Tags: record | early | snowfall | south dakota

Record Early Snowfall Hits South Dakota; Up to 8 Inches Reported

Image: Record Early Snowfall Hits South Dakota; Up to 8 Inches Reported
Snow covers flowers during the first snow of the season on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Christian Murdock)

By    |   Friday, 12 Sep 2014 04:25 PM

A record early snowfall signaled the end of summer in South Dakota this week.

Rapid City had about 1 inch of snow Thursday, breaking a previous Sept. 13 record for the earliest snowfall. The state has weather records back to 1888.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Other parts of the state fared worse, with 8 inches hitting Custer and 7 inches of snow reported on Mount Rushmore, The Washington Post said.

It’s the same storm that was already blanketing parts of Canada, where the Calgary region had such heavy snowfall this week that power outages resulted.

Predictions of a blockbuster winter have been prominent during the last month. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for 2014 said to expect below-normal temperatures and above-normal snowfall.

“This winter is shaping up to be a rough one,” Almanac editor Janice Stillman said. “Sweaters and snow shovels should be unpacked early and kept close by throughout the season. The good news is that the extra precipitation — which will fall as rain or snow depending where you are — will help with any drought issues left over from the summer.”

Snow also fell this week on parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, The Associated Press said. Parts of Wyoming got as much as 20 inches of the white stuff, with Buffalo, Wyoming, getting 10 inches. Denver saw near-freezing temperatures.

“It was pretty potent for this time of year," Chuck Baker, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton, told the AP.

The wintry surprise brought more than a few complaints from people online.





Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
A record early snowfall signaled the end of summer in South Dakota this week. Rapid City had about 1 inch of snow Thursday, breaking a previous Sept. 13 record for the earliest snowfall.
record, early, snowfall, south dakota
347
2014-25-12
Friday, 12 Sep 2014 04:25 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved