Melt. Freeze. Melt. Freeze. Seems to be the prairie winter two-step. Since Christmas we've had days in the 50's and days at -20. The vagaries of the High Plains are legendary and it doesn't matter what time of the year it is. When that sun peaks through on a south-facing slope it doesn't take long for ground to show. On the other hand, drifts on a north facing hillside can last well into June.
If you like variety in your weather menu then the High Plains is the place for you!