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Still On Track For Driest Summer

August 20, 2012, 6:18 PM by Scot Mundt

Still On Track For Driest Summer
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The weekend rain in Sioux Falls helped push our rainfall total to two and two thirds of an inch this summer.  But with the lack of rain through June, July and much of August, the damage is already done to a lot of crops and lawns.

When you break the rain down by month, August rains are 171 percent above the total rain in June and July.  And we're still on our way to the driest summer in Sioux Falls.

That is as long as our rain total stays less than 0.89 inches.  We will then be ahead of the driest summer on record, ahead of the 3.55 inches in 1894.

Unless Sioux Falls gets a downpour over the next two weeks, we should easily crack the top ten.  The tenth driest summer on record is 6.14 inches set in 1931.  We'll need three and a half inches not to break the top ten.  Not to say it couldn't happen, but the way this summer has been, it would be a stretch.

Just think, two years ago we had the wettest summer on record with more than 22.5 inches.  That's more than eight times more rain than we've seen this summer.

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