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More snow? After 9.9 inches fall in Mitchell, another storm looms

Keep your snowblowers and shovels handy. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is forecasting another winter storm to hit Mitchell, with up to 5 to 7 inches possible from Monday into Tuesday morning. "There is a lot of variability for the t...

Keep your snowblowers and shovels handy.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is forecasting another winter storm to hit Mitchell, with up to 5 to 7 inches possible from Monday into Tuesday morning.

“There is a lot of variability for the track of the system and that’s what’s causing the uncertainty,” said Brad Temeyer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. “Some models say the storm could move further east, which would mean Mitchell would receive less.”

Another winter blast would come just days after Mitchell received just shy of 10 inches in a two-day Christmas storm.

Temeyer said Mitchell received 9.9 inches from Friday into Saturday. The city received 5.2 inches on Christmas Day and 4.7 inches on Saturday.

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That put Mitchell at 27.8 inches of snow this season, which is more than the city received all of last winter season.

Temeyer said the 2014-15 season total of snowfall in Mitchell was 22.6 inches. A season’s snowfall runs from Oct. 1 until the last snow in the spring, said Temeyer.

The average amount of snow through this point in the year is 15 to 16 inches, meaning Mitchell and eastern South Dakota is well ahead of the regular pace.

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety issued an alert Sunday morning reminding residents that the city of Mitchell Street Department will be removing snow from a portion of the streets in District “A” overnight starting at 3 a.m. The area that will be removed is from Fifth Avenue north to Ninth Avenue and the city-owned parking lots. All other areas in District “A” will be removed after the next storm is done. All vehicles must be removed from all of the streets in District “A” by that time or they will be ticketed and towed.

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