Press Release (02-07-2018) As we get closer to the predicted storm, NWS has dropped the snow amounts and are now saying total snow accumulations in northern Campbell and Western Crook Counties may be 2 to 4 inches and up to 5 in other areas. They are also saying light freezing rain is also possible late Thursday afternoon and early evening.
The Weather Watch has been issued for the period from 5 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday…so it’s still coming and will be worse the further north you go…but the snow totals for NE Wyoming have now been scaled back.
The latest direct statement from the National Weather Service in Rapid City Wednesday afternoon says:
“A winter weather system will move through the area over the next couple of days. A band of snow will set up across northwestern South Dakota late tonight into Thursday, then slowly sink south across northeast Wyoming and the Black Hills area Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning.
Two to five inches of snow will be possible across these areas with locally higher amounts possible across far northwest South Dakota and across the higher elevations of the Black Hills. Additionally, arctic air will settle across the area early Friday morning into Saturday, with wind chill values of 10 below to 20 below zero expected during the morning hours.”
CCEMC -David King