March 31, 2014 Blizzard Over Portions of Western South Dakota

A strong low pressure system brought a winter storm to northeast Wyoming and southwest South Dakota, and a blizzard to northwest South Dakota. Snow combined with strong winds to produce limited visibility over the area. Preliminary storm reports for blizzard conditions, strong winds, and the highest snowfall amounts received are listed below.

March 31, 2014 Storm Reports

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
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
  9.90   LEMMON                   SD  PERKINS          0500 PM
  8.00   8 WNW USTA               SD  PERKINS          0650 PM
                 NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY 0900-1200 MDT WITH
                 STRONG WINDS... SNOW... BLOWING SNOW.
  7.00   2 SW KIRLEY              SD  HAAKON           0729 PM
                 VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO ABOUT NOON MDT
  7.00   CAMP CROOK               SD  HARDING          0834 AM
  6.50   LEAD                     SD  LAWRENCE         0438 PM
                 SNOWFALL OVER LAST 12 HOURS.
  6.00   11 ESE ZEONA             SD  PERKINS          0652 PM
                 TWO FOOT DRIFTS. VISIBILITY LESS THAN ONE
                 QUARTER MILE AROUND 0800 MDT
  6.00   7 NNW ZEONA              SD  HARDING          0815 AM
  6.00   11 SSW BISON             SD  PERKINS          0809 AM
  5.00   5 NE MILESVILLE          SD  HAAKON           0734 PM
                 VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO 1100-1200 MDT.  MEASURED
                 0.45 INCH WATER EQUIVALENT.
  5.00   2 ENE WHITE OWL          SD  MEADE            0703 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW 0800-1600 MDT. VISIBILITY ONE
                 QUARTER MILE AT WORST AROUND 1200 MDT.
  5.00   14 SSE DUPREE            SD  ZIEBACH          1006 AM
  4.00   3 NNW SAINT ONGE         SD  LAWRENCE         0818 PM
  4.00   DUPREE                   SD  ZIEBACH          0510 PM
  4.00   2 NW BUFFALO GAP         SD  CUSTER           1114 AM
                 1/4 TO 1/2 MI VIS
  4.00   HOOVER                   SD  BUTTE            0839 AM
  3.50   1 S OGLALA               SD  SHANNON          1132 AM
                 VIS 0 TO 1/4 MI THROUGHOUT MORNING
  3.50   6 SSE LEAD               SD  LAWRENCE         1049 AM
                 1/2 MI VIS
  3.50   12 NNW ALVA              WY  CROOK            0902 AM
                 1/4 TO 1/2 MI VIS
  3.50   HULETT                   WY  CROOK            0900 AM
  3.50   7 SSE BISON              SD  PERKINS          0812 AM
  3.00   7 SE MUD BUTTE           SD  MEADE            0655 PM
  3.00   5 S DOWNTOWN GILLETTE    WY  CAMPBELL         0430 PM
  3.00   NISLAND                  SD  BUTTE            0355 PM
                 SNOW BEGAN 0600 MDT. VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER
                 MILE AT TIMES. NOT SNOWING NOW.
  3.00   7 SSW DOWNTOWN HOT SPRI  SD  FALL RIVER       1119 AM
  3.00   3 SW DEADWOOD            SD  LAWRENCE         1058 AM
                 1/2 MI VIS
  3.00   2 WNW SUNDANCE           WY  CROOK            0857 AM
  3.00   9 SSE DOWNTOWN GILLETTE  WY  CAMPBELL         0729 AM
                 1/2 MI VIS
  2.70   DOWNTOWN NEWCASTLE       WY  WESTON           0935 AM
  2.50   DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS     SD  FALL RIVER       0400 PM
  2.50   6 SE FAIRBURN            SD  CUSTER           1119 AM
                 VIS 1/4 MI EARLIER THIS MORNING
  2.50   2 SE COLONY              WY  CROOK            0849 AM
  2.40   15 SSE DUPREE            SD  ZIEBACH          0800 AM
  2.00   3 W WHITE RIVER          SD  MELLETTE         0725 PM
                 VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER MILE AROUND 1300 MDT
  2.00   10 WNW PHILIP            SD  HAAKON           0717 PM
                 NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY 1100-1300 MDT
  2.00   19 NNE CREIGHTON         SD  PENNINGTON       0710 PM
                 VISIBILITY LES THAN ONE HALF MILE 0900-1200
                 MDT. ESTIMATED 60 MPH WIND GUSTS
  2.00   3 E DOWNTOWN STURGIS     SD  MEADE            0600 PM
  2.00   2 ENE WHITE OWL          SD  MEADE            1027 AM
  2.00   3 SE BEULAH              SD  LAWRENCE         0929 AM
  2.00   DOWNTOWN GILLETTE        WY  CAMPBELL         0722 AM
                 VISIBILITY AROUND 1/4 MILE IN BLOWING SNOW
  1.50   3 SW INTERIOR            SD  JACKSON          0720 PM
  1.50   1 E DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY  SD  PENNINGTON       1200 PM
                 VIS 1/2 MI FOR A COUPLE HOURS...DOWN TO 1/4
                 MI FOR ABOUT AN HOUR...WITH 50-60 MPH WINDS
  1.50   MARTIN                   SD  BENNETT          1132 AM
                 1/2 MI VIS...30 MPH WINDS EST
  1.00   5 SW TUTHILL             SD  BENNETT          1137 AM
                 1/4 MI VIS FOR PAST COUPLE HOURS
  1.00   5 NW SUNDANCE            WY  CROOK            1102 AM
                 3/4 MI VIS
  1.00   3 NNE ALADDIN            WY  CROOK            0849 AM

WIND GUST REPORTS LISTED BY SPEED (MPH)

 SPEED   LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 64.00   RAPID CITY AIRPORT       SD  PENNINGTON       0938 AM
 62.00   RAPID CITY AIRPORT       SD  PENNINGTON       0851 AM
 60.00   19 NNE CREIGHTON         SD  PENNINGTON       0710 PM
                 VISIBILITY LES THAN ONE HALF MILE 0900-1200
                 MDT. ESTIMATED 60 MPH WIND GUSTS
 60.00   8 S WALL                 SD  PENNINGTON       0120 PM
                 PINNACLES RAWS

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