Snowfall and Wind Reports from October 3-5, 2013 (updated)

Storm reports were quality-controlled and updated for the latest snow amounts. Scroll down to the bottom for pictures from the National Weather Service office.

October 3-5, 2013 - A strong low pressure system brought an intense winter storm/blizzard to northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota. Very heavy snowfall and strong wind gusts have been reported. Preliminary storm reports for blizzard conditions, strong winds, and the highest snowfall amounts received are listed below. The map depicts all of the reports, many of which were reported earlier in the storm and are not listed below.

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

0919 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 W WIND CAVE VISITORS 43.56N 103.49W
10/04/2013 M59.00 MPH CUSTER SD MESONET

1215 PM BLIZZARD 7 SW HERMOSA 43.77N 103.29W
10/04/2013 CUSTER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

1/4 MILE OR LESS VISIBILITY FOR OVER 2 HOURS

1215 PM BLIZZARD DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 44.08N 103.23W
10/04/2013 PENNINGTON SD OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1/8 MILE VISIBILITY FOR OVER 3 HOURS

1218 PM BLIZZARD 15 SSW RED SHIRT 43.45N 103.01W
10/04/2013 FALL RIVER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

VISIBILITY 1/8 MILE OR LESS FOR 2 HOURS

1220 PM BLIZZARD 12 SW HEREFORD 44.26N 103.05W
10/04/2013 MEADE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

VISIBILITY 1/8 MILE OR LESS FOR 4 HOURS

1230 PM BLIZZARD OPAL 44.89N 102.61W
10/04/2013 MEADE SD CO-OP OBSERVER

VISIBILITY 1/4 MILE OR LESS FOR AN HOUR OR SO

1235 PM BLIZZARD 3 NE WHITEWOOD 44.49N 103.59W
10/04/2013 LAWRENCE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

VISIBILITY 1/4 MILE OR LESS FOR 4 HOURS

1240 PM BLIZZARD 4 E DOWNTOWN STURGIS 44.41N 103.43W
10/04/2013 MEADE SD CO-OP OBSERVER

VISIBILITY 1/4 MILE OR LESS OVER 4 HOURS

1247 PM BLIZZARD DOWNTOWN BELLE FOURCHE 44.67N 103.85W
10/04/2013 BUTTE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

VISIBILITY 1/8 MILE OR LESS FOR OVER 4 HOURS

0120 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 8 S WALL 43.88N 102.24W
10/04/2013 M59.00 MPH PENNINGTON SD MESONET

0140 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 2 SW BRIDGER 44.53N 101.93W
10/04/2013 M64.00 MPH ZIEBACH SD DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

0305 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 SW DOWNTOWN RAPID CIT 44.06N 103.26W
10/04/2013 E55.00 MPH PENNINGTON SD NWS EMPLOYEE

0519 PM NON-TSTM WND GST ELLSWORTH AFB 44.15N 103.10W
10/04/2013 M68.00 MPH MEADE SD MESONET

0605 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 8 WNW USTA 45.26N 102.31W
10/04/2013 E70.00 MPH PERKINS SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0620 PM HEAVY SNOW 5 W DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH 44.50N 103.96W
10/04/2013 M22.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0639 PM NON-TSTM WND GST ELLSWORTH AFB 44.16N 103.10W
10/04/2013 M71.00 MPH MEADE SD ASOS

0715 PM HEAVY SNOW DOWNTOWN GILLETTE 44.29N 105.50W
10/04/2013 E15.0 INCH CAMPBELL WY PUBLIC

0740 PM HEAVY SNOW DOWNTOWN NEWCASTLE 43.85N 104.20W
10/04/2013 E6.0 INCH WESTON WY PUBLIC

0811 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 3 WNW WASTA 44.10N 102.50W
10/04/2013 M59.00 MPH PENNINGTON SD DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

0815 PM HEAVY SNOW DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH 44.50N 103.86W
10/04/2013 E26.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD PUBLIC

0855 PM HEAVY SNOW SUNDANCE 44.40N 104.37W
10/04/2013 E24.0 INCH CROOK WY PUBLIC

STILL SNOWING. MUCH TREE AND LIMB DAMAGE.

