Showers and thunderstorms will be developing today and that will kick off the start to a very wet week. Various frontal boundaries and copious amounts of Gulf Moisture will combine to create numerous showers and storms through the week and into next weekend. Some of the storms could be strong and some of the rainfall could be heavy. By the end of the week, rainfall totals of 3-6 inches are expected to be common across the plateau.
This Week’s Hazards
MM’s Wx Vlog
Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Southwest wind at 5 mph.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest winds at 5 mph.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday: Scattered showers and storms likely.
Friday: Scattered showers and storms likely.
SPC T-storm Outlook for Today
Our region has been downgraded back to the risk for “general, non-severe” storms for today, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they add us back to the “marginal risk” before the day is over. Each day this week will offer a chance for isolated strong to severe storms, with gusty winds and heavy rainfall possible.
Severe Weather Safety Tips
HRRR Radar Model
This radar simulation runs from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today.
On This Day
1986 – Tremendous hailstones pounded parts of South Dakota damaging crops, buildings and vehicles. Hail piled two feet deep at Black Hawk and northern Rapid City. Hail an inch and a quarter in diameter fell for 85 minutes near Miller and Huron, piling up to depths of two feet.
1965 – Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock.
MM Classes for Kids
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Registration for the Clarkrange class in August is now open! That class is August 4 at 5:00. Please allow extra travel time due to the Highway 127 yard sales that day. Registration is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA9oc7Akb8UBKD3m3uG4kPdJh21dDhVm8REDO425ucJYnL-A/viewform
The next MM kids class at TCAT in Crossville will be Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30. Register today at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6-ePugEZIhbSRl4x4zPYqcBWASNywEqW3Ar_17J0NgxXuIA/viewform
That class topic is telescopes, with emphasis on the new NASA James Webb telescope!
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