Preliminary Rainfall Totals for Monday, October 14, 2013

Record rains fell across parts of the region on Monday, October 14, 2013. Some records (amounts through 9 pm) include:

Location 10/14/2013 Rainfall Previous Record Year of Previous Record
Sioux Falls, SD ***
2.16 inches 1.04 inches 1966
Sioux City, IA **
2.28 inches 1.19 inches 2007
Huron, SD * 2.56 inches 1.06 inches 1966
Mitchell, SD 2.36 inches 1.20 inches 1899

* for Huron, SD, this is also the 2nd wettest October day on record. The wettest ever October day was October 10, 1961, when 2.95 inches fell.
** for Sioux City, IA, this is the 4th wettest October day on record. The wettest ever October day was October 30, 1979, when 4.42 inches fell.
*** for Sioux Falls, SD, this is the 5th wettest October day on record. The wettest ever October day was October 9, 1973, when 4.54 inches fell.

Below is a map of preliminary reports through the mid evening hours on October 14, 2013. Click the map for a larger version. You can also view an interactive version of this map, if you wish.

Map of preliminary daily rainfall totals through the mid evening hours on October 14, 2013

Data from this map is as follows:

1 Mitchell 3.1
2 Yankton Coop Observer 3.03
3 West of Marion 3.0
4 Southwest Sioux Falls 2.78
5 Southern Sioux Falls 2.7
6 1SE Tea 2.58
7 West Sioux Falls 2.56
8 Le Mars 2.5
9 Northern Sioux City 2.5
10 South Sioux City 2.5
11 Eastern Sioux Falls 2.5
12 Huron Airport 2.37
13 Mitchell Coop Observer 2.36
14 Sioux City Airport 2.26
15 Richland 2.26
16 10E Dell Rapids 2.25
17 Mitchell Airport 2.17
18 Sioux Falls Airport 2.16
19 Iroquois Coop Observer 1.89
20 Orange City Airport 1.88
21 Brookings 1.84
22 Rock Valley 1.81
23 Chamberlain Airport 1.59
24 3W of Brookings 1.5
25 Luverne Airport 1.49
26 Pipestone Airport 1.24
27 Sheldon Airport 1.18
28 4N of Currie 1.00
29 Marshall Airport 0.99
30 Tracy Airport 0.96
31 Slayton Airport 0.84
32 Worthington Airport 0.83
33 Cherokee Airport 0.43
34 Windom Airport 0.43
35 Spencer Airport 0.34
36 Jackson Airport 0.28
37 Storm Lake Airport 0.04


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