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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
155 PM CST THU JAN 2 2014

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...THE MITCHELL SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2014

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   12/01/1998
 LOW              -34   12/29/1917
HIGHEST            51   12/02        MM      MM       62  12/02
LOWEST            -18   12/07        MM      MM       -7  12/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     22.2              29.8    -7.6     30.8
AVG. MINIMUM      3.8              12.0    -8.2     13.3
MEAN             13.0              20.9    -7.9     22.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              16.9     4.1       20
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.4     0.6       30
DAYS MIN <= 0      12               5.6     6.4        7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           0.65              0.45    0.20     1.06
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.01    0.01     0.03
DAYS >= .01         9                MM      MM        7
DAYS >= .10         2                MM      MM        5
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.21   12/04 TO 12/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS           11.4                MM      MM      9.7
SINCE 7/1        15.4                MM      MM     10.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      4                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         3                MM      MM        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   12/05                          7  12/28
 24 HR TOTAL      5.5   12/04 TO 12/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1607              1367     240     1324
 SINCE 7/1       3115              2935     180     2850
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        946               824     122     1236
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/330    DATE  12/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/330    DATE  12/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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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