Summary Of January 18 Winter Weather Event

A strong Alberta Clipper low pressure system moved over the northern plains Friday night and Saturday morning.  Anywhere from a trace to just under 3 inches of fresh snowfall accompanied this low pressure system.  Over this area, strong northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph developed by late Friday night with gusts of 45 to 55 mph.  A few areas even experienced gusts to 58 mph or greater again.  This system packed such a wallop that a couple instances of thunder-snow occurred as evidenced by cloud to ground lightning strikes showing up in southwestern Day County and northwestern Clark County early Saturday morning.

Numerous reports of visibility reduced to one quarter mile or less across northeast South Dakota, specifically on or just to the east of the Glacial Lakes region, were received.

Click the link below for a summary of the blizzard reports and strongest wind reports:

https://nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#ABR/201401181101/201401181536/0100

 

Click the link below to see an analysis of snowfall reports over the past 24 hours, ending at 7 AM CST Saturday, January 18th:

www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/snow/index.php

 

Below is a list of any wind reports of 45 mph or greater, ending at 11 AM CST Saturday, January 18th:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD

1120 AM CST SAT JAN 18 2014

 
 

...LATEST WIND REPORTS...

 
LOCATION                                        SPEED           TIME/DATE           LAT/LON
 

...SOUTH DAKOTA...

 
...BROWN...

4 S RICHMOND LAKE REC AREA             61           0620 AM 01/18       45.47N/98.62W

ABERDEEN REGIONAL AIRPORT             55           0435 AM 01/18       45.46N/98.41W

 

 
...BUFFALO...

9 E LEES CORNER                                  49           0733 AM 01/18       44.08N/99.15W

 

 
...CODINGTON...

WATERTOWN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT         54           0533 AM 01/18       44.91N/97.15W

 

 

...CORSON...

11 S BULLHEAD                                       55           0506 AM 01/18      45.61N/101.06W

2 WNW SHAMBO RANCH                        47           0746 AM 01/18      45.55N/101.87W

 

 

...DAY...

3 S WEBSTER                                         48           0555 AM 01/18      45.29N/97.51W

 

 

...HAMLIN...

HAYTI                                                      58           0613 AM 01/18      44.66N/97.20W
 

 

...HAND...

5 E DANFORTH                                        52          0941 AM 01/18      44.24N/98.77W

1 WNW SAINT LAWRENCE                      47          0555 AM 01/18      44.53N/98.96W

 

 

...HUGHES...

PIERRE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT                  51          0728 AM 01/18     44.38N/100.29W

 

 

...LYMAN...

12 N VIVIAN                                             51          0559 AM 01/18     44.12N/100.30W

 

 

...MARSHALL...

3 WSW HILLHEAD                                   53          0559 AM 01/18     45.80N/97.45W

 

 

...MCPHERSON...

10 W LONG LAKE                                    64          0515 AM 01/18     45.88N/99.41W

 

 

...POTTER...

1 S GETTYSBURG                                   48          0455 AM 01/18     44.99N/99.95W

 

 

...ROBERTS...

SISSETON MUNICIPAL AP                        49         0545 AM 01/18     45.67N/97.00W

 

 

...WALWORTH...

MOBRIDGE MUNI AP                                54         0439 AM 01/18     45.55N/100.41W

 

 

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING

EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

 
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NWS ABERDEEN SD

 



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