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

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

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...THE MITCHELL 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              70   12/01/1998
 LOW              -34   12/29/1917
HIGHEST            55   12/10        MM      MM       59  12/13
LOWEST             -9   12/28        MM      MM      -13  12/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.5              29.8     4.7     33.2
AVG. MINIMUM     18.4              12.0     6.4     17.2
MEAN             26.4              20.9     5.5     25.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11              16.9    -5.9       14
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.4     0.6       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               5.6    -3.6        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.03              0.45    0.58     1.22
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.01    0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01         7                MM      MM        7
DAYS >= .10         4                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= .50         0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0                MM      MM        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.65   12/25 TO 12/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS           14.8                MM      MM      7.7
SINCE 7/1        28.0                MM      MM     13.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         4                MM      MM        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   12/27                          4  12/31
                                                          12/30
                                                          12/29
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   12/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1187              1367    -180     1225
 SINCE 7/1       2370              2935    -565     2881
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        894               824      70      724
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/160    DATE  12/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/150    DATE  12/22

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     84

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

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