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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1226 PM CST MON NOV 2 2020

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...THE SIOUX FALLS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1893 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             94   10/05/1963
 LOW              -5   10/29/1925
HIGHEST           86   10/06         MM      MM       MM
LOWEST            13   10/26         MM      MM       MM
                       10/27
AVG. MAXIMUM    55.6               59.6    -4.0       MM
AVG. MINIMUM    33.0               36.1    -3.1       MM
MEAN            44.3               47.9    -3.6       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32     3                0.3     2.7       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32    13               10.8     2.2       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        6.89   1911
 MINIMUM           T   1952
TOTALS          0.93               2.17   -1.24       MM
DAILY AVG.      0.03               0.07   -0.04       MM
DAYS >= .01        9                7.9     1.1       MM
DAYS >= .10        3                4.2    -1.2       MM
DAYS >= .50        0                1.5    -1.5       MM
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.5    -0.5       MM
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.36   10/24 TO 10/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          10.0   1991
TOTALS           4.8                1.3     3.5       MM
SINCE 7/1        4.8                1.3     3.5       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0                                  MM
DAYS >= 1.0        1                0.5     0.5       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        4   10/26                          MM
 24 HR TOTAL     4.3   10/24 TO 10/25

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    643                536     107       MM
 SINCE 7/1       763                740      23       MM
COOLING TOTAL      9                  5       4       MM
 SINCE 1/1      1105                690     415       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/310    DATE  10/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/160    DATE  10/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.47
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      2
FOG                       7     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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