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This month’s rain will go down in the record books

This month’s rain will go down in the record books

This month’s rain will go down in the record books

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — The rain Southeast KELOLAND received last week will be something we remember for some time. It also launched June 2024 into the record books in many areas for total precipitation.

Mitchell, for example, set a new June rainfall record a week later at 10.07 inches. Sioux Falls, surprisingly enough, is not in the top spot. The 2014 holds the top threshold at 13.70 inches, with the 2024 second at 10.80 inches.

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

Of course, these are just two small samples of the historic rain we received. Other areas just south of Sioux Falls and in northwest Iowa received more than a foot of rain during the three-day event. Monthly records and all-times are a little harder to find for each location, but know that what we’ve seen will probably stay in the archives for a while.

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