1049 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 44.08N 103.21W
10/04/2013 M64.00 MPH PENNINGTON SD OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1150 PM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 44.08N 103.21W
10/04/2013 M67.00 MPH PENNINGTON SD OFFICIAL NWS OBS

0230 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 8 SE BISON 45.44N 102.35W
10/05/2013 E70.00 MPH PERKINS SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0300 AM HEAVY SNOW 1 WNW DOWNTOWN SPEARFIS 44.50N 103.87W
10/05/2013 E31.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0645 AM HEAVY SNOW 9 SSE DOWNTOWN GILLETTE 44.16N 105.45W
10/05/2013 E9.0 INCH CAMPBELL WY TRAINED SPOTTER

ESTIMATED 8-10 INCHES

0649 AM HEAVY SNOW WRIGHT 43.75N 105.50W
10/05/2013 E15.0 INCH CAMPBELL WY TRAINED SPOTTER

0653 AM HEAVY SNOW BUFFALO 45.58N 103.55W
10/05/2013 E10.0 INCH HARDING SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0658 AM BLIZZARD PHILIP 44.05N 101.67W
10/05/2013 HAAKON SD TRAINED SPOTTER

1/4 MILE VISIBILITY FOR PAST 2 HOURS

0659 AM HEAVY SNOW 1 SW DOWNTOWN RAPID CIT 44.06N 103.26W
10/05/2013 M31.0 INCH PENNINGTON SD NWS EMPLOYEE

0700 AM HEAVY SNOW EDGEMONT 43.30N 103.83W
10/05/2013 M8.0 INCH FALL RIVER SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM HEAVY SNOW OELRICHS 43.18N 103.23W
10/05/2013 E28.0 INCH FALL RIVER SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM HEAVY SNOW 2 E KYLE 43.42N 102.15W
10/05/2013 M8.0 INCH SHANNON SD CO-OP OBSERVER

1.19 INCHES LIQUID

0710 AM BLIZZARD KADOKA 43.83N 101.51W
10/05/2013 JACKSON SD TRAINED SPOTTER

VISIBILTY 1/4 MILE OR LESS FOR SEVERAL HOURS OVERNIGHT

0738 AM HEAVY SNOW 4 ESE FAITH 44.99N 101.96W
10/05/2013 E12.0 INCH ZIEBACH SD TRAINED SPOTTER

100-FT VISIBILITY SINCE 5PM ON 10/4

0750 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 8 S WALL 43.88N 102.24W
10/05/2013 M54.00 MPH PENNINGTON SD MESONET

0800 AM HEAVY SNOW OGLALA 43.18N 102.73W
10/05/2013 M15.2 INCH SHANNON SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM HEAVY SNOW HARDING 45.40N 103.83W
10/05/2013 M10.0 INCH HARDING SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0800 AM HEAVY SNOW HULETT 44.68N 104.60W
10/05/2013 M16.0 INCH CROOK WY CO-OP OBSERVER

3.07 INCHES LIQUID

0800 AM HEAVY SNOW DUPREE 45.05N 101.59W
10/05/2013 M12.0 INCH ZIEBACH SD CO-OP OBSERVER

3.17 INCHES LIQUID

0808 AM HEAVY SNOW DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS 43.43N 103.48W
10/05/2013 E6.0 INCH FALL RIVER SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0814 AM HEAVY SNOW RED OWL 44.70N 102.55W
10/05/2013 E18.0 INCH MEADE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0825 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 4 N HULETT 44.74N 104.60W
10/05/2013 E60.00 MPH CROOK WY TRAINED SPOTTER

DRIFTS 3-4 FEET

0825 AM HEAVY SNOW 4 N HULETT 44.74N 104.60W
10/05/2013 M20.0 INCH CROOK WY TRAINED SPOTTER

DRIFTS 3-4 FEET

0834 AM HEAVY SNOW 2 WSW DEADWOOD 44.37N 103.77W
10/05/2013 E48.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0855 AM HEAVY SNOW 4 SE KEYSTONE 43.85N 103.37W
10/05/2013 E20.0 INCH CUSTER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0858 AM HEAVY SNOW 2 ESE HAYWARD 43.86N 103.29W
10/05/2013 E24.0 INCH CUSTER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

LESS THAN 1/4 MI VISIBILITY OVERNIGHT

0917 AM HEAVY SNOW 5 W HERMOSA 43.84N 103.29W
10/05/2013 E29.0 INCH CUSTER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

