Warm Start to 2006

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF JANUARY...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY 2006 ARE
THE SIXTH WARMEST ON RECORD AT SIOUX FALLS...TIED FOR FIFTH WARMEST
AT SIOUX CITY...AND TIED FOR SEVENTH WARMEST AT HURON. THIS CORRECTS
INFORMATION TRANSMITTED EARLIER TODAY.

FOR SIOUX FALLS...THE NORMAL EARLY JANUARY AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE
IS AROUND 13 DEGREES...WITH A NORMAL HIGH AROUND 24 AND A NORMAL LOW
AROUND 2 ABOVE.  FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY 2006...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 28.7 DEGREES...OR NEARLY 16 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

FOR SIOUX FALLS...THE TOP 10 WARMEST EARLY JANUARY TEMPERATURES ARE

RANK    YEAR            AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

1       1939            32.9 DEGREES
2       1933            31.7 DEGREES
3       1927            31.6 DEGREES
4       1992            29.7 DEGREES
5       1990            29.1 DEGREES
6       2006            28.7 DEGREES
7       1902            28.2 DEGREES
8       1935            28.0 DEGREES
9       1921            27.9 DEGREES
10     2003            27.7 DEGREES

FOR SIOUX CITY...THE NORMAL EARLY JANUARY AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE
IS AROUND 18 DEGREES...WITH A NORMAL HIGH AROUND 28 AND A NORMAL LOW
AROUND 8 ABOVE.  FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY 2006...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 32.5 DEGREES...OR 14.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

FOR SIOUX CITY...THE TOP 10 WARMEST EARLY JANUARY TEMPERATURES ARE

RANK    YEAR            AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

1       1939            38.2 DEGREES
2       1933            36.9 DEGREES
3       1927            33.9 DEGREES
4       1921            32.9 DEGREES
5       1992            32.5 DEGREES
5       2006            32.5 DEGREES
7       1990            31.8 DEGREES
8       1935            31.7 DEGREES
9       1931            31.3 DEGREES
10     1902            31.0 DEGREES

FOR HURON THE NORMAL EARLY JANUARY AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE IS
AROUND 13 DEGREES...WITH A NORMAL HIGH AROUND 24 AND A NORMAL LOW
AROUND 3 ABOVE.  FOR THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF JANUARY 2006...THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 28.9 DEGREES...OR NEARLY 16 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

RANK    YEAR            AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

1       1927            32.2 DEGREES
2       2003            31.6 DEGREES
3       1933            31.2 DEGREES
4       1939            30.7 DEGREES
5       1992            30.0 DEGREES
6       1990            29.2 DEGREES
7       1983            28.9 DEGREES
7       2006            28.9 DEGREES
9       1921            28.6 DEGREES
10     1902            28.1 DEGREES


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GH/SHEEHAN



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