There have been plenty of days like today this month, with a lot of sunshine and above average temperatures. But we can still use some rain.
This shows the rainfall so far this month. Many locations in central and southeast KELOLAND have received less than an inch. While western and northeast South Dakota have more than an inch but less than two inches.
And this is the departure from average, areas of central and eastern KELOLAND are anywhere from close to a quarter below in Aberdeen to almost two inches below in Sioux Falls.
As bad as the dry conditions are, it's not as bad as last September in north central and northeast South Dakota.
That's when those areas were struggling to get any rain. Pierre officially recorded only a trace while Aberdeen just had one-hundredth. So at least these areas are doing a little better this year.
The skies will soon be replaced with clouds and rain late this week and into the beginning of the weekend