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Look Back At Monday's Dramatic Changes In Weather

April 1, 2014, 6:28 PM by Brian Karstens

Look Back At Monday's Dramatic Changes In Weather
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A state of extremes described the weather Monday in KELOLAND.

We are all used to fast-changing weather in KELOLAND, but Monday was about as dramatic as we see in this part of the country.

In Sioux Falls, the early afternoon temperature quickly jumped into the upper 60s, reaching 70 for a brief moment.  Then, it was downhill fast.  From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the mercury crashed nearly 30 degrees.  By 6 o'clock, it was just 25.  By 8 p.m., it dropped to 17 and the wind chill fell to -4.  It was a nearly 75 degree difference in the "feels like" temperature in just seven hours.

The extent of the colors on the temperature map tells the story as well.  While Sioux Falls was at 70, Watertown rebounded to 48 and Huron was at 32.  Farther northwest, it was even colder with mid to upper teens throughout central and western KELOLAND. 

Then came the severe weather.  The intense collision of air masses just ahead of the surface low enabled a small, but intense areas of thunderstorms to develop.  At least one tornado caused damage near Minneota in Lyon County, Minnesota.  Meanwhile, just a few miles to the west, a blizzard continued in the mid afternoon along and west of the James Valley. 

Events like Monday are normal for KELOLAND in early spring, but they never fail to remind us that weather can change fast and furious in the northern plains.

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