Climatological Report (Annual)
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CXUS53 KUNR 020946
CLARAP

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
239 AM MST SAT JAN 2 2016

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...THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1942 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             111   07/15/2006
 LOW              -31   02/02/1996
HIGHEST           100   08/15                         MM  MM
                        08/12
LOWEST            -10   02/26                         MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.7              60.4     1.3       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     35.0              33.9     1.1       MM
MEAN             48.4              47.1     1.3       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90     23                                 MM
DAYS MAX <= 32     36                                 MM
DAYS MIN <= 32    167                                 MM
DAYS MIN <= 0      17                                 MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        27.70   1946
 MINIMUM         9.12   1974
TOTALS          25.25             16.29    8.96       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.04    0.03       MM
DAYS >= .01        90                                 MM
DAYS >= .10        44                                 MM
DAYS >= .50        16                                 MM
DAYS >= 1.00        9                                 MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.46   07/15 TO 07/15                MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           82.7   2009
 24 HR TOTAL     18.0   MM
TOTALS           43.7              41.1     2.6       MM
SINCE 7/1        19.1              13.2     5.9       MM
DAYS >= TRACE      43              33.1     9.9       MM
DAYS >= 1.0        15              12.9     2.1       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR TOTAL     11.5   05/09 TO 05/10                MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    6519              7152    -633       MM
COOLING TOTAL     577               636     -59       MM

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    58/280    DATE  07/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    75/330    DATE  03/29

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               22     RAIN                      32
LIGHT RAIN               98     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                6     SNOW                      12
LIGHT SNOW               44     SLEET                      0
FOG                     109     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     27
HAZE                     33

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

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