I have to admit, I just took down the Christmas lights a few days ago. Yep, I climbed the 'ladder of shame' and finally got them down. While I was up on the roof I couldn't help but thinking I haven't heard neighbors running the gas out of their snow throwers. Some people do that. Then put their blower away for the summer months.

I was thinking the same thing today. We've had some warmer weather. Maybe it's time to start thinking ahead to summer thoughts. Not so fast. I saw this post from The Weather Channel. like a storm in 2006 that it really dumped in Lead, S.D. The article said,

Snow in Lead, S.D. during March and April is nothing unusual. The city averages 35 inches and 34 inches of snow in March and April, respectively.

However, from April 18 to April 20, 2006, Lead saw an astonishing amount of snow even for their standards. The storm total for the three days was measured at 74 inches, or just over 6 feet. This included an April 24-hour record of 44.5 inches from April 18 to April 19.

Lead wasn't alone in this heavy spring snow event. Deadwood, S.D. saw 52.4 inches and Galena, S.D. picked up 50 inches.

Oh, another weather note. It was about a year ago in April that we had the big Ice Storm here in Sioux Falls.

Warmer weather may be coming, but I don't think many people are rushing to put their snow throwers or ice melt away. We know better.