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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1028 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

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            73   03/19        MM      MM       75  03/11
LOWEST              6   03/14        MM      MM       -1  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.1              43.1     1.0     51.3
AVG. MINIMUM     26.5              22.7     3.8     29.0
MEAN             35.3              32.9     2.4     40.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8               6.0     2.0        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              25.6    -5.6       19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.4    -1.4        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.97   2007
 MINIMUM         0.01   1930
TOTALS           0.54              1.76   -1.22     2.09
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.06   -0.04     0.07
DAYS >= .01         9               8.7     0.3       11
DAYS >= .10         1               4.3    -3.3        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.29   03/12 TO 03/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1951
TOTALS            8.0               8.4    -0.4     12.2
SINCE 7/1        39.4              39.9    -0.5     68.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        1
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.2    -0.2        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/13                          6  03/27
 24 HR TOTAL      4.8   03/12 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     910               995     -85      764
 SINCE 7/1       5716              6845   -1129     5800
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/280    DATE  03/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/280    DATE  03/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      1
FOG                      16     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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