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City Offices Closed March 13, 2019 in Anticipation of Predicted Blizzard

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The City of Hot Springs has determined to close City Offices (including City Hall, the Public Library, Mueller Center, and other city properties) on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in anticipation of predicted blizzard conditions. As of 5:00pm Tuesday, no decision has been made about whether to close City Offices on Thursday. Please check back for further information.

According to the National Weather Service of Rapid City, SD, as of 4:00pm Tuesday:

"An approaching blizzard will have a major impact to the area Wednesday and Thursday."

First, a mix of precipitation (including rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain) will move into south central SD Wednesday morning and continue into the afternoon before changing to snow. Snow will develop across northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota Wednesday morning and continue into Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Many locations will receive very heavy snow accumulations, with totals ranging from 10 to 30 inches. The highest amounts are expected across the northern Black Hills and southwest to south central South Dakota.

Additionally, very strong winds are expected, sustained at 30 to 50 mph, with gusts to 50 to 70 mph. This will create extremely hazardous travel conditions, with travel becoming very difficult to impossible across portions of western to south central South Dakota."

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