With many locations in the 30s and 40s, Wednesday was another above average day in KELOLAND. In fact, you can say we were a lot like what we had almost all of last winter.
Last winter, everyone had well above average temperatures with numbers in the 30s and 40s for average highs and teens and 20s for average lows.
This winter has been about three to ten degrees colder for the average highs and three to eight degrees colder for average lows.
There's also been a lot more moisture this year too. The actual water content is above last year by a tenth in the west to nearly an inch in Pierre. Snow amounts are also up, with Aberdeen receiving almost 16 inches more snow as compared to this time last winter.
So this winter has been more like what winter should be, cold and snowy. While some areas have received more snow than others, there's more on the way for this weekend.