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Weekend Rainfall Brings Impressive Totals!

It has sure been a gloomy and rainy stretch the last three days and that has resulted in some impressive rainfall totals from across the Sioux Empire. Storms fired up Friday afternoon as a cold front moved through and they…

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…

Meteorologists In Aberdeen Helping Irma Forecast

All eyes have been on Hurricane Irma as she continues to move closer and closer to the United States. Having already brought destructive and deadly winds as well as storm surge to portions of the Caribbean, in places like the…

Understanding A Hurricane and Tropical Storms

With the summer months and severe weather season coming to an end, a new season is beginning - hurricane season. With the Atlantic hurricane season starting from June and ending in November, the United States has already been hit by…

Heavy Rain Brings Floods to the Sioux Empire

While many were hoping to see a glimpse at today’s Solar Eclipse, Mother Nature had her own plans. Strong storms with heavy rain moved into the Sioux Empire this morning and into the early afternoon bringing flash flooding across parts…

Rain Totals: Wednesday, August 16th

As well documented, we have been dealing with a severe to extreme drought across the area this summer and today we put a nice dent in that! Some very nice steady rainfall has dropped some sizeable totals across our area…

There's a 50% Chance of Confusion

You've seen it before, especially during the summer there's usually two or three days on the 7 day forecast that has a percent on it. Sometimes 10, sometimes 90... most of the time, it's confusing to you at home what…

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak This Weekend

While there has been a lot of coverage on the upcoming Solar Eclipse, there is another popular solar event going on this month which will be in full swing this weekend: The Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids can been seen…

How Long Will The Cool Temperatures Last?

This week has already been cooler than average - yesterday we had a high of only 71° in Sioux Falls.  The cooler weather looks to stick around as the 7-day forecast doesn't even have a single day at or above…

Slight Drought Improvement This Week

This summer has been a rough one for farmers across the Rushmore State as drought has ramped up during the hottest months of the year. Week after week we have seen drought continue to expand and worsen across our area,…

Military Weather Vs. Broadcast Weather

As many of you probably know by now, in addition to working for KDLT as a Meteorologist, I am also a Senior Airmen in Air National Guard where I forecast the weather as well.  Many people ask me the difference…

Extreme Drought Conditions Expand Across South Dakota

The bad news continues for corn and soybean farmers across the South Dakota; the drought conditions have worsened across central portions of the state with now 15% of South Dakota underneath extreme drought conditions. The latest data from the Drought…

July 25-26 Rain Totals

Some impressive rainfall reports coming in from storms that rolled through our area Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Some very heavy rain fell across southern and eastern South Dakota. Below is a list of totals that we have received…

ASK BRANDON: Why Are Some Hailstones Spiky?

  Facebook Comment: Kristen Dunn: “I'm intrigued by the shape of the top one. Isn't hail normally round?” ______________________________ Great question! In short, the answer…

Evapotranspiration - A Fancy Word For Corn Sweat

On a hot, sunny day in the middle of the Summer have you ever stopped and noticed how muggy it feels outside? Like instead of living in the Northern Plains, you're living somewhere tropical but... there's no ocean around. So…

How This Year's Drought Compares

We all know this year has been very dry so far.  In fact, the newest Drought Monitor map shows the drought has increased in coverage once again.  Here's the updated Precip Report from earlier this morning. Over 350,000 people are…

Extreme Heat Expected Through Next Week

We have seen our fair share of heat over the last week or so. Aberdeen has already seen the triple digits three times this month, which is already three times more than what we saw last year alone. For the…

Why Most Weather Apps Are So Inaccurate

Do you find yourself relying on your favorite weather app that you can easily access from your phone?  Do you check your weather app everyday but don't rely on a Meteorologist's actual forecast.  It's okay because many of us do,…

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