Parts Of Northeast KELOLAND In Drought


While rain has been widespread in KELOLAND, it has missed some areas in northeast South Dakota. 

Grass and crops continue to grow in southeast KELOLAND, that is, as long as they’re not under water due to the recent flooding.  But it’s a different story just north of Huron.

We took a look at the percent of average for rain over the past 30 days.  As we looked into Brown, Spink, Day and Clark Counties it shows how far of a deficit there is.  It’s as low as 54 percent between Aberdeen and Watertown.  Some would even argue it’s more than that as I’ve heard reports of just an inch of rain since the snow left in April.

While the drought monitor has improved in western South Dakota, it’s alive and well in northeast KELOLAND with severe drought for the southern half of Brown County and northern half of Spink County.

With the higher humidity in place, you would think there would be better chances for rain. Unfortunately, those dry grounds help dry out any rains that try to move through.  The best chance for rain in this situation is at night and the early morning hours. 

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