FRIDAY UPDATE: Blizzard Warning extended until 3 o’clock today (Audio)

December 16, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–You could label this, “the blizzard that won’t stop,” or, “the storm system that won’t go away.”

South Dakota remains locked under blizzard conditions for another day today. It’s due to a major storm system that began impacting parts of the state on Monday.

The combination of very strong winds and intermittent bands of heavy snow have essentially shut down travel statewide. Everyone is being urged to stay home. If you venture out, there’s a high probability you’re going to get stuck.  Conditions were so bad in Watertown Thursday night, that snowplows within the city limits were pulled off the roads at 7 p.m.

National Weather Service forecaster Mike Connolly tells KWAT News we’ll see some improvement today, but probably not until later this afternoon….

The snow and winds will taper off today, and that will set the stage for bitterly cold weather that moves in Sunday…

That means daytime highs staying below zero, and overnight lows in the teens and 20’s below zero.

Connolly says he can’t remember a storm like this one that has lasted the ENTIRE work week….