Significant Snowfall Predicted For Northwest Iowa; Then Bitterly Cold Conditions

Sioux Falls, SD — The National Weather Service is advising that significant snow will fall in much of the region today and cold conditions will arrive soon after that. Meteorologist Mike Gillispie of the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Sioux Falls tells us about the timing of the forecast.
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He says the most significant factor is how quickly those predicted seven inches will fall.

The National Weather Service says while wind speeds will stay below blizzard criteria, they do predict wind speeds of 15 to 25 miles per hour and perhaps even higher in some areas as the snow is falling.

Gillispie says another issue is the low temperatures, with highs lucky to hit 10 above today (Monday) and lows around -5 tonight.

He says with the return of a south wind on Thursday, there should be a little bit of a warm up. He says highs should reach 15 or 20 above, but then we’ll see single digits for highs again on Friday and possibly even Saturday.

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