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Old 02-09-2020, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I find it interesting how the roads websites never take preemptive action to close roads or issue no travel advised before or during a snow event. A narrow band of what looks to be around 7-8 inches hit Brookings SD and spread through west central MN and all the roads and interstates on both the South Dakota and Minnesota DOT websites are opened though if you look at the video feeds they are nowhere near travel-able.

https://ibb.co/JQX9sK6 <<<< I-29@ Brookings 5AM 2/9/20

Must they have visual evidence to issue no travel advised or close interstates? Or do they just move at the speed of government, which only reacts to everything and never takes preemptive measures? They must just close interstates for the snow plow's benefit and not the motorist. Thing is, a lot of shift workers need that no travel advised to help get them off the hook for driving to work, and the roads are nowhere near travel-able around here this morning. I always disliked how they handle their classification of when a road is "no travel advised" ... always waiting until after the storm is over to issue it which makes no sense. Moving at the speed of government.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:25 AM
 
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The small chance of light snow last night sure seems to be around 7-10 inches deep this morning.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:58 PM
 
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I guess we got your "light snow" here in Vermillion/Yankton. ie: nuthin' at all. It's GORGEOUS today! Ice is melting, squirrels are playing, and all is right with the world.
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:32 PM
 
Location: The Southern Hills
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We don't have any squirrels, but we have lots of sunshine & the remaining snow is melting. A few Junkos are playing in the trees.
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:00 PM
 
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Not to make anyone jealous or anything, but I went barefoot outside today! (Feb 10). OK, it was for less than a minute on my deck, but still, it made me so happy!
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:04 PM
 
Location: The Southern Hills
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Occasional snow flurries today have become a steady snow fall that is accumulating. Winds are still calm, but the temp has dropped about 10 degrees to 20 above zero.


Added by Edit; Snow continues to accumulate in the Southern Hills. Winds remain calm. Visibility has dropped to about 1/4 mile.

Last edited by Dick13; 02-12-2020 at 05:52 PM..
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:43 PM
 
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Temp is down to -8 here with a 21 MPH north wind. The wind is also dropping as it had been blowing around 30 MPH most of the day.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:55 PM
 
Location: The Southern Hills
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Temp is still at 20 degrees on my deck. The snow accumulation appears to be about 3 inches so far. If we get some wind, it should just blow away.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:25 AM
 
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We have clear skies, a mild breeze, & a rosey orange sunrise.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:30 PM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Temp: 27F , Wind: NW 19mph , Mar 9 at 1:13pm CDT....winter coat....
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