Winter Storm Wesley wreaks havoc in Sanborn County

On Friday morning, the snow was piled high up and down Woonsocket’s Dumont Avenue, also known as their Main Street. The city crew had to pile it wherever they could find space, and space was getting scarce.

It started as freezing rain on Wednesday afternoon and advanced into snowfall during the night from Wednesday to Thursday. In the following 24 hours, approximately 18-20 inches of snow fell all over Sanborn County. Some places saw a little more, but on average, most of the area was covered with just under two feet of snow by Thursday night. The wind howled all day Thursday, which, with that much snow falling, created some huge drifts that caused problems for local farmers to get to their cows and the many new calves that were brought into the world during the bothersome weather. The cold temperatures, deep snow, and blustering wind gusts, made terrible conditions for farmers’ efforts in keeping their newest calves alive, but that didn’t keep them from working hard to save their livestock. Many of them had to recruit help from family, including kids who are normally in school during the day, but most families worked well together to keep the newest members of their herds alive and thriving.

…Read on and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Comments are closed.

  • Weather

    Woonsocket
    January 27, 2022, 2:42 pm
    Cloudy
    18°F
    real feel: 0°F
    humidity: 68%
    wind speed: 16 mph N
    wind gusts: 20 mph
     
  • Upcoming Events

    January 2022
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    December 26, 2021 December 27, 2021 December 28, 2021 December 29, 2021 December 30, 2021 December 31, 2021 January 1, 2022
    January 2, 2022 January 3, 2022 January 4, 2022 January 5, 2022 January 6, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 8, 2022
    January 9, 2022 January 10, 2022 January 11, 2022 January 12, 2022 January 13, 2022 January 14, 2022 January 15, 2022
    January 16, 2022 January 17, 2022 January 18, 2022 January 19, 2022 January 20, 2022 January 21, 2022 January 22, 2022
    January 23, 2022 January 24, 2022 January 25, 2022 January 26, 2022 January 27, 2022 January 28, 2022 January 29, 2022
    January 30, 2022 January 31, 2022 February 1, 2022 February 2, 2022 February 3, 2022 February 4, 2022 February 5, 2022
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us

    Ph/Fax: 605.796.4221
    Email: swj4221@icloud.com

    PO BOX 218
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
  • Archives