Blizzard Warning for Pennington Co Plains, SD
until 11 pm MST, Thu., Nov. 6, 2008
Rapid City, SD
8:08 pm MST, Thu., Nov. 6, 2008
... BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING... ... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY. A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING.
NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGING 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE TONIGHT. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THIS EVENING WILL GIVE WAY TO AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW... REDUCING VISIBILITIES. LITTLE TO NO NEW SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS AN EXTREME WINTER STORM WITH SNOW... BLOWING SNOW... STRONG WINDS... AND DANGEROUS WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
So, my Whitman clan is celebrating christmas this weekend in SoDak. Mom, Chuck and I were supposed to leave at 8 am tomorrow morning. A slight wrench has been thrown into the works in the form of a FUCKING BLIZZARD that has closed I-90 from Mitchell into Wyoming.
My grandpa is an expert at weather and roads. His credentials: truck driver, avid weather channel watcher. My grandpa's theory is that given the direction the storm is heading in and the way the winds are blowing it should be clear enough for us to head out around 10 am tomorrow.
As Melanie said, my family will be having a white christmas this year.