Archive for October 2007

Hard Freeze

Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 12:00 am
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The coldest air of the season is going to be pushing through KELOLAND during the overnight hours on Saturday.  So far Sioux Falls has not had a hard freeze which is by definition, temperatures of 28 degrees or below.  The closest we have come so far is 29 on Friday morning.  Saturday night will feature temperatures in the mid 20′s for most of the state and some lower lying spots could see temperatures drop into the teens tonight.  The cold temperatures tonight will be a relief for everyone from allergy suffers to farmers.  It will also bring to an end what has been an extremely long growing season.  If you are hoping to get a few more weeks out of some of the plants in your garden, you could still try and cover them; it looks like temperatures will warm up again for a spell next week. 

What is it???

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 5:20 pm
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An unidentified object was seen streaking across the sky this morning around 8 o’ clock.  People from Sioux Falls all the way to Rapid City were able to see the object in the sky.  And we were able to catch it on three of our Skycams this morning in Sioux Falls, Chamberlain and Rapid City.  A day’s worth of calling around to different government entities including the FAA, NASA and Ellsworth Air Force Base.  Most people refused to comment or didn’t call us back regarding the object.  However, there were a few that were willing to look at it for us.  Those scientists thought it could be anything from an airplane, an old satellite or some other space junk, or even a Chinese rocket that was launched yesterday.  We have nothing confirmed yet, but we do have alot of people continuing to investigate the object.  And will be sure to update you if we find out anymore information.  Now we want to know what you think it is. Click on the link for one more look at then let us know in the comments section of this blog.  Here’s the video:What do you think it is?

RAIN AMOUNTS

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2007 at 12:00 am
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Things are a little busy this afternoon and I realize that this doesn’t do it justice, but I want to get some rain amounts posted.  The following table is taken from CoCoRaHS.  It shows rain amounts through this morning.  Feel free to post your own below…

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-YN-2 
 Yankton 6.9 W 
2.98
0.0
NA
SD
Yankton
 

10/15/2007 
 8:30 AM 
 SD-CY-3 
 Vermillion 10.8 NNE 
2.08
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-CY-1 
 Vermillion 8.5 N 
1.94
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-CY-5 
 Vermillion 6.1 NNW 
1.92
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-CY-2 
 Vermillion 1.9 N 
1.70
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-CM-1 
 Platte 13.7 W 
1.62
0.0
NA
SD
Charles Mix
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-YN-3 
 Gayville 1.8 SSW 
1.53
0.0
NA
SD
Yankton
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-GY-1 
 Dallas 8.8 S 
1.35
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LN-4 
 Tea 0.5 SW 
1.33
0.0
NA
SD
Lincoln
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-TP-3 
 Winner 1.3 SSW 
1.32
0.0
NA
SD
Tripp
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-GY-6 
 Burke 6.7 S 
1.26
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-TR-1 
 Viborg 0.2 NNE 
1.23
0.0
NA
SD
Turner
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-DG-1 
 Dimock 10.2 W 
1.21
0.0
NA
SD
Douglas
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-CY-4 
 Vermillion 4.1 SE 
1.20
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-AR-3 
 White Lake 10.9 S 
1.20
0.0
NA
SD
Aurora
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LY-4 
 Kennebec 6.2 SSE 
1.18
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-MN-1 
 Fulton 9.4 N 
1.17
0.0
NA
SD
Miner
 

10/15/2007 
 6:55 AM 
 SD-BL-1 
 Chamberlain 0.3 W 
1.16
0.0
NA
SD
Brule
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DG-2 
 Armour 4.6 W 
1.15
0.0
NA
SD
Douglas
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LY-7 
 Oacoma 17.4 SSW 
1.12
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-JR-1 
  
1.10
0.0
NA
SD
Jerauld
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LY-3 
 Kennebec 8.9 SSW 
1.05
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DV-1 
 Mitchell 1.7 SSE 
1.03
0.0
NA
SD
Davison
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DV-2 
 Mitchell 5.8 S 
1.03
0.0
NA
SD
Davison
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-LY-12 
 Reliance 0.1 ESE 
1.03
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-AR-1 
 Plankinton 5.8 S 
1.00
0.0
NA
SD
Aurora
 

10/15/2007 
 7:10 AM 
 SD-DV-4 
 Mitchell 1.1 N 
1.00
0.0
NA
SD
Davison
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-LY-14 
  
