February Climate Information

  

FEBRUARY 2012

       

Temperature Data

Aberdeen

Sisseton

Wheaton

Watertown

Warmest Temperature / Date

50 / 1st

51 / 19th

50 / 20th

46 / 1st, 2nd

Coldest Temperature / Date

-10 / 11th

-7 / 10th

-9 / 11th, 12th

-9 / 11th

Average High / Departure from Normal

35.5 / +7.6

34.1 / +6.6

32.0 / +6.9

33.2 / +5.9

Average Low / Departure from Normal

12.2 / +5.0

14.2 / +5.5

11.7 / +6.4

13.2 / +5.4

Monthly Average / Departure from Normal

23.9 / +6.3

24.1 / +6.0

21.8 / +6.6

23.2 / +5.7

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

0.87 / +0.32

1.31 / +0.88

1.09 / +0.48

0.78 / +0.25

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

9.6 / +2.8

14.0 / +5.6

14.6 / +6.5

8.1 / +0.7

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.50 / 28-29th

0.98 / 28-29th

0.50 / 29th

0.50 /  28-29th

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

7.7 / 28-29th

12 / 28-29th

7.5 / 29th

5 / 28-29th

         

Temperature Data

Pierre

Kennebec

Mobridge

Timber Lake

Warmest Temperature / Date

52 / 1st

53 / 1st

52 / 1st

49 / 2nd

Coldest Temperature / Date

-8 / 11th

-12 / 11th

-14 / 11th

-13 / 11th

Average High / Departure from Normal

38.3 / +3.4

40.8 / +3.9

36.2 / +5.0

34.7 / +2.3

Average Low / Departure from Normal

14.0 / +0.2

14.2 / +0.1

8.8 / -1.3

12.6 / +0.5

Monthly Average / Departure from Normal

26.1 / +1.8

27.5 / +2.0

22.5 / +1.8

23.7 / +1.4

Precipitation Data

       

Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal

1.20 / +0.61

1.74 / +1.26

0.98 / +0.54

0.89 / +0.30

Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal

9.5 / +3.6

16.5 / +10.4

9.9 / +4.0

13.5 / +6.8

Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date

0.64 /  28-29th

1.07 / 28-29th

0.39 / 28-29th

0.51 / 23rd

Most Snow in 24 hours / Date

5.5 /  28-29th

10.5 / 28-29th

3.9 / 28-29th

6.4 / 28-29th

 February 2012 finished out with above normal temperatures and precipitation across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota.   The month was quite warm across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota with average temperatures around 6 degrees above normal.  Central and north central South Dakota were around 1 to 2 degrees above normal.  After a string of dry months, February broke the cycle with above normal precipitation.  Monthly precipitation was anywhere from a quarter inch to an inch and a quarter above normal for all locations.  With a large storm system at the end of the month, snowfall amounts for February were above normal ranging from 8 to 17 inches.

 



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