Temperatures have returned to or above average in most of KELOLAND today, but it hasn’t been like that all year.
Sunshine and strong southerly winds have helped temperatures return to above average readings with many locations in the 90s for afternoon highs. While these above average temperatures may not last through the weekend, it follows the trend we’ve seen so far this year for the upper plains.
There has been cooler than average air in the upper plains toward the western Great Lakes while the rest of the country has been above average. This is especially true in the western U.S.
But a closer look at home shows the breakdown for the year so far. A much cooler than average spring was felt across KELOLAND with a slow retreat to above average temps during the summer months. The coolest air in KELOLAND is found in central and western South Dakota as these locations are about 20 degrees cooler than average.
This cooler than average trend will probably continue this month and even into next month before warming again in October.