- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is partially blaming a skiing park for the light snow that affected some neighborhoods on Tuesday.

The Weather Service says that Great Bear Recreation Area’s use of snow guns overnight seeded low-hanging clouds just enough to produce a quarter to a half inch dusting of snow in eastern Sioux Falls. The wind carried the snow over portions of the city.

Weather Service meteorologist Todd Heitkamp tells the Argus Leader (https://argusne.ws/1GbgdGN ) people kept calling his office because snow “wasn’t in the forecast.”

But park manager Dan Grinder says it’s “a bit of a stretch” to say that it’s only the park’s fault. He says steam from a pork processing plant and a bakery also contributed to the humid conditions that led to the snow.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com


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