May will be dominated by cooler than average air


May started like April ended.  Showers in eastern KELOLAND and snow in western South Dakota.  As, you guessed it, temperatures remained well below average.  It’s something that will remain for the first half of the month.

What you see is what you get.  The first half of the month will be dominated by cooler than average temperatures and steady chances for rain.  The trick is keeping the rain amounts smaller than what they have been.  And I think that will happen, thanks to the cooler than average air in the upper plains.

But I still think we’ll end the month with above average rain.  Here’s a look at the climate average for rain, it’s now at three inches or more throughout KELOLAND.  If I were to pick a spot that has a chance to be drier than others, it would be western to northeast South Dakota.

Temperatures will remain below average too.  By the end of the month, average highs are in the 70s. Which means, we should see many 60s this month.

Not to say we won’t have warm days, because we will.  But the month will be dominated by cooler than average air.

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