Record number of days with warm minimum temperatures in Sioux City and Sioux Falls ends on February 5, 2006

With the record warm temperatures across the region in January, Sioux City and Sioux Falls also set a record for the most consecutive days with a low temperature 10 degrees or warmer.   On February 5, 2006, Sioux City had a low of 7 degrees and Sioux Falls had a low of 8 degrees.  This ended a streak of 45 straight days where the low temperature was at least 10 degrees above zero.  For both cities, this was  a record number of days within the climatological winter (December 1 - February 28) where the low was at least 10 degrees.  Lists of the top 5 years for each city are included below:

Top 5 years with consecutive days of a minimum temperature 10 degrees above zero or warmer. 

Sioux City, Iowa

# of Days

Dates

45

12/22/2005 - 2/4/2006

42

1/19/1992 - 2/29/1992

42

12/1/1954 - 1/11/1955

38

1/22/1931 - 2/28/1931

34

1/26/1998 - 2/28/1998

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

# of Days

Dates

45

12/22/2005 - 2/4/2006

32

1/11/1942 - 2/11/1942

29

12/1/1959 - 12/29/1959

28

 1/27/1935 - 2/23/1935

28

12/1/1923 - 12/28/1923

In addition, Sioux City currently has a streak of 49 straight days within the climatological winter with a maximum temperature of at least 30 degrees.  This has shattered the old record of 29 days set in January and February of 1931.  With a forecast high temperature for 27 degrees for Saturday, it is likely this streak will end this weekend.

Top 5 years with consecutive days of a maximum temperature of 30 degrees or warmer. 

Sioux City Iowa

# of days

Dates

51

12/21/2005 - 2/9/2006

29

1/15/1931 - 2/12/1931

29

12/1/1923 - 12/29/1923

28

1/6/1919 - 2/2/1919

28

12/1/1889 - 12/28/1889



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