Winter Storm WARNING Now Issued for Storm Lake Area ; Local Snow Emergency Declared

Due to significant snowfall that’s expected on Wednesday, the City of Storm Lake will be under a Snow Emergency starting at 10pm TOMORROW (Wed) through 6am Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is predicting a total of between six and 11 inches of snow in Storm Lake on Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning has now been issued for the area from 3pm Wednesday to 6am Thursday. The wind isn’t expected to be a big issue with this storm.

A reminder that during a Snow Emergency, parking is not allowed on streets in residential areas of Storm Lake from 10pm to 6am. Parking also isn’t allowed on streets in the Central Business District from 2am and 6am. Parking is also forbidden in downtown public parking lots designated as Lot B and Lot D. Vehicles found to be in violation of Storm Lake’s snow policy may be ticketed and/or towed.

During a Snow Emergency, overnight parking IS allowed in downtown public parking lots designated as Lot A and Lot C.

The City will evaluate conditions Friday morning to determine if the emergency will be modified. More information on the City of Storm Lake’s Snow Emergency policy can be found at