KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Winter One Of The Warmest On Record

Bookmark and Share

Here is just more proof that temperatures were well above average through the Meteorological winter.  This data comes from the National Weather Service in Aberdeen.  And amazingly enough, another very warm day is expected Tuesday with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees above average across the area.  The high we are expecting are on your left.

Meteorological winter 2011-2012 (defined as the period from December – February) will likely be remembered as one of the warmest winters on record at many locations across central and northeastern South Dakota.  This very mild winter can be attributed to several factors including below normal snowfall, lack of a persistent, deep snow cover, and few arctic airmass intrusions.

The tables below lists the warmest average temperature for the period December through February at Aberdeen, Pierre, Mobridge, and Watertown.  Graphical displays for the observed temperature and departure from normal for all of South Dakota is also provided (courtesy of the High Plains Regional Climate Center).

One note is that 2012 is a leap year – such that the winter of 2011/2012 contained one more day in meteorological winter than a majority of the other years (91 days vs. 90 days).  Leap year winters are annotated by an asterisk (*).

Back To Top
Weather Blog Archive
Current Conditions
Sioux Falls, SD
32° F
High: 48° Low: 31°
Feels Like: 20°
Wind: N at 21 MPH
Get the 7 Day Forecast

Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 71  story with video

Authorities say two South Dakota girls missing ...

Driver Identified In Fatal Accident Near Salem

A blown tire is to blame for a fatal accident west of ...

SD Hutterite Colony Loses 600 Hogs In Barn Fire

A Hutterite colony in southeastern South Dakota is ...

Rural Platte Woman Dies After Fall Through Roof  Apr. 15

Rep. Noem Holds 'Lead Now' Youth Conference  Apr. 15

New State Fair 4-H Hall In Huron Gets $1M Gift  Apr. 15

Rare Lunar Eclipse Visible From Earth  Apr. 15

Boy, 10, Arrested For Carrying BB Gun To School  Apr. 15

KDLT News Archive
Back To Top