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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
846 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              98   04/28/1910
 LOW                4   04/03/1936
HIGHEST            84   04/01        MM      MM       81  04/09
LOWEST             25   04/04        MM      MM       11  04/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.9              58.5     5.4     58.1
AVG. MINIMUM     37.1              34.4     2.7     33.5
MEAN             50.5              46.4     4.1     45.8
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       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.97   2001
 MINIMUM         0.02   1926
TOTALS           1.00              3.01   -2.01     1.17
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.10   -0.07     0.04
DAYS >= .01         8              10.5    -2.5        7
DAYS >= .10         5               6.1    -1.1        4
DAYS >= .50         0               1.9    -1.9        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   04/24 TO 04/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           18.4   1983
TOTALS              T               4.6    -4.6      3.4
SINCE 7/1        31.9              44.5   -12.6     45.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             3  04/04
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/07 TO 04/07
                        04/09 TO 04/09

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     431               562    -131      570
 SINCE 7/1       7000              7407    -407     8018
COOLING TOTAL       4                 5      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          4                 5      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/320    DATE  04/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/300    DATE  04/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     55

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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