Edwards: Early July rains should ease drought conditions in South Dakota (Audio)

July 13, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–After an extremely dry month of June, July has gotten off to a better start moisture-wise across South Dakota.

Widespread rain fell last week, giving crops across the region a much needed boost.

Laura Edwards (pictured) is the state climatologist. She says drought conditions remain in place, although they’re not as severe as they had been….

Edwards says most of the rain that fell last week soaked in….

The rain came at the same time temperatures cooled, which was a perfect combination…

One thing that has been noticeably absent this summer has been severe weather…

Edwards says rain chances are back in the forecast for tonight and Wednesday, and again on Saturday.