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March 13, 2018 05:28 PM

Snow Pack Slows The Slide Into Spring Temperatures

The forecast is calling for warmer weather in KELOLAND, and the only thing holding temperatures back is the snow on the ground.

As the spring season teases us more and more, I feel like I’m part of the minority of people who are still enjoying winter. Most likely, you're looking forward to some warmer weather.

With the sun getting higher in the sky, the daily high potential is getting warmer. But there is still a very strong variable that holds back that potential.

That variable is the snow pack that is still found over a good portion of KELOLAND. This week, we’ll really be able to see the snow having its effect on the daily high. 

Just look at Monday’s highs. There is a clear difference in temperatures between the north side of I-90 and the south side. Near 50 degree weather is found in the southwest corner, but the northeast is stuck in the low to mid-30s.

The snow pack almost comes to a stop at I-90, where the southwest corner topped out at near 50 degrees while the north was stuck in the low to mid-30s.

Our SkyCam Network is showing that difference too. Mobridge still has plenty of snow coverage while Platte is showing very little snow coverage.

As that snow melts little by little and the sun gets higher in the sky, the daily high potential will only get warmer. So even though the forecast may call for more snow, you can rest easy knowing it won’t last long.

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