58″ of snow and gusts to 71 mph!October 8th, 2013 at 4:03 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is a picture from the blizzard that hit parts of the Rockies and western High Plains last week. Beulah, South Dakota had a whopping 58″ of new snow and Lead SD recorded 55″. Wind gusts hit 71 mph in the Rapid City area! The 58″ of snow represented 6.78″ liquid…incredible. Definitely no bikers on the streets of Sturgis SD. More pictures and a write-up on the storm here. Some of the leaves here still on the trees out there. CFS model predicts a cold winter for much of the U.S. and Europe.