User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


41° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Cap Keeps Rain From Falling

July 22, 2014, 6:39 PM by Brian Karstens

Cap Keeps Rain From Falling

Record rains from June may not seem that far in the past, but the lack of rain in July is now getting some attention.

The rainfall numbers tell the story of how fast weather can change.

A record breaking 14.16" inches of rain fell in Sioux Falls for June.  Now, July's tally is at .46", more than an inch and a half below normal for the month. 

That's an extreme example of how different the two months have been in KELOLAND, but as a general rule, July is typically a drier month.  One limiting factor we talk about is the cap, or "lid" of warm air in the mid levels of the atmosphere that can suppress thunderstorm development.

Visually, you can sometimes see how the cap works when you look across the skyline on a day like Tuesday.  Rain shafts in the distance north of Sioux Falls show the scattered nature of Tuesday morning's rain.  The same was true in Mitchell, as a plume of moisture above the cap aided the scattered showers.  Bigger, more organized thunderstorms were limited because the air under the cap was not able to break through that lid as the cold front quietly slipped through much of the region.

There is a window of opportunity for rain on Thursday East River before the next cap arrives in full force on Friday.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

Winter Weather Advisory Still In Effect

11/16/2014 8:12 AM

The snow has past but all of KELOLAND is still under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Full Story
Former KELO Newsman Covering Buffalo Snowstorm

11/19/2014 6:00 PM

The weather in KELOLAND is nothing compared to what people are dealing with in the northeast.

Full Story | Watch
Deep Freeze For Good?

11/17/2014 6:52 AM

The cold and the snow invaded KELOLAND

Full Story | Watch
Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

11/16/2014 5:52 AM

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect today for all of KELOLAND

Full Story
KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Winter Special

11/17/2014 7:00 PM

It's been a cold start to November and we haven't even reached winter yet.  Is this a sign of things yet to come?  Our meteorologist...

Full Story | Watch


Events