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In bloom in Kandiyohi County

Warm temperatures bring a splash of color back

People recreate on a trail outside Spicer as temperatures rise to 50 degrees on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Recent warm temperatures have caused area trees to bloom after a long, cold winter.
People recreate on a trail outside Spicer as temperatures rise to 50 degrees on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Recent warm temperatures have caused area trees to bloom after a long, cold winter.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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KANDIYOHI COUNTY — Months of frigid temperatures and feet of winter snow have given way in recent months, ushering in not only warmer temperatures, but also a splash of color.

New blossoms on a New London tree soak up early-morning sunshine on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
New blossoms on a New London tree soak up early morning sunshine on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

The recent warming trend has caused the region to burst into bloom in Kandiyohi County.

Trees pop with a splash of new color in a ray of sunlight between morning clouds outside Spicer along Minnesota Highway 23 on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Trees pop with a splash of new color in a ray of sunlight between morning clouds outside Spicer along Minnesota Highway 23 on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

A rise in temperatures has also meant many outdoor enthusiasts in the region have started heading back out for morning strolls or bicycle rides on area trails and pathways.

According to the National Weather Service, the warm weather trend will continue into the early half of the week.

A tree blossoms in spring-like weather in New London on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
A tree blossoms in spring weather in New London on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Tuesday is forecast to bring a high of 61 degrees with a 20 percent chance of daytime showers and a low of 47 throughout the evening hours. Wednesday will be more of the same, as temperatures will rise slightly higher to 62 degrees and a 30 percent of daytime showers.

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Green grasses return to the woodlands near Green Lake on Saturday, May 21, 2022, as springtime temperatures bring a splash of color back to the region.
Green grasses return to the woodlands near Green Lake on Saturday, May 21, 2022, as springtime temperatures bring a splash of color back to the region.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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