STURGIS, S.D. – An arctic air mass from Canada descended upon the area Friday, dropping temperatures well below zero with dangerous wind chills of 40 to near 60 below.
A wind chill warning is up for the entire KBHB listening area Friday night. It is in effect until 11:00 a.m. on Monday.
A wind chill warning means the combination of wind and cold temperatures will create dangerously low wind chill values. Such dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes. Such cold is also dangerous for pets, who should NOT be left outside for long periods of time.
Some light blowing and drifting snow was also making travel hazardous around the area Friday.
Some area businesses that specialize in winter weather recreation even decided to close Saturday. Terry Peak Ski Area will be closed, Saturday, January 13, due to extreme cold temperatures. All ticket, rental, and lesson purchases for that day will be automatically rescheduled for another time during the season.
Additionally, the “Jammin’ the Peak Music Series” event at the Dark Horse featuring Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the West and Sturgis Brewing Company has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Terry Peak will resume regular operations on Sunday, January 14, at 10:00 a.m., with the rescheduled “Jammin’ the Peak Music Series” performance still occurring from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.