May Brought Warmer Than Normal Temps and Below Normal Moisture to Parts of State

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The month of May brought warmer than normal conditions to central and northeast parts of the state. Average temperatures were slightly above–to as much as three degrees above normal. The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the middle part of May brought highs in the upper 80’s to the middle 90’s. The warmest day of the month in Pierre and Kennebec was on the 22nd, when the temperature reached 93 degrees. Mobridge and Timber Lake both got up to 92 degrees and 87 degrees, respectively—on the 17th. The coolest temps for the month in the four cities stood right at or just below freezing–at 31 and 32 degrees.
Precipitation for the month was near to much below normal in the region. Kennebec and Mobridge received just under three inches of rain last month. Pierre logged just over two inches of moisture, which is an inch and eleven hundredths below normal.


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