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Spring Frost/Freeze DSS Page

Published 2024-04-23

Spring Frost/Freeze DSS Page

South Dakota & Minnesota Severe Weather Preparedness Week, April 8-12

Published 2024-04-01

South Dakota & Minnesota Severe Weather Preparedness Week, April 8-12

2024 Flood Outlook - Updated on March 14

Published 2024-02-29

2024 Flood Outlook, 90 Day Outlook Valid through mid June

Summary of the 2023 Christmas Winter Storm

Published 2023-12-27

NOAA's U.S. Winter Outlook 2023-2024

Published 2023-10-19

This year, El Nino is in place heading into winter for the first time in four years, driving the outlook for warmer-than-average temperatures for the northern tier of the continental United States.

Winter Weather Preparedness Day - October 26

Published 2023-10-19

October 26th is Winter Weather Preparedness Day in South Dakota!

FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Oct. 4

Published 2023-10-04

FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Oct. 4; Test Messages Will be Sent to All TVs, Radios and Cell Phones

Scheduled Power Outage to impact Aberdeen Regional Airport

Published 2023-09-07

Due to a planned power outage, current weather observations may not be available from the weather equipment at the Aberdeen Regional Airport until early this afternoon. Other observations across the area can be found at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?obs=true&wfo=abr

Radar Page Work Around

Published 2023-08-31

Having a problem using our Radar page? We have a quick and easy work around...

Significant Hail in Pierre and More 7/18/23

Published 2023-07-20

Significant Hail in Pierre and More 7/18/23

Drought Information Statement - Dryness Expanding Across the Region

Published 2023-06-18

May 2023: Below Normal Precipitation, Above Normal Temperatures

Published 2023-06-01

May 2023: Below Normal Precipitation, Above Normal Temperatures

Are You #WeatherReady For the Summer? Find Safety Graphics and More Here!

Published 2023-06-01

Help us serve you better! Take the NWS Hazard Simplification Survey.

Published 2023-05-22

COOP Volunteers Needed in Browns Valley and Selby

Published 2023-05-16

Spring Frost/Freeze Decision Support Page

Published 2023-05-03

Real-time River Forecasts and Flood Information

Published 2023-04-12

Real-time River Forecasts and Flood Information

When Close Isn't Close Enough: CoCoRaHS for Rural Residents

Published 2023-03-10

As the old adage goes “If you don’t like the weather in South Dakota, wait 5 minutes.” Nobody knows this more than our South Dakota farmers and ranchers. They will be the first to tell you that there is significant variability in weather at any one location throughout the year. And we aren’t talking west river versus east river, it can be on a very small scale from neighbor to neighbor!

February 2023 In Review

Published 2023-03-02

February 2023 In Review

Now's the Time to Prepare for Spring Weather Hazards!

Published 2023-03-01

January 2023 In Review

Published 2023-02-02

January 2023 In Review

January 2023 Fog in Perspective

Published 2023-01-31

January 2023 Fog in Perspective

2022 Weather In Review

Published 2023-01-13

Take a look back at 2022 with this Weather In Review. It includes climate tidbits at select locations and a list of the top 10 weather events of the year across central to northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota.

December 18-24th, 2022 Arctic Blast and Ground Blizzard

Published 2023-01-03

December 18-24th, 2022 Arctic Blast and Ground Blizzard

December 12-16th, 2022 Long Duration Winter Storm, Blizzard

Published 2023-01-03

December 12-16th, 2022 Long Duration Winter Storm, Blizzard

December 2022 In Review

Published 2023-01-01

December 2022 In Review

Mid December Winter Storm

Published 2022-12-11

A Winter Storm will impact much of the region Monday through early Thursday. We have a few additional resources for you to help make the more informed decisions based on the current and forecasted weather.

November 2022 In Review

Published 2022-12-01

November 2022 In Review

Winter Safety Campaign

Published 2022-12-01

Get ready for winter weather hazards by visiting our Winter Safety website!

MN Winter Weather Awareness Week: Nov 14-18th, 2022

Published 2022-11-15

November 9-10, 2022 Ice Storm

Published 2022-11-12

November 9-10, 2022 Ice Storm

Aberdeen Airport Weather Observation Outage

Published 2022-11-11

The weather observation at the Aberdeen regional airport is not available due to a power outage.

