Comparing April Blizzard And June Storm

KELO April Snowstorm

It took about 60 days, but we had a repeat of what moved through southeast KELOLAND back in April.

It was a storm that I still hear about to this day, the mid April blizzard in KELOLAND.  Nearly two inches of precipitation fell that day in Sioux Falls, it translated to 14 and a half inches of snow.  It shut down the city and people spent many days cleaning up after the storm left.

Fast forward to last week, and we had a similar situation.  A strong storm system dumped anywhere from six to 10 inches of rain in southeast KELOLAND, causing flash flooding across much of the southeast.

Here was the setup from those two storms, low pressure slowly moved through northwest Iowa allowing for a day or two of rainfall last week.

A little over two months earlier, low pressure slowly moved over Omaha, allowing for heavy snow in southeast KELOLAND.

If this pattern repeats a little over two months from now, it will be the end of August.  While it will be too warm for snow, if something like this shows up again be aware for another dose of heavy rain.  

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