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 SIOUX CITY IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1889 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              91   03/30/1968
 LOW              -22   03/05/1960
HIGHEST            80   03/07        MM      MM       90  03/16
LOWEST             15   03/25        MM      MM       -6  03/05
                        03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.8              47.5     9.3     58.4
AVG. MINIMUM     31.8              25.5     6.3     25.5
MEAN             44.3              36.5     7.8     42.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               3.9    -2.9        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              23.1    -6.1       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.90   1987
 MINIMUM         0.03   1910
TOTALS           3.06              2.00    1.06     0.88
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.06    0.04     0.03
DAYS >= .01        10               8.3     1.7        2
DAYS >= .10         6               4.2     1.8        1
DAYS >= .50         3               1.2     1.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.75   03/23 TO 03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.2   1962
TOTALS           14.5               6.5     8.0        T
SINCE 7/1        57.6              33.0    24.6     21.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.7     0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        14   03/24                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      7.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     633               884    -251      707
 SINCE 7/1       5092              6178   -1086     5873
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/300    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/050    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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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