Archive for May 2007

Rainfall Totals

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 4:32 pm
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Here’s a list of rainfall totals from northeast and central SD from the NWS….AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE BROUGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSSTHE DAKOTAS AND WESTERN MINNESOTA MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAYMORNING. SOME MUCH NEEDED RAIN FELL IN CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA WHEREOVER THREE INCHES WAS OBSERVED EAST OF BLUNT. HEAVY RAIN WAS ALSOREPORTED IN AREAS WHERE THERE IS AN OVER ABUNDANCE OF MOISTURE.OVER TWO INCHES WAS REPORTED IN CENTRAL SPINK COUNTY…EASTERNBROWN AND CENTRAL DAY COUNTIES. BELOW LISTS THE DAYS IN WHICHPRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED…AS WELL AS THE TOTAL AMOUNTS. AMOUNTSWILL VARY BASED ON THE TIME OF OBSERVATION….LOCATION…      22ND     23RD    TOTAL (INCHES)BLUNT 9E            1.42         1.90    3.32CONDE                 NONE     2.46    2.46WEBSTER            NONE     2.45    2.45AGAR 1N               1.78     0.55    2.33REDFIELD            NONE     2.15    2.15GROTON 1E         NONE     2.02    2.02PIERRE                 TRACE    1.98    1.98GETTYSBURG      1.28     0.64    1.92ONIDA 7NE            1.30     0.52    1.82ONIDA 4NW           1.81     NONE    1.81OAHE DAM             1.37     0.43    1.80BRISTOL 3S 4W     NONE     1.79    1.79MARVIN 10SW        NONE     1.75    1.75BOWDLE                 1.69     NONE    1.69KENNEBEC            1.68     NONE    1.68ASHTON                  NONE     1.63    1.63HOSMER 1E           0.62     0.91    1.53BLUNT                     0.64     0.88    1.52MURDO                   1.19     0.28    1.47WATERTOWN        1.08     0.25    1.33ISABEL                    1.30     NONE    1.30VICTOR                   0.12     1.15    1.27ROSCOE                0.06     1.19    1.25WHEATON MN       0.27     0.98    1.25ROY LAKE               NONE     1.17    1.17TURTON                  NONE     1.13    1.13GARDEN CITY 4S      0.12     1.00    1.12BRYANT 1NE          NONE     1.10    1.10HAYES 7E                 0.95     0.11    1.06HOSMER 11E 2S     0.69     0.34    1.03POLLOCK                 1.00     NONE    1.00MCINTOSH 6SE       0.95     NONE    0.95REE HEIGHTS 15S     NONE     0.95    0.95BRENTWOOD COLONY    NONE     0.90    0.90DOLAND              NONE     0.86    0.86LAKE MITCHELL 1N    NONE     0.85    0.85BROWNS VALLEY MN    0.24     0.53    0.77DUMONT MN 1N        NONE     0.75    0.75WESTPORT            NONE     0.75    0.75REE HEIGHTS 5S      NONE     0.73    0.73SISSETON            0.50     0.23    0.73MISSION RIDGE 3NW   0.45     0.20    0.65MOBRIDGE            0.05     0.60    0.65TWIN BROOKS 4WSW    NONE     0.64    0.64HECLA               NONE     0.62    0.62WILMOT MN           NONE     0.62    0.62SAND LAKE           NONE     0.54    0.54CLARK               NONE     0.52    0.52FAULKTON 5E 3S      0.12     0.38    0.50LEOLA               NONE     0.42    0.42KIDDER 1N           NONE     0.36    0.36SPRING LAKE 2SE     NONE     0.35    0.35CLEAR LAKE          NONE     0.32    0.32ABERDEEN            0.29     0.01    0.30GANN VALLEY 16NW    NONE     0.30    0.30MINA 7S             0.03     0.22    0.25ORTONVILLE MN 1N    NONE     0.24    0.24TIMBER LAKE         0.22     NONE    0.22

