First Rain Falls In More Than Three Weeks

Date posted - October 23, 2015

National Weather ServiceSheldon, Iowa — More than three weeks without rainfall came to an end in Sheldon during the 24-hour period ending at 7 am Friday.

At 7 o’clock Friday morning the official National Weather Service 24-hour precipitation reading was measured at the KIWA studios to be .35″.  By mid-morning, close to an additional half inch of rain had fallen.

Sheldon’s official National Weather Service Weather Observer is Frank Luepke.  He says today’s rain is the first we’ve seen since late September.

Luepke says that, although Sheldon has never seen an October with no rainfall, we have come close.

He says that the dry period we’ve experienced this month compares to October, 2010.

Luepke says that, judging by the forecast for the remainder of the month, this October probably won’t end up with as much total rainfall as 2010, however.

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