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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
905 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              63   12/03/1998
                        12/02/1998
 LOW              -31   12/29/1917
HIGHEST            51   12/10        MM      MM       55  12/14
LOWEST             -4   12/31        MM      MM      -13  12/30
                        12/28
                        12/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.9              28.5     5.4     31.9
AVG. MINIMUM     18.6               9.8     8.8     17.0
MEAN             26.2              19.2     7.0     24.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     12              17.7    -5.7       16
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              30.5    -2.5       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               7.3    -4.3        6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.97   1945
 MINIMUM            T   1986
                        1944
                        1905
TOTALS           1.31              0.69    0.62     1.33
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01        10               6.9     3.1        6
DAYS >= .10         5               2.0     3.0        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   12/25 TO 12/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           41.1   1968
TOTALS           19.1               8.2    10.9      5.9
SINCE 7/1        36.4              16.9    19.5     14.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 4      -1        1
DAYS >= 1.0         6               2.4     3.6        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   12/02                          4  12/27
                        12/01
 24 HR TOTAL      6.2   12/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1194              1421    -227     1249
 SINCE 7/1       2468              3133    -665     3005
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        715               690      25      610
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/170    DATE  12/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/180    DATE  12/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     83

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               17     SLEET                      3
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      2

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

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