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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
745 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              88   03/30/1943
 LOW              -23   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            75   03/11        MM      MM       78  03/15
LOWEST                  03/02        MM      MM      -10  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.3              43.1     8.2     52.1
AVG. MINIMUM     29.0              22.7     6.3     24.6
MEAN             40.1              32.9     7.2     38.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               6.0    -3.0        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              25.6    -6.6       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               1.4    -0.4        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.97   2007
 MINIMUM         0.01   1930
TOTALS           2.09              1.76    0.33     0.33
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.06    0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01        11               8.7     2.3        3
DAYS >= .10         5               4.3     0.7        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.8     0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.63   03/26 TO 03/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1951
TOTALS           12.2               8.4     3.8      1.7
SINCE 7/1        68.5              39.9    28.6     31.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.2    -0.2        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   03/27                          2  03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4   03/26 TO 03/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     764               995    -231      820
 SINCE 7/1       5800              6845   -1045     6569
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    36/310    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
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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