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South Dakota Severe Weather Alerts

Flood Warning South DakotaState Weather Alerts

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Sioux Falls Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... Big Sioux River Near Bruce .the Following River Forecasts Include Forecast Precipitation Through Tonight. Any Additional Future Precipitation Could Affect The Crest Forecasts. ...Read More.
Effective: December 11, 2019 at 9:01pmExpires: December 13, 2019 at 1:00amTarget Area: Brookings

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota... Missouri River At Niobrara James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell ...Read More.
Effective: December 11, 2019 at 9:28amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 1:27pmTarget Area: Beadle

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota... Missouri River At Niobrara James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell ...Read More.
Effective: December 11, 2019 at 9:28amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 1:27pmTarget Area: Bon Homme

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota... Missouri River At Niobrara James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell ...Read More.
Effective: December 11, 2019 at 9:28amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 1:27pmTarget Area: Davison; Hanson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota... Missouri River At Niobrara James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell ...Read More.
Effective: December 11, 2019 at 9:28amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 1:27pmTarget Area: Sanborn

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nebraska...south Dakota... Missouri River At Niobrara James River At Huron James River Near Forestburg James River At Mitchell ...Read More.
Effective: December 11, 2019 at 9:28amExpires: December 16, 2019 at 5:00amTarget Area: Hutchinson; Yankton

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... James River Near Hecla James River At Columbia James River Near Stratford James River At Ashton ...Read More.
Effective: December 5, 2019 at 8:52amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 2:52pmTarget Area: Brown

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... James River Near Hecla James River At Columbia James River Near Stratford James River At Ashton ...Read More.
Effective: December 5, 2019 at 8:52amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 2:52pmTarget Area: Brown

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... James River Near Hecla James River At Columbia James River Near Stratford James River At Ashton ...Read More.
Effective: December 5, 2019 at 8:52amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 2:52pmTarget Area: Brown; Spink

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In South Dakota... James River Near Hecla James River At Columbia James River Near Stratford James River At Ashton ...Read More.
Effective: December 5, 2019 at 8:52amExpires: December 12, 2019 at 2:52pmTarget Area: Spink

 

Severe Weather Alerts in South DakotaSouth Dakota Frequent Weather Alerts:
Drought, Severe Thunderstorms, Flooding, Winter Weather

South Dakota is one of the least populated states in the country, and due to its size, it has some of the swingiest weather patterns you can find in the entire country. As a result, both excessive precipitation and not enough precipitation cause problems for the state at different times.

Flooding and Thunderstorms

When it starts to warm up as winter ends, the snow in the mountains starts to melt and it can cause flooding in the foothills below. In 2010, there was over 2 feet of snow in the mountains, and when it melted in March, it caused severe flooding throughout the eastern part of the state.

From May to September, severe thunderstorms can be quite a common occurrence. The worst thunderstorms will often bring hail and, in some cases, tornadoes (not as frequently as the Tornado Alley states, however).

Drought

Certain parts of the state are drier than others, and increasing temperatures are causing droughts to become more frequent. In 2012, the state got less than 3 inches of rain during the summer (when the average per year is usually 15 to 25).

 

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