October 2022 In Review: Mild and Dry

Published 2022-11-01

October 2022 In Review: Mild and Dry

The Hanson Family Honored for Outstanding Service as Volunteer Cooperative Observer

Published 2022-10-18

The Hanson Family Honored for Outstanding Service as Volunteer Cooperative Observer

Aberdeen WSR88D-Radar Outage - Scheduled Maintenance Begins October 21

Published 2022-10-18

Aberdeen WSR88D-Radar Outage - Scheduled Maintenance

Pierre Observation Outage

Published 2022-10-14

The Pierre Airport weather observation is currently unavailable. In the meantime, please check out surrounding weather observations at (NWS Weather and Hazards page) https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?obs=true&wfo=abr or (Mesowest) https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi?state=SD&rawsflag=3

List of Coldest Morning Lows for Oct. 7th, 2022 - End of the Growing Season

Published 2022-10-07

Warmer and Drier Than Normal September 2022

Published 2022-10-01

Warmer and Drier Than Normal September 2022

2022 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors of Excellence

Published 2022-09-20

We appreciate the work of all our Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors and would like to highlight Dakota Broadcasting as our 2022 WRN Ambassador of Excellence!

Review of August and Summer 2022

Published 2022-09-01

Review of August and Summer 2022

Fall Weather Safety Information

Published 2022-09-01

FEMA Weather Emergency Alert outage

Published 2022-08-05

Have multiple ways to get ways to get Warnings! FEMA Weather Emergency Alert are temporarily unavailable (as of Friday morning). These are alerts that are sent to your cell phones when the National Weather Service issues Tornadoes, or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for storms with winds over 80 mph and baseball sized hail or larger.

Summary of July's Weather

Published 2022-08-01

Summary of July's Weather

Summary of the July 5th, 2022 Storms - Significant Hail and Derecho

Published 2022-07-06

June 2022 In Review

Published 2022-07-01

June 2022 In Review

The Great Outdoors: Weather Safety

Published 2022-07-01

The Great Outdoors: Weather Safety

June 20th, 2022 Severe Weather Summary

Published 2022-06-23

June 20th, 2022 Severe Weather Summary

NWS Aberdeen Facebook Outage

Published 2022-06-15

NWS Aberdeen is currently unable to post, or reply to any messages or comments on Facebook. Please view our Twitter account or check out our webpage for updated weather information.

May 2022 in Review

Published 2022-06-02

May 2022 in Review

June 1st is the first day of meteorological summer - click for our latest safety graphics and more!

Published 2022-06-01

June 1st marks the first day of meteorological summer! Check out our latest weather safety graphics and more

May 30th, 2022 Severe Weather Summary

Published 2022-05-31

Review of Severe Weather on May 30th, 2022

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2022-05-19

Preliminary Storm Summary for May 12, 2022 Derecho

Published 2022-05-14

A derecho moved through the Northern Plains during the late afternoon and early evening hours of Thursday, May 12th, including e SD and w central MN. It produced straight-line winds of between at 60 to over 100 mph. Several tornadoes were reported and confirmed. Some of the worst damage occurred in Castlewood, when an EF2 tornado with wind speeds up to 120 mph passed through town.

2022 Wind in Perspective

Published 2022-05-10

2022 Wind in Perspective

April 2022: Cool, Wet and Windy

Published 2022-05-01

April 2022: Cool, Wet and Windy

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2022-04-21

Seeking New Roscoe Area COOP Weather Observer

Published 2022-04-19

Seeking New Roscoe Area COOP Weather Observer

Minnesota Statewide Tornado Drill April 7 at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm CDT

Published 2022-04-07

Minnesota Statewide Tornado Drill April 7 at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm CDT

March 2022 In Review

Published 2022-04-01

March 2022 In Review

Temporary Aberdeen Regional Airport Weather observation outage alternative: Weather Hazards Data Viewer

Published 2022-03-30

The current weather conditions are unavailable out of the Aberdeen Regional Airport. During this outage, please check out the Weather & Hazards Data Viewer, as it gives plenty of nearby sites to look at... https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?obs=true&wfo=abr

Feb 2022 and Winter 2021-2022 in Review

Published 2022-03-01

Feb 2022 and Winter 2021-2022 in Review

March 1st is the 1st Day of Meteorological Spring - Get Ready for Spring Weather Hazards!

Published 2022-03-01

March 1st is the 1st Day of Meteorological Spring - Get Ready for Spring Weather Hazards!

NWS Radar Imagery: You Have Choices!

Published 2022-02-28

NWS Radar Imagery: You Have Choices!

February 20-22nd, 2022 Banded Snow and Blizzard

Published 2022-02-24

February 20-22nd, 2022 Banded Snow and Blizzard

2022 Flood Outlook - Updated March 10

Published 2022-02-10

For the rivers and streams in northeastern SD, portions of central SD, and portions of west central MN.

January 2022 In Review

Published 2022-02-04

January 2022 In Review

Recap of Dec 2021 and 2021 on the Whole

Published 2022-01-04

Recap of Dec 2021 and 2021 on the Whole

Top 5 Weather and Climate Events of 2021

Published 2021-12-31

Top 5 Weather and Climate Events of 2021

Strong Winter Storm Wednesday Into Thursday AM

Published 2021-12-14

Strong winds of 45 to 60 mph will accompany a quick-moving low-pressure system. Rain Wednesday afternoon should quickly switch over to snow from west to east across the area. Uncertainty remains in snowfall totals due to exact low strength and track discrepancies, but Trace-2” is most likely. While initially above freezing, temperatures drop quickly during the afternoon and evening.

