...The snow drought in much of the area may end on Thursday...


FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA...THERE HAS
BEEN A LACK OF SNOW FOR AT LEAST A MONTH. FOR THE REGULAR CLIMATIC
STATIONS OF SIOUX FALLS...SIOUX CITY...HURON...AND MITCHELL...THE
LAST SNOWFALL OF AN INCH OR MORE OCCURRED JANUARY 12TH TO THE
13TH...OR 6 WEEKS AGO. THE LAST SNOW DEPTH OF OVER AN INCH AT ALL
THESE SITES WAS AT THE END OF JANUARY OR BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY.

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE SNOWFALL IN INCHES FOR THE MONTH AND
SEASON...UP THROUGH THIS DATE OF FEBRUARY 24TH...

   CITY       MONTH  SEASON  NORMAL   DEPARTURE   LAST YEAR

SIOUX FALLS    0.1    22.5    27.7    MINUS 5.2     23.3
SIOUX CITY     0.2    30.8    22.8     PLUS 8.0     35.8
HURON          0.2    29.1    28.4     PLUS 0.7     14.6
MITCHELL      TRACE   23.4    20.1     PLUS 3.3     12.4

A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT SYSTEM SHOULD MOVE EAST OVER THE AREA FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY, BRINGING MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION CHANGING TO ALL SNOW. SNOW AMOUNTS COULD BE IN THE 2 TO 5 INCH RANGE, BUT IT IS UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME WHERE IN THE AREA THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL WILL BE, SO STAY TUNED TO LATER FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.





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