Yesterday, weather forecast from Reliance, SD weather radio was something like "light dusting of snow only collecting on grass at higher elevations". That did not sound too bad. I woke up about 4AM and could see some white on grass and street, but street lights reflecting can play visual tricks.
This morning, outdoors in daylight looked more like a spring blizzard than a light dusting. My wife made it to to work with the 4-wheel drive Explorer, but said driving was nasty, streets slippery, and snow coming down fast enough the vehicle wipers were not doing very well with it. I am not sure how many inches of snow, but I would guess something between 2 and 4 inches by now. (Note-- After snowing died down came the shoveling. I think it was more like 4 to 6 inches and was wet and heavy. More like shoveling dirt than snow. By this evening most of snow on streets and roads had melted) Local airport weather indicates wind about 22mph wind from NW gusting to 30. Precipitation totals including rain yesterday and snow overnight total almost exactly one inch. Weather at Wiley Field, Winner, SD. Image gives an idea of blowing snow and limitation on visibility.
***Stay tuned and check the weather before driving anyplace in SD today..conditions vary wildly--- Doug Wiken