Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
147 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   04/28/1910
 LOW                4   04/03/1936
HIGHEST            76   04/14        MM      MM       84  04/01
                        04/13
                        04/03
LOWEST             19   04/09        MM      MM       25  04/04
                        04/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.2              58.5     0.7     63.9
AVG. MINIMUM     38.2              34.4     3.8     37.1
MEAN             48.7              46.4     2.3     50.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8              12.4    -4.4        8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.97   2001
 MINIMUM         0.02   1926
TOTALS           4.62              3.01    1.61     1.00
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.10    0.05     0.03
DAYS >= .01        10              10.5    -0.5        8
DAYS >= .10         6               6.1    -0.1        5
DAYS >= .50         5               1.9     3.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.38   04/27 TO 04/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           18.4   1983
TOTALS              T               4.6    -4.6        T
SINCE 7/1        68.5              44.5    24.0     31.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0                                  0
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/01 TO 04/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     482               562     -80      431
 SINCE 7/1       6282              7407   -1125     7000
COOLING TOTAL       0                 5      -5        4
 SINCE 1/1          0                 5      -5        4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/150    DATE  04/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/320    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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