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Old 01-10-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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Question 4 seasons in Sioux Falls..

Can somebody tell me if the Sioux Falls area gets all 4 seasons?

If not, which ones does it get?

Is it common to see the leaves change colors there? My girlfriend and I are thinking of moving there, and she really likes living someplace where she can see the leaves turn, and obviously here in Arizona, the only thing that changes color is the cactus..
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Yes there are 4 seasons in this part of the country, but there are not that many trees outside the main city, but there are state parks nearby to drive too. In my opinion the fall colors in South Dakota aren't as good as some areas due to the tree species south dakota has.


You'll get better fall colors in eastern MN and all of Wisconsin where you find more natural stands of birchs and maples which has better fall colors than the South Dakota native species. I find the best colors in South Dakota to be in towns where non native species are planted. Southern WI, northern MN, Michigan, and eastward have the best fall colors. Maine, etc.

In summary.. yes there's 4 seasons in Sioux Falls and ample precip to keep it green in the summer. Sioux Falls has great fall color too, but the countryside, I find mostly the same dull brown color with the native tree species. You can tell when someone's planted a non native.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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Also, another quick question.. I'll just ask it here, rather than start a new thread..

Are there mountains in Sioux Falls? Like, can you be anywhere in town and look off in the distance and see mountains?
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Also, another quick question.. I'll just ask it here, rather than start a new thread..

Are there mountains in Sioux Falls? Like, can you be anywhere in town and look off in the distance and see mountains?
Nope. No mountains for 500 miles.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Nope. No mountains for 500 miles.
Oh ok.. Thank u for replying so fast
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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I believe the mountains are more like 400 miles away.

uh
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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I believe the mountains are more like 400 miles away.

uh
There is the iron range in minnesota. I can't call the black hills a mountain range, you won't after visiting the big horns or tetons.
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