Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1035 AM MDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

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              84   03/15/2015
 LOW              -21   03/08/1996
HIGHEST            78   03/21                         84  03/15
LOWEST             10   03/20                         -3  03/04
                        03/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.8              47.9     7.9     59.4
AVG. MINIMUM     25.2              22.9     2.3     24.9
MEAN             40.5              35.4     5.1     42.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                                  3
DAYS MIN <= 32     24                                 26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.02   1945
 MINIMUM         0.05   2012
TOTALS           1.09              0.93    0.16     0.10
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.00
DAYS >= .01         8                                  2
DAYS >= .10         3                                  0
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   03/22 TO 03/23              0.08

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.7   1950
TOTALS            5.8               8.7    -2.9      1.2
SINCE 7/1        31.9              32.1    -0.2     36.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/26                          1  03/03
                                                          03/02
                                                          03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.0   03/25 TO 03/25               1.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     752               918    -166      702
 SINCE 7/1       5447              6128    -681     5810
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/320    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/320    DATE  03/31

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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