Snow on the way this weekend…

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8:07 am
By: Brian Karstens
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Weekend snow is still on the way…here’s a look at futurescan for Friday afternoon.  You can see the first areas of snow developing near the Wyoming border.

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The snow will expand across western KELOLAND Friday night, while a narrow band of snow extends into central and northeastern KELOLAND along the midlevel front.

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This storm system will also have gusty north-northeast winds during the day Saturday as low pressure takes a track to our south.

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This storm will be a fast mover, ending the day over northern IA.  The fast movement of the storm will limit some of the snow potential.

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Our snow forecast is calling for a general 2-5″ accumulation in the areas shaded in blue on the map below.  Sioux Falls will likely be in the trace to 2″ range, with a little freezing drizzle Saturday morning.  The Black Hills could get over 6″, especially in the northern hills where the upslope component to the wind will enhance snowfall totals.

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This storm will deliver colder air on Sunday with highs just in the 20s in many areas and morning lows in the single digits and even colder wind chills.  The good news is, warmer weather is ahead next week with a big pattern change toward mild and dry weather next week toward the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Stay tuned for the latest on the track of this winter system.

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