Temperatures on Tuesday remained well below average as highs made it to the single digits. It seems that's been the norm for this winter of well below average temperatures.
Of the 58 days since December 1, Sioux Falls has registered 30 below average highs, 27 above average and one at average. The 27 days above average included a stretch of 12 consecutive earlier this month. While the highs in January have been average, December was below average by eight degrees.
On the other side of the state, in Rapid City, there have been 31 days with below average highs and 27 days with above average highs. While Rapid City has been above average by three degrees in January, December was below average by six degrees.
While the numbers of days of above and below average highs are close, the big difference comes in the average high. Since December 1, Sioux Falls has had an average high of 23 degrees while Rapid City has had an average high of 35 degrees.
While Wednesday will be above average for much of KELOLAND, more cold air returns for the rest of the week and into February.