Double trouble in Great Plains: 3.5 feet of snow in SD Black Hills; 15 hurt in Neb. tornado

  • Article by: CHET BROKAW , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 5, 2013 - 10:40 PM

PIERRE, S.D. — Breaking nearly century-old early autumn snowfall records, a storm system smothered South Dakota's scenic Black Hills in South Dakota with up to 3½ feet of wet, heavy snow, leaving residents the challenge of digging out.

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josflOct. 5, 13 9:47 AM

Reflecting on native times: how did the Plains Indians cope with these extraordinary weather events? Were there any predictors of impending storms? What defenses did they have?

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Mark27Oct. 5, 1312:46 PM

Lead, South Dakota, is terrifying to drive through even on a dry day in July. I can't even imagine navigating those 90-degree angle streets on snow. Those poor people.

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