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Comparing A Cool May To The Rest Of The Year

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If you could sum up this past week in three words, cold, wet, and rainy comes to mind.  If you’re a fan of the sunshine, then Saturday proved to be rather nice, with mostly sunny skies, high in the 80’s, and dewpoints rather low.  Come Sunday we’ll keep the sunshine for the majority of the day, but we’ll bring the humidity back as well.  Storm chances come into the forecast both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  We’re not looking at widespread rain by any means, but a few isolated storms with marginal hail is possible by Sunday afternoon.  
Speaking of storms Friday night proved to be an active one for northeastern South Dakota with several preliminary reports of weak tornadoes.  We didn’t have a ton of moisture in place, but we had just enough shear to get storms going.  The red dots represent tornadoes, the green ones represent hail.

I don’t know about you but this year has been quite backwards with a rather mild winter, a summer like spring, and then a coolish May.  However, Sioux Falls did have a couple hot days this past month, reaching 91 degrees on the 17th and 18th.  However, just a few days ago the high in Sioux Falls was a chilly 56 degrees, which is a good 20 degrees below average.  The tables below takes us back over the last several months, and how spoiled we really were.

Heading into the next week temperatures will be in the 80’s which is a couple degrees above average, so not bad for the beginning of June, enjoy : )
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