Storms in Siouxland, rural Sioux County

5 Aug

Storm clouds appear to bring rain showers near Ireton, Iowa in rural Sioux County Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

When I was younger and prior to living in Siouxland I chased a few storms for newspapers I previously worked for, in west Texas and Louisiana. Looking back on those experiences it was probably not the best of choices. But it can produce interesting images. Many of them centered on property destruction on surrounding communities where I worked. Storms roll through the Midwest and Siouxland in the spring and summer. Sometimes they can be pretty dramatic, other times they bring needed rain without much drama. Generally those are the better storms. But I still enjoy going out occasionally to check out the clouds and such and hope the most action I see is heavy rain. Done the the hail and high winds and I can pass on those. To which the adage “no pain no gain” can extol a heavy price especially when personal vehicles are damaged.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Storm clouds appear to bring rain showers near Ireton, Iowa in rural Sioux County Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Storm clouds appear to bring rain showers near Ireton, Iowa in rural Sioux County Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

2 Responses to “Storms in Siouxland, rural Sioux County”

  1. Jason Frels August 5, 2022 at 7:37 am #

    I’d love to see some storm clouds around here. This has been the hottest driest summer since 2011.

    • jerrymennenga August 5, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

      Storms here have been spotty. This area, a lot of Siouxland, is in a drought area. For the last couple or three years, moisture has lessened. Although for farmers, timely rains have helped crops, there is less residual moisture in the ground going forward. I used to like chasing storms a bit when younger, but been close enough to some that I like to play it a little safer these days. I can’t run as fast as I once could. jerry

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