The High Plains are both "precipitate" and "deliberative." Precipitate on a daily and hourly basis, and deliberative when it comes to the seasonal shifts. Storms can blow up in the middle of summer in a couple of hours notice, with temps going through the floor faster than you can keep up with. But as the seasons turn you can have one day at 70 and the next at 10. Tee-shirt weather one day and 10" of white stuff the next. It's part of the charm, as they say.