1.00
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-TR-3 
 Marion 0.5 NE 
0.98
0.0
NA
SD
Turner
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-AR-2 
 Stickney 0.2 SSE 
0.97
0.0
NA
SD
Aurora
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-GY-3 
 Gregory 8.7 N 
0.94
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-UN-2 
 Elk Point 5.6 NNE 
0.93
0.0
NA
SD
Union
 

10/15/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-MH-8 
 Hartford 6.4 S 
0.91
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/15/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-23 
 Sioux Falls 3.4 WSW 
0.90
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/15/2007 
 7:08 AM 
 SD-MH-2 
 Sioux Falls 2.6 ESE 
0.89
0.0
0.0
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/15/2007 
 9:30 AM 
 SD-LY-10 
 Kennebec 2.0 S 
0.89
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

The party that never happened

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2007 at 12:00 am
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England and France have a love-hate relationship. Their armies have taken turns invading each other over the centuries, and modern-day tourists invade each other’s turf on a regular basis. Citizens of the two nations separated only by a sliver of open water claim to have friends on the other side, but privately and not-so-privately poke fun at their cross-channel neighbors.
 
The big event in France this month is the Coupe du Monde (World Cup) of rugby. The muscle-bound men of many nations showed up on the shores of Gaul to smash and mash each other in this ancestor of American football that, in recent years, has been dominated by teams from the Southern Hemisphere. But a couple funny things happened on the way to the semifinals, and the tournament bracket arranged a clash between England and France. No matter what event it is, a meeting between those two rival nations evokes plenty of passion, and especially so in this sport of manly men. You had to expect excitement when the Anglaise met the Frogs Saturday evening in the Stade de France.
 
I had the evening free, and took advantage of – for me – a rare opportunity. Accompanied by a few colleagues from Belgium, England, and Ireland, I joined 100,000 Frenchmen to watch the game on two massive TVs at the Eiffel Tower. The traffic getting there was terrible but we were rewarded with an electric atmosphere, joining the delirious throng as Les Bleus took an early lead. The spectators who clutched open bottles of wine cheered and groaned with every change of possession. The French were in control for much of the match, protecting a 9-8 lead.
 
But with a few minutes left in the game, a French penalty gave England the rugby equivalent of a field goal and a two point lead. Then a drop-kick through the goalposts during open play put England ahead to stay, 14-9. With time slipping away, France needed to score a touchdown (using football lingo here). But after they drove to the England 22 yard line, time ran out on the French, and it was over.
 
The silence was deafening. All the joy of expectation was spent, replaced by an incredible quiet that was unnerving because your eyes still told you a mass of humanity was crowded around you. That night, Frenchmen slept as Englishmen took over the streets of Paris to revel in their latest victory.

Parisian statue at Hotel de Ville adorned in England rugby shirt, fans watch game at Eiffel Tower, and headlines scream in anger and disappointment.
 
Stunned newspaper headlines the next morning ranged from “Un frustration infinie” (endless frustration) to “Rageant!” (infuritating). I don’t cheer for one team over the other, but I do wonder what it would have been like. What if the French had driven down the field to score in the final minute, pulling out a dramatic victory for the national team? How much noise would have been created by the assembled masses from Champ de Mars to the Champs Elysees? How excited would the home team have been to beat their rival and secure a place in the rugby final, a match that would be played on home turf? I can only wonder, and wish I would have been there to see the party… the party that never happened.

French flight to Paris

Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 6:20 pm
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For the second time in one week, I find myself in Paris, this time for the annual International Weather Festival. It is still foggy and cloudy and rainy here in the “City of Light”, but this time the transatlantic flight was a wholly more enjoyable experience than usual.      For a change, I flew from Detroit to Paris aboard Air France, an airline which still does all the little things right and makes the trip a pleasure – kind of like the old days when air travel was fun. It starts at check-in, where Air France posts a sign with the names of the pilot and key flight attendants, as well as other flight information. When you get onboard the plane, you are handed a little package of necessities – things like earphones, eye shades, ear plugs, and moist towelettes.
 
The Airbus 330 is equipped with a camera in the nose, so you can watch the taxi and takeoff with a pilot’s-eye view. The flight attendants are young and seem to like their jobs – unlike the last flight I had on a US airline, during which the attendants openly complained about working conditions while serving beverages.
 
