Spring Melt

Sioux Falls has experienced a major spring melt starting with 52″ of snow pack a combination of rain and warming temperatures.

This mix has caused serious flooding across the state and the region and flood warnings continue in the following rivers.
…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN SOUTH
DAKOTA…IOWA…MINNESOTA…

FIRESTEEL CREEK NEAR MOUNT VERNON
JAMES RIVER AT HURON
JAMES RIVER NEAR FORESTBURG
JAMES RIVER AT MITCHELL
JAMES RIVER NEAR SCOTLAND
LITTLE VERMILLION NEAR SALEM
WEST FORK VERMILLION RIVER NEAR PARKER
EAST FORK VERMILLION RIVER NEAR PARKER
VERMILLION RIVER NEAR DAVIS
VERMILLION RIVER NEAR WAKONDA
VERMILLION RIVER NEAR VERMILLION
BIG SIOUX RIVER NEAR BRUCE
BIG SIOUX RIVER NEAR BROOKINGS
BIG SIOUX RIVER NEAR DELL RAPIDS
BIG SIOUX RIVER AT SIOUX FALLS 60TH STREET
BIG SIOUX RIVER AT SIOUX FALLS NORTH CLIFF
BIG SIOUX RIVER AT HAWARDEN
BIG SIOUX RIVER AT AKRON
PIPESTONE CREEK AT PIPESTONE
SPLIT ROCK CREEK NEAR CORSON
ROCK RIVER NEAR HARDWICK
ROCK RIVER AT ROCK RAPIDS
ROCK RIVER AT ROCK VALLEY
FLOYD RIVER AT ALTON
FLOYD RIVER AT LE MARS
OCHEYEDAN RIVER NEAR SPENCER
LITTLE SIOUX RIVER NEAR MILFORD
LITTLE SIOUX RIVER AT SPENCER
LITTLE SIOUX RIVER AT LINN GROVE
LITTLE SIOUX RIVER AT CHEROKEE
LITTLE SIOUX RIVER NEAR CORRECTIONVILLE
DES MOINES RIVER NEAR WINDOM
DES MOINES RIVER AT JACKSON

Waters have crested and started to return to normal levels in some areas of Sioux Falls. But Thursday night through Friday night looks pretty interesting as far as additional precipitation is concerned.
The GFS showing a mid level boundary and seems to have plenty of forcing to support some light precipitation maybe, .75”. Although it looks like it should turn to snow pretty quickly as the northern wave leaves it should pull a good amount of cold air to the south in the low and mid levels.

Here is a slide show of some photos of the flooded areas I photographed.

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