MORE Snow in South Dakota; Heavy Rains in Texas; Colder Moves Moves In This Weekend
Tuesday, October 15th
Say it ain’t snow… Folks in western South Dakota can’t seem to catch a break. Here we are 10 days after our last major winter storm and we’re getting pounded again. The image below was from Sturgis, SD AM Tuesday. The good news is that this storm isn’t quite as big as the one in early October.
Snow Reports… So Far
These snowfall tallies are quite low compared to what we had in the early October blizzard. However, it’s enough to bring the shovels and plows back out in what has become a pretty snowy fall so far.
Crazy Horse Memorial, SD
This was the view from Crazy Horse Memorial, SD from earlier Tuesday. Note the snow scattered around the grounds there from this latest storm.
However, today’s snow isn’t quite as crazy as our early October blizzard that we had. Take a look at the same webcam from October 5th!
Opening Days Nearing
Arapahoe Basin in Colorado opened this last weekend (4 days earlier than last year), but there are several other ski resorts set to open with a couple/few weeks.
Our current storm is the 2nd storm we’ve seen in a weeks time. This storm look like it will continue to weaken as continues to push east.
The cold front appears to get hung up across parts of the Southern Plains. Heavier rainfall will be possible from northwestern Mexico through Texas and into the Middle Mississippi Valley.
Texas Flash Flood Potential
The National Weather Service continues Flash Flood Watches through AM Wednesday from Texas to southern Arkansas. Additional heavier rainfall on top of what we’ve already seen in the areas since the weekend could lead to additional flooding concerns.
Much Colder Air to Come
Take a look at the 850mb temps for Tuesday vs. this upcoming weekend. Note how much colder it looks by Sunday across the Midwest/Great Lakes Region.
Cooler Weather Ahead
According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, the 8 to 10 day temperature outlook suggests cooler than normal temperatures thru October 28th across much of the Midwest/Great Lakes Region.
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