Unseasonably warm weather fills city parks with people - KOTA Territory News

Unseasonably warm weather fills city parks with people

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It's spring if you're a Meteorologist, or at least feels like it if your anyone else.
 
People were out enjoying the weather in droves in Rapid City's parks Saturday.

Usually this time of the year Rapid City and much of the Black Hills can expect temperatures in the 30s and 40s with plenty of snow.

But, sunny skies and temperatures topping 60 degrees lured people out to walk, bike, run, and even play sand volleyball.
 
"It's great today. We're out here playing volleyball and we're having fun. Sunny and 50 degrees, that's all you can ask for the Black Hills right? It's awesome," say a group of friends, Jerry, Mariah, and Patrick out playing volleyball at Founders Park.
 
And what better way to celebrate the spring-like weather than with ice cream.

Dozens of people were lined up at Armadillos in Rapid City, which opened for the season Friday, March 1st.

Manager Austin Brummer says thanks to the warm it's been non-stop for him and his employees.

"You know, we just got a really good gift from above with the sun and the weather and it's been great and we've been super busy here. Just making ice cream and having a lot of fun," says Brummer.
 
Brummer says the warm weather has likely been a contributing factor to their busiest opening ever.

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