SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — (2/23/23, 3:10 PM): Our latest winter storm brought heavy snow accumulations and extremely windy weather to Siouxland during Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning. The Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, and Winter Weather Advisories have no been peeled away from the KCAU 9 Coverage Area.

Winter Warnings/Advisories: Updated (2/22/23-3 PM)

Clean up is underway after officially 1.3″ of snow fell at the Sioux Gateway Airport. Amounts around Sioux City varied from about 1″ to 2.5″ with the greatest totals in North Sioux & Dakota Dunes in the Metro area.

Relatively speaking, Sioux City lucked out with lower snowfall totals. However, we did get a pretty thick dose of freezing drizzle coating everything in a thin sheet of ice on Wednesday night.

Areas up north near Sioux Falls, SD received a major amount of snow accumulation. Wind gusts of 35 to 45 MPH created lowered visibility with blizzard conditions. Segments of Interstate 29 and Interstate 90 were closed for more than 36 hours due to the hazardous travel conditions.

National Weather Service Snowfall Reports as of Thursday afternoon

In addition to the snow, temperatures are falling sharply and Wind Chill Advisories are now going to be in place through Friday morning at 10 AM. Feels like temperatures near -30° are expected in the wake of the snow. Bundle up and limit your time outdoors if possible. If you must travel, continue to use some extra caution as road conditions are still rough in spots – especially up north. Allow yourself a bit of extra time to get where you need to go.

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