Latest Snowfall Totals From Across the Region

Published 2021-12-08

November 2021 In Review

Published 2021-12-03

November 2021 In Review

Meteorological Winter Begins Dec 1st - Find Winter Safety Information Here

Published 2021-11-28

Nov 15-19th is Minnesota's Winter Weather Awareness Week

Published 2021-11-16

Nov 15-19th is Minnesota's Winter Weather Awareness Week

Winter Storm to impact northeastern SD and west central MN into Friday

Published 2021-11-11

Strong to breezy winds, out of the northwest with gusts of 40 to around 55 mph, will slowly diminish today. Light snow will continue over far northeastern SD and west central MN, and particularly over the Prairie Coteau. Where snow falls, winds will lead to significant reductions in visibility. Blizzard conditions will remain possible this morning over far northeastern SD and west central MN.

October 2021 In Review

Published 2021-11-02

October 2021 In Review

2021 U.S. Winter Outlook

Published 2021-10-21

2021 U.S. Winter Outlook

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-10-21

Storm Summary for the October 9th and 13th, 2021 Severe Weather Events

Published 2021-10-14

September 2021 In Review

Published 2021-10-02

September 2021 In Review

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-09-17

August 2021 In Review

Published 2021-09-03

August 2021 In Review

Meteorological Fall Begins - Be Prepared for Weather Hazards This Season!

Published 2021-09-01

Meteorological Fall Begins - Be Prepared for Weather Hazards This Season!

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-08-30

New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones

Published 2021-08-04

Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. The National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by adding a “da

July 2021 In Review

Published 2021-08-02

July 2021 In Review

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-07-29

June 2021 In Review

Published 2021-07-03

June 2021 In Review

Grassland Fire Danger Index Explained

Published 2021-07-01

Extreme and Severe Drought Expanding Across the Region

Published 2021-07-01

June 20-26 is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Published 2021-06-21

June 20-26 is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Proposed New Headline Language to Replace Current "Advisories" and "Special Weather Statements"

Published 2021-06-21

NWS is now collecting public comment on options for the plain language that will replace the Advisory and SPS headlines. The survey is available at the following link and will remain open through July 31, 2021.

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-06-12

May 2021 In Review

Published 2021-06-05

May 2021 In Review

Pierre NOAA Weather Radio Outage

Published 2021-06-05

The Pierre NOAA Weather Radio, transmitter WXM26 162.400, is currently down.

Get ready for summer weather hazards by visiting our summer safety website!

Published 2021-06-01

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-05-31

Watertown area Cooperative Observer Needed!

Published 2021-05-12

Please help us spread the word. We're looking for a new Cooperative Observer in the Watertown area.

April 2021 In Review

Published 2021-05-02

April 2021 In Review

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-04-24

April 12-16th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota

Published 2021-04-14

April 12-16th is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota

Drought Information Statement - Worsening Conditions Over North Central SD

Published 2021-04-03

March 2021 In Review

Published 2021-04-03

March 2021 In Review

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2021-03-26

NOAA/NWS Spring Outlook

Published 2021-03-18

Nearly one-half of the country — stretching from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains and upper Midwest — is currently experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions.

Winter Storm continues

Published 2021-03-15

Wet snow will be heavy at times, especially over south central South Dakota into the early morning hours Monday, and across areas near and south of Watertown overnight into through mid morning.

February 2021 In Review

Published 2021-03-03

February 2021 In Review

NWS Aberdeen Radar Back in Service After Completing Upgrade (Updated March 18)

Published 2021-03-01

Beginning March 8, the KABR WSR-88D operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Aberdeen, SD was down for approximately two weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical components of the radar, which is necessary for antenna rotation and positioning to capture data in all directions. It returned to service on March 18th.

Drought Information Statement - Conditions Worsening Over Central SD

Published 2021-02-27

2021 Spring Flood Outlook - Updated March 11

Published 2021-02-25

2021 Spring Flood Outlook - Updated March 11

February 6-17th, 2021 Arctic Blast

Published 2021-02-18

February 6-17th, 2021 Arctic Blast

January 2021 In Review: Very Mild

Published 2021-02-03

January 2021 In Review: Very Mild

Summary of the January 14-15, 2021 Blizzard and High Wind Event

Published 2021-01-16

A summary of the January 14-15, 2021 Blizzard and High Wind Event has been posted.

