Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Late winter storm wallops region

A midweek storm last week caused temperature drops of more than 40 degrees in part of Crook County, bringing bitter cold as well as several inches of snow.

The snow mostly began to fall across the Black Hills and parts of western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming before widespread snow moved across the area the next day, on February 21. This continued until Wednesday, with snowfall amounts between six and 12 inches across the area.

While the winds were not especially strong during this storm, gusts of up to 45 mph were recorded, causing the snow to blow and drift and creating whiteout conditi...

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