With the almost consistent cooler-than-average weather pattern we have been stuck in, it would seem fitting that we’d still see cold temperatures this late into the season.
Lows dipped into the 20s and 30s last night which is quite chilly. But when you look at the climate data for KELOLAND, not really outside what would be considered normal.
Going back to the early 1980s, the average last day we see low temperatures in the mid 30s or colder is in the mid to late May for most of the area. The southern areas see the last frosty date a little earlier, and the Black Hills a little later.
But overall, to see cold mornings, like one we had this morning, this time of year really is normal. Record lows for mid may are still in the teens to 20s!
But glancing ahead at the forecast, it looks like temperatures will be warming up. Lows warm to the 40s and highs reach the 60s and 70s! Hopefully it won’t be long where we won’t be dealing with cold mornings but rather hot afternoons.