Brrrr… Blizzard Blasts South Dakota– 4 Feet of Snow Reported

Four feet of snow… In May?

A wintry blizzard slammed South Dakota this week producing 60 mph winds and leaving up to 4 feet of snow near Harding.
Press and Dakotan reported:

A storm that produced a foot or more of snow and 60 mph winds brought things to a halt in western South Dakota Friday and then raised worries about flooding from a rapid melt.

Interstate 90 was closed between Wall and the Wyoming border. Officials in Spearfish, Belle Fourche and Butte County declared snow emergencies. All roads were closed to travel except for emergency vehicles…

There were unconfirmed reports of 30 inches of snow in the Lead-Deadwood area, and 4 feet near Harding in the far northwest corner of the state.

The storm knocked down power poles in Harding County, and several counties were experiencing intermittent power outages, according to the state Department of Public Safety.

“This is a serious situation and we need the public’s cooperation to keep South Dakotans, emergency workers, and travelers safe for the next 24 hours,” Gov. Mike Rounds said in a midday statement. “Right now the severe weather is making our response and recovery efforts very difficult. As the weather clears, we’ll have more resources ready to clear the roads and help with the power concerns.”

Winds up to 66 miles per hour were blowing snow around in Rapid City Friday morning, when Mayor Alan Hanks told people to stay home.


Further west… This spring, temperatures 15 degrees below normal have kept the snow in the Utah mountains, which is good news for skiers. (FOX Utah)

Earlier this week it was reported that global warming will take a break in the next decade thanks to a natural shift in ocean circulations.

Previously:
Brrrr… Antarctica Records Record High Ice Cap Growth
Brrrr… South America Has Coldest Winter in a 90 Years
Brrrr… Iraqis See First Snow in 100 Years As Sign of Peace
Brrrr… Worst Snowstorms in a Decade in China Cause Rioting
Brrrr… Jerusalem Grinds to a Halt As Rare Snowstorm Blasts City
Brrrr… Worst Snowstorms in 50 Years Continue to Cripple China
Brrrr… China Suffers Coldest Winter in 100 Years
Brrrr… Pakistan Suffers Lowest Temps in 70 Years– 260 Dead
Brrrr… Record Cold Hits Central Asia– 654 Dead in Afghanistan
Brrrr… Severe Weather Kills Dozens in Kashmir
Brrrr… Tajikistan Crisis!! Coldest Winter in 25 Years!
Brrrr… Record Cold Wave Blasts Mumbai, India
Brrrr… Snow and Ice in San Diego?
Brrrr… Wisconsin Snowfall Record Shattered
Brrrr… The Disappearing Arctic Ice Is Back And It’s Thick
Brrrr… Turkey’s snowiest winter continues.
Brrrr… Record Cold & Snow Blankets Acropolis in Greece (Video)
Brrrr… Longest Ever Cold Spell Kills Cattle & Rice in Vietnam
Brrrr… Most Snow Cover Over North America Since 1966
Brrrr… Australia Suffers Through Coldest Summer in 50 Years
Brrrr… Record Snowfall Slams Ohio River Valley
Brrrr… New Data Gives Global Warming the Cold Shoulder
Brrrr… Global Cooling Causes Armed Clashes in Canada
Brrrr… Snake Oil Salesman Admits to Ca$hing In on Global Warming Hysteria
Brrrr… New Research Claims Earth Sliding Into an Ice Age

UPDATE: Non-existent global warming is causing shark attacks!

Comments

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning