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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
627 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE SIOUX FALLS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 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              88   03/30/1943
 LOW              -23   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            56   03/14        MM      MM       73  03/19
LOWEST             10   03/08        MM      MM        6  03/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.3              43.1    -1.8     44.1
AVG. MINIMUM     25.9              22.7     3.2     26.5
MEAN             33.6              32.9     0.7     35.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               6.0    -3.0        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              25.6     0.4       20
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.4    -1.4        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.97   2007
 MINIMUM         0.01   1930
TOTALS           2.06              1.76    0.30     0.54
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.06    0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01        10               8.7     1.3        9
DAYS >= .10         6               4.3     1.7        1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.8     0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.09   03/23 TO 03/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1951
TOTALS            7.4               8.4    -1.0      8.0
SINCE 7/1        39.0              39.9    -0.9     39.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.2     0.8        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   03/07                          5  03/13
                        03/06
 24 HR TOTAL      4.1   03/05 TO 03/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     966               995     -29      910
 SINCE 7/1       6618              6845    -227     5716
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/090    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/110    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      2
FOG                      18     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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