2023 starts with 6-11 inches of snow expected in Sioux Falls, NWS says

The latest information from the National Weather Service shows Sioux Falls and surrounding areas could get up to a foot of snow and then some Monday morning through Tuesday evening.

Minnehaha County and surrounding areas will remain under a winter storm warning Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening as a “significant winter storm” moves through the area, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.

The Sioux Falls area is expected to receive the heaviest snowfall so far this season, the warning said, with total snow accumulations of 5 to 14 inches possible. Locally, accumulations could be higher and the area could see anywhere from one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch of snow.

Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected in the area, but the trend was higher by early Sunday morning, the warning said.

“Ice and/or heavy snow is likely to cause power outages and tree damage,” the warning states. “Travel may become nearly impossible. Visibility may be significantly reduced by falling and blowing snow. Hazardous conditions may affect morning or evening travel.”

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