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Blizzard not all bad

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 11th, 2012




A bit of soil moisture helps, but many more inches still needed

"It's not a matter of not getting benefit; we will get some benefit."

For South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey, that was a bit of good news that came out of Winter Storm Caesar. The blizzard dropped an official 8.5 inches of heavy snow in the Brookings area, which like most of the state is in need of soil moisture. About 1 inch of that moisture will find its way into the soil.

Putting that in perspective, Todey noted that "right now we probably need something on the order of 6 or 7 or maybe more inches of moisture in our soils to reach saturation."



For the complete article see the 12-11-2012 issue.

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