October 2012 Climate Information

October 2012 was generally drier and cooler than normal across central and northeast South Dakota along with west central Minnesota. Some decent precipitation finally occurred across mainly northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota for October. Average monthly temperatures ranged from a half degree to 2 degrees below normal across the region. Central and north central South Dakota still were generally dry with over an inch of precipitation below normal.   Far northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota were closer to normal for October precipitation. Highs for the month were early on ranging from the middle 70s to the middle 80s.   Lows for the month were in the teens to the lower 20s.

OCTOBER 2012
Temperature Data
Aberdeen
Sisseton
Wheaton
Watertown
Warmest Temperature / Date
80 / 2nd
76 / 2nd
87 / 1st
77 / 3rd
Coldest Temperature / Date
13 / 27th
19 / 12th
22 / 12th
20 / 12th
Average High / Departure from Normal
57.1 / -0.5
55.1 / -2.1
54.7 / -2.2
54.2 / -2.2
Average Low / Departure from Normal
31.2 / -1.5
34.0 / -1.5
34.1 / -0.4
33.4 / -1.1
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
44.1 / -1.1
44.5 / -1.8
44.4 / -1.3
43.8 / -1.7
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
1.06 / -0.93
2.06 / -0.02
2.22 / +0.05
1.63 / -0.29
Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal
Trace / -0.7
Trace / -0.7
Trace / -0.7
0.5 / -1.2
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
0.61 / 17-18th
1.11 / 18th
1.55 / 18-19th
1.50 / 17-18th
Most Snow in 24 hours / Date
Trace / 27th
Trace / 24th
Trace / 29th
.5 / 24-25th
Temperature Data
Pierre
Kennebec
Mobridge
Timber Lake
Warmest Temperature / Date
86 / 2nd
87 / 2nd
81 / 2nd,15th
80 / 2nd
Coldest Temperature / Date
18 / 26th
15 / 6th
16 / 26th
17 / 6th, 27th
Average High / Departure from Normal
60.4 / -0.6
64.1 / +0.3
57.3 / -2.5
57.7 / -1.8
Average Low / Departure from Normal
33.9 / -2.5
34.5 / -1.5
33.3 / -1.3
32.8 / -2.2
Monthly Average / Departure from Normal
47.1 / -1.6
49.3 / -0.6
45.3 / -1.9
45.2 / -2.0
Precipitation Data
Monthly Precipitation / Departure from Normal
0.35 / -1.30
0.35 / -1.19
0.40 / -1.10
0.33 / -1.23
Monthly Snowfall / Departure from Normal
0.0 / -1.0
3.0 / +2.2
Trace / -0.8
Trace / -1.1
Most Precipitation in 24 hours / Date
0.20 / 16-17th
0.23 / 25th
0.15 / 16-17th
0.10 / 4th
Most Snow in 24 hours / Date
0.0
3.0 / 25th
Trace / 28th
Trace / 28th

 

 



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