Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1001 AM MDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE EAST RAPID CITY SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              85   03/22/1910
 LOW              -17   03/03/1891
HIGHEST            74   03/18                         76  03/21
LOWEST              8   03/13                         16  03/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.3              46.5     4.8     53.8
AVG. MINIMUM     28.6              24.9     3.7     31.6
MEAN             39.9              35.7     4.2     42.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4                                  2
DAYS MIN <= 32     19                                 18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.34   1902
 MINIMUM         0.09   2012
                        1909
TOTALS           0.80              0.99   -0.19     1.05
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01         6                                  8
DAYS >= .10         3                                  5
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.31   03/21 TO 03/21              0.32

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.5   1950
TOTALS            1.3              11.8   -10.5      7.9
SINCE 7/1        34.5              38.5    -4.0     37.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.2    -3.2        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/13                          3  03/26
                                                          03/25
                                                          03/24
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   03/13 TO 03/13               3.5

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     769               908    -139      685
 SINCE 7/1       5365              5862    -497     4934
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  03/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/310    DATE  03/06

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          5     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      2
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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