Snowfall was also well above normal in January. Across the northern Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains 2 to 3 feet of snow fell. Across the plains of northeast Wyoming snowfall averaged 10 to 20 inches. Snowfall averaged 15 to 25 inches across northwest South Dakota with 7 to 14 inches falling over the rest of the South Dakota plains and over the southern and central Black Hills.
January 8…An upper level disturbance moved along an arctic codl front and brought 6 to 12 inches of snow to the Bear Lodge Mountains and the northern Balck Hills, with 3 to 6 inches falling elsewhere on the plains of northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota.
January 22…An upper level disturbance moved across the region bringing snow to the the northern Black Hills, Bear Lodge Mountains and northwest South Dakota. Across the northern Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains 4 to 9 inches of snow fell, with 2 to 4 inches over northwest South Dakota.
January 29 – 31…A series of upper level disturbances moved across the region bringing 2 to 5 inches of snow to western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.
|LOCAL EXTREMES||Rapid City||Lead||Gillette|
|Max. Temp.||55 degrees||28th||47 degrees||28th||53 degrees||28th|
|Min. Temp.||-13 degrees||31st||-18 degrees||31st||-14 degrees||11th|
|Precipitation||0.54 inches||3.41 inches||0.88 inches|
|Snowfall||8.7 inches||39.1 inches||11.8 inches|
|Max. Precipitation||0.14 inches||22nd||0.64 inches||17th||0.34 inches||9th|
|Max. Snowfall||1.9 inches||18th||6.5 inches||18th||5.5 inches||9th|
|REGIONAL EXTREMES||Western South Dakota||Northeast Wyoming|
|Max. Temp.||57 degrees||Porcupine 11N||29th||53 degrees||Gillette 4SE||28th|
|57 degrees||Wind Cave||29th|
|Min. Temp.||-29 degrees||Hoover||12th||-26 degrees||Devils Tower||12th, 13th|
|Precipitation||Western South Dakota||Northeast Wyoming|
|Max. Precipitation||3.41 inches||Lead||2.05 inches||Upton 14ENE|
|Min. Precipitation||0.20 inches||Ardmore 2N||0.73||Wright 12W|
|Max. Snowfall||39.1 inches||Lead||22.7 inches||Upton 14ENE|
|Min. Snowfall||4.0 inches||Long Valley||7.8 inches||Newcastle|
|Max. Precipitation||0.70 inches||Dupree||9th||0.68 inches||Dillinger||9th|
|Max. Snowfall||8.0 inches||Bear Ridge||9th||8.0 inches||Dillinger||9th|
|8.0 inches||Oglala 1S||1st|
|MONTHLY RECORDS||WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHEASTERN WYOMING|
|LOCATION||DATE||NEW RECORD||OLD RECORD||DATE|
|Devils Tower||January||1.78 inches precipitation||1.57 inches precipitation||1994|