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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1047 AM CST THU JAN 2 2014

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              63   12/03/1998
                        12/02/1998
 LOW              -31   12/29/1917
HIGHEST            48   12/02        MM      MM       61  12/02
LOWEST            -19   12/07        MM      MM       -7  12/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     21.1              28.5    -7.4     31.5
AVG. MINIMUM      2.2               9.8    -7.6     11.6
MEAN             11.6              19.2    -7.6     21.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              17.7     5.3       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.5     0.5       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      13               7.3     5.7        7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.97   1945
 MINIMUM            T   1986
                        1944
                        1905
TOTALS           1.13              0.69    0.44     1.31
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01        10               6.9     3.1        8
DAYS >= .10         3               2.0     1.0        3
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.57   12/03 TO 12/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           41.1   1968
TOTALS           12.6               8.2     4.4     12.7
SINCE 7/1        20.5              16.9     3.6     13.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4                 4       0        2
DAYS >= 1.0         4               2.4     1.6        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   12/05                          7  12/28
 24 HR TOTAL      5.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1647              1421     226     1337
 SINCE 7/1       3268              3133     135     2940
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        787               690      97     1182
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/330    DATE  12/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/320    DATE  12/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               18     SLEET                      2
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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