We receive a printed dinner menu, and here’s what it looks like in coach:
Aperitif: Champagne
Salad: Greens with a chunk of smoked salmon
Main course: Chicken breast with mushroom cream sauce, rice with tumeric, and French green beans. We also get cheese, cake, and tapioca pudding.
 
I heartily recommend booking Air France to Europe. They haven’t skimped and squeezed and cut every passenger amenity like the American carriers have. When compared with Air France, the typical US-based airline looks, acts, and feels like “Greyhound with wings”.

Rain, Rain, and MORE Rain

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:51 am
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Rain has SOAKED much of eastern KELOLAND the past few days and many of us are ready for it to stop for awhile.  Here are some reports that have come in so far as of 7:30am.

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-23 
 Sioux Falls 3.4 WSW 
1.71
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/8/2007 
 6:36 AM 
 SD-MH-6 
 Baltic 2.4 W 
1.56
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-YN-3 
 Gayville 1.8 SSW 
1.09
0.0
NA
SD
Yankton
 

10/8/2007 
 7:45 AM 
 SD-MH-22 
 Dell Rapids 0.5 NW 
1.01
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-2 
 Sioux Falls 2.6 ESE 
0.95
0.0
0.0
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-8 
 Hartford 6.4 S 
0.87
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-KY-1 
 Lake Preston 4.0 SW 
0.54
0.0
NA
SD
Kingsbury
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DV-4 
 Mitchell 1.1 N 
0.49
0.0
NA
SD
Davison
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DG-2 
 Armour 4.6 W 
0.19
0.0
NA
SD
Douglas
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-AR-2 
 Stickney 0.2 SSE 
0.18
0.0
NA
SD
Aurora
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-RB-1 
 Sisseton 3.8 W 
0.15
0.0
NA
SD
Roberts
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-FR-1 
 Hot Springs 0.5 SSW 
0.05
0.0
NA
SD
Fall River
 

10/8/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-FR-9 
 Oelrichs 7.4 SW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Fall River
 

10/8/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-MD-5 
 Sturgis 0.7 WSW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Meade
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-GY-3 
 Gregory 8.7 N 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-HG-2 
 Pierre 1.6 WSW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Hughes
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-HY-2 
 Highmore 19.1 NNW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Hyde
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LW-1 
 Whitewood 4.2 NNW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Lawrence
 

10/8/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LY-5 
 Presho 13.8 NW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/8/2007 
 6:20 AM 
 SD-PK-4 
 Bison 4.5 SE 
T
0.0
NA
SD
Perkins
 

And from IOWA…24 hour totalsLarchwood…..1.7"Harris…..1.26"Spencer…..1.16"Everly…….0.82"From you…our viewersPipestone   "There is 1.21 inches of rain in my gauge in the SE part of town."Worthington   "Friday @ noon 1.00". Saturday @ noon .60" This morning @ 7:00 2.11". Please make the rain stop, and have a great day,, Curt"Sanborn, IA   "we live 3 mi west and 4 mi north of Sanborn. We have 2" in the gauge"Vermillion   "We have 1.55 inches of rain in the guage this Oct.8 morning. It showered most of Sunday and then during the night, the thunder and lightening came with heavy rain."Garvin, MN  "In my KELO_Land rain guage since last Thursday we have had 2.65 .25 and 1.2 last night. It is making it difficult to harvest. We live north of Slayton MN about 12 miles….."Dundee, MN   "F.Y.I Dundee MN. got 2" last night and since fri. morn. we have recieved 3.7" Thanks Bruce Dundee Fire Chief"Feel free to post your totals in the comment section below!-Brian Karstens

Friday AM Rain Reports

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2007 at 7:39 am
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Good Morning!It rumbled a lot last night as storms rolled through eastern KELOLAND.  I’ll be updating the rainfall totals through the morning, but here are a few that are in so far…

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MC-1 
 Montrose 5.8 NW 
1.10
0.0
NA
SD
McCook
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-2 
 Sioux Falls 2.6 ESE 
0.57
0.0
0.0
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-1 
 Sioux Falls 3.4 ESE 
0.49
0.0
0.0
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-BK-6 
 Brookings 8.0 SSW 
0.42
0.0
NA
SD
Brookings
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-BK-10 
 Volga 0.4 NW 
0.16
0.0
NA
SD
Brookings
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DL-1 
 Clear Lake 0.6 SSW 
0.12
0.0
NA
SD
Deuel
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-6 
 Baltic 2.4 W 
0.11
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-YN-3 
 Gayville 1.8 SSW 
0.07
0.0
NA
SD
Yankton
 

10/5/2007 
 5:00 AM 
 SD-MD-5 
 Sturgis 0.7 WSW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Meade
 

10/5/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-FR-9 
 Oelrichs 7.4 SW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Fall River
 

10/5/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-PN-2 
 Rapid City 3.4 WNW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Pennington
 

10/5/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-PK-4 
 Bison 4.5 SE 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Perkins
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-GY-3 
 Gregory 8.7 N 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-GY-10 
 Herrick 4.0 WNW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-HG-2 
 Pierre 1.6 WSW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Hughes
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-HY-1 
 Highmore 12.4 N 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Hyde
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-HY-2 
 Highmore 19.1 NNW 
0.00
0.0
NA
SD
Hyde
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LY-1 
 Presho 0.3 SSW 
T
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

10/5/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-LY-5 
 Presho 13.8 NW 
T
0.0
NA
SD
Lyman
 

Also, these are in from the National Weather Service as of 7:30am.BKX :BROOKINGS SD   :    73  /   55   /   0.00  9V9 :CHAMBERLAIN SD :    76  /   60   /   0.00  HON :HURON SD       :    78  /   58   /   0.00  MHE :MITCHELL SD    :    80  /   61   /   0.00  FSD :SIOUX FALLS SD :    79  /   64   /   0.37  YKN :YANKTON SD     :    81  /   66   /      M  :  LYV :LUVERNE MN     :    79  /   66   /   0.30  MJQ :JACKSON MN     :    84  /   68   /   0.08  MML :MARSHALL MN    :    75  /   61   /   1.56  PQN :P IPESTONE MN   :    77  /   63   /   0.08  TKC :TRACY MN       :    79  /   63   /   1.01  MWM :WINDOM MN      :    79  /   63   /      M  OTG :WORTHINGTON MN :    81  /   64   /      M  :  CKP :CHEROKEE IA    :    81  /   68   /      M  ORC :ORANGE CITY IA :    79  /   66   /   0.43  SHL :SHELDON IA     :    82  /   68   /   0.86  SUX :SIOUX CITY IA  :    74  /   68   /   0.04  SPW :SPENCER IA     :    83  /   66   /   0.02  SLB :STORM LAKE IA  :    82  /   70   /   0.12   You can see the heaviest totals were in SW MN.  Lamberton had about 2.7" and Pipestone reported some street flooding late last night with 1.73". Feel free to post your rainfall totals below.  I’m sure we’ll have more before the weekend is done!Brian Karstens
 

Dangerous gastronomy

Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 5:19 pm
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For the uninitiated, gastronomy is the art or science of good eating. Most of the time you think of gastronomy when you are in a fine European restaurant, which is the situation I was in last night northwest of Madrid. A few European TV weather colleagues and I were dining at a very nice establishment, and we entrusted Tomas to order food for us because he is a big-time TV weatherman in Barcelona and knows Spanish food. We enjoyed some fried baby navy beans, which were excellent, and some delicious anchovies. Then Tomas ordered callos, which drew no reaction from everyone else – but started my stomach churning.
 
I enjoy watching the program “Bizarre Foods” on the Food Network. It’s a show where they have chef Andrew Zimmern from Minneapolis travel the world and joyfully eat the most disgusting foods he can find. I remember the program where he was in Madrid, Spain, and chows down on callos (KY-yohz), which is a blood sausage and tripe casserole. Zimmern actually lists it in his list of top ten worst (palatable) bizarre foods, and I wanted absolutely no part of it.
 
Tomas explained that callos are a popular, traditional food in Spain. The others decided to give it a try, but I stared at it and imagined the worst. I am a “jamon y queso” (ham and cheese) kind of guy – and here even that simple request takes an unusual twist because the whole ham legs are displayed in restaurants and bars, kneecap to ankle, cured but no longer refrigerated. Spain is famous for its ham, and it tastes good despite being very dry after hanging out in the open air for who knows how long.
 
