Record Rainfall Across the Area During June

...Heavy Rainfall Across the Region in June...

June brought an end to drought conditions across portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.  Drought was replaced, however, by heavy rainfall and widespread flooding.  Regional rainfall totals greater than 8" were common, with a few locations receiving monthly rainfall amounts as great as 15 to even 18 inches!  These totals were more than 600% the average rainfall for the month of June.  Here is a graphic depicting the rainfall totals for the  month along with the percent from normal precipitation for this month.

June 2014 Monthly Rainfall

June Rainfall - Percent from Normal

 

For the year, locations such as Sioux Falls and Sioux City, started the month of June with precipitation deficits of 2.00" and 4.33" respectively.  By the end of June, these same locations now have precipitation surpluses of 5" to 6".  The trace of yearly precipitation for Sioux Falls shows the sharp increase in precipitation by the middle of the month.

 

Year-to-Date Precipitation Totals for Sioux Falls

In Sioux City, the trace of yearly precipitation was more dramatic as heavy rain fell across the city during the middle of the month.

Year-to-Date Precipitation Totals for Sioux City

 

 


Rankings:

 

Year-to-Date (6/30) Precipitation Rankings- Sioux City
Rank Total Year
1 22.39" 1903
2 22.16" 1984
3 21.90" 2014
4 20.14" 1962
5 19.87" 1998
6 19.80" 1999
7 19.45" 2011
8 19.04" 2007
9 18.71" 1927
Year-to-Date (6/30) Precipitation Rankings - Sioux Falls
Rank Total Year
1 20.85 1993
2 20.47 1984
3 19.68 1908
4 19.34 1909
5 19.29 1920
6 19.14 1951
7 19.04 2004
8 18.68 2014
9 18.34 1965
10 18.14 1935
June Precipitation Rankings - Sioux City
Rank Total Year
1 16.65" 2014
2 8.78" 1967
3 8.67" 1957
4 8.47" 1929
5 7.90" 1999
6 7.63" 1962
7 7.40" 1940
8 6.81" 1954
9 6.79" 1984
10 6.61" 1898
June Precipitation Rankings - Sioux Falls
Rank Total Year
1 13.70" 2014
2 8.43" 1984
3 8.35" 1909
4 7.94" 1951
5 7.83" 2010
6 7.28" 1943
7 7.27" 1947
8 7.21" 1914
9 7.17" 1925
10 7.13" 1919
   

 


Additional Stations and Rankings for June Precipitation:

 

   

              City           June Total    Ranking       Record        Year       Missing                                                                                                                     Days
Canton
19.75
1st
10.96"
1954
0
Cherokee
16.92
1st
13.11"
2010
0
Sioux Rapids 4E
16.33
1st
11.69"
1993
1
Rock Rapids
15.86
1st
10.98"
1984
0
LeMars
15.31
1st
9.65"
1950
0
Sheldon
15.18
1st
10.49"
1953
0
Emerson
14.45
1st
12.48"
1967
0
Holstein
14.2
1st
13.42"
1967
0
Luverne
13.84
1st 
9.13"
1993
0
Rock Valley
13.7
1st
13.07"
1983
0
Centerville 6SE
13.07
1st
11.02"
1983
0
Wakefield
12.79
1st
12.40"
1967
0
Primghar
12.69
1st
12.35"
2010
0
Sibley 3NE
12.47
1st
11.20"
1914
1
Sioux Center 2SE
12.46
1st
11.84"
1971
0
Lake Wilson
12.18
2nd
13.42"
1993
6
Peterson
11.99
1st
10.70"
1954
21
Vermillion 2SE
11.36
1st
9.13"
1999
0
Spencer
10.99
1st
8.11"
2010
7
Lakefield 2NE
10.96
1st
6.96"
1951
0
Marshall
10.46
3rd
13.83"
1957
1
Worthington 2NNE
10.03
3rd
12.29"
1993
0
Minneota
9.61
5th
11.97"
1993
4
Colton
9.59
2nd
10.04"
2010
2
Yankton 2E
9.56
2nd
9.68"
1941
1
Spencer 1N
9.15
5th
12.81"
2010
11
Akron
9
4th
10.49"
1971
10
Hawarden
9
4th
15.79"
1983
2
Flandreau
8.98
4th
10.05"
1984
0
Brookings 2NE
8.8
6th
10.21"
1994
0
Marion
8.56
3rd
14.19"
1984
0
Montrose
8.21
5th
10.18"
1993
1
Tracy
8.17
6th
9.47"
1919
0
Pipestone
7.78
8th
9.86"
1993
0
Howard
6.91
9th
11.78"
2010
0
Chamberlain 5S
5.32
10th
8.99"
2005
0
Mitchell
4.19
5th
9.98"
2010
0



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