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Weather Getting Hotter Across South Dakota


Climatologically, the middle of July brings the warmest period of the year for the state. This week, that climatology is being borne out with heat advisories over parts of the state because of excessive heat and humidity according to Todey. Despite the recent dryness in some areas, crop conditions have held steady or improved over the last several weeks. However, because of the early season wet and cool conditions, crops are delayed in development. Only 6 percent of corn is tasseling compared to the five-year average of 9 percent.