Mix of Wintry Precipitation on January 24th

A mix of wintry precipitation moved through the region on Tuesday, producing snow across the north and west, sleet changing to snow in an intermediate zone, and a freezing rain - sleet mix across the southeast. Snow totals were generally less than an inch, with a few isolated areas of up to 1.5 inches. Freezing rain totals were fairly light, but ranged from a few hundredths of an inch to over 1/8 of an inch. Slick roads and multiple accidents were reported across the Sioux City metro area, rural areas of northwest Iowa, and portions of northeast Nebraska.


In the graphic above, white shaded areas represent precipitation that fell in the form of snow; peach shaded areas are a mix of sleet changing to snow, and pink shaded areas are mainly freezing rain and sleet. Numbers in yellow are snowfall totals through 7 AM CST, and numbers in cyan are freezing rain totals through 7 AM CST.

Reports used in the graphic above:

Location Precip Snow
Yankton, SD 0.14" Trace
Sioux Falls, SD 0.11" 0.9"
Salem, SD 0.10" 1.5"
Marion, SD 0.10" 1.0"
Orange City, IA 0.09" 0.0"
Mitchell, SD 0.06" 0.7"
Spirit Lake, IA 0.06" 0.0"
Winfred, SD 0.05" 0.6"
Pipestone, MN 0.05" 0.5"
Sioux City, IA 0.04" 0.0"
Sheldon, IA 0.03" 0.0"
Worthington, MN 0.03" 0.2"
Wakefield, NE Trace 0.0"
Holstein, IA Trace 0.0"
Peterson, IA Trace 0.0"
Lakefield, MN Trace 0.2"
Brookings, SD Trace 0.1"
Marshall, MN Trace Trace
Pickstown, SD Trace Trace
Huron, SD Trace Trace
White Lake, SD Trace Trace
Chamberlain, SD 0.00" 0.0"
Astoria, SD 0.00" 0.0"

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