THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
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Cable & Apland to Perform in Watertown August 8

cableaplandOne of the best piano players in the world (who just happens to be my good friendĀ Erik Apland) and I will be performing at the Redlin Art Center Amphitheater on Friday, August 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and are going fast. Call (605) 882-3877 or toll free at 1-877-TREDLIN for more information or to purchase tickets.

The show is a mix of jazz, pop, Broadway tunes and whatever else we’re in the mood to do.

Need more convincing? Here’s a clip of an opera-ish song we did at the Dell Rapids Opera House back in the summer of 2012.


Here are some clips from an appearance Erik made on the KSFY Morning News back in 2012. Ignore the part about going to our performance in Dell Rapids. That already happened. Pretend we’re saying Watertown on August 8.

Severe Storms, Heavy Rain Today

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible across much of our region again today. Storms will develop in two rounds. The first will develop across Nebraska early this morning and move northeast into south-central and southeast South Dakota by mid morning. Large hail and damaging straight-line wind gusts will be the primary severe threat with storms that develop this morning.

Round two will happen this afternoon as storms redevelop across eastern South Dakota and move into southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Development of afternoon storms will depend largely on what happens with our first round of storms this morning. If the morning storms hold together, they could flush out some of the potential energy for storms this afternoon. If not, explosive development of thunderstorms is possible this afternoon and evening.

The atmosphere will be very unstable and packed with moisture this afternoon and the dynamics will be present for strong, supercell thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, and tornadoes. In addition to severe weather, the significant amount of moisture in the atmosphere means the potential for very heavy rain in places that have already had more than they can handle. Flash flooding will, once again, be possible in many places.

Stay weather aware today. Be sure you have a means of staying in touch with changing weather conditions because things could happen very quickly later today.

Severe Storms with Large Hail, Tornadoes Today

The severe storm threat continues to increase across the tri-state area. The latest SPC severe weather outlook has moved the enhanced tornado threat area slightly west , which puts it closer to I-29 and the Sioux Falls metro area. As of right now, I think storms will develop south and southwest of Sioux Falls between noon and 1 PM, and move north east toward Sioux Falls by early to mid afternoon. Storms will then continue northeastward into southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.

Storms that do develop will have the potential to produce large, destructive hail and tornadoes.

Our last several model runs have been very consistent with placement of storms in the Sioux Falls area today. I put some key timeframes from our future cast down below.

Please stay alert and be prepared today.

SPC Severe Outlook as of 11:30am on 5/8/14.

SPC Severe Outlook as of 11:30am on 5/8/14.

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