Rain Totals From Weekend Rain

As you know, the Sioux Empire saw its fair share of rain this weekend as a stalled out front slowly moved off towards the southeast. The rain really began on Friday and slowly pushed its way eastward so how much rain was picked up over the weekend? Here’s a look at some of the rain totals coming in from the last two days!

4.60″ – Ortonville, MN
4.05″ – Huron Regional Airport (this total set a new two day rainfall record for the month of September)
3.98″ – 2 N Academy
3.73″ – Pukwana
3.65″ – Platte
3.60″ – Hayti
3.25″ – Brookings
3.05″ – Wessington Springs
2.85″ – Volga
2.85″ – Bradley
2.83″ – Huron 18mile
2.74″ – 7 WSW Platte
2.56″ – Madison
2.50″ – 2 E Madison
2.40″ – Butte
2.40″ Brookings Municipal Airport
2.21″ – Lake Andes RAWS
1.81″ – Platte
1.66″ – James River
1.63″ – Volga
1.37″ – Minneota
1.35″ – Mitchell Municipal Airport
1.06″ – Russell
1.00″ – 5 N Mt. Vernon
1.00″ – 2 W Acro
0.95″ – Storden
0.61″ – 7 WNW Colton
0.48″ – Spencer Municipal Airport
0.39″ – 2 N Vermillion
0.35″ – Marshall, MN
0.35″ – 2 ENE Hartford
0.35″ – Sioux Falls Harmondon Park
0.34″ – Rock River
0.30″ – 4 W Sioux Falls
0.28″ – 3 NNE Parker
0.22″ – ESE Baltic
0.20″ – 14 NNE Sioux Falls
0.19″ – Worthington Airport
0.18″ – 3 SSW Hinton
0.17″ – Pipestone, MN
0.17″ – Oak View Library, Sioux Falls
0.17″ – Linn Grove
0.16″ – 4 WSW Fostoria
0.15″ – Pipestone, MN
0.15″ – Menno
0.14″ – Luverne, MN
0.14″ – Le Mars Airport
0.14″ – Akron
0.13″ – 3 WSW Spencer, IA
0.13″ – Hornick

In addition to these totals over the last two days, here’s a look at some of totals coming in from the last 72 hours!
3.99″ – 5 W Watertown
3.60″ – 3 SE Watertown
3.45″ – Castlewood
3.43″ – 2 NNE Watertown
3.37″ – 3 NW Strandburg
3.13″ – Gann Valley
3.11″ – 2 S Watertown
3.09″ – 4 SSE Rauville
3.01″ – 5 E Danforth
2.87″ – 4 SE Lake City
2.82″ – Watertown Municipal Airport
2.67″ – Webster
2.67″ – 6 N Browns Valley
2.65″ – 1 W Hayti
2.56″ – Milbank
2.42″ – 3 WSW Hillhead
2.28″ – 7 WSW Wheaton
2.22″ – 1 NNE Wheaton
2.18″ – 1 WNW Reliance
2.17″ – Waverly
2.17″ – Britton
2.15″ – 2 SSE Claremont
2.10″ – Groton
2.09″ – Kidder
2.07″ – Reliance
2.05″ – 12 NNE Presho
1.96″ – 7 NW Vivian
1.96″ – 1 SSW Aberdeen
1.92″ – Presho
1.91″ – 1 NW Wheaton
1.86″ – 3 W Sisseton
1.83″ – 1 W Odessa
1.82″ – 8 SSW Kennebec
1.77″ – 1 NE Aberdeen
1.76″ – 7.5 NE Aberdeen
1.75″ – Wilmont
1.75″ – 4 ESE Harrold
1.75″ – 6 ENE Grenville
1.71″ – 1 SSW Aberdeen
1.69″ – Eureka (CO-OP)
1.68″ – Selby

All this rain, whether it was recorded over a 24/48 time period or over 72 hours will greatly help improve the drought conditions found across the Sioux Empire.

The Latest Drought Monitor as of September 21st

If you have any rain totals from where you live, send them our way and we’ll pass them on to the appropriate National Weather Service office. Make sure you are measuring where the ellipse is in your rain gage for an accurate measurement!

 

Blaise Keller
KDLT Morning Meteorologist
Twitter – @blaisekellerr

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