Pierre Regional Airport Weather Observation Missing

Published 2021-01-09

The Weather Observation at the Pierre Regional Airport (KPIR) is not being sent to our webpages. The FAA is aware of the issue, but at this time, we do not know when it will be fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NWS Aberdeen, SD's Top 5 Events of 2020

Published 2021-01-01

NWS Aberdeen, SD's Top 5 Events of 2020

Climate Summaries for December 2020, and 2020 on the Whole

Published 2021-01-01

Climate Summaries for December 2020, and full year 2020

December 23, 2020 Blizzard Review

Published 2020-12-24

December 23, 2020 Blizzard Review

Web Outagae: Various products on weather.gov websites not updating

Published 2020-12-22

A national weather.gov webpage issue is resulting in old images and headlines staying on our page. We apologize for this disruption in service. Alternatives here...

New Radar Display - Frequently Asked Questions

Published 2020-12-17

NWS has upgraded the Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements (RIDGE) at radar.weather.gov to improve the user experience. The new version uses mobile friendly technology and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant layers provided by IDPGIS web services. Along with radar products, the map displays alerts and forecast information.

Provide Your Feedback on the Discontinuation of Separate Statement Products for Short-Fused Warnings

Published 2020-12-10

Provide Your Feedback on the Discontinuation of Separate Statement Products for Short-Fused Warnings

Very Warm, Dry November 2020

Published 2020-12-04

Get ready for winter weather hazards by visiting our Winter Safety website!

Published 2020-12-01

The 2020 Pilot's Guide To Aviation Weather Services...A Reboot

Published 2020-11-26

The over 20 year old, paper-copy, National Weather Service's guide to help pilots find weather forecast resources has been refreshed and made available as an online info source. Follow the link for more information, and see if there are additional forecast tools out there to help you plan your flight! www.weather.gov/media/aviation/A%20Pilots%20Guide%20to%20Aviation%20Weather%20Services.pdf

Provide Your Feedback on NWS Frost/Freeze Products

Published 2020-11-18

Provide Your Feedback on NWS Frost/Freeze Products

October 28th is Winter Weather Preparedness Day in South Dakota

Published 2020-10-28

Wednesday, October 28th is Winter Weather Awareness Day in the State of South Dakota! Are you ready for sub-zero wind chills, heavy snow and blowing/drifting snow?  Take some time this week to review your winter travel safety plan and replenish your Winter Preparedness kit of supplies for this upcoming winter!

Record Lows Expected on 10/27

Published 2020-10-26

Snowfall Totals Oct 24-25th, 2020

Published 2020-10-26

Snowfall Totals Oct 24-25th, 2020

Early Season Snowstorms 2020

Published 2020-10-23

Three unseasonably early season winter storms impacted the region. Record cold gripped the region as well

NOAA Live!: Fire Weather Talk for Kids Oct 21st

Published 2020-10-19

Record Highs Possible on Friday?

Published 2020-10-08

September 2020 In Review

Published 2020-10-06

September 2020 In Review

Fall Weather Hazards and Safety

Published 2020-09-05

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/fall-safety

August 2020 In Review

Published 2020-09-01

August 2020 In Review

Preliminary August 30th, 2020 Storm Survey

Published 2020-08-31

Severe Weather This Evening and Tonight

Published 2020-08-27

One or two clusters of strong to severe storms are expected to track across much of central and northeastern South Dakota and west central Minnesota this evening and tonight. Damaging straight-line winds in excess of 80 mph are the main threat, but large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible.

Severe Storms Possible Tonight

Published 2020-08-27

Severe storms are possible late this afternoon through tonight. Western and central SD will have the best potential of seeing large hail (> 2”) and damaging winds (> 70 mph) late this afternoon into this evening. An isolated tornado will be possible.

2020 Fire Weather Zone Changes

Published 2020-08-13

Web page detailing changes to WFO Aberdeen's Fire Weather Zones in the Fall of 2020.

July 2020 in Review

Published 2020-08-02

July 2020 in Review

July 31st Severe Storms Recap

Published 2020-08-01

July 31st Severe Storms Recap

Dangerous Heat and Storms Possible Today

Published 2020-07-24

Heat index values of 100 to 110 degrees are expected this afternoon and evening. Additionally, strong to severe storms are possible from late this afternoon into the night (large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall are the main threats).

A Preliminary Summary Of Storm Reports --- July 17th-18th Severe Weather Event

Published 2020-07-18

Text-only preliminary event summary LSR with map via NWSChat

Severe Weather Possible 7/17/2020

Published 2020-07-17

A volatile environment today may translate into severe thunderstorms this late afternoon through tonight. Heavy rain, large hail and a tornado or two may result, but the most concerning threat is significant straight line wind. Generally speaking, the further north you are the better your odds for these storms. Find more information at this link.

