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Cooler Than Average

May 6, 2014, 5:43 PM by Scot Mundt

Cooler Than Average

The average highs in KELOLAND are in the middle to upper 60s during the first week of May.  While the last week of April was cooler than average, the first week of May is getting closer to where we should be, but being average or cooler than average isn't entirely a bad thing.

If it were sunny and warmer, a lot more moisture would be sucked out of the ground creating a drier ground and warmer temps.  This is a cycle that would repeat itself, which would put KELOLAND in a heightened drought.  The way to break that cycle would be to get rain to help cool the ground and the temperatures.

Staying cooler also helps with our chances for rain too.  As warmer air moves north in the spring, it meets up with the cooler air in the upper plains to aid in rain development.  That's something we have a chance for the rest of the week and into the weekend. 

On the other hand, we also need warmer temperatures to warm the soil temps to help plant growth.

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