Last December started cold, and thoughts of a long winter crossed many minds, but as we know the temperatures warmed and much of the snow stayed away.
While the snow has also stayed away so far, the beginning of this December is a lot different than the beginning of last December.
The first week of December this year will be well above average. Using the forecast highs, Sioux Falls will have an average high of 51 degrees. That's well above the average high of 32 degrees for the first seven days of the month.
Last December was just the opposite. The first seven days of last December were cold with an average high of 30 degrees, two degrees below the climatic average.
Our warm stretch of weather will soon come to an end as much colder air is on the way. Get prepared for below average temperatures next week.