If you've been around long enough, you might remember when South Dakota billed itself as the "Land of Infinite Variety."

I was never sure exactly what that phrase meant,, but it probably had something to do with our having a little bit of everything--mountains, farmland, you know--the same sort of thing you could say about a lot of other states.

Kind of like when we were "The Sunshine State." What, some states don't have any sunshine? But I'm getting off the track again.

As far as infinite variety is concerned, most folks say about our weather, "Stick around a day--it will change."

So here we go from a high of close to 50 to some blustery days and nights and ending up with sub-zero lows and a high barely above zero.

Then one day of the single digits and back up again, eventually getting up to 30 before dropping down again.

It's hard to keep track. So keep a warm coat and a stocking cap handy. If you don't need them now, you will in a few days.