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Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorms Across the Upper Midwest; Flash Flooding Possible from the Upper Midwest to Southern Plains and Desert Southwest Through Friday

Portions of the Upper Midwest will see an increased threat for severe thunderstorms through this evening, with a few strong tornadoes possible. The same region remains on alert for additional flash flood concerns. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding across the Desert Southwest today, and Southern Plains by Friday. Finally, Major-to-record river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Read More >


On Tuesday, September 10, the National Weather Service presented Marvin Seyer of Ipswich, SD with the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award. This is a national award and only 5 out of the over 10,000 cooperative weather observers across the United States were selected this year. In honor of Marvin, Governor Daugaard issued an Executive Proclamation declaring September 10, 2013 as Marvin Seyer Day in South Dakota.





Pictured from left to right are Judy Vrchota from Senator Thune’s office; Marvin Seyer; James Scarlett (Meteorologist in Charge), and Sharon Stroschein from Senator Johnson’s office. The ceremony was held at the Aberdeen WFO.