Winter Storm Warning in Northern South Dakota

This alert expired on December 1, 2019 at 8:00:00 AM MST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Buffalo; Campbell; Corson; Dewey; Edmunds; Faulk; Hand; Hughes; Hyde; Jones; Lyman; McPherson; Potter; Stanley; Sully; Walworth

Posted December 1, 2019 at 12:48:00 AM MST

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/
THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to one
inch. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of central and north central South Dakota.

* WHEN...Until 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/ this morning.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility.

Recommended actions

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
ready.gov

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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