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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Severe Weather Possible Again For Sioux Empire

After a severe end to the weekend, the Sioux Empire will, once again, see the chance for severe weather not only today but also tomorrow as a low pressure system lifts northwards; its warm front is expected to bring a…

How To Avoid Heat Related Illnesses This Summer

The official start of summer may be a couple of weeks away of still but the Sioux Empire is going to get another early taste of what summer feels like this weekend. A low-pressure system is going to pull up…

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…

Sioux Empire Braces For Severe Weather Potential

It was a gorgeous Mother's Day weekend across the Sioux Empire; plenty of sunshine, southerly winds and warm temperatures for all the mothers across the Sioux Empire. Even Mother Nature herself kicked back and relaxed, but now she is getting…

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…

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…

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…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornadoes

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 I broke down the difference between a Watch…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Severe Thunderstorms

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 to help you understand individual weather phenomenon.  Yesterday, Brandon broke down…

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Watch vs. Warning

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 to help you understand that individual phenomenon. Later in the week…

From 80s to Snow Within Two Days

We are nearing Easter Sunday, not to mention we are nearing the middle of April. Despite the fact that the actual middle of April is a couple of days away, we kicked off the week leading up to it with snow…

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