May 4-6 Rain Totals

Posted: Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 4:06 pm
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Rain totals from May 4-6.  Feel free to add your own…THE FOLLOWING ARE 48 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTALS ACROSS THE AREA BEGINNING FRIDAY MORNING MAY 4TH TO SUNDAY MORNING MAY 6TH. AMOUNTS WILL VARY BASED ON THE TIME OF OBSERVATION. …LOCATION… AMOUNT (INCHES) COLUMBIA 9.44 ABERDEEN 2E 9.12 REDFIELD 8.02 ABERDEEN 7.97 GROTON 7W 7.22 ABERDEEN 6SE 6.75 ASHTON 6.61 CHELSEA 1S 6.60 HECLA 5.79 BRITTON 9NW 5.64 CLARK 5.58 WESTPORT 4.99 KIDDER 1N 4.21 TURTON 3.66 BRYANT 1NE 3.38 GARDEN CITY 4S 3.27 WHEATON MN 2.85 DUMONT MN 1N 2.72 STEPHAN 2.57 BRISTOL 3S 4W 2.27 DOLAND 2.10 GANN VALLEY 16NW 2.10 MILBANK 5NNW 2.10 CLEAR LAKE 2.09 LAKE MITCHELL 1N 2.04 BROWNS VALLEY MN 1.91 WILMONT MN 1.90 ONAKA 7S 1.82 FAULKTON 5E 3S 1.63 ROSCOE 1.63 MURDO 1.61 VICTOR 1.58 ELM LAKE 1.48 MINA 7S 1.21 BLUNT 1.11 MARVIN 10SW 1.10 HAYES 7E 1.03 ONIDA 7NE 0.93 MISSION RIDGE 3NW 0.69 SIOUX FALLS  1.78HURON  4.62MITCHELL 2.89PIERRE  .88WATERTOWN 1.29MOBRIDGE  1.03RAPID CITY  1.17

Severe & Wet Weekend

Posted: Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 8:36 am
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TORNADO WATCH issued until 7:00 pm.Numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue to move north through Nebraska this morning bringing periods of heavy rain to KELOLAND. This activity will push through this morning allowing for some breaks in the clouds (especially in south central South Dakota), but this will lead to more thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. The afternoon and evening storms will likely be severe with the potential for tornadoes in south central KELOLAND. We’ll pay close attention this afternoon. Heavy rains will again be possible later this afternoon through tonight. Flood Watches blanket central and eastern KELOLAND with the potential for 4" or more of rain. Be alert for flooding problems too! As of 8:00 AM, the Storm Prediction Center upgraded central and south central Nebraska to a "HIGH" risk of severe weather while expanding the "MODERATE" risk a little farther north.Learn about the SPC’s SLGT, MDRT, HIGH risks here.Another round of rain will continue for tomorrow, though it doesn’t appear to be as widespread as today. A lot of tomorrow’s rain will be in eastern KELOLAND with scattered showers possible in central and western South Dakota. Some areas have already seen over 4" from Friday and Friday night…plenty more to come!

Stormy Weekend Weather

Posted: Friday, May 4, 2007 at 5:58 pm
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Expect a busy weekend of weather across KELOLAND…with the potential for flooding rains, hail, and tornadoes.  First, we have a tornado watch in effect for parts of southern KELOLAND until 10pm. Earlier this evening, the National Weather Service extended the watch to the north to include areas up to Huron.We also have flood watches in effect for much of southeast KELOLAND from Saturday night to Monday morning.  A slow-moving cold front combined with upper level winds in the jet stream will produce several rounds of thunderstorms over the next few days.  Severe weather will be possible, but heavy rain may turn out to be the biggest story.  This set-up of weather will make widespread 2-5" of rain likely by early next week.The rainfall will be heavy in the west and the east.  We do have the heaviest bulls-eye over Sioux Falls and the southeast…with the potential of 4 inches or more.  Obviously, this would cause flooding problems and persons living in flood-prone areas should stay advised of the latest watches and warnings.