User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Dry Ground May Lead To Cold Winter

October 9, 2012, 6:16 PM by Scot Mundt

Dry Ground May Lead To Cold Winter

With areas of southeast KELOLAND now eight to nine inches below precipitation for the year, it is helping the dry ground to easily cool at night due to the lack of moisture.

Even though we started warm this month, the combination of frequent cold fronts from the north and dry ground have allowed temperatures to be below average so far this month.

This is similar to what happened in 1976. That summer is now our third driest summer in Sioux Falls, but it's also our sixth driest autumn.

During October and November of that year, temperatures were below average.  The below average temps actually lasted through January, when the average low in January was seven below.  

Precipitation also remained below average during that time, but as the temperatures warmed above average in February and March, the precipitation also went above average.

We'll see if we follow that trend this year.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View weather

You may also like

Rain Possible, But Temps Expected To Be Warmer

5/20/2015 6:29 PM

We'll have temperatures return to the 60s and 70s for afternoon highs over the holiday weekend, but it also comes with a chance for rain.

Full Story | Watch
Potential For Record-Setting Cold On Tuesday

5/18/2015 5:26 PM

Temperatures were only in the 40s and 50s Monday afternoon; that's at least 20 degrees below average in many locations.  The wind also gave u...

Full Story | Watch
Even With Recent Rains, Many Towns Still Dry

5/19/2015 10:17 PM

While many locations have had above average rain this month, we're still looking at areas that are below average since March 1.

Full Story | Watch
Storm Center Update - Tuesday AM

5/19/2015 6:48 AM

Temperatures this morning are in the 20s to near 40.  Eastern KELOLAND was able to stay in the 30s due to clouds and north winds that continued ...

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Friday AM

5/22/2015 5:06 AM

The rain and clouds will continue to make their way into KELOLAND

Full Story


Events