MANY TREES DOWN, DRIFTS 3-4 FEET

0930 AM HEAVY SNOW 1 NNW PIEDMONT 44.24N 103.40W
10/05/2013 M35.0 INCH MEADE SD NWS EMPLOYEE

1015 AM HEAVY SNOW 12 W PHILIP 44.05N 101.91W
10/05/2013 E12.0 INCH HAAKON SD TRAINED SPOTTER

ABOUT 12 INCHES SNOW. VISIBIILITY .12 MI. HUGE DRIFTS

1058 AM HEAVY SNOW 5 E PORCUPINE 43.23N 102.23W
10/05/2013 E30.0 INCH SHANNON SD TRAINED SPOTTER

1200 PM HEAVY SNOW 1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 44.08N 103.21W
10/05/2013 M23.1 INCH PENNINGTON SD OFFICIAL NWS OBS

1200 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 SSE DOWNTOWN RAPID CI 44.05N 103.21W
10/05/2013 E22.0 INCH PENNINGTON SD NWS EMPLOYEE

1230 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 SE FOLSOM 43.80N 102.81W
10/05/2013 E16.0 INCH CUSTER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

LESS THAN 1/4 MI VISIBILITY MOST OF THE NIGHT

0315 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 NNW SAINT ONGE 44.58N 103.75W
10/05/2013 E34.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

SNOW BEGAN 0200MDT FRI. SNOW ENDED 0530 MDT SAT. 6-7 FT
DRIFTS. MAJOR TREE AND LIMB DAMAGE. MAX WINDS ESTMIATED
50-60 MPH. VISIBILITIES DOWN TO 200FT.

0500 PM HEAVY SNOW LEMMON 45.94N 102.16W
10/05/2013 M13.0 INCH PERKINS SD TRAINED SPOTTER

1.30 INCHES LIQUID

0600 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 E DOWNTOWN STURGIS 44.41N 103.47W
10/05/2013 M35.0 INCH MEADE SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0855 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 ESE FAITH 44.99N 101.96W
10/05/2013 E12.0 INCH ZIEBACH SD TRAINED SPOTTER

1.90 INCHES LIQUID

1200 AM HEAVY SNOW 3 SE BEULAH 44.50N 104.04W
10/06/2013 M58.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD TRAINED SPOTTER

6.78 INCHES LIQUID

0600 AM HEAVY SNOW 8 WNW USTA 45.25N 102.31W
10/06/2013 M36.0 INCH PERKINS SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0600 AM HEAVY SNOW 1 SSW DOWNTOWN CUSTER 43.75N 103.61W
10/06/2013 M18.0 INCH CUSTER SD TRAINED SPOTTER

