Wednesday was another well above average day with highs at least ten degrees above average in some locations.
But as we continue to lose daylight and the sun angle keeps getting less intense ninety degree heat is becoming a thing of the past. Despite the late summer heat wave, the number of days with 90 degree heat this year has been well below average.
Rapid City leads the pack with 28 days of ninety degree heat or better. Followed by Pierre, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls.
While these numbers are below average this year, it's WELL below what we had last year.
That when Rapid City and Pierre had 58 days of ninety degree plus heat, followed by Sioux Falls with 47 and Aberdeen with 29.
Cooler air moves in later this week, but there are indications of above average air returning next week but it won't last. It looks like our ninety degree heat is in the rear-view mirror and the official start to fall is just up the road.
© 2013 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.