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.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

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!

 

Drought Lingers Without Pattern Change

November 4, 2012, 10:02 PM by Ben Cathey

Drought Lingers Without Pattern Change

Moving into fall, everyone was looking for rain.

With warm air stuck in the south after a sizzling summer, temperatures cooled off in October.  Even with the variety of temperatures and cold fronts, KELOLAND could barely manage any major rain. 

Pierre hasn't seen a half inch of rain since June 20.  And from June through October, Sioux Falls is down more than ten inches of moisture. Good rainfall is important even after the harvest because healthy soil needs time to re-charge. 

The rains need time to soak in before the long freeze. During this transition period between seasons, South Dakota could typically count on between five and seven inches of rain.  Now there's just dust.

The best moisture would come from the Gulf of Mexico or a bulls-eye winter storm track. Even with a dramatic change in the weather pattern, we'd have catching up to do. 

An active spring could still leave us dry and forecasts that far out are based on past seasons.  But since this drought shouldn't happen more than twice a century, there aren't many past seasons to relate this to.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

Possible Severe Weather Friday

9/17/2014 4:56 PM

From floods to tornadoes, KELOLAND experienced a variety of severe weather this summer.

Full Story | Watch
Pierre Mayor Riding Out Cabo Storm

9/16/2014 11:00 AM

The Mayor of Pierre is riding out the dangerous storm in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Full Story
Pierre Mayor Talks About Hurricane Ordeal

9/20/2014 6:06 PM

Hurricane Odile struck a Mexican tourist destination Sunday, causing widespread damage and making international news headlines.

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Friday AM

9/19/2014 3:22 AM

For today, highs will be highly dependent

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Friday PM

9/19/2014 2:18 PM

The weekend will be dry and cooler

Full Story


Events