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CLMATY


CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
937 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE WATERTOWN SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 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              82   03/18/2012
                        03/18/1921
                        03/23/1910
 LOW              -27   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            73   03/11        MM      MM       74  03/31
                                                          03/15
LOWEST              6   03/01        MM      MM      -18  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.7              38.9    10.8     46.5
AVG. MINIMUM     28.4              19.9     8.5     21.0
MEAN             39.0              29.4     9.6     33.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               8.8    -7.8        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     21              27.5    -6.5       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               2.2    -2.2        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.94   1977
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           0.26              1.11   -0.85     0.35
DAYS >= .01         7               7.4    -0.4        6
DAYS >= .10         0               3.4    -3.4        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.0   1975
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            1.1               6.2    -5.1      4.4
SINCE 7/1        28.7              32.6    -3.9     25.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        1
DAYS >= TRACE       9               4.2     4.8        7
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.9    -1.9        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/01                          5  03/06
                                                          03/05
                                                          03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     796              1104    -308      962
 SINCE 7/1       6115              7515   -1400     7354
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/111
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/310    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/300    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      3

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

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