Post- holiday winter storm included snow and ice in our local area

January 9, 2020

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Tracy Rowlett had not built a snowman since she was a young girl. Sunday, after the snow and ice storm, she proved to everybody who drove by her home at the corner of Henderson and Prairie, that you’re never too old to have fun. Her reason was, “The wet snow makes building a snowman conducive.”

By Shelly Finzen

Following beautiful weather for the Christmas holiday, Lincoln County saw a severe winter storm that dropped rain, ice and snow as it swept across the county. The storm lasted three days and cre­ated travel hazards for many holiday travelers. As the last storm of 2019, the precipitation that fell helped to break several re­cords across the region.
According to the Nation­al Weather Service (NWS), “A major and long-lasting winter storm impacted the region the night of Friday, Dec. 27 through Monday, Dec. 30, bringing peri­ods of moderate to heavy snowfall, wintry mix (rain, freezing rain, sleet) and strong winds. The high­est total snowfall amounts recorded were around 16 inches in parts of Gregory, Charles Mix, and Douglas Counties in south cen­tral South Dakota…

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.