Blizzard Warnings posted as more wintry weather moves in  (Audio)

April 4, 2023

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Even though its spring, and has been for a few weeks now, we’ve got more winter weather nastiness to contend with today…and tomorrow.

A storm system moves into South Dakota bringing heavy snow and tremendously strong winds…at times gusting over 60 miles an hour.

Because of that, Blizzard Warnings are in place, although in the immediate Watertown area, it’s just a Winter Weather Advisory.

Forecaster Megan Mulford

Snowfall amounts will be heaviest along and west of the James River Valley, where in excess of a foot of snow will fall.

Lesser amounts are expected along the I-29 corridor in northeast South Dakota. Watertown’s total could be as little as three inches, but with very strong winds, blowing snow will be a major problem.

Last night, the South Dakota DOT closed Interstate 90 from the Wyoming line to the Wall exit.

Governor Noem ordered state government offices closed today in many counties that will be impacted by the blizzard. State offices will close at noon today in the counties of Clark, Day, Grant, Marshall, and Roberts.