This weekend's winter storm was more rain than snow for Sioux Falls, which officially picked up 0.76 inches of rain and only a trace of snow. So, while you might be thinking spring, weather history says it might be a little early for that.
Many other parts of KELOLAND received up half a foot of snow from the same system that dumped more than a foot in parts of Iowa over the weekend.
Looking at the history books, Sioux Falls averages five inches of snow from now until the end of March and another 4.6 inches in April. It's not unheard of to get light snows in the first week of May.
As we have been saying, we are in for a big warm up at the end of this week, with temperatures close to ten degrees above normal. Rapid City could even close in on 70. The computer models tell us that next week will balance out and be cooler.
Despite what the forecast - and the rainfall - it's not spring just yet. So, the shorts and sandals should stay put in the closet for now.