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

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

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...THE SIOUX CITY IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1889 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              71   12/06/1939
 LOW              -28   12/29/1917
HIGHEST            58   12/10        MM      MM       56  12/14
                                                          12/13
LOWEST             -3   12/31        MM      MM      -12  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.5              32.1     6.4     35.5
AVG. MINIMUM     23.4              13.0    10.4     21.1
MEAN             31.0              22.6     8.4     28.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10              14.3    -4.3       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              30.0    -6.0       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               4.7    -3.7        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.87   1911
 MINIMUM         0.01   1943
TOTALS           2.86              0.80    2.06     1.40
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.03    0.06     0.05
DAYS >= .01        14               6.9     7.1        8
DAYS >= .10         9               2.4     6.6        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.00   12/13 TO 12/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           34.0   2009
TOTALS           11.8               7.8     4.0      3.8
SINCE 7/1        24.3              13.2    11.1      8.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 3      -1        0
DAYS >= 1.0         5               2.5     2.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   12/02                          3  12/31
                                                          12/30
                                                          12/29
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   12/28 TO 12/28

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1045              1316    -271     1130
 SINCE 7/1       2151              2792    -641     2625
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        889               869      20      862
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  12/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/320    DATE  12/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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