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September 26, 2011 09:43 PM

September To Be Remembered As Dry Month

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By the looks of the seven-day forecast, we'll finish September dry.
That means it will be the driest September in Sioux Falls since 1900 with just two-tenths of an inch. But way back in 1891 and 1892, Sioux Falls only measured a trace.

In September, we average eight days with measurable rain. This September we've only had five days; the heaviest one-day total in Sioux Falls was just eight-hundredths of an inch.

But Sioux Falls isn't the only place where the rain has been hard to come by. Mitchell has only received a quarter of an inch and Watertown is sitting at just over a third of an inch. Compared to average, many locations are an inch or two below average with the highest deficits found in southeast KELOLAND.

While September will go down as one of the driest on record in some areas, we'll have to see what happens in October.
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