April 2006 Among the Wettest on Record

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED OCHEYEDAN TOTAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
100 PM CDT MON MAY 1 2006

...VERY WET APRIL ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA...

APRIL 2006 ENDED UP RANKING AMONG THE WETTEST APRILS ON RECORD FOR
MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTHWEST IOWA...AND
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA. LAKEFIELD MN SET A NEW RECORD FOR APRIL WITH A
TOTAL OF 7.28 INCHES...WHILE SIOUX FALLS SD...WORTHINGTON MN...AND
SIBLEY IA RECORDED THE SECOND HIGHEST APRIL PRECIPITATION ON RECORD.

IN THE TABLE BELOW ARE THE NORMAL APRIL PRECIPITATION (IN INCHES)...
APRIL 2006 PRECIPITATION TOTALS (IN INCHES)...WHERE 2006 RANKS IN
THE RECORDS...THE CURRENT (OR PREVIOUS) RECORD WETTEST APRIL...AND
THE PERIOD OF RECORD FOR VARIOUS SITES:

                 NORMAL   04/06           PREVIOUS/       PERIOD OF
LOCATION         APRIL    TOTAL   RANK    CURRENT RECORD  RECORD
--------         ------   ------  ----    --------------  ---------
SIBLEY IA         2.89     7.47    2ND     7.48/2001      1893-
WORTHINGTON MN    2.72     7.29    2ND     8.24/2001      1971-
LAKEFIELD MN      2.80     7.28    1ST     6.64/2001      1948-
AKRON IA          2.44     6.25    3RD     8.79/1984      1900-
LAKE PARK IA      2.82     6.22    3RD     6.96/2001      1912-
SIOUX FALLS SD    2.65     6.17    2ND     6.97/2001      1893-
OCHEYEDAN IA      2.99     5.56    3RD     6.26/1985      1967-
ROCK VALLEY IA    2.73     5.54    3RD     7.00/1984      1977-
HOLSTEIN IA       3.21     5.24    5TH     7.96/1986      1951-
SIOUX CENTER IA   2.83     4.77   10TH     9.14/1985      1899-
YANKTON SD        2.51     4.74    7TH     7.07/1984      1932-
GALVA IA          2.96     4.52    7TH     8.21/1986      1896-

$$

MG



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