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August 04, 2014 10:02 PM

August Outlook

Sioux Falls, SD

June in KELOLAND could be categorized as a wet month with cooler temperatures overall. Then July was an overall dry month with most of the state seeing one to three inches less moisture than the climate average. The average high temperatures were on average three to four degrees below the climate average. So what can we expect for August?

The cooler weather is expected to continue as we move into August. The Climate Prediction Center created a map on July 31 that indicates the below average weather will continue. Climate average highs in KELOLAND are around 82 for eastern KELOLAND; Central and western KELOLAND usually sees mid to upper 80s.

As far as moisture is concerned, we are expected to have an average month. Average amounts of rain are about 2.5 to three inches for eastern KELOLAND, while central and western KELOLAND average 1.5 to two inches.

The forecast does have a rainy and cool start to August with highs this week in the 70s and rain for most of the forecast period.

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