Morning Meeting: April Snowstorm In KELOLAND

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 at 9:30 am
By: Karen Sherman
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The weather is once again making headlines. Only this time, it’s more than just rain.

Heavy, wet snow is falling across KELOLAND. There are already a couple of inches on the ground in Aberdeen, which is an area that doesn’t need any more moisture. And the return to wintry conditions created travel hazardous for some drivers Friday morning. A semi jackknifed on Interstate 29 near the Summit exit. KELOLAND’s Erich Schaffhauser is heading to that area to check out conditions.

I don’t know about anyone else, but this isn’t what I want to see on April 15th. Check out these pictures from along Interstate 90 taken with South Dakota DOT Cameras:

I-90: Cactus FlatsI-90: Mitchell

The one on the left is from the Cactus Flats area, where snow is sticking on the ground. And it’s already made its way to Mitchell, which you can see in the picture on the right. KELOLAND’s Austin Hoffman is checking on the conditions in the western part of South Dakota and we have a crew out of Sioux Falls going west on Interstate 90 as well.

Winter storm warnings remain in effect for Aberdeen, Pierre, Chamberlain, and Winner. Winter weather advisories are in effect farther east including Mitchell, Watertown and Brookings. Meteorologist Brian Karstens says snow is expected to mix in with the rain later Friday afternoon and into the evening in Sioux Falls. Check out the Friday Morning Storm Center Update for more details. And be sure to tune into Midday in KELOLAND at noon for the latest forecast.

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