PHOTOS: March Spring Storm in Midwest Causing Major, Ongoing Issues for Ranchers
Meteorologists have said it is like a hurricane over the plains. The March 13-14 storm has wreaked havoc on most of the plains and midwest states with rain, sleet, snow, wind, mud, flooding and freezing temperatures while many producers are in the thick of calving and lambing.
Amanda Radke: “At our place near Mitchell, S.D., it was freezing rain all day March 13, and March 14 brought more snow, wind and white-out conditions. The real challenge is going to be in the days to come. With warmer weather expected in the 10-day forecast, my fear is when all of this snow melts, the flooding will be catastrophic for many. The timing of this storm coincides with calving season, and the conditions have made for a difficult 48 hours so far.”
— veniece (@veniece4) March 14, 2019
Ended up with about 50 acres worth of these in the hay meadow. Probably have them till June. Some are 3+ foot thick and big enough you could hold a square dance on. #nebraskaflooding pic.twitter.com/LkSufNbmAU
— Jared Jaixen (@jaredjaixen) March 15, 2019
— Siouxland News (@SiouxlandNews) March 14, 2019
View of the Missouri @ the Pedestrian bridge in Omaha around sundown today. Iowa side / River’s Edge Park flooded. It was super windy & starting to sleet. #omaha #nebraskaflooding @NWSOmaha pic.twitter.com/CtaFEauoAf
— Taylor (@_tneagan) March 15, 2019
— Bill Folsom (@KOAABillFolsom) March 14, 2019
— Jen Carfagno (@JenCarfagno) March 13, 2019
Ice left on 12th St. Bridge over Skunk Creek@kelonews pic.twitter.com/9Ns7NsgOQP
— Kevin Kjergaard (@kevinkelo) March 15, 2019
Dale Vocu with Three Mile Creek Rodeo Co. shared a video of hand-digging stock out of snow near Kyle, South Dakota. Vocu says they were able to get both animals out.