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CXUS53 KFSD 011750  
CLMMHE  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
1250 PM CDT THU APR 1 2021  
   
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..THE MITCHELL SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1893 TO 2021  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 95 03/30/1943  
LOW -23 03/12/1956  
HIGHEST 85 03/29 MM MM 68 03/08  
LOWEST 13 03/01 MM MM 14 03/20  
AVG. MAXIMUM 54.7 44.6 10.1 48.4  
AVG. MINIMUM 29.3 23.6 5.7 29.7  
MEAN 42.0 34.1 7.9 39.0  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 1 6.0 -5.0 1  
DAYS MIN <= 32 23 24.1 -1.1 23  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.7 -0.7 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 7.49 1987  
MINIMUM 0.03 1925  
TOTALS 3.08 1.06 2.02 0.91  
DAILY AVG. 0.10 0.03 0.07 0.03  
DAYS >= .01 5 MM MM 9  
DAYS >= .10 4 MM MM 3  
DAYS >= .50 4 MM MM 0  
DAYS >= 1.00 1 MM MM 0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 1.29 03/23 TO 03/23  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 27.0 1956  
TOTALS 9.9 MM MM 4.8  
SINCE 7/1 30.0 MM MM MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 3 MM MM 2  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 4 03/15 3 03/02  
03/16  
03/17  
03/01  
24 HR TOTAL 5.9 03/14 TO 03/15  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 704 958 -254 798  
SINCE 7/1 5892 6480 -588 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 12.7  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 44/320 DATE 03/29  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 58/240 DATE 03/29  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.29  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 21  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 4  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 6  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 65  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 3  
LIGHT RAIN 8 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 1 SNOW 3  
LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 0  
FOG 11 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 2  
HAZE 1  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
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