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2014 Winter Olympic Games warmer than usual

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The 2014 Olympic Winter Games began Thursday in Sochi, Russia.

When you think of winter games, you think of cold. But that's not the case in Sochi.

For the first day of Olympic competition, it was 47 degrees and sunny.

Sochi is considered a subtropical climate which typically has two seasons, summer and winter.

The summer is hot and humid and the winter is mild.

You could compare Portland, Oregon to Sochi in relation to temperatures.

Sochi's average temperature for February is 50 degrees for their high and about 35 degrees for their overnight low.

To put thing in perspective, the February average for Sioux City is about 35 degrees and the low is 15 degrees.

By using our KTIV Weather app we can track what the weather is like in Sochi.

And it looks like they have us beat for temperatures.  They are expecting to be in the 40s and 50s with  a chance of rain next week.

You can also use the KTIV app for weather here is Siouxland.

The temperature in Sioux City is going to be in the teens and twenties which is below average for us.

You can look at the weather anywhere in the world by using the KTIV weather app.

This is the very first time that the winter games have been held in a subtropical climate.

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