One more very cold night is on the way for Siouxland, with wind chills for some spots reaching thirty below with temperatures below zero. Officials with the National Weather Service out of Sioux Falls say people should use caution if they must spend time outside today due to a Wind Chill Advisory tonight through tomorrow
There is some good news as temperatures will gradually increase tomorrow through the first of February, with a high in the upper 30s expected for Sioux City on Saturday.
Sioux City’s snow emergency was lifted this morning. City leaders want residents to sign up to receive snow emergency alerts through text, phone, and email through the CodeRED platform.
So far this season, Sioux City has seen 22.6 inches of snow, with the community of Remsen in Plymouth County with just over 33 inches and almost 45 inches for the communities of Vermillion and Yankton, South Dakota. The latest drought monitor released almost a week ago still showed Siouxland lacks moisture, with a section of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska in the worst drought category.
The Iowa Democratic Party’s state central committee has elected a former state senator who lost a 2020 congressional race by six votes as its chairwoman. Rita Hart was also the party’s 2018 nominee for lieutenant governor. Hart says the focus will be on helping Democrats start winning elections again. But she'll also have to help the state party decide how to respond to the national Democratic Party's decision to put the South Carolina primary ahead of Iowa's caucuses on the presidential election calendar.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has yet to make herself available to the Capitol press during the first three weeks of the state’s legislative session. It breaks with a decades-old ritual of South Dakota governors holding a weekly news conference to publicly discuss their policy initiatives and take questions from reporters. The Republican governor is a potential 2024 White House contender. She has granted numerous TV interviews to national outlets. But in her home state Capitol, she has not personally taken questions from reporters.
RAGBRAI will start in Sioux City this summer and end in Davenport. The route for the 50th-anniversary ride was announced over the weekend. Sioux City last hosted the first night eight years ago. Overnight stops include Storm Lake, Carroll, Ames, Des Moines, Tama and Toledo, and Coralville. A similar trek to the first ride a half-century ago.
News release from the City of Sioux City:
The snow emergency declared by Mayor Scott will be lifted on Monday, January 30
effective immediately. Vehicles may begin parking on both sides of the street unless otherwise posted. We appreciate the cooperation from residents who moved their vehicles to assist city crews as they cleared the streets. As a reminder, residents are encouraged to sign up to receive snow emergency alerts via text, phone and email through the CodeRED platform. An option to receive updates regarding public transit delays and garbage and recycling delays is also available.
To sign up, text AlertSiouxCity to 99411 to receive a direct link to Sioux City’s Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page. Residents may also sign up to receive notifications to their email or home phone by visiting www.sioux-city.org/alerts.