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Crazy weather? Not so much


July 25, 2019

As some of us wonder aloud if this will prove to be the wettest summer in history, the constant rain has begun to feel like it’s never going to end. But are things really as unseasonal as they seem?

“This year has had some crazy weather,” concedes Susan Sanders, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Rapid City.

“It’s mainly been caused by a cooler and wetter weather pattern over the area.”

But has it been crazier than usual? Sanders thinks not.

“This is the peak of our thunderstorm season and tornadoes this time of year aren’t rare – even i...

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