July 4-5, 2020 Storm Summaries

Published 2020-07-06

July 4-5, 2020 Storm Summaries

Another Round of Severe Storms Possible Sunday

Published 2020-07-05

Expect a cold front to be the main focus for thunderstorm development initially this afternoon, although an expanded area of thunderstorms is possible later in the evening. Some storms may be severe with strong winds in excess of 70 mph and hail the size of golf balls or larger possible. Heavy rain is also a threat.

June 2020 in Review

Published 2020-07-04

June 2020 in Review

June 6-7 Storm Summary

Published 2020-06-09

Severe thunderstorms moved across mainly central South Dakota June 6th and 7th, 2020. The first wave was a derecho, that moved northeast out of Colorado and Wyoming and through western and central South Dakota during the evening of June 6th with winds gusting 60 to 80 mph. The next wave of storms produced 1-1.5" hail, wind gusts of 60-80+ mph, and 3 tornadoes.

Appleton NOAA Weather Radio Outage this Morning

Published 2020-06-09

Appleton NOAA Weather Radio will be undergoing maintenance this morning.

Severe Weather Expected

Published 2020-06-07

Severe storms are expected to develop this late afternoon and early evening, and may last through about midnight. Large hail, dangerous wind gusts and a tornado or two are possible with this activity. More at this EM Briefing Page.

June 4th, 2020 Severe Winds

Published 2020-06-05

June 4th, 2020 Severe Winds

NOAA Weather Radio Outage Bath

Published 2020-06-01

Bath, SD NOAA Weather Radio outage this morning

May 2020 In Review

Published 2020-06-01

May 2020 In Review

Get Ready For Summer Weather Hazards By Visiting Our Summer Safety Website!

Published 2020-06-01

Get Ready For Summer Weather Hazards By Visiting Our Summer Safety Website!

Rainfall Totals for May 4-5

Published 2020-05-05

Rainfall Totals from May 4th through the 5th.

April 2020 In Review

Published 2020-05-02

April 2020 In Review

March 2020 In Review

Published 2020-04-04

March 2020 In Review

Hazardous Winter Weather through Friday Morning

Published 2020-04-01

Expect accumulating mainly snow across central and north central South Dakota, mainly ice across northeastern South Dakota and west central Minnesota, with a wintry mix in between. This will result in potentially hazardous travel into Friday morning. Follow this link for more information.

2020 Spring Flood Outlook: Updated Mar 12

Published 2020-03-12

This spring flood outlook is for the rivers and streams in northeast South Dakota, portions of central South Dakota, and portions of west Central Minnesota.

February 2020 in Review

Published 2020-03-05

February 2020 in Review

Spring Safety Information

Published 2020-03-03

Spring Safety Information

New COOP Observers Needed

Published 2020-02-14

New COOP Observers Needed

Summary of Feb 8-9 Heavy Snow and Feb 12 Blizzard 2020

Published 2020-02-13

Summary of Feb 8-9 Heavy Snow and Feb 12 Blizzard

Lowest Wind Chills From Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning

Published 2020-02-13

Arctic blast generating ground blizzard and blizzard conditions followed by dangerous windchills

Published 2020-02-12

A front will pass through the region, resulting in light snow and strong winds. This will create blizzard and ground blizzard conditions. Arctic cold that follows will generate dangerous windchills.

January 2020 Summary

Published 2020-02-01

January 2020 Summary

Extremely Wet Conditions Across the Region Sets the Stage for a Significant Spring Flood Season

Published 2020-01-27

Well above normal rain and snowfall throughout 2019 has led to record flooding, record high river levels, and abnormally wet ground for the winter season across the region. Through the end of December 2019, the Upper Mississippi River Basin and Red River Basin have had their wettest year in 125 years of modern record keeping. Across the region, Michigan, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin and Illin

January 17-18, 2020 Blizzard Summary

Published 2020-01-20

January 17-18, 2020 Blizzard Summary

Snowfall Totals as of 6pm 1-18-2020

Published 2020-01-18

Blizzard Conditions To Prevail Through Saturday

Published 2020-01-17

Strong winds with blowing snow, falling snow/wintry mix, and/or blizzard conditions will be possible across at least portions of the area through the day on Saturday. Click here for the latest information to assist decision-making.

Very Wet and Cool 2019

Published 2020-01-04

Storm Summary Dec 2019 Blizzard

Published 2019-12-31

Storm Summary for the December 28-29 event

Want to know the latest snowfall reports across the area, check them out here.

Published 2019-12-30

Winter Storm into Monday

Published 2019-12-25

A significant winter storm continues across the region. New snow amounts tonight into Monday will be on the order of 1 to less than 5 inches, highest near the Missouri River and far eastern SD and west central MN. Strong northerly winds will only slowly diminish during the day Monday.

