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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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              85   03/22/1910
 LOW              -17   03/03/1891
HIGHEST            76   03/21                         84  03/15
LOWEST             16   03/20                          3  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.8              46.5     7.3     57.9
AVG. MINIMUM     31.6              24.9     6.7     31.5
MEAN             42.7              35.7     7.0     44.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2                                  3
DAYS MIN <= 32     18                                 18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.34   1902
 MINIMUM         0.09   2012
                        1909
TOTALS           1.05              0.99    0.06     0.10
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.00
DAYS >= .01         8                                  2
DAYS >= .10         5                                  0
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   03/23 TO 03/23              0.09

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.5   1950
TOTALS            7.9              11.8    -3.9      1.4
SINCE 7/1        37.8              38.5    -0.7     37.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.2    -0.2        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/26                          1  03/03
                        03/25                             03/02
                        03/24                             03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   03/23 TO 03/23               1.4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     685               908    -223      625
 SINCE 7/1       4934              5862    -928     5321
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        6
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        6
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/330    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/330    DATE  03/31

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     50

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