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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
822 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              88   03/30/1943
 LOW              -23   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            78   03/15        MM      MM       71  03/31
LOWEST            -10   03/05        MM      MM      -16  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.1              43.1     9.0     40.6
AVG. MINIMUM     24.6              22.7     1.9     17.8
MEAN             38.4              32.9     5.5     29.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               6.0    -2.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              25.6    -2.6       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               1.4     0.6        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.97   2007
 MINIMUM         0.01   1930
TOTALS           0.33              1.76   -1.43     0.71
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.06   -0.05     0.02
DAYS >= .01         3               8.7    -5.7        9
DAYS >= .10         2               4.3    -2.3        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.13   03/08 TO 03/08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1951
TOTALS            1.7               8.4    -6.7      7.7
SINCE 7/1        31.9              39.9    -8.0     41.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.2    -1.2        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/04                          3  03/19
                                                          03/06
                                                          03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      1.7   03/03 TO 03/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     820               995    -175     1101
 SINCE 7/1       6569              6845    -276     7448
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/330    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/330    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     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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