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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
253 PM CST TUE MAR 1 2016

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              70   02/22/1982
                        02/17/1981
                        02/23/1958
 LOW              -42   02/09/1899
HIGHEST            63   02/27        MM      MM       47  02/07
LOWEST             -5   02/13        MM      MM      -12  02/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.5              31.3     3.2     26.1
AVG. MINIMUM     19.2              11.7     7.5      4.9
MEAN             26.9              21.5     5.4     15.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11              14.2    -3.2       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.0     1.0       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               6.1    -4.1       12

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.05   1962
 MINIMUM            T   1923
                        1894
TOTALS           1.20              0.60    0.60     0.41
DAILY AVG.       0.04                MM      MM     0.01
DAYS >= .01        13               6.6     6.4        6
DAYS >= .10         4               1.8     2.2        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   02/29 TO 02/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           48.4   1962
TOTALS           13.0               6.9     6.1      6.2
SINCE 7/1        56.3              31.5    24.8     30.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               1.8     1.2        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   02/14                          6  02/03
                        02/03                             02/02
 24 HR TOTAL      4.5   02/29 TO 02/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1100              1218    -118     1379
 SINCE 7/1       5036              5889    -853     5749
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    40/290    DATE  02/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/290    DATE  02/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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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