Top 5 Weather/Climate Events of 2019

Published 2019-12-24

Top 5 Weather/Climate Events of 2019

Latest Snowfall Reports Ending Morning of 12/9

Published 2019-12-09

Get ready for winter weather hazards by visiting our Winter Safety website!

Published 2019-12-05

November 2019 In Review

Published 2019-12-03

November 2019 In Review

Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019 Post-Thanksgiving Winter Storm

Published 2019-12-03

Nov 29-Dec 1, 2019 Post-Thanksgiving Winter Storm

October 2019 in Review

Published 2019-11-05

October 2019 in Review

Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota

Published 2019-11-04

Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota

NOAA's 2019-2020 Winter Outlook

Published 2019-10-18

Latest Snowfall Totals Ending Morning of 10/12/19

Published 2019-10-12

September 2019 In Review

Published 2019-10-01

September 2019 In Review

Severe Weather Possible Tonight Into Early Monday Morning

Published 2019-09-30

Severe weather, namely large hail and possibly damaging winds, is possible tonight into early Monday morning. North central South Dakota is most at risk, but portions of central and northeastern South Dakota could see severe storm activity as well.

September 9th Tornado Summary (Updated for Tornado near Watertown)

Published 2019-09-16

Kennebec Sets Yearly Precipitation Record

Published 2019-09-13

Kennebec Sets Yearly Precipitation Record

Preliminary NWS Damage Survey For 09/09/19 Tornado Event

Published 2019-09-10

Preliminary NWS Damage Survey For 09/09/19 Tornado Event

Severe Weather possible late this afternoon into the early overnight hours

Published 2019-09-10

Showers and stronger storms will develop across central SD this evening and track to eastern SD late this evening and overnight. Scattered to numerous storms could become severe, with an enhanced risk of severe weather across much of south central SD. Another round of strong to potentially severe storms will be possible late Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.

Fall Weather Hazards and Safety

Published 2019-09-03

Get Ready For Fall Weather Hazards!

August 2019: Cool and Wet

Published 2019-09-02

August 2019: Cool and Wet

EF0 Tornado at Roy Lake August 15th

Published 2019-08-16

EF0 Tornado at Roy Lake August 15th

Very Wet July 2019

Published 2019-08-04

Very Wet July 2019

August 2nd, 2019 Heavy Rain and Flooding

Published 2019-08-03

August 2nd, 2019 Heavy Rain and Flooding

Latest Rainfall Reports 8-2-19

Published 2019-08-03

Latest rainfall reports from 8-2-19

June 2019 In Review

Published 2019-07-01

June 2019 In Review

Significant Rainfall Reports This Morning

Published 2019-07-01

Rare "Anticyclonic" Tornado in Deuel County on June 15th

Published 2019-06-17

Bath NOAA Weather Radio Outage

Published 2019-06-12

Bath NOAA Weather Radio Outage

May 2019: Wet and Cool

Published 2019-06-01

May 2019: Wet and Cool

Summer Weather Safety

Published 2019-06-01

April 2019 Summary: Cool and Wet

Published 2019-05-02

April 2019 Summary: Cool and Wet

Storm Summary: Blizzard April 10-12

Published 2019-04-12

A low pressure system that developed in eastern Colorado during the afternoon of April 9th, 2019, produced heavy snowfall across the region on April 10-11th as it moved through the Central and Northern Plains.

Major Winter Storm Through Tonight

Published 2019-04-08

A significant, moisture-rich system will continue to bring heavy wet snow, and strong winds to the area through tonight. Snowfall today could be mixed with a little bit of freezing rain or sleet, accompanied by some rumbles of thunder over eastern South Dakota. Hazardous travel conditions are expected.

March 2019 Climate Summary

Published 2019-04-01

March 2019 Climate Summary

NOAA Spring Outlook

Published 2019-03-25

NOAA Spring Outlook

March 13-14, 2019 Blizzard in Review

Published 2019-03-17

March 13-14, 2019 Blizzard in Review

February 2019 in Review

Published 2019-03-06

February 2019 in Review

Record Lows Possible Sunday Morning

Published 2019-03-02

Get ready for spring weather hazards by visiting our Spring Safety website!

Published 2019-03-01

First day of meteorological spring is March 1st

Ground Blizzard Conditions This Morning

Published 2019-02-23

Northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 mph will result in hazardous travel conditions in open areas today. Travelers can expect to encounter blowing and drifting snow, along with low visibility, which could drop below a quarter mile at times.

February 6th Banded Snow and 7th Blizzard 2019 Summary

Published 2019-02-10

February 6th Banded Snow and 7th Blizzard 2019 Summary

What's The Wind Chill?

Published 2019-02-09

Jan 27-28 Blizzard and Jan 30-31 Extreme Cold 2019 Summary

Published 2019-02-03

Jan 27-28 Blizzard and Jan 30-31 Extreme Cold 2019 Summary

Top 10 Weather Events of 2018, Etc.

