The cold air has been lingering in KELOLAND like the common cold and we just can't shake it. Record lows were set this morning in central and eastern KELOLAND.
The mid-April morning lows fell to the single digits and teens, with the coldest reading coming from Aberdeen with a low of eight degrees. Sioux Falls set a record with 11. Pierre and Watertown set records with 12 degrees while Sisseton tied a record with 14 degrees.
It's nothing but up from here, well maybe. It wouldn't surprise me to get more record lows or near record lows later this month or even next month. Here's my reasoning. This past winter was the 10th coldest in Sioux Falls. Our ninth coldest was in 1997. That year not only produced record lows on April 9 and 10 but we also had record lows that year three times in May. May 1, 13 and 15 all had record lows in 1997 as the temperature fell to the 20s.
Of course, it's not set in stone that we will get that low in May, but don't be too surprised if it does happen.