The view from my back door.
Here comes round 2.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM MST SUNDAY
Urgent – Winter Weather Message
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
847 PM MST Fri Jan 7 2011
Northern Campbell-Southern Campbell-Western Crook-Weston-
Including The Cities Of… Gillette… Wright… Moorcroft…
Hulett… Newcastle… Colony
… Winter Weather Advisory Now In Effect Until 6 PM MST Sunday…
The Winter Weather Advisory Is Now In Effect Until 6 PM Mst
* Light Freezing Rain Or Snow Will Develop Overnight Before
Becoming All Snow On Saturday Morning. Snow Will Then Continue Into
Sunday Before Diminishing Sunday Evening.
* Snow Accumulations Of 4 To 7 Inches Are Expected By Sunday
A Winter Weather Advisory Means Snow… Freezing Precipitation…
Wind… And Cold Temperatures Will Create Hazardous Conditions.
Use Caution When Outdoors Or Traveling.
Because of the latest spring snowstorm, my mother-in-law’s flight plans were greatly changed. She was supposed to come in Friday to Gillette, but that did not happen. She managed to get to Denver like she was supposed to. Low-flying flights were canceled; she was stuck in Denver. There was a possible flight to Billings, but it already left. What was she going to do? She had a couple of options:
- Find a return flight to Indy and schedule a flight at a later time
- Find an alternative flight to Gillette
She went with option 2. She booked a flight to Rapid City so that meant we had to go and get here (we were originally going to go over Sunday after church and come back Monday). We left in the afternoon and stayed the night to keep from coming back late, which would have thrown off Wesley’s bedtime routine.
All I gotta say is thank you spring storm; so much for enjoying time in Rapid City!
Here are unofficial results from the blizzard:
• Snow: 15-20 inches equal to about 1.97 inches of precipitation.
• Wind: Reached 37 mph with gust of 44 mph at 10 a.m. Monday.
• High temp: 39 degrees on Monday.
• Low temp: 21 degrees on Tuesday.