Sioux Falls on pace for 2nd driest September on record

The official rainfall recorded at the Sioux Falls airport so far in September stands at 0.20" through 9/27. This will come in as the 2nd driest September on record if there is no more rainfall today and we do not expect any rainfall. Also, the total rainfall for Sioux Falls for August  through September stands at 1.60", which will also be a new record low total for this period.

Several other locations in the area are also experiencing record dry conditions for August and September. The table below shows several sites that will likely end up with Top 5 driest Septembers or August/September periods (these data are preliminary and could be updated at a future time):

 

Location

Sept 2011 Rainfall

Rank

Prev. Record

Normal

   

Aug-Sep 2011 Rainfall

Rank

Prev Record

Normal

Sioux Falls SD

0.20"

2nd

T in 1892

2.77"

   

1.60"

1st

1.64" in 1990

5.82"

Chamblerlain SD

0.11"

1st

0.26" in 1981

2.24"

   

2.55"

5th

1.19" in 2000

4.76"

Brookings SD

0.14"

3rd

0.04" in 1935

3.19"

   

1.66"

2nd

1.41" in 1925

6.26"

Lakefield MN

0.50"

2nd

0.45" in 1998

3.09"

   

1.34"

1st

2.97" in 1999

7.13"

Marshall MN

0.25"

2nd

0.18" in 1974

3.09"

   

0.54"

1st

1.18" in 1967

6.48"

Pipestone MN

0.23"

2nd

0.19" in 1899

3.24"

   

1.72"

1st

1.86" in 1976

6.38"

Worthington MN

0.39"

2nd

0.13" in 1940

3.25"

   

1.38"

2nd

1.03" in 1999

7.02"

Akron IA

0.12"

1st

0.26" in 1940

3.03"

   

3.19"

10th

1.52" in 1971

6.25"

Holstein IA

0.42"

2nd

0.10" in 1956

3.16"

   

2.31"

5th

1.55" in 1976

7.19"

Ocheyedan IA

0.28"

1st

0.53" in 1984

3.46"

   

1.98"

2nd

1.95" in 1999

7.17"

Rock Valley IA

0.40"

1st

0.58" in 1999

3.22"

   

1.53"

2nd

1.46" in 1984

6.81"

Sibley IA

0.35"

2nd

0.22" in 1899

3.42"

   

2.40"

8th

1.42" in 1972

7.06"

Windom MN

0.56"

4th

0.31" in 1956

3.29"

   

0.99"

1st

1.44" in 1999

6.81"

Montrose SD

0.24"

1st

0.89" in 1990

2.96"

   

2.48"

2nd

1.35" in 1973

6.21"

Canton SD

0.34"

6th

0.00" in 1899

2.86"

   

1.58"

5th

0.97" in 1955

5.89"

Pickstown SD

0.24"

2nd

0.14" in 1952

2.53"

   

2.55"

11th

0.95" in 1983

5.04"

Sioux City IA

0.31"

3rd

0.07" in 1950

2.96"

   

2.84"

12th

0.72" in 1971

6.19"

Forestburg SD

0.24"

4th

0.00" in 1899

2.28"

   

1.71"

8th

0.79" in 1974

4.80"



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