30th Consecutive Day of 30+ Degree Readings in Sioux City

As of January 19 2006...high temperatures have exceeded 30 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 consecutive days in Sioux City...which breaks the longest stretch of readings exceeding 30 degrees during a meteorological winter (December 1-February 29) established during the winters of 1931 and 1923.  Details of these previous streaks can be found below:

        # of days               Dates

1.     30 and counting   December 21 2005-
2.     29                            January 15-February 12 1931
2.     29                            December 1-December 29 1923
4.     28                            January 6-February 2 1919
4.     28                            December 1-December 28 1889
6.     27                           
January 13-February 8 1944

In addition...low temperatures in Sioux Falls and Huron have not fallen below 10 degrees since December 22 2005 (29 consecutive days). This ties the streak for the meteorological winter of 1959...where temperatures from December 1 through December 28 did not fall below 10 degrees. Temperatures are only expected to fall to around 20 degrees tonight...and therefore new records are expected to occur on Friday morning.



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