1.53 INCHES LIQUID

0600 AM HEAVY SNOW LEAD 44.35N 103.77W
10/06/2013 M55.0 INCH LAWRENCE SD CO-OP OBSERVER

0700 AM HEAVY SNOW HILL CITY 43.93N 103.57W
10/06/2013 M32.0 INCH PENNINGTON SD TRAINED SPOTTER

0100 PM HEAVY SNOW MARTIN 43.17N 101.73W
10/06/2013 M8.0 INCH BENNETT SD CO-OP OBSERVER


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THE STORM REPORTS LISTED BELOW ARE IN DESCENDING ORDER AND MAY NOT
NECESSARILY BE THE FINAL STORM REPORTS.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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58.00 3 SE BEULAH SD LAWRENCE 1200 AM
6.78 INCHES LIQUID
55.00 LEAD SD LAWRENCE 0600 AM
48.00 2 WSW DEADWOOD SD LAWRENCE 0834 AM
36.00 8 WNW USTA SD PERKINS 0600 AM
35.00 2 E DOWNTOWN STURGIS SD MEADE 0600 PM
35.00 1 NNW PIEDMONT SD MEADE 0930 AM
34.00 2 NNW SAINT ONGE SD LAWRENCE 0315 PM
SNOW BEGAN 0200MDT FRI. SNOW ENDED 0530 MDT
SAT. 6-7 FT DRIFTS. MAJOR TREE AND LIMB
DAMAGE. MAX WINDS ESTMIATED 50-60 MPH.
VISIBILITIES DOWN TO 200FT.
32.00 HILL CITY SD PENNINGTON 0700 AM
31.00 1 SW DOWNTOWN RAPID CIT SD PENNINGTON 0659 AM
31.00 1 WNW DOWNTOWN SPEARFIS SD LAWRENCE 0300 AM
30.00 5 E PORCUPINE SD SHANNON 1058 AM
29.00 5 W HERMOSA SD CUSTER 0917 AM
MANY TREES DOWN, DRIFTS 3-4 FEET
28.00 OELRICHS SD FALL RIVER 0700 AM
26.00 DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH SD LAWRENCE 0815 PM
24.00 2 ESE HAYWARD SD CUSTER 0858 AM
LESS THAN 1/4 MI VISIBILITY OVERNIGHT
24.00 SUNDANCE WY CROOK 0855 PM
STILL SNOWING. MUCH TREE AND LIMB DAMAGE.
23.10 1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY SD PENNINGTON 1200 PM
22.00 2 SSE DOWNTOWN RAPID CI SD PENNINGTON 1200 PM
22.00 5 W DOWNTOWN SPEARFISH SD LAWRENCE 0620 PM
20.00 4 SE KEYSTONE SD CUSTER 0855 AM
20.00 4 N HULETT WY CROOK 0825 AM
DRIFTS 3-4 FEET
18.00 1 SSW DOWNTOWN CUSTER SD CUSTER 0600 AM
1.53 INCHES LIQUID
18.00 RED OWL SD MEADE 0814 AM
16.00 4 SE FOLSOM SD CUSTER 1230 PM
LESS THAN 1/4 MI VISIBILITY MOST OF THE NIGHT
16.00 HULETT WY CROOK 0800 AM
3.07 INCHES LIQUID
15.20 OGLALA SD SHANNON 0800 AM
15.00 WRIGHT WY CAMPBELL 0649 AM
15.00 DOWNTOWN GILLETTE WY CAMPBELL 0715 PM
13.00 LEMMON SD PERKINS 0500 PM
1.30 INCHES LIQUID
12.00 4 ESE FAITH SD ZIEBACH 0855 PM
1.90 INCHES LIQUID
12.00 12 W PHILIP SD HAAKON 1015 AM
ABOUT 12 INCHES SNOW. VISIBIILITY .12 MI.
HUGE DRIFTS
12.00 DUPREE SD ZIEBACH 0800 AM
3.17 INCHES LIQUID
12.00 4 ESE FAITH SD ZIEBACH 0738 AM
100-FT VISIBILITY SINCE 5PM ON 10/4
10.00 HARDING SD HARDING 0800 AM
10.00 BUFFALO SD HARDING 0653 AM
9.00 9 SSE DOWNTOWN GILLETTE WY CAMPBELL 0645 AM
ESTIMATED 8-10 INCHES
8.00 MARTIN SD BENNETT 0100 PM
8.00 2 E KYLE SD SHANNON 0700 AM
1.19 INCHES LIQUID
8.00 EDGEMONT SD FALL RIVER 0700 AM
6.00 DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS SD FALL RIVER 0808 AM
6.00 DOWNTOWN NEWCASTLE WY WESTON 0740 PM


WIND GUST REPORTS LISTED BY SPEED (MPH)

SPEED LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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71.00 ELLSWORTH AFB SD MEADE 0639 PM
70.00 8 SE BISON SD PERKINS 0230 AM
70.00 8 WNW USTA SD PERKINS 0605 PM
68.00 ELLSWORTH AFB SD MEADE 0519 PM
67.00 1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY SD PENNINGTON 1150 PM
64.00 1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY SD PENNINGTON 1049 PM
64.00 2 SW BRIDGER SD ZIEBACH 0140 PM
60.00 4 N HULETT WY CROOK 0825 AM
DRIFTS 3-4 FEET
59.00 3 WNW WASTA SD PENNINGTON 0811 PM
59.00 8 S WALL SD PENNINGTON 0120 PM
59.00 1 W WIND CAVE VISITORS SD CUSTER 0919 AM
55.00 1 SW DOWNTOWN RAPID CIT SD PENNINGTON 0305 PM
54.00 8 S WALL SD PENNINGTON 0750 AM

 



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