Published 2019-02-01

Top 10 Weather Events of 2018, Etc.

Quick moving system brings several inches of snow early Friday

Published 2019-01-16

A quick moving system will bring snow to mainly western, central and southeast South Dakota Friday along with difficult travel conditions. This will be followed by an Arctic Blast for the weekend.

Mix of winter weather possible for Monday morning commute in Northeast SD/Western MN

Published 2019-01-05

A mix of freezing drizzle - freezing rain - sleet and snow is possible late Sunday into early Monday making for potentially treacherous driving conditions from the Sisseton hills into western Minnesota

November 2018 In Review

Published 2018-12-02

November 2018 In Review

Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain Likely Today

Published 2018-11-27

Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week Nov 5-9

Published 2018-11-05

October 2018 In Review

Published 2018-11-02

October 2018 In Review

Drought Conditions Improving - Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2018-10-19

2018 NOAA/NWS Winter Outlook Released

Published 2018-10-18

A mild winter could be in store for much of the United States this winter according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. In the U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, above-average temperatures are most likely across the northern and western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

Record or Near Record Cold Temperatures Monday Morning

Published 2018-10-14

NOAA Weather Radio Outage - Bath, SD

Published 2018-10-03

The NOAA Weather Radio in Bath, SD will be temporarily off the air into early this afternoon. The outage is expected to last about 1 hour.

October 3: National Emergency Alert System Test

Published 2018-10-02

September 2018 In Review

Published 2018-10-01

September 2018 In Review

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2018-09-23

Fall Weather Safety Information

Published 2018-09-04

Get ready for Fall weather hazards by visiting our Fall Safety website!

August 2018 in Review

Published 2018-09-02

August 2018 in Review

Severe Weather Summary: Aug 23, 2018

Published 2018-08-25

Severe Weather Summary: Aug 23, 2018

Your Opinion Needed! Take a Survey On Simplifying National Weather Service Products!

Published 2018-08-09

July 2018 in Summary

Published 2018-08-01

July 2018 in Summary

Latest Drought Information Statement - D2 (Severe) Drought Removed

Published 2018-07-12

Severe Weather Possible

Published 2018-07-08

Large hail and damaging winds will be the main potential threats associated with thunderstorms as they develop this late afternoon/evening across portions of northeastern SD and west central MN. Keep an eye to the sky and have a plan to act in case storm approach your area.

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2018-07-05

July 2-4, 2018 Severe Storms Recap

Published 2018-07-04

June 2018 in Summary

Published 2018-07-01

June 2018 in Summary

Severe Weather Potential

Published 2018-06-29

Severe weather may be possible late tonight into Saturday morning. The best chance of strong to severe storms would be this evening west of the Missouri River, and then late this evening into the overnight hours across southern and eastern South Dakota. The main threat with any storms that develop will be strong winds and large hail.

Latest Drought Monitor

Published 2018-06-21

While drought has ceased across western South Dakota, there's little change in the latest Drought Monitor east of the Missouri River - Severe Drought persists across portions of the James River Valley.

June 16, 2018 Storm Damage Survey

Published 2018-06-17

June 16, 2018 Storm Damage Survey

Severe Weather Possible

Published 2018-06-16

Severe thunderstorms will be possible late this afternoon through tonight across parts of the region. The primary threats will be large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall. Low risk for tornadoes in far northeast South Dakota into western Minnesota.

Severe Weather Potential

Published 2018-06-10

Severe weather with large hail, damaging winds and a tornado or two will be possible this evening west of the Missouri River. As the night progresses, a line of severe storms may develop and push east of the Missouri River. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat with this activity until the morning hours on Monday. The severe threat diminishes across far Eastern South Dakota Monday morning

Severe Weather Possible

Published 2018-06-10

Severe weather with large hail, damaging winds and a tornado or two will be possible this evening west of the Missouri River. As the night progresses, a line of severe storms may develop and push east of the Missouri River. Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat with this activity until the morning hours on Monday. The severe threat diminishes across far Eastern South Dakota Monday morning

Worsening Drought Conditions Around the James River Valley - Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2018-06-07

Summer Weather Safety Page

Published 2018-06-06

Summer Weather Safety Page

Summary of Severe Weather from June 5-6, 2018

Published 2018-06-06

Summary of the Severe Weather and Dust Storm on June 1, 2018

Published 2018-06-04

May 2018 Climate Summary

Published 2018-06-02

May 2018 Climate Summary

May 17 & 18, 2018 Severe Weather & Flooding

Published 2018-05-18

On May 17th, 2018 storms initially formed along a boundary across parts of north central South Dakota. The slow moving storms trained along this boundary and produced significant flooding, large hail and gusty winds. Anywhere from 4 to 9 inches

April 2018 Review: Record/Near Record Cold and Snow

Published 2018-05-02

April 2018 Review: Record/Near Record Cold and Snow

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2018-04-19

April 13-14, 2018 Blizzard Summary

Published 2018-04-17

April 13-14 Blizzard Summary

Another round of light snow for tonight & early Wednesday

Published 2018-04-17

Another spring storm system will bring snow to the region, with generally a few inches of accumulation for the Wednesday morning commute

Blizzard Conditions Continue

Published 2018-04-14

Blizzard conditions are expected to continue across portions of eastern South Dakota and west central Minnesota today, until the storm system departs by this early evening. Latest information here.

