Here in KELOLAND, we're used to big swings in our weather. It isn't unusual to go from freezing cold temps to hot and humid conditions in just a few days.
Our start to May has been very warm. In fact, the US is seeing the warmest start to May in 38 years. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri have been 10 to 20 degrees above normal, which puts highs in the 90s.
Here in KELOLAND, we've been, on average, 5 to 8 degrees above normal. Sioux Falls had afternoon highs below average only 4 times in the last 15 days.
It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago parts of KELOLAND were digging out of a foot of snow with drifts several feet deep. It might go without saying that the beginning of April was pretty cold. Out of the first 15 days of April, Sioux Falls had half of those days near 20 degrees below average!
And if the current computer models verify, KELOLAND will continue this warmer than average trend through the summer months.
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Spring 2018 may have started off cold but it looks like it will finish warmer than normal.