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Windy Conditions Are Making For A Cooler Spring

May 1, 2014, 7:46 AM by Brittany Larson

Windy Conditions Are Making For A Cooler Spring
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

These past couple of days you may have had to hold onto your hat when walking outside, but there's a reason we have been experiencing these windy conditions.

"We are trying to bring in warmer weather which we are having a hard time doing. We are stuck in a trend of below average temperatures," Keloland Meteorologist Scot Mundt said.

Below average temps and strong winds make it seem like Mother Nature is a bit confused on what season it is, but there's a reason why we have been experiencing gusty winds. 

"Anytime you make your way into spring or fall and we have the major shift change in the seasons you can expect a lot of wind," Mundt said.

In fact, Scot says South Dakota is known for strong winds.

"I would say around 10-20 miles per hour for average wind speed. Of course in South Dakota we do have those windy days just like what we had on Tuesday when we had that wind gust in the 60 mile per hour range in western South Dakota. It happens so I can't say it's too uncommon but of course it does happen here," Mundt said.

"When spring hits calendar-wise a lot of people want to get out and enjoy the outdoors and they haven't been able to do that mainly because a lot of the wind and also the cooler weather that we have been having," Dakota Angler Owner Todd Heitkamp said.

Heitkamp says business has been steady but he can tell some customers are fed up with this weather especially when many people are looking forward to going fishing across the midwest.

"The weather isn't going to cooperate over Minnesota and Wisconsin with all the fishing openers coming up this weekend and some of those lakes up in northern Minnesota still have ice on them yet, but sooner or later nicer weather will come and everyone is going to go out and enjoy it," Heitkamp said.
 

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