It might be a good idea to see if the air conditioner is working properly. It's going to be a warm week across the Sioux Empire. We might even see triple-digit temperatures...yikes!

If you're someone who does not do well in the heat, you're probably daydreaming about fall weather. Believe it or not,  the leaves will be changing colors sooner than you think.

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We are less than two months away from "Sweater Weather" season! According to the fall predictions from the Famers' Almanac, fall will start off being cool and dry. But that's just the calm before the storm. November and December are expected to be cold and to have "unsettled conditions." Uh-oh...does that mean snow?!

The Farmers' Almanac explains, "Fall officially begins on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2:50 a.m. EDT with the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox. After a scorching summer for many areas, cooler temperatures are always a welcome relief."

What exactly is the Autumnal Equinox?

This is when the sun crosses the equator, which means people living in the northern hemisphere will be seeing more darkness than daylight. The professionals with the Farmers' Almanac call this the beginning of the "astronomical fall."

On the other hand, "meteorological fall" begins on Friday, September 1st through Thursday, November 30th. Meteorologists divide the calender differently because meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle.

So, what weather can South Dakota expect this fall?

Well...Farmers' Almanac says South Dakota can expect "trending colder with above normal precipitation." So it is possible that we could see some early snow showers in the Sioux Empire..ugh.

Farmer's Almanac
Farmer's Almanac

Since we could see some snow in a few months, I guess the heat doesn't sound too bad. You can explore more of the predictions from the Farmers' Almanac by clicking here.

10 Wild South Dakota Snowstorms

Even though snow is blanketing the Sioux Empire, some snowstorms still do not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlighted ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the road during the winter. South Dakotans are well aware of the fact that the state’s winters can be harsh which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

11 Things You’ll Only Understand After Living in South Dakota

From soda to pop to sloppy Joes, different parts of of the country have their own local quirks and language. Simple phrases can have totally different means, local events may seem weird, and food may go by a unique name.

If you're new to South Dakota here is a sort of translation guide for some odd things you may see or hear.


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