Snow storm dumps eight inches of snow in Redfield
By Shiloh Appel
Although hopes were dashed for a "white Christmas" and not a snowflake was found on the ground on Christmas day of 2018, the day after Christmas blew in with a vengeance. The Dec.26th-27th snow storm scattered heavy snow, wind, and some freezing rain across South Dakota with the heaviest amounts of snow deposited in the central and northeast part of the state.
According to the National Weather Service, Redfield received 8 inches of snow in 48 hours. Most of Spink County received similar amounts with snowfall mostly ranging from 6-8 inches, although 12 inches of snowfall was recorded near Brentford, Frankfort and Turton.
The streets were neatly plowed with tall, rigid snow mounds dividing traffic lanes by Friday morning, Dec.28th in Redfield. The snow had ceased to fall and the sun was shining on Friday, but the temperature remained rather cold at 2 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -18 degrees Fahrenheit.
Today, Dec.2nd, the forecasted high is near 26 degrees F with a low around 16 tonight. Tomorrow, the day is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 36.