Morning Meeting: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 9:45 am
By: Karen Sherman
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More rain and snow is on the way to South Dakota.  That makes me want to sing one of my niece’s favorite nursery rhymes, “Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day.”  I think we could all use a few days of sunshine right about now!  It sounds like we may have to wait until the weekend for that.

The additional precipitation will push river levels higher.  The Big Sioux and James rivers are expected to go up about a foot. But the National Weather Service says the crests should be lower than last month. KELOLAND’s Shawn Neisteadt will look at if there’s any additional cause for concern in areas that experienced flooding in March.

Homeowners who live along the Vermillion River are keeping a close watch on the water levels. According to the USGS gauge near Vermillion, the river is up five feet since Friday. We’ll check in on the conditions later on KELOLAND News.

Did you catch Erich Schaffhauser’s story on the flooding around Claremont on Monday’s 10 p.m. news? The video was the talk of the meeting today! Besides the flooded roads and all of the water, there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. And that area is expected to get more this week. There are winter weather advisories in effect for northern and western KELOLAND including Aberdeen, Pierre and Rapid City. KELOLAND Meteorologists will be tracking the snow and have updates throughout the day on Midday in KELOLAND, plus KELOLAND News at 5, 6 and 10.

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