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2019 was a S.D. precip. record breaker


December 4, 2019

Snow piled up in Ipswich Friday evening and Saturday. Sunday was a day of digging out.

by Lura Roti

for S.D. Farmers Union

Based on 125 years of South Dakota weather data, 2019 is the wettest on record, says SDSU Extension State Climatologist, Laura Edwards.

"This season tells the story of a long-term climate trend we are seeing of wetter weather. It has created many challenges for our farmers," Edwards says. "Throughout the growing season I heard farmers say they would rather have a drought than a flood because a flood does more damage to the land and equipment. Flooding creates so much more work and managing a farm through an excessively wet year requires much more labor."...

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