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Regional Weather Forecast
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1103 AM CST Sat Feb 23 2019 /1003 AM MST Sat Feb 23 2019/

A winter storm will impact much of the central plains and upper
midwest. Blizzard conditions may be possible in areas of the 
eastern Dakotas and southern and western Minnesota. Cold Arctic 
air will move into the Northern Plains early Sunday with gusty 
winds creating difficult travel conditions due to blowing and 
drifting snow. Dangerously cold wind chills will develop Sunday 
and Monday.

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DOUGLAS County, South Dakota Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

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Hourly Observations For DOUGLAS County
100 PM CST SAT FEB 23 2019


SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BROOKINGS      CLOUDY    26  22  84 N13       29.82F FOG     WCI  15  
CHAMBERLAIN    CLOUDY    20  17  85 NW17      29.88F WCI   6          
HURON          PTSUNNY   19  13  77 NW14      29.89F WCI   6          
MITCHELL       CLOUDY    22  16  78 NW15      29.89F WCI   9          
SIOUX FALLS    CLOUDY    27  22  81 N17       29.81F FOG     WCI  14  
WINNER         FAIR      21  15  78 NW20      29.88F WCI   6          
YANKTON        CLOUDY    26  22  84 NW16      29.85R FOG     WCI  14  

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For DOUGLAS County,SD

431 AM CST Sat Feb 23 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

There remains a small chance at patchy freezing drizzle this morning
and a small chance at light snow this afternoon. Northwesterly winds
will become gusty overnight and may lead to blowing snow and reduced
visibility. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Gusty northerly winds will continue into the afternoon hours before
gradually diminishing by evening. This could produce areas of 
blowing snow and reduced visibility. 

The active pattern continues into early next week with additional
snow chances Monday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For DOUGLAS County, SD
127 PM CST Sat Feb 23 2019

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Patchy blowing snow. Highs around 26. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

TONIGHT
Windy. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow through the night. Lows around 8 above. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph becoming 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph after midnight.

SUNDAY
Windy. Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow through the day. Highs around 13. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts around 40 mph decreasing to 35 mph in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 6 below to 16 below zero.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Lows around 2 below. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of light snow in the morning. Highs around 8 above. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Lows around 1 below.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 16.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 1 above.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 14.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 4 above.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 22.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows around 10.

FRIDAY
Patchy blowing snow in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs around 23.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For South Dakota

                             S DAKOTA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                FEB 28-MAR 4  MAR 2-MAR 8    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

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FEBRUARY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS...WITH KENTUCKY HIGHLIGHS...
...1802...
A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches
of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked
along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum)
...1936...
A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It
stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum)
---------- KENTUCKY CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS ---------
...FEBRUARY 1899...
February.  "The month will go down in Kentucky history as 'the
cold February'.  From the 9th to the 14th was a period of
unprecedented cold; the temperature in many portions of the State
going to 20 to 30 degrees below zero," and to -33 degrees F at
Sandy Hook on 2/11/1899.  In at least one location, "the Kentucky
River, solidly frozen, was possible for team and wagon."
Priddy, UKAWC
...1996...
The mercury climbed to 79 degrees at the Jackson KY NWS Weather Office. This 
reading represents the warmest February temperature ever recorded at the Jackson 
Weather Office since climate records begin in 1981.
(NWS Jackson, KY)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky