Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1028 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE SIOUX CITY IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1889 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              91   03/30/1968
 LOW              -22   03/05/1960
HIGHEST            80   03/06        MM      MM       80  03/07
LOWEST             14   03/15        MM      MM       15  03/25
                        03/14                             03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.4              47.5     2.9     56.8
AVG. MINIMUM     29.5              25.5     4.0     31.8
MEAN             40.0              36.5     3.5     44.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               3.9     0.1        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     16              23.1    -7.1       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.90   1987
 MINIMUM         0.03   1910
TOTALS           1.51              2.00   -0.49     3.06
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.06   -0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01         8               8.3    -0.3       10
DAYS >= .10         4               4.2    -0.2        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.2    -0.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.53   03/23 TO 03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.2   1962
TOTALS            3.1               6.5    -3.4     14.5
SINCE 7/1        28.6              33.0    -4.4     57.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.7    -0.7        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/14                         14  03/24
                        03/13
                        03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   03/12 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     769               884    -115      633
 SINCE 7/1       5006              6178   -1172     5092
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  03/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/340    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     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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