KELOLAND Could Have Record Setting Rainy Summer


More heavy rain is in the forecast and Meteorologist Scot Mundt says KELOLAND could be eyeing the record books.

We’ve enjoyed sunshine and low humidity in eastern KELOLAND for the past two days, but we’ll return to higher humidity tomorrow. Along with it will be rain and it may be heavy.

KELOLAND News looked back at the records and found that Sioux Falls usually gets three days of one inch rains or greater for the months of June, July, and August. This year we’re sitting at four with a month and a half to go!

The most days we’ve had with rain of an inch or more in one day since 1990 is nine. It happened in 2010, that’s the year that happens to be our wettest summer with over 22 inches. We’ve had seven days of one inch or greater rains in 2014, which happens to be our second wettest in Sioux Falls with just over 19 inches.

In fact, five of the top ten wettest summers since 1990 have had at least four days of an inch or more of rain. As I mentioned before, we’re currently sitting at four days this summer.

Sioux Falls only needs 3.79 inches to crack the top ten for wettest summers. With the active pattern ahead, it could happen this month.  

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