Snow reports from Jan 11 winter storm

January 12 - The first major winter storm of the season brought heavy snow, gusty winds, and low visibility across western South Dakota Friday, January 11. The heaviest snow fell from southwestern to north central South Dakota, where six to eleven inches of snow was measured. Wind gusts to 50 mph caused blowing snow, with visibility under 1/2 mile for much of the day. Snowfall reports from the area include:

  Location       Snowfall (inches)
3 SE Fairburn 11.0
5 E Porcupine 10.0
Oral 8.0
4 NNW Pine Ridge 8.0
Oglala 7.6
Hot Springs 7.5
Wind Cave 7.4
Potato Creek 7.0
Wall 7.0
Lead 6.7
Ardmore 6.6
Badlands Nat'l Park 6.0
Mount Rushmore 6.0
Cottonwood 6.0
Oelrichs 6.0
2 SSW Custer 6.0
13 SE Fairburn 6.0
10 N Kadoka 6.0
5 W Hermosa 5.8
Custer 5.0
Hill City 5.0
Kyle 5.0
14 NE Upton 5.0
5 NE Custer 5.0
4 N Philip 5.0
Pactola 4.4
12 W Philip 4.0
1 W Allen 4.0
Rapid City NWS 3.8
16 SW Lead 3.5
Rapid City Arpt 3.3
Belle Fourche 3.0
Milesville 3.0
4 ESE Faith 3.0
2 SW Swett 3.0
Sundance 2.9
Elm Springs 2.8
Wasta 2.7
Edgemont 2.5
Winner 2.5
Red Owl 2.2
Camp Crook 2.0
Hulett 2.0
14 S Mission 2.0
Piedmont 2.0
4 NW Rapid City 2.0
10 S Gillette 2.0
4 SE Gillette 1.7
Dupree 1.5
Lemmon 1.5
Wood 1.3
Ludlow 1.0

This graphic is the Doppler radar-estimated snowfall. While radar overestimated the amounts, it does show where the heaviest snow fell from Hot Springs and Pine Ridge northeastward toward Philip and Midland. The lowest radar beam was partially blocked by the Black Hills and higher scans were above the clouds where the snow forms, so the snow over northeastern Wyoming was not displayed.

Doppler radar-estimated snowfall from Jan 11, 2013  

 



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