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Wildire Danger Continues in Southern California

High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control. Read More >


        Wettest and Driest Seasons for Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls               Winter...Dec+Jan+Feb  Spring...Mar+Apr+May 
Precipitation by Seasons  Summer...Jun+Jul+Aug  Autumn...Sep+Oct+Nov


Wettest Seasons...Total (inches) and Year

Rank    Winter     Rank   Spring    Rank   Summer    Rank   Autumn

 1. 6.88  1968-69   1. 14.65  1995   1. 22.64  2010   1. 12.45  2016
 2. 5.14  1961-62   2. 14.24  1920   2. 19.45  2014   2. 12.35  1973
 3. 4.71  1918-19   3. 13.51  1927   3. 17.39  1993   3. 12.26  1929
 4. 4.62  1951-52   4. 13.20  1936   4. 17.18  1909   4. 11.61  1982
 5. 4.57  2009-10   5. 13.15  1935   5. 16.76  1944   5. 11.37  1986
 6. 4.53  1908-09   6. 12.91  1993   6. 16.14  1992   6. 10.78  1946
 7. 3.80  2011-12   7. 12.27  1898   7. 15.82  1900   7. 10.65  1911
 8. 3.75  1945-46   8. 12.06  1893   8. 15.66  1934   8. 10.19  1906
 9. 3.74  1953-54   9. 11.73  1965   9. 15.05  2015   9. 10.03  2015
10. 3.69  2006-07  10. 11.67  1999  10. 14.97  1956  10.  9.99  1896




Driest Seasons...Total (inches) and Year

Rank    Winter     Rank   Spring    Rank   Summer    Rank   Autumn

 1. 0.23  1930-31   1. 1.62  1934    1. 2.73  2012      0.87  2011
 2. 0.45  1986-87   2. 1.97  1931    2. 3.55  1894      1.02  1952
 3. 0.55  2001-02   3. 3.05  1981    3. 3.86  1976      1.19  1974
 4. 0.61  1941-42   4. 3.36  1926    4. 3.91  1996      1.26  1999
 5. 0.62  1956-57   5. 3.49  1907    5. 4.82  1927      1.29  1967
 6. 0.64  1994-95   6. 3.50  1971    6. 4.90  1893      1.52  1894
    0.64  1989-90   7. 3.55  1922    7. 5.42  1988      1.54  1976
 8. 0.65  1900-01   8. 3.69  1969    8. 5.61  1958      1.78  1956
 9. 0.69  1979-80   9. 3.72  1928    9. 5.68  1917      1.84  1955
10. 0.74  1980-81  10. 3.92  1894   10. 5.83  1936      1.92  1936

    Wettest 3 Month Period on Record  22.64 inches Jun-Jul-Aug 2010
2ND Wettest 3 Month Period on Record  22.55 inches May-Jun-Jul 1993
3RD Wettest 3 Month Period on Record  20.73 inches May-Jun-Jul 1908

Wettest 7 Day Period on Record     7.87 inches 6/14/2014 - 6/20/2014

Wettest 14 Day Period on Record   10.50 inches 6/3/2014 - 6/16/2014

Wettest 31 Day Period on Record   14.59 inches 5/31/2014 - 6/30/2014

Wettest 6 Month Period on Record  31.78 inches 4/1/2010 - 9/30/2010

Wettest 12 Month Period on Record 43.06 inches 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010

       Updated Feb '17