Dangerous Winter Storm Enters South Dakota; Sioux Falls Under Blizzard Warning

Feb 23, 2017

National Weather Service situation map for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. Southern South Dakota is under a Winter Storm Warning, with Sioux Falls and a few southeast counties in a Blizzard Warning.
Credit National Weather Service

An area south of Interstate 90 in South Dakota is under a Winter Storm Warning for today and tomorrow, February 23rd and 24th.  The city of Sioux Falls is on the western edge of a Blizzard Warning.  SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Jen Hacker with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls about the storm that has entered the southwestern part of the state.

There are no Blizzard Warnings for West River, but heavy snow will make travel extremely difficult, according to John Chamberlain with the National Weather Service in Rapid City.

Officials are asking anyone with travel plans through southern South Dakota to wait until the storm passes.  Road condition is available by calling 5-1-1 on any phone in the state.  Online information is at http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd