Archive for August 2009

First Frost Dates

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 at 2:26 pm
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Here is a look at some data as far as the dates of our first frost during the fall months.  The temperatures you see are based on plant damage.  So at 36 degrees the most vulnerable plants will see some damage and we may have some patchy frost.  At 32 degrees most garden plants are damaged and widespread frost is expected.  When the temperatures drop down to 28 degrees that is called a hard freeze and crops like soybeans and corn are affected.

Jay Trobec Travels Overseas

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am
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KELOLAND Chief Meteorologist Jay Trobec is overseas to attend the World Climate Conference in Geneva. Before he left, he put together a video explaining how he avoids jet lag when traveling to Europe. Get his advice by clicking on the play button below.In between attending lectures and meetings, Jay took a tour of Geneva.  The city is one of the world’s top most important financial centers and residents enjoy a high quality of life.Click on the play button below to take in the city sights.

8-23-2009 Next Week in Wx (video)

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 10:44 pm
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Weather Discussions on the Move

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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We have an exciting new change to announce for your using pleasure on KELOLAND.com.  From now on the short Weather Discussions that we post each day in the morning and evening will be posted in the Weather Stories section.  This will leave our weather blog open for other fun or interesting weather stuff that we come across.  Soon we will also be posting these short discussions at the top of our weather homepage, making them even easier to find, so look for that soon!You can find the discussions here: /weather/weatherstories/

Wednesday AM Rainfall

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 6:51 am
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Good morning,
 
Showers and t-storms continue to move to the northeast this morning and some of the rain has been heavy.  Webster picked up 4.5” of rain last night with some flooding problems.  There was also hail south of Harrold and Highmore.  You can find more daily rainfall totals at the link below…http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/StateDailyPrecipReports.aspx?state=SD
 
You can find more amounts on our website… www.keloland.com
 
Rainfall will continue off and on today with a cold front moving across the region.  Rain will be possible both along and behind the front.  The other story will be the cooler NW winds behind this front.  Winds will be gusty tomorrow from the NW at 15-30mph…with gust near 40mph.  Highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
 
Warmer weather will return by the weekend with highs in the lower 80s in the east with readings near 90 in the west. 
 
 
Click here for a forecast for your specific location!

 
Brian Karstens
 

Monday AM Update

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:28 am
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A few light showers have developed this morning in eastern KELOLAND as a very small weather system moves to the east.  Expect a blend of sun and clouds today with highs below normal in the 70s in most areas.  Winds from the west-northwest will be stronger in northern SD during the afternoon at 15-25mph.  Look for cool weather tonight with a batch of 40s for lows in Buffalo and Mobridge.  That’s good sleeping weather…but the crops need warmer overnight temperatures for maturity.
Temperatures will be a little warmer tomorrow, but quiet weather will continue with high pressure in control of the weather.  Thunderstorms could develop as early as late Tuesday night in central SD as warmer, more unstable air makes a return from the south.  More thunderstorms will likely develop later Wednesday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves in from the north.  That front will drop our temperatures for Thursday with some areas staying in the 60s! 
Look for moderating temperatures by the weekend…with significantly warmer weather returning to western SD by Saturday and Sunday.
Have a great Monday!

8-16-2009 Next Week in Wx

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:24 am
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Sunday PM Update

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm
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After some heavy rain showers overnight last night we ended up with a glorious day across KELOLAND Sunday.  Winds were a bit on the breezy side and temperatures were maybe cooler than some would like, but all things considered it was pretty nice.  There is an isolated chance that we may see a few thunderstorms West River this evening and overnight, but no severe weather is expected at this time.  For the week temperatures will start cool and stay cool through most of the week.  Our next chance of rain comes with a system on Wednesday and Thursday.  By the end of the week we are looking dry again with steadily climbing temperatures.  If you liked the heat of last week you may get one more taste of it, as some HOT air will try to build in by next weekend.
 
Have a great week!

Sunday AM Update

Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 6:06 am
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 A potent line of showers and thunderstorms moved across the state last night and early this morning.  The good news is that most of the storms are now out of our area.  This will leave us with just a slight chance of seeing a shower early today, otherwise we will expect decreasing clouds across the area.  Even with a fair amount of sun today it will be a cooler day with highs only in the 70s.  Temperatures will stay cool as we enter into the week as well.  As we work through the week we will add a few degrees to our high each day.  The best chance of showers or storms will arrive midweek.
 
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday PM Update

Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm
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After widespread rain in the east this morning we have dealt with isolated pockets of showers and storms across the state today.  The rain will again become more widespread tonight as a cold front drags across the state.  There will be the possibility of heavy rain, hail and strong winds with the storms as they move from W to E across the state.  Heavy rain is by far the biggest threat with all of these storms.  By tomorrow morning most of the showers and storms will be in the east, the storms should move out sometime early leaving us with clearing skies across the state.  Temperatures will be cooler Sunday and will likely stay cooler through next week.
 
Have a great evening!