Rain, hail and strong winds were the result of rapidly developing storms on the first day of August. The event opened a portal of unsettled weather expected for the coming week.

While a wider area of rain coursed through areas west of Sioux Falls, ahead of the main line were isolated showers that formed just north of the city. Eventually these cells intensified after leaving Minnehaha County and rumbled through Harrisburg and Canton on their way to Iowa.

Pea-sized hail was reported near 77th and Minnesota according to a report from the National Weather Service. Much of Lincoln County received at least an inch of rain with some pockets near Harrisburg getting over two inches. It must be said that some areas of Lincoln County missed the rain altogether.

Warnings were issued at least eight different times from the National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls starting at 1:49 PM for Charles Mix and Brule Counties through a final notice for Dickinson County, Iowa that expired at 6:45 PM. Rainfall amounts between Tripp and Parkston in Hutchinson County were estimated to be over 3 inches with some 60 mile per hour wind gusts also reported to the Sioux Falls bureau.

More showers are forecast for Wednesday (August 2) through Thursday. Farther into the future a good chance of rain could arrive for the weekend.


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