Record Cold Temperatures Possible Saturday Morning

Published 2018-04-06

Record Cold Temperatures - April 3rd and 4th, 2018

Published 2018-04-04

Cool, Snowy March 2018

Published 2018-04-02

Cool, Snowy March 2018

Late Season Snow Continues Into Tuesday

Published 2018-04-01

Light to moderate snow will expand across the region through tonight before gradually ending on Tuesday. A general 2-6 inches of total snowfall is expected with this event. Breezy northerly winds will develop overnight, with gusts up to 35 mph. This will create areas of blowing and drifting snow as well.

COOP Observers Needed

Published 2018-03-29

COOP Observers Needed

Precipitation moving east, diminishing...

Published 2018-03-22

Precipitation from the storm system is winding down but in this storms wake the snow and freezing drizzle has resulted in icy roads and sidewalks. Additionally, another weak system will zip across the area Sunday with more wintry weather expected

Another Storm System For South Dakota

Published 2018-03-14

Up to 8" of snow as well as accumulating freezing rain is expected across parts of southern South Dakota today. Very hazardous travel will continue throughout the day. Details here

Check out our new Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook

Published 2018-03-13

March 5-6th, 2018 Winter Storm Recap

Published 2018-03-06

A powerful storm system impacted central and eastern South Dakota as well as western Minnesota from Sunday March 4th through Tuesday March 6th. This system brought a wide range of precipitation types, including rain, hail, sleet, ice pellets and snow!

February 2018 and Winter 2017-2018 Review

Published 2018-03-01

February 2018 and Winter 2017-2018 Review

24 Hour Snowfall Reports

Published 2018-02-25

24 Hour Snowfall Reports as of 10 am 2-25-18

Snow Today

Published 2018-02-24

Accumulating snow will spread across the eastern half of South Dakota into Minnesota throughout the day today. Wind will not be a major factor with this system, however roads are expected to become slick particularly by this afternoon and evening. Snow moves out by midnight.

Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2018-02-13

Winter Storm Warning in Effect

Published 2018-02-09

A total of up to 6-8" of snow could accumulate across parts of Stanley, Hughes, Sully, Hyde, Hand and Buffalo counties by Friday morning.

Snowfall Potential Thursday

Published 2018-02-08

Accumulating snowfall is expected throughout Thursday. Click for our probabilistic snowfall forecast page.

January 2018 Summary: Below Average Snowfall Continues

Published 2018-02-02

January 2018 Summary: Below Average Snowfall Continues

NOAA kicks of 2018 with massive supercomputer upgrade

Published 2018-01-12

Children's Blizzard: 130th Anniversary

Published 2018-01-12

This StoryMap will guide you through events, personal stories and the significance of the blizzard that ravaged the northern plains January 12, 1888

Top 10 Weather Events of 2017

Published 2018-01-11

Top 10 Weather Events of 2017

Wintry Conditions Today

Published 2018-01-10

A light drizzle or freezing drizzle may precede snowfall this afternoon. Snow accumulations will range from 2 to 4 inches across much of the region, and winds are expected to increase to the 30 to 40 mph range resulting in blowing and drifting snow.

December and Yearly 2017 Climate Summaries

Published 2018-01-02

December and Yearly Climate Summaries

Dangerous Arctic Air Through Monday

Published 2017-12-30

Daytime highs will remain below zero and nighttime lows may approach 30 degrees below zero. Wind chills could approach 50 degrees below zero during the overnight/morning hours in some cases. Hypothermia is a concern, and frostbite could occur in minutes.

Thin Ice on area Lakes!

Published 2017-12-21

Safe Ice Thickness

The NWS is Hiring!

Published 2017-12-19

The NWS is Hiring!

Ice Safety from the Minnesota DNR

Published 2017-12-19

Ice Safety Tips from the MN DNR

July Review: Dry and Warm Overall

Published 2017-08-01

July Review: Generally Dry and Hot

Severe Storms Possible Tonight

Published 2017-06-27

A low pressure system is set to strengthen as it travels over the northern plains Tuesday night, and could result in areas of severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds by early Tuesday evening and on through the overnight hou

Extreme (D3) Drought Conditions Now Across North Central SD - Latest Drought Information Statement

Published 2017-06-23