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Blizzard, Winter Storm Warnings posted as potent system forecast to hit area

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A strong winter storm will impact the region late Monday night through Wednesday night, with heavy snow, wind, and mixed precipitation for much of northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota.

The National Weather Service office in Rapid City says some areas could see some precipitation falling as freezing rain tonight, which could make travel hazardous.

By Tuesday, though, the freezing precipitation will turn over to snow.

Forecasters say six inches or more of snow is expected in most areas, with a good portion of far northeast Wyoming and the western South Dakota plains having a high potential for over a foot of snow. Favored areas of the northern Black Hills could receive over 2 feet of snow.

In addition, strong northwest winds gusting 40 to 50 mph at times will support  blizzard conditions.

Travelers are encouraged to be aware of the impending storm, and prepare for hazardous  travel conditions. Because of the possibility of roads being  closed, travelers should check SD511 before venturing out on Tuesday, into Wednesday.

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Rapid City, US
2:00 pm, February 26, 2024
temperature icon 65°F
few clouds
Humidity 17 %
Pressure 994 mb
Wind 17 mph
Wind Gust: 29 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 6:35 am
Sunset: 5:36 pm
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