Past year was quiet for severe weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – As we start to focus on the coming winter, the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has totaled up the severe weather numbers from this past spring and summer.

Peter Rogers, warning coordination meteorologist, says this was a quiet year.

Rogers says most of the severe weather was concentrated along the James River valley.

Rogers says tornado warnings also tracked with the overall storm warnings.

Drought conditions expanded across the region in late July which contributed to the low number of strong storms.