October 31, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Drought Expands and Grows

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SOUTH DAKOTA - Continued warm temperatures and dry conditions have caused South Dakota's drought conditions to grow and increased in levels.

Sioux Falls towards Canton and into Sioux Center, Iowa, has moved into the extreme drought conditions (level three out of four). The extreme drought conditions in Nebraska have slowly moved northward and now includes parts of the southwest, South Dakota putting the city of Pine Ridge in extreme drought.

According to the US Drought Monitor, 2.34 percent of the state is under extreme drought, 9.44 percent in a severe drought, 33.60 percent in moderate drought, and 99.18 percent of the state in abnormally dry conditions.

Dry conditions continued until this weekend, but chances of showers and even thunderstorms are possible by Sunday.