KOTA - Weather - Severe Alerts

Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Bennett; Jackson; Oglala Lakota

NWS RapidCity (Western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming)

.Snow will increase in intensity across south central South Dakota this afternoon and evening, with some areas of blowing snow as winds increase. Snow will continue to decrease further west across western South Dakota. ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Moderate snow into this evening before diminishing. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM MST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. This will create dangerous conditions. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Weather Videos

Updated: 01/20/2018 - KOTA Territory First Alert Forecast

Daily Forecast

From Meteorologist Amanda Wekesser:

Weekend Snow

Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for portions of the KOTA Territory viewing area Saturday night and into Sunday. The bulk of this storm will remain south of Rapid City. Areas near the Nebraska border could see significant snowfall Saturday into Sunday. Right now, it looks like Rapid City will get 1" to 2" of snow, but Custer, Pine Ridge, Edgemont and Hot Springs could see 6" or more.

The storm will move east Sunday, bringing snow and blowing snow into south central and eventually southeastern South Dakota and central Nebraska. Travel could become difficult in these areas, especially Sunday night.

Next week looks quiet with slight warming trend!