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 MITCHELL 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              95   03/30/1943
 LOW              -23   03/12/1956
HIGHEST            80   03/11        MM      MM       82  03/15
LOWEST              2   03/01        MM      MM       -9  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.2              44.6     9.6     55.2
AVG. MINIMUM     29.8              23.6     6.2     25.0
MEAN             42.0              34.1     7.9     40.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               5.5    -4.5        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              24.1    -6.1       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.7    -0.7        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.36              1.06    0.30     0.13
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.00
DAYS >= .01         7                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= .10         4                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= .50         1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   03/29 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            3.7                MM      MM      0.7
SINCE 7/1        46.1                MM      MM     22.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/01                          1  03/05
                                                          03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   03/23 TO 03/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     705               958    -253      768
 SINCE 7/1       5494              6480    -986     6258
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        4
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/310    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/280    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     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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