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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… continue reading ›

Drought Conditions Worsen Across the Area

Last week we took at the latest drought conditions across the state of South Dakota. Sadly, the news isn’t any better this time around. This week’s U.S. DroughtMonitor update, which was released earlier this morning, shows an increase in drought… continue reading ›

Ways To Conserve Water During A Drought

Across much of the Northern Plains, especially in Montana and North Dakota, drought conditions have reached severe and even extreme levels. Starting in May, the drought conditions started to turn worse with little soaking rain falling across northern parts of… continue reading ›

Drought Expands Across South Dakota

Bad news for South Dakota Corn & Soybean farmers, especially those in central and northern parts of the state. This week's Kubota Tractor Corporation "Precip Report" wasn't good for as we remain at 2% for extreme drought, which was the… continue reading ›

Overnight Rain Totals

Late last night and into early this morning we had a complex of severe storms that moved through southeastern South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, southwest Minnesota, and northwest Iowa. These storms not only brought strong winds and large hail, but also… continue reading ›

Severe Weather Possible Tuesday

After a quiet and dry weekend across the Sioux Empire our atmosphere is looking like it might light some fireworks of its own, one week ahead of the national holiday. Severe weather looks likely into central South Dakota on Tuesday… continue reading ›

Storm Photos From June 13th

A low pressure system and a line of severe thunderstorms, as well as tornado warned cells, moved through central and eastern portions of the KDLT forecast area yesterday starting in the mid afternoon. We have received several pictures and put… continue reading ›

2017 Summer Outlook

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, meaning the start of summer is just around the corner! Most would say that Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer as a most schools have ended classes and the weather begins to… continue reading ›

May 1st Snow Totals

Photo via Kris Bishop - Volga, SD A low pressure system moved through the Northern Plains bringing with it, some heavy, wet, snow during the morning hours on May 1st. Record breaking totals have been reported due to this system… continue reading ›

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Lightning

Lightning, Michael Rydland Severe weather season is upon us and this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across South Dakota. Each day this week we tackled a different severe weather topic leading to our final day today. Monday, Brandon took… continue reading ›

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Flooding

Severe weather season is upon us and this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week across South Dakota. Each day this week we will tackle a different severe weather topic. Earlier this week Brandon broke down the difference between a Watch… continue reading ›

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