, with the higher elevations of the northern and central Black Hills generally seeing the highest amounts. Locally higher amounts are possible.

* OTHER IMPACTS...With many trees beginning to leaf out, the heavy wet snow could bring down some tree limbs.

A winter weather advisory for snow means snow accumulation will create hazardous conditions. Use caution when traveling.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Northeast Big Horn Mountains

NWS Billings (Southeastern Montana)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT TUESDAY...

* IMPACTS...Heavy, wet snow will make for difficult traveling conditions with poor visibility and roads becoming snow packed. This includes U.S. Highway 14. Power outages are possible.

* TIMING...Rain mixed with snow will develop this afternoon and change to all snow this evening. The wet snow will continue through Tuesday, with the heaviest snow occuring tonight.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 12 inches. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory can be issued for a variety of winter weather conditions such as light snow...blowing snow...sleet... freezing rain...and extreme wind chills. &&


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Northeastern Crook

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

...SPRING STORM TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... .A spring storm system will move across the high plains tonight and Tuesday, bringing rain and snow to much of the area. Rain showers will develop this evening, with rain expected to change over to snow overnight and early Tuesday across much of northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and parts of the western South Dakota plains. The highest snowfall amounts will generally be across the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains and northern Black Hills, with up to several inches of snow possible across the northeast Wyoming plains, parts of northwest South Dakota and the rest of the Black Hills, including the Spearfish to Sturgis areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM MDT Tuesday.

* TIMING...Rain will move into the area this evening, changing over to snow after midnight. Snow will persist into Tuesday morning, tapering off in the afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* OTHER IMPACTS...With many trees beginning to leaf out, the heavy wet snow could bring down some tree limbs.

A winter weather advisory for snow means snow accumulation will create hazardous conditions. Use caution when traveling.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Northern Cambell; Western Crook

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

...SPRING STORM TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... .A spring storm system will move across the high plains tonight and Tuesday, bringing rain and snow to much of the area. Rain showers will develop this evening, with rain expected to change over to snow overnight and early Tuesday across much of northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and parts of the western South Dakota plains. The highest snowfall amounts will generally be across the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains and northern Black Hills, with up to several inches of snow possible across the northeast Wyoming plains, parts of northwest South Dakota and the rest of the Black Hills, including the Spearfish to Sturgis areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM MDT Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain will move into the area this evening, changing over to snow after midnight. Snow will persist into Tuesday morning, tapering off in the afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible, especially across far northern Campbell and northern Crook counties.

* OTHER IMPACTS...With many trees beginning to leaf out, the heavy wet snow could bring down some tree limbs.

A winter weather advisory for snow means snow accumulation will create hazardous conditions. Use caution when traveling.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Sheridan Foothills

NWS Billings (Southeastern Montana)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Snow which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Heavy, wet snow will make for very difficult traveling conditions with poor visibility and roads becoming snow packed. Downed tree branches and power outages are possible. Young livestock may be at risk.

* TIMING...Rain will develop this evening and change to wet snow overnight. The wet snow will continue through early Tuesday afternoon.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow, with heavier amounts possible on ridges and higher hills.

* WINDS...Northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph will make for poor visibility in snowfall, along with lowering wind chill values. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory can be issued for a variety of winter weather conditions such as light snow...blowing snow...sleet... freezing rain...and extreme wind chills. &&


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Southern Campbell; Weston

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

...SPRING STORM TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... .A spring storm system will move across the high plains tonight and Tuesday, bringing rain and snow to much of the area. Rain showers will develop this evening, with rain expected to change over to snow overnight and early Tuesday across much of northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and parts of the western South Dakota plains. The highest snowfall amounts will generally be across the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains and northern Black Hills, with up to several inches of snow possible across the northeast Wyoming plains, parts of northwest South Dakota and the rest of the Black Hills, including the Spearfish to Sturgis areas. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 3 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 6 AM to 3 PM MDT Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain will move into the area this evening, changing over to snow late tonight and early Tuesday morning. Snow will persist through Tuesday morning, tapering off in the afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall totals of 1 to 4 inches are expected, with the higher elevations of southern Campbell County and northern Weston County generally seeing the highest amounts.

* OTHER IMPACTS...With many trees beginning to leaf out, the heavy wet snow could bring down some tree limbs.

A winter weather advisory for snow means snow accumulation will create hazardous conditions. Use caution when traveling.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Wyoming Black Hills

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

...SPRING STORM TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... .A spring storm system will move across the high plains tonight and Tuesday, bringing rain and snow to much of the area. Rain showers will develop this evening, with rain expected to change over to snow overnight and early Tuesday across much of northeast Wyoming, the Black Hills, and parts of the western South Dakota plains. The highest snowfall amounts will generally be across the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains and northern Black Hills, with up to several inches of snow possible across the northeast Wyoming plains, parts of northwest South Dakota and the rest of the Black Hills, including the Spearfish to Sturgis areas. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 PM MDT Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Rain will move into the area this evening, changing over to snow overnight. Snow will persist into Tuesday morning, tapering off in the afternoon.

* MAIN IMPACT...Snowfall totals of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with the higher elevations of the Bear Lodge Mountains generally seeing the highest amounts.

* OTHER IMPACTS...With many trees beginning to leaf out, the heavy wet snow could bring down some tree limbs.

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means snow accumulations will create dangerous conditions.


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Daily Forecast

From Meteorologist Eric Gardner::

Cold and wet week!

Two major storm systems promise rain and snow to much of KOTA Territory this week.

The first of these systems arrives tonight and Tuesday. Widespread rain and snow is expected, with several inches likely in the Black Hills and NE Wyoming where a Winter Storm Watch is in effect.

The next system arrives late Thursday and Friday with more rain and snow likely. The weekend looks mostly dry at this point.