Her name is Olive and like an overbearing and pushy relative, she will be sweeping through the region this week making her mark with heavy snow and high winds causing blizzard conditions.
Early indications identify Olive as the hardest-hitting winter storm of the season. A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for all of South Dakota.
WINTER STORM WATCH STAYS IN EFFECT TUESDAY NIGHT UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING
Late Tuesday is when we expect to see the first snow in this system as it rolls out of the Pacific Northwest.
And just as we were seeing our bare roof and front lawn again, comes a forecast with a potential 9-13 inches of snow in the southeast. Early forecasts for east central South Dakota are 10 to 16 inches.
Southwest Minnesota is looking for a possible 6-13 inches. Up to 20 inches in the Minneapolis Metro.
As Winter Storm Olive moves in, areas can see winds reaching 55 MPH causing blizzard conditions.
I’ll stock up today for this one. A trip to the gas station to fill up the canister for the snowplow.
Those of you who have travel plans this week will need to be prepared. Have that winter survival kit in your vehicle if you need to travel. Parents should be prepared for school cancellations. Travelers may find themselves stranded due to road closures.
The 6 Types of South Dakota Drivers You Deal With Every Winter
It snows in Sioux Falls every year. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.
When the snow falls on the Falls, city life doesn’t stop. We all still have to go to work and school and the liquor store… I mean go get some snacks.
When tackling the snowy courses in the city, you tend to come across six types of snow drivers.