Blizzard Warning today means more snow, strong winds  (Audio)

February 22, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Traffic is expected to be very light on South Dakota’s highways today, not by choice, but because of the weather.

Whiteout conditions are expected to develop during the course of the day as more snow moves in, and northeast winds gust to between 40 and 50 miles an hour.

National Weather Service forecaster Mike Connolly says all the ingredients that make up a powerful winter storm system will be present today…

Connolly says the Watertown area could see an additional 7 to 10 inches of snow today, and that’ll be common across eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect, and it lasts until noon Thursday, so Connolly says don’t look for any improving weather conditions until tomorrow…

In the meantime, don’t travel anywhere if you don’t have to…

The South Dakota DOT has already closed I-29 from the North Dakota line to Sioux Falls, and I-90 from Sioux Falls to Mitchell. Additional stretches of the interstates will close today as conditions warrant.