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Sergeant Bluff, IA

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Sunrise 7:50AMSunset 6:29PM Sunday October 25, 2020 11:11 PM CDT (04:11 UTC) Moonrise 3:23PMMoonset 12:43AM Illumination 69% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sergeant Bluff, IA
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Area Discussion for - Sioux Falls, SD
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION . UPDATED National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD 1104 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020

UPDATE. Issued at 632 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020

Light snow will continue to taper off across southeast SD and southwest MN early this evening. Any accumulations in this area will be pretty minimal. Main focus for the evening is snow moving into northwest IA, far northeast NE, and the MO River Valley from Yankton to Omaha. Generally expect another 1-2 inches in this area before this activity tapers off late tonight.

Travelers should use caution this evening. Road conditions are still being reported as snowy and icy across much of the region.

SHORT TERM. (This Evening through Monday) Issued at 322 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020

Anybody else look out there window today and think: It's still October, right? Well, the answer is yes, despite the snowy and cold day we've had. In terms of accumulations, reports across the region show totals ranging from 2 to 5 inches, with isolated higher amounts across central South Dakota. As we head into the late afternoon/evening, snow will continue to push southeast toward the Highway 20 corridor. While isentropic lift will certainly be on the downward trend, think we could see up to another inch of snow in that region late tonight, as soundings still show decent saturation in the DGZ. Otherwise, expect overcast skies and light northwesterly winds to prevail overnight, with lows falling into the teens across much of our area. Could even see a few locations up north drop into the single digits, however, this will largely depend on how quickly the mid-upper level clouds disperse in the morning. Will continue to monitor and adjust values in the meantime.

Dry conditions and cold temperatures will be on tap Monday, as a sfc ridge and upper level trough slide toward the region. In regard to temperatures, upper level clouds combined with light winds and fresh snow will likely keep highs in the low to mid 20s, causing high cold temperature records to be in jeopardy.

LONG TERM. (Monday Night through Sunday) Issued at 322 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020

By Monday night, the aforementioned sfc ridge will move overhead the region. Much like the previous discussion mentioned, models soundings continue to hint that mid-upper level clouds should disperse prior to daybreak. Thus, with the aid of radiational cooling, lows will likely plummet into the single digits and approach record values yet again. It's also worth noting that wind chill values near daybreak Tuesday will be near zero or just below, so remember to bundle up before heading outdoors!

Otherwise, expect quiet conditions to prevail for the remainder of the extended period, as broad NW flow aloft maintains its influence over the region. On the plus side, should see temperatures gradually warm during the latter half of the week, with highs forecast to climb into the 40s to low 50s by the weekend. And with Halloween right around the corner, I think we can all agree, this is a great treat to have!

AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night) Issued at 1101 PM CDT Sun Oct 25 2020

May see lingering flurries near SUX and in northwest IA late tonight, but generally expect VFR conditions to prevail through the period. May see mid level stratus creep in near HON from the north late tonight, but otherwise mostly just cirrus. Northwest winds overnight will gradually turn west, AOB 15 kts on Monday.

FSD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SD . Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM CDT Monday for SDZ070-071.

MN . NONE. IA . Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM CDT Monday for IAZ003-012>014- 020>022-031-032.

NE . Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM CDT Monday for NEZ013-014.



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Airport Reports
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Sioux City, Sioux Gateway Airport, IA3 mi80 minN 1310.00 miOvercast25°F17°F72%1031.6 hPa

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