Gerald, a TV weather guy from Dublin, bravely dove into the callos. He is the group wine-taster, but seems to enjoy trying new foods as well. After tasting some callos, Gerald pronounced a non-committal “it’s okay”. The women at the table followed suit, gamely eating the stuff. But it took a couple minutes more of teasing from the group before I summoned up the courage to have a bite.                              Gerald (left) and I tasting our callos.
 
Was it good? No. It had an un-appetizing brown color, consistency of wet bread, and was spiced to a point that gave me the impression the chef was trying to hide something. I got it down, all the time willing my body, “don’t throw up, don’t throw up”. And a moment later I chased it down with “jamon y queso.”

The rain in Spain

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 12:00 am
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Today finds me in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a university town on mountainous foothills forty miles northwest of Madrid, Spain. I am here for the annual meeting of the European Meteorological Society, to give a talk about how we present weather on television in America. My friends and colleagues from around the world are interested in the way we do things on “our side of the pond.”

   The central point of El Escorial is a monastery built by a Spanish king in the late 16th century, in which kings and queens of Spain are buried. I am sure the monastery is very nice, but persistent rains have fallen since I got here, putting the lie to the saying that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Even though I can’t really see the monastery, I sure can hear it because they ring the church bells every 15 minutes all day and all night. One other thing about this town is the familiarity of the street names. Right around my hotel there are Calle de (street of) San Francisco, Calle de San Antonio, and Floridablanca. It was nice of them to name their streets after American places so I could find my way around.
 
I have always been told you put on weight if you eat just before going to bed at night. If that was true, the Spanish would be the fattest people on the planet, and they most certainly are not. Spaniards eat lunch around two in the afternoon, and don’t eat dinner until nine or ten at night. I am starving by that time, but if you go to a Spanish restaurant between six and seven the only people you will find there are tourists.
 
The conference itself attracts some of the top scientists in Europe, people with real brain power. I enjoy talking with them, learning what they know about the sciences of climatology and meteorology. These are the people involved in the United Nations reports on climate change, so it is truly enlightening to find out the “science behind the science” of the whole global warming debate. There are only a couple of Americans here at the conference, so I will try to represent my country with honor and dignity.
 
On second thought, scatch that last bit. Very few of the locals speak English, so I have been pressed into service as a quasi-interpreter. At dinner, a colleague from England could not read the menu so he asked me to just to order him something with meat. So I told the waiter in Spanish that my friend spoke only English, and jokingly to please bring him “un bocadillo con culebra” – a snakemeat sandwich.

Rain and wind last weekend..snow to come next?

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:03 am
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Here are some rainfall totals the past 24 hours from South Dakota.  I’ve also posted some storm reports from yesterday from across KELOLAND below.Rainfall Totals from Sunday

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-UN-4 
 Elk Point 0.6 ESE 
1.56
0.0
NA
SD
Union
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-HM-1 
 Hayti 0.1 WNW 
1.10
0.0
NA
SD
Hamlin
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-UN-2 
 Elk Point 5.6 NNE 
0.99
0.0
NA
SD
Union
 

10/1/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-CM-1 
 Platte 13.7 W 
0.82
0.0
NA
SD
Charles Mix
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DG-2 
 Armour 4.6 W 
0.68
0.0
NA
SD
Douglas
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MC-1 
 Montrose 5.8 NW 
0.64
0.0
NA
SD
McCook
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DL-1 
 Clear Lake 0.6 SSW 
0.63
0.0
NA
SD
Deuel
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-BK-7 
 Brookings 0.2 SSW 
0.54
0.0
NA
SD
Brookings
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-AR-2 
 Stickney 0.2 SSE 
0.52
0.0
NA
SD
Aurora
 

10/1/2007 
 8:00 AM 
 SD-DG-1 
 Dimock 10.2 W 
0.52
0.0
NA
SD
Douglas
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-BK-10 
 Volga 0.4 NW 
0.51
0.0
NA
SD
Brookings
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-CD-2 
 Watertown 2.3 NNE 
0.51
0.0
NA
SD
Codington
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-YN-3 
 Gayville 1.8 SSW 
0.37
0.0
NA
SD
Yankton
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-CY-5 
 Vermillion 6.1 NNW 
0.34
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-BK-6 
 Brookings 8.0 SSW 
0.32
0.0
NA
SD
Brookings
 

