As we’ve already told you, severe weather rumbled through southwest South Dakota this weekend.
Just because we’re entering the last month of summer, doesn’t mean you need to let your guard down when it comes to severe weather.
Many in KELOLAND have had below average temperatures for the past several days, but as the temperatures warm the later we go through the week the better chances we have at showers and storms. Some of those storms may be strong to severe as we head into the first weekend of August.
While we can easily get severe weather in August, it’s not as plentiful as in June or July. Here’s a look at the numbers.
Our peak month for severe weather in KELOLAND is June with 333 reports, July trails closely with just over 300. But the numbers do back down in August with an average of 200 severe reports. The numbers drop more dramatically in September with an average of 60 reports.
The longer we go through August the more our severe weather chances go down, much like our average temperatures do.