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The rain this month will go into the record books

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The rain that southeastern KELOLAND received last week will be something that we remember for quite some time. It has also launched June of 2024 into the record books in many areas for total rainfall.

Mitchell, for example, has set a new record for rainfall in June with a week to go at 10.07 inches. Sioux Falls, surprisingly enough, is not in the top spot. 2014 holds the high water mark at 13.70 inches, with 2024 in second at 10.80 inches.

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Both cities did set daily records for June 20th and 21st respectively. Mitchell’s 4.87 inches of rain on the 20th also set a new all-time record for one-day rain total…regardless of month. The two-day stretch for both cities also set an all-time record for the wettest two-day stretch.

Of course, that’s just two small samples of the historic rain that we received. Other areas just south of Sioux Falls and in northwestern Iowa received over a foot of rain during the three-day event. Monthly and all-time records are a bit tougher to come by for every location, but just know that what we saw will likely stay in the archives for quite some time.

While we do have a few chances for rain on the way, there are a few differences compared to last week. One, it isn’t a widespread chance…and two, if you do see rain it won’t be for days on end.

Written by: The Dam Rock Station

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