Current Conditions

Current Weather Conditions

Current conditions in Clay County using various sources to give you the best information available. All graphics are real time and updated each time the page is loaded.

  • Current Conditions in Vermillion. Data obtained from the weather station located at the Vermillion Fire EMS Station, just click the graphic to see the latest local information.

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  • Weather condition graphics and information courtesy of The National Weather Service. Click on the graphic to find out more information.

     

Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor, established in 1999, is a weekly map of drought conditions that is produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The U.S. Drought Monitor website is hosted and maintained by the NDMC.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

 

Hydrology

In South Dakota, flooding is typically a result of runoff from excess rainfall during the spring, summer and fall seasons, or runoff from melting snow during the spring.  Flooding can occur as a result of localized precipitation, or flooding can occur due to excess precipitation occurring outside the region but resulting in elevated river levels flowing downstream from areas where the excess precipitation occurred.

Clay County has the Vermillion River running from North to South through the center of the county along with the Missouri River acting as the Southern border between South Dakota and Nebraska. Both rivers play a role in day to day activities for the residents of the County.

Current water levels in Clay County, data is courtesy of The National Weather Service. Click on any of the graphs to see more detailed information.

  • The Vermillion River

     

  • The Missouri River