Powerful Storm Aiming At South Dakota; Nearly Two Feet of Snow For Isolated Areas

Apr 8, 2019

Winter Storm Watch area for South Dakota as of Monday morning, April 8, 2019.
Credit National Weather Service

Residents of South Dakota and parts of the Plains are preparing for a major storm predicted to reach the region at mid-week.  With the first of three views on how the storm could affect the state, SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Kari Fleegel with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen:

NWS meteorologist Jen Hacker looks at the storm potential for her southeast South Dakota forecast area:

Heavy snow totals are expected in West River as well, according to Kyle Carstens with the NWS in Rapid City:

As the map above indicates, the Winter Storm Watch covers an area from north central Wyoming to central Minnesota.