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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1020 AM MDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1942 TO 2018

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            67   03/14                         75  03/16
LOWEST              3   03/17                          9  03/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.7              47.9    -3.2     52.9
AVG. MINIMUM     20.2              22.9    -2.7     25.8
MEAN             32.4              35.4    -3.0     39.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5                                  3
DAYS MIN <= 32     30                                 23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                                  0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.02   1945
 MINIMUM         0.05   2012
TOTALS           1.35              0.93    0.42     0.53
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         7                                  5
DAYS >= .10         2                                  2
DAYS >= .50         1                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.87   03/16 TO 03/16              0.30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.7   1950
TOTALS           13.2               8.7     4.5      0.5
SINCE 7/1        43.0              32.1    10.9     30.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 3      -2        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   03/17                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      9.6   03/16 TO 03/16               0.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1003               918      85      789
 SINCE 7/1       6523              6128     395     5845
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    55/330    DATE  03/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    68/330    DATE  03/30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
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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