User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


34° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
Winter Returns To KELOLAND This Weekend. Click here for details. 

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

A Break From The Snow (until mid-January)

December 27, 2012, 2:17 PM by Scot Mundt

December 27, 2012

While the main storm system was well to our south on Christmas Day, upper level energy in the northern stream of things caught us two days later.  By the time things are done, it will hit areas in southeast KELOLAND with three to five inches of snow and should get my prediction at least a third of the way there for Sioux Falls.  Once this moves through, I don’t expect much to happen until the middle of January (we might even be able to squeak in a “January Thaw” before then).

I’m basing this on the LRC, which you can read about in one of the previous blogs.  This looks to be a 44-47 day cycle; we’ll see how things shape up as we go into January and February.  I think the cycle numbers may get thrown off a little after the winter solstice; we’ll have to wait and see.  For now, I will post some dates below to see how close we get to receiving snow.  The precip numbers are from Sioux Falls.  December 27 snow is from late Thursday morning.


We’ll see how close we get to receiving snow on or around those dates in January and February.  Before then, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a “January Thaw”. 

Since 1990, Sioux Falls has had at least one day of 40°+ highs in all but three years.  The years that missed the warmth are 2011, 2010, and 1993.  In fact, the record highs in January for Sioux Falls are all in the fifties and sixties EXCEPT for January 3.   That day has a record high of 47°.

Based on the pattern from October and early November, I think we should start to see some of that warmth heading back into KELOLAND in January.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View weather

You may also like

Asteroid Passing Close To Earth

1/24/2015 10:00 PM

If you ever wanted to see an asteroid in the night sky, then circle Monday night on your calendar.

Full Story | Watch
Storm Center Update- Friday AM

1/30/2015 6:05 AM

A warmer day is ahead in KELOLAND with highs above normal one more day. 

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Saturday AM

1/24/2015 4:46 AM

A wind advisory and a wind warning has been issued for parts of western KELOLAND. Wind gusts in the 50s to near 60 mph are possible this afternoon. T...

Full Story
Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

1/24/2015 4:20 PM

The second half of the 7 day is when the pattern will start to change

Full Story
Winter Weather Will Soon Return

1/28/2015 5:31 PM

This type of cooling trend will continue for the next couple of days

Full Story | Watch


Events