First snow of season hits De Smet

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

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The entire eastern half of South Dakota, along with parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska was in a winter storm watch, advisory or winter storm warning Sunday night.  Kingsbury County was in the “warning” area where six to 10 inches of snow were predicted. Residents woke Monday to light snow that became heavier as the day went on.


Several area schools canceled classes, started late or dismissed early. De Smet was dismissed at 1:30 p.m. Monday and activity practices were canceled. Snow continued throughout the day and overnight.


By Tuesday morning, De Smet had about six inches of snow on the ground. School started two hours late. Residents began digging out while temperatures remained in the upper 20s and lower 30s. Streets and sidewalks were slippery  and  light snow fell on and off during the day and throughout the evening with little new accumulation.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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