The snow and cold have been around for awhile in KELOLAND, but we're not the only ones dealing with it.
Much of the United States is caught in the tight cold grip of old man winter. With the cold has come the snow, and that snow stretches well to our south.
Snow covers 63 percent, up from only eight percent last month. It's on the ground as far south as Dallas and stretched northeast to the New England states. Much of the central and northern plains to the west coast is also covered with snow.
It's the snow on the ground that will help us stay cold for at least the next week or two. As long as it sticks around and nothing major changes in the weather pattern, getting temps back to the 30s in eastern South Dakota will be hard to do.