The Blizzard of November 28-29, 2005

Map of snowfall amounts from November 28-29, 2005 blizzard in NWS Sioux Falls CWA.  Click the image to enlarge.  A text listing of these reports can be found below. On November 28-29, 2005, a powerful winter storm created widespread blizzard conditions, including very strong winds and near zero visibility in falling and blowing snow, through southeast South Dakota and a part of southwest Minnesota.

The heavy snow was preceded by widespread significant freezing rain in parts of the James Valley. Snowfall amounts range from 2 to 3 inches in parts of northwest Iowa, to over a foot in south central South Dakota. A map and detailed listing of snowfall reports and strongest wind gusts are available below.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1202 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2005
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FROM 11/28-11/29 IN INCHES
SOUTH DAKOTA:
  ARLINGTON             1.0
  ASTORIA               0.5
  BROOKINGS             3.0
  CHAMBERLAIN           8.0
  DE SMET               2.0
  FLANDREAU             4.0
  GREGORY               14.0
  HOWARD                6.0
  MADISON               2.5
  MENNO                 8.0
  MITCHELL              6.5
  VERMILLION            5.0
  WAGNER                10.0
  WHITE LAKE            6.0
  WESSINGTON SPRINGS    6.0
  YANKTON               9.0
MINNESOTA:
  LAKE BENTON           2.5
  LAKEFIELD             1.5
  LAKE WILSON           3.0
  LUVERNE               2.5
  MARSHALL              6.0
  PIPESTONE             2.5
  TRACY                 3.0
  WORTHINGTON           1.0
IOWA:
  AKRON                 2.0
  EVERLY                1.5
  GALVA                 2.0
  HOLLY SPRINGS 1S      2.0
  HOLSTEIN              1.5
  LAKE PARK             1.5
  OCHEYDAN              2.0
  ROCK VALLEY           2.5
  SANBORN               1.0
  SPIRIT LAKE           3.5
NEBRASKA:
  WAKEFIELD             0.1
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1050 PM CST MON NOV 28 2005

...STRONG WINDS AND WIDESPREAD SNOW CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER
THE AREA TODAY...

HERE IS A LIST OF THE STRONGEST WINDS REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE AUTOMATED OBSERVING EQUIPMENT THROUGH 1030 PM...

             ...STRONGEST GUST...  ...HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND...
SOUTH DAKOTA...
BROOKINGS      48 MPH AT 555 PM          39 MPH AT 855 PM
CHAMBERLAIN    56 MPH AT 328 PM          43 MPH AT 352 PM
SIOUX FALLS    54 MPH AT 935 PM          36 MPH AT 956 PM
YANKTON        58 MPH AT 355 PM          46 MPH AT 1235 PM

MINNESOTA...
JACKSON        48 MPH AT 935 PM          36 MPH AT 855 PM
LUVERNE        48 MPH AT 915 PM          41 MPH AT 815 PM
MARSHALL       52 MPH AT 755 PM          44 MPH AT 755 PM
PIPESTONE      44 MPH AT 936 PM          32 MPH AT 836 PM
TRACY          47 MPH AT 735 PM          36 MPH AT 835 PM
WINDOM         46 MPH AT 855 PM          32 MPH AT 915 PM
WORTHINGTON    49 MPH AT 755 PM          38 MPH AT 635 PM

IOWA...
CHEROKEE       37 MPH AT 1015 PM         23 MPH AT 1015 PM
LE MARS        37 MPH AT 615 PM          26 MPH AT 935 PM
ORANGE CITY    40 MPH AT 935 PM          29 MPH AT 955 PM
SIOUX CITY     59 MPH AT 1002 PM         46 MPH AT 1007 PM
SPENCER        45 MPH AT 944 PM          36 MPH AT 945 PM
STORM LAKE     43 MPH AT 555 PM          31 MPH AT 555 PM

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