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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1126 AM CDT WED APR 01 2020

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...THE SIOUX FALLS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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             88   03/30/1943
 LOW             -23   03/11/1948
HIGHEST           69   03/08         MM      MM       69  03/27
LOWEST            14   03/20         MM      MM      -17  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM    48.6               43.1     5.5     38.7
AVG. MINIMUM    28.2               22.7     5.5     20.5
MEAN            38.4               32.9     5.5     29.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     2                6.0    -4.0        9
DAYS MIN <= 32    24               25.6    -1.6       28
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                1.4    -1.4        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        4.97   2007
 MINIMUM        0.01   1930
TOTALS          2.06               1.76    0.30     3.64
DAILY AVG.      0.07               0.06    0.01     0.12
DAYS >= .01       11                8.7     2.3        6
DAYS >= .10        3                4.3    -1.3        4
DAYS >= .50        1                0.8     0.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00       1                0.3     0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.10   03/28 TO 03/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          31.5   1951
TOTALS           6.3                8.4    -2.1      5.4
SINCE 7/1       33.8               39.9    -6.1       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0                                   4
DAYS >= 1.0        2                2.2    -0.2        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        2   03/20                          13  03/03
                                                          03/02
 24 HR TOTAL     3.2   03/19 TO 03/19

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    818                995    -177     1089
 SINCE 7/1      6307               6845    -538     7063
COOLING TOTAL      0                  0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         0                  0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/320    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.66
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      2
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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