10/1/2007 
 5:00 AM 
 SD-CY-1 
 Vermillion 8.5 N 
0.31
0.0
NA
SD
Clay
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-DV-2 
 Mitchell 5.8 S 
0.22
0.0
NA
SD
Davison
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-3 
 Sioux Falls 0.4 NW 
0.18
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-GY-10 
 Herrick 4.0 WNW 
0.12
0.0
NA
SD
Gregory
 

10/1/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-FR-9 
 Oelrichs 7.4 SW 
0.11
0.0
NA
SD
Fall River
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-BN-5 
 Martin 13.2 W 
0.11
0.0
NA
SD
Bennett
 

10/1/2007 
 7:00 AM 
 SD-MH-23 
 Sioux Falls 3.4 WSW 
0.11
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/1/2007 
 7:10 AM 
 SD-MH-6 
 Baltic 2.4 W 
0.08
0.0
NA
SD
Minnehaha
 

10/1/2007 
 6:00 AM 
 SD-BN-10 
 Martin 15.5 W 
0.05
0.0
NA
SD
Bennett
 

Storm Reports from Sunday
Severe Weather Reports from Late Sunday Afternoon
SPC Storm Report Page for 070930
Tornado Reports

Time (UTC)
Location
County
State
Lat
Lon
Comments

No Reports

Hail Reports

Time (UTC)
Size (inches)
Location
County
State
Lat
Lon
Comments

2000
0.75
MADISON
LAKE
SD
44.01
-97.11
(FSD)

2027
0.75
9 N COLMAN
MOODY
SD
44.12
-96.82
(FSD)

2030
1.00
MECKLING
CLAY
SD
42.84
-97.07
HAIL THE SIZE OF QUARTERS (FSD)

2050
1.00
2 NW ALCESTER
UNION
SD
43.04
-96.66
(FSD)

2053
0.88
10 N FLANDREAU
MOODY
SD
44.19
-96.6
PEA TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL AT COVERING THE GROUND ON HIGHWAY 13 AT BROOKINGS MOODY COUNTY LINE (FSD)

2053
0.88
11 N FLANDREAU
BROOKINGS
SD
44.21
-96.6
PEA TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL COVERING THE GROUND ALONG HIGHWAY 13 (FSD)

2100
0.75
5 NE MECKLING
CLAY
SD
42.89
-97
(FSD)

2105
0.75
3 N ALCESTER
UNION
SD
43.07
-96.63
40-50 MPH WINDS AND PENNY SIZED HAIL (FSD)

2115
1.00
HUDSON
LINCOLN
SD
43.13
-96.46
(FSD)

2120
1.00
6 WSW ROCK VALLEY
SIOUX
IA
43.17
-96.41
TORRENTIAL RAINS WITH WATER IN BASEMENT (FSD)

2130
1.00
10 SW HUBBARD
DIXON
NE
42.28
-96.73
(FSD)

2130
1.00
9 SW HUBBARD
DAKOTA
NE
42.29
-96.71
(FSD)

2144
1.00
AKRON
PLYMOUTH
IA
42.83
-96.56
(FSD)

2145
0.88
2 W SALIX
WOODBURY
IA
42.31
-96.33
OVER 50 MPH WINDS WITH BRANCHES DOWN (FSD)

2205
0.75
AKRON
PLYMOUTH
IA
42.83
-96.56
HAIL COVERED THE GROUND AND STRIPPED TREES BARE (FSD)

2230
0.75
4 SW CRAIG
PLYMOUTH
IA
42.85
-96.37
HAIL COVERING THE GROUND (FSD)

2243
2.00
3 E CUSHING
IDA
IA
42.47
-95.62
(FSD)

Wind Reports

Time (UTC)
Speed (mph)
Location
County
State
Lat
Lon
Comments

2150
60
2 SW SIOUX CENTER
SIOUX
IA
43.06
-96.2
(FSD)

2308
60
3 N OYENS
PLYMOUTH
IA
42.86
-96.06
(FSD)

2325
60
ALTA
BUENA VISTA
IA
42.67
-95.3
(FSD)

Now a word about the forecast next weekend….In case you forgot, it was 8 years ago today that a storm system brought accumulating snow to much of eastern SD…about 2.7" in Sioux Falls.While it’s still early in the forecast, it looks chilly and wet toward the end of our forecast.  Right now, either cold rain or wet snow could develop in eastern KELOLAND by Saturday night.  Stay tuned