NEWS
Spring's Cold Has Late-Winter Origin
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Thu May 2, 2013 04:22 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Spring 2013 will be noted as a season of historic cold. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently noted that the month of April was the second-coldest since 1895. That trend has continued into early May.

It's not unusual for cold periods to occur during spring. After all, "Spring is not a mild season," said South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey. "It's a transition -- a see-saw between warm and cold. Typically, we have cold outbreaks that last a short while, and then it turns warmer."

Not in 2013, however. DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Mike Palmerino ...

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