Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Fri May 3, 2013 10:19 AM CDT

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 believes a pronounced development ...

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