Summary of February 26th Winter Storm - Updated 2/27

Event Synopsis:
A vigorous, but relatively fast moving winter storm system tracked across South Dakota Wednesday night and Thursday.  Even with the fairly quick movement of the system, storm total snowfall amounts were quite impressive. In fact, during the peak of the snowstorm, snowfall rates of 1” to 2” per hour were observed! 

The heaviest snow generally fell across portions of north-central and northeastern South Dakota, with a few locations picking up 12” to 15” of snow.  Further south over central portions of the state, freezing rain and sleet mixed in with the snow limiting accumulations there (see snowfall map below).  In fact, spotters from Lyman, Jones and Stanley Counties reported ice accumulations/glazing up to 0.5”, as well as significant sleet accumulations to around 3”. 

Final Storm Total Snowfall Map

Below is a storm total snowfall map with all snow totals recieved as of 7am Friday.  The NWS would like to thank all of the cooperative observers, law enforement officials, and emergency managers for their reports.   A tablar listing of snow and ice amounts is also provided below.

   

 PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
1139 AM CST FRI FEB 27 2009

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1200 AM     FREEZING RAIN    MURDO                   43.89N 100.71W
02/26/2009  E0.00 INCH       JONES              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

            1/4 INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION

0245 AM     HEAVY SNOW       MOBRIDGE                45.54N 100.44W
02/26/2009  E5.0 INCH        WALWORTH           SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0425 AM     HEAVY SNOW       MOBRIDGE                45.54N 100.44W
02/26/2009  E6.0 INCH        WALWORTH           SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0439 AM     HEAVY SNOW       MCLAUGHLIN              45.81N 100.81W
02/26/2009  E10.5 INCH       CORSON             SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0531 AM     HEAVY SNOW       SELBY                   45.50N 100.03W
02/26/2009  E8.0 INCH        WALWORTH           SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       9 WSW MCINTOSH          45.87N 101.52W
02/26/2009  M10.0 INCH       CORSON             SD   PUBLIC

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       19 NNW HIGHMORE         44.77N 99.59W
02/26/2009  M2.0 INCH        HYDE               SD   PUBLIC

0700 AM     SNOW             PRESHO                  43.91N 100.06W
02/26/2009  M0.6 INCH        LYMAN              SD   PUBLIC

0700 AM     SNOW             2 SSE ONIDA             44.68N 100.05W
02/26/2009  M1.5 INCH        SULLY              SD   PUBLIC

0732 AM     HEAVY SNOW       EUREKA                  45.77N 99.62W
02/26/2009  E12.0 INCH       MCPHERSON          SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0759 AM     HEAVY SNOW       TURTON                  45.05N 98.10W
02/26/2009  M7.0 INCH        SPINK              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM     HEAVY SNOW       POLLOCK                 45.90N 100.29W
02/26/2009  M14.0 INCH       CAMPBELL           SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0829 AM     HEAVY SNOW       REDFIELD                44.87N 98.52W
02/26/2009  M10.0 INCH       SPINK              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0847 AM     HEAVY SNOW       MILLER                  44.52N 98.99W
02/26/2009  E6.0 INCH        HAND               SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0851 AM     HEAVY SNOW       HOSMER                  45.58N 99.47W
02/26/2009  M10.0 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0900 AM     HEAVY SNOW       GETTYSBURG              45.01N 99.95W
02/26/2009  M4.3 INCH        POTTER             SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0903 AM     HEAVY SNOW       4 NNE VICTOR            45.92N 96.80W
02/26/2009  M12.0 INCH       ROBERTS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0911 AM     SNOW             FAULKTON                45.03N 99.13W
02/26/2009  E4.0 INCH        FAULK              SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0930 AM     HEAVY SNOW       FLORENCE                45.06N 97.33W
02/26/2009  E6.0 INCH        CODINGTON          SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0935 AM     HEAVY SNOW       5 E BRADLEY             45.09N 97.54W
02/26/2009  E6.0 INCH        CLARK              SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0935 AM     HEAVY SNOW       10 SW MILLER            44.42N 99.13W
02/26/2009  M6.0 INCH        HAND               SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0948 AM     HEAVY SNOW       CRESBARD                45.17N 98.95W
02/26/2009  E8.0 INCH        FAULK              SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0959 AM     HEAVY SNOW       HOVEN                   45.24N 99.78W
02/26/2009  E6.0 INCH        POTTER             SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

1000 AM     HEAVY SNOW       1 S COLUMBIA            45.60N 98.31W
02/26/2009  M7.1 INCH        BROWN              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

1013 AM     HEAVY SNOW       TIMBER LAKE             45.43N 101.07W
02/26/2009  E8.0 INCH        DEWEY              SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

1057 AM     HEAVY SNOW       EUREKA                  45.77N 99.62W
02/26/2009  M13.0 INCH       MCPHERSON          SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

1125 AM     HEAVY SNOW       5 S REE HEIGHTS         44.44N 99.20W
02/26/2009  M7.0 INCH        HAND               SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0217 PM     HEAVY SNOW       4 S HOUGHTON            45.71N 98.21W
02/26/2009  M10.0 INCH       BROWN              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0340 PM     SNOW             GOODWIN                 44.88N 96.85W
02/26/2009  M8.0 INCH        DEUEL              SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0340 PM     SNOW             HAYTI                   44.66N 97.20W
02/26/2009  M6.0 INCH        HAMLIN             SD   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0520 PM     HEAVY SNOW       PIERPONT                45.50N 97.83W
02/26/2009  E10.0 INCH       DAY                SD   TRAINED SPOTTER

0600 PM     HEAVY SNOW       ABERDEEN                45.47N 98.48W
02/26/2009  M8.9 INCH        BROWN              SD   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

0605 PM     SNOW             WATERTOWN               44.91N 97.17W
02/26/2009  M7.0 INCH        CODINGTON          SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0605 PM     SNOW             BOWDLE                  45.45N 99.66W
02/26/2009  M12.0 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

1000 PM     HEAVY SNOW       2 E SISSETON            45.66N 97.00W
02/26/2009  M13.4 INCH       ROBERTS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

1200 AM     HEAVY SNOW       WEBSTER                 45.34N 97.52W
02/27/2009  M10.0 INCH       DAY                SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       WILMOT                  45.41N 96.86W
02/27/2009  M11.7 INCH       ROBERTS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       CLARK                   44.88N 97.73W
02/27/2009  M6.0 INCH        CLARK              SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM     HEAVY SNOW       ROSCOE                  45.45N 99.33W
02/27/2009  M13.1 INCH       EDMUNDS            SD   CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM     HEAVY SNOW       BROWNS VALLEY           45.59N 96.83W
02/27/2009  M11.0 INCH       TRAVERSE           MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

 Mike Fowle - Science and Operations Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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