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CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
1248 PM CDT THU APR 1 2021  
   
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..THE SIOUX CITY IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD: 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD: 1889 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 91 03/30/1968  
LOW -22 03/05/1960  
HIGHEST 76 03/29 MM MM 71 03/08  
LOWEST 19 03/31 MM MM 13 03/20  
AVG. MAXIMUM 54.8 47.5 7.3 50.5  
AVG. MINIMUM 30.3 25.5 4.8 30.7  
MEAN 42.6 36.5 6.1 40.6  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 0 4.0 -4.0 1  
DAYS MIN <= 32 19 23.1 -4.1 20  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.5 -0.5 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 5.90 1987  
MINIMUM 0.03 1910  
TOTALS 3.62 2.00 1.62 3.25  
DAILY AVG. 0.12 0.06 0.06 0.10  
DAYS >= .01 9 8.3 0.7 11  
DAYS >= .10 6 4.2 1.8 5  
DAYS >= .50 3 1.2 1.8 2  
DAYS >= 1.00 2 0.5 1.5 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 1.57 03/14 TO 03/15  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 27.3 1912  
TOTALS 1.5 6.5 -5.0 5.8  
SINCE 7/1 37.8 33.0 4.8 MM  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 1 2.0 -1.0 2  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 1 03/15 3 03/21  
03/20  
24 HR TOTAL 1.5 03/15 TO 03/15  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 689 884 -195 749  
SINCE 7/1 5971 6178 -207 MM  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 11.3  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 45/330 DATE 03/30  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 57/330 DATE 03/30  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.35  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 20  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 3  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 8  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 67  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 1 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 4  
LIGHT RAIN 13 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0  
LIGHT SNOW 3 SLEET 0  
FOG 14 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1  
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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