2018 a record wet year for several Siouxland cities

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Flooding has been a persistent problem in Siouxland throughout 2018 due to several rounds of heavy rainfall.

All of that has added up to five Siouxland cities beating the record for the wettest year on record in the early part of December.

In 2018 Yankton, Vermillion, O’Neill, Sheldon and Sioux Center have all posted records in terms of precipitation.

Through December 5th, 2018 is the fourth wettest year in Sioux City behind 2014, 1903 and 2007.

Nearly five more inches would need to fall to set a new record in Sioux City.

Here is a more in-depth look:

New Records
Yankton:
Previous Record: 39.20 inches (2010)
2018 so far: 41.64 inches

Vermillion:
Previous Record: 38.07 inches (1951)
2018 so far: 39.40 inches

O’Neill:
Previous Record: 33.08 inches (2007)
2018 so far: 37.38 inches

Sheldon:
Previous Record: 46.02 inches (1951)
2018 so far: 48.63 inches

Sioux Center:
Previous Record: 42.96 inches (2010)
2018 so far: 46.45 inches

Still Short of a Record
Sioux City:
Current Record: 41.36 inches (2014)
2018 so far: 36.48 inches

Norfolk:
Current Record: 37.81 inches (2007)
2018 so far: 31.99 inches

Jaret Lansford

Jaret Lansford

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