Drought affects amount of severe weather this year

Weather officials say it was a relatively quiet summer for severe weather in the state.  Kelly Serr, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said it was mainly due to the drought conditions across much of the state.

Serr said that some severe weather activity picked up later in the summer.

Serr said there weren’t many tornadoes in South Dakota this summer either.

Serr says autumn can still bring severe weather, although the chances are not as likely.


(Thanks, KWAT)