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CXUS53 KFSD 011747  
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CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
1247 PM CDT THU APR 1 2021  
   
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..THE SIOUX FALLS 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 88 03/30/1943  
LOW -23 03/11/1948  
HIGHEST 81 03/29 MM MM 69 03/08  
LOWEST 17 03/01 MM MM 14 03/20  
AVG. MAXIMUM 52.6 43.1 9.5 48.6  
AVG. MINIMUM 29.1 22.7 6.4 28.2  
MEAN 40.9 32.9 8.0 38.4  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 1 6.0 -5.0 2  
DAYS MIN <= 32 23 25.6 -2.6 24  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 1.4 -1.4 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 4.97 2007  
MINIMUM 0.01 1930  
TOTALS 2.63 1.76 0.87 2.06  
DAILY AVG. 0.08 0.06 0.02 0.07  
DAYS >= .01 7 8.7 -1.7 11  
DAYS >= .10 5 4.3 0.7 3  
DAYS >= .50 2 0.8 1.2 1  
DAYS >= 1.00 1 0.3 0.7 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 1.08 03/22 TO 03/23  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 31.5 1951  
TOTALS 8.3 8.4 -0.1 6.3  
SINCE 7/1 39.8 39.9 -0.1 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 1 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 3 2.0 1.0 2  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 6 03/15 2 03/20  
24 HR TOTAL 6.2 03/14 TO 03/15  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 739 995 -256 818  
SINCE 7/1 6091 6845 -754 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 11.7  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 40/320 DATE 03/29  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 56/330 DATE 03/29  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.49  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 13  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 8  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 10  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 64  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 1  
LIGHT RAIN 8 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 2 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2  
LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 2  
FOG 14 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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