Some Areas Getting Dry In August
August 17, 2011, 6:14 PM
Summer-time rains can certainly be hit or miss. Some areas receive several inches of rain in a short period of time and others go without for weeks.
Early this summer, the persistent rains kept most of KELOLAND very wet. But so far, August has turned the tide on wet weather with a drier trend for much of the area.
August is typically one of drier summertime months. Monthly normals usually run from 0.07 of an inch to 1.5 inches by mid-month. So far this August, most areas haven't seen much for rain especially in eastern South Dakota. When you compare our totals to normal, most of the east is below normal, while most of the central and west are above normal for the month.
The moisture situation is tough for many communities. Some areas still have full lakes and sloughs while their crops are starting to dry out in the field.
© 2011 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
8/27/2014 5:48 PM
Her boyfriend was killed during a botched robbery in December in northwest Sioux Falls. Faith Rasmussen and her mother, Theresa, have now pleaded guil...
8/27/2014 10:54 AM
Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...
8/26/2014 11:31 AM
Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.
8/27/2014 10:05 PM
Sioux Falls Police have a man in custody after a driver attempted to elude authorities during a traffic stop.
8/30/2014 11:39 AM
A Lead woman has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.