Blizzard Warning in effect thru mid-morning Wednesday  (Audio)

February 15, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT)–Newly fallen snow being whipped around by very strong winds overnight has created less than perfect travel conditions this morning.

Northeast South Dakota remains under a Blizzard Warning until 10:00 a.m. due to blowing snow and poor visilibity.

Last night, the South Dakota DOT closed Interstate 29 from Watertown to the North Dakota border because of deteriorating conditions.

Forecaster Troy Kleffman says there’s good news though, in that we should see rapid improvement this morning…

Kleffman says we didn’t get much snow with this system. It was those strong winds that made a mess of things…

Kleffman says we’ll be in for a few cold days ahead before temperatures moderate by the weekend…

Due to weather conditions, Gov. Kristi Noem ordered all state government executive branch offices in eight northeast South Dakota counties to be closed until noon today.

The order impacts Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Marshall, and Roberts Counties.