2013 Winter Storm Atlas

The State of South Dakota experienced a severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding on October 3, 2013, through October 16, 2013. The severe winter storm and snowstorm was the result of a confluence of several large scale features in the atmosphere which do not normally come together in the early fall season. Record snowfall accumulations were measured in Butte, Custer, Fall River, Lawrence, Meade, and Pennington counties. Some remote locations dealt with power outages for over two weeks. No travel was advised in over fifty percent of the state. Early estimates showed 30,000 to 67,000 head of livestock perished.