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.


66° 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!

 

Most Popular Today


January Thaw

January 9, 2014, 6:26 PM by Chris Dexter

January Thaw

The term "January Thaw" is often tossed around this time year to reflect a period of noticeably warmer temperatures in the middle of winter. While it's hard to pinpoint exact evidence as to why it happens, there's actually a statistical "bump" in the temperature across the plains about the 2nd or 3rd week of January.

The pattern for KELOLAND typically favors a prevailing northwest wind with Pacific air rushing over the Rockies, which leads to warmer temperatures. The extent of these warmer trends varies from year to year, often affected by snow cover.

The current snow depth map has quite a range. Rapid City, Yankton, and Vermillion all have little or no snow on the ground. Sioux Falls has about 4", and Clear Lake has around 11". While it's still early to predict how much snow will melt, it's reasonable to expect a steady decline on snow coverage. 

Often, these warmer spells of weather are both preceded and followed by very cold arctic outbreaks like the one we just experienced. So the wise advice is to take advantage of the milder temperatures while they last. We still have 70 days of "official" winter to go.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

Tornadoes Briefly Touchdown In Yankton County

8/28/2014 7:22 PM

Two tornados have briefly touched down near Mayfield in the northeast part of Yankton County.

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Sunday AM

8/31/2014 5:43 AM

It's this cold front that is expected to trigger storms

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Sunday PM

8/31/2014 3:03 PM

The next work week will start off cooler

Full Story
Storm Center Update- Friday AM

8/29/2014 7:17 AM

More rain fell in KELOLAND last night, some of it heavy once again south of Sioux Falls. 

Full Story
Storm Center Update- Thursday AM

8/28/2014 6:08 AM

Rain continues to slowly expand across central and eastern KELOLAND this morning. 

Full Story


Events