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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1030 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE SIOUX FALLS SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

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   02/22/1982
                        02/17/1981
                        02/23/1958
 LOW              -42   02/09/1899
HIGHEST            68   02/21        MM      MM       63  02/27
LOWEST              4   02/03        MM      MM       -5  02/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.9              31.3    10.6     34.5
AVG. MINIMUM     21.6              11.7     9.9     19.2
MEAN             31.7              21.5    10.2     26.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9              14.2    -5.2       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              27.0    -2.0       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               6.1    -6.1        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.05   1962
 MINIMUM            T   1923
                        1894
TOTALS           0.49              0.60   -0.11     1.20
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01         3               6.6    -3.6       13
DAYS >= .10         3               1.8     1.2        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.23   02/23 TO 02/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           48.4   1962
TOTALS            5.1               6.9    -1.8     13.0
SINCE 7/1        31.4              31.5    -0.1     56.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 5      -5        2
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.8    -0.8        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   02/24                          5  02/14
                                                          02/03
 24 HR TOTAL      5.1   02/23 TO 02/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     925              1218    -293     1100
 SINCE 7/1       4806              5850   -1044     5036
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/180    DATE  02/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/360    DATE  02/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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