Blizzard Warning

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A storm system that caught the eye of forecasters several days ago has reached South Dakota.  Greg Richards with the National Weather Service in Rapid City says snow began falling overnight in the Black Hills.

East River has dealt with thunderstorms throughout the night--a few have been severe.  Matthew Dux with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls looks at the storm's potential impact on his side of the state.

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   The entire state of South Dakota is in for more winter-like weather in this second week of April.  Western South Dakota is under Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings Thursday and Friday.  SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt visited with Greg Richards from the National Weather Service in Rapid City about a storm that evidently means business.

 The eastern part of the state is currently in a Winter Storm Watch for Friday afternoon and Saturday.  Alex Ferguson with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says that watch will likely get an upgrade.

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Much of South Dakota will face very serious weather conditions over the next couple of days.  Counties in  the southeast have a Blizzard Warning, a Winter Storm Warning, and a Winter Weather Advisory to run Monday and Tuesday, March 5th and 6th.  Alex Ferguson with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says the pattern that brought 50-degree temperatures to his forecast area and threatens heavy snow a day or two later.

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   Weather forecasters say the track of the projected storm has moved to the south.  That has put parts of northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska in the bullseye for the heaviest snow--as the map above shows, southeast South Dakota drivers are still in for dangerous driving conditions.  SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Mike Gillispie with the National Weather Service about the storm.  Gillispie starts by reminding listeners the storm is still something to be reckoned with.