Ida Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 03:44 AM CST on November 29, 2015

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
Tuesday afternoon...

* timing... light snow will begin Sunday night... with periods of
heavy snow occurring Monday and Monday night. Light snow is
expected to linger well into Tuesday.

* Accumulations... snow totals of 6 to 10 inches are expected with
this long duration snowstorm... generally stretched out over a
24 to 36 hour period. Areas east of the James River Valley...
especially across southwest Minnesota and parts of northwest
Iowa... could see locally higher amounts.

* Wind and visibility... wind speeds will range from 5 to 15 mph
while the bulk of the snow is falling Monday and Monday evening.
Northwest winds will increase later Monday night and Tuesday...
when speeds will average 15 to 25 mph. Falling snow will reduce
visibility to less than a mile at times.

* Impacts... snow covered roads are expected with this storm...
creating hazardous travel conditions Monday into Tuesday. The
increasing winds may also lead to areas of drifting snow by

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Record Report
Statement as of 06:00 PM MST on November 28, 2015

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Rapid City Airport SD...

a record rainfall of 0.1 inches was set at Rapid City Airport SD today.
This ties the old record of 0.1 set in 1991.

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