High Temperatures More Than 20 Degrees Above Normal, But Only One Record Broken

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
458 PM CDT SUN NOV 2 2008

...SOME COMPARATIVE CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA FOR TODAY...

IT WAS ANOTHER MILD NOVEMBER AFTERNOON TODAY...WITH A PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKY ALLOWING HIGH TEMPERATURES TO WARM TO READINGS AVERAGING 24.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. MANY HIGHS HAVE COME CLOSE TO THOSE VALUES SET JUST 3 YEARS AGO...IN 2005. SO FAR...ONLY ONE NEW RECORD HAS BEEN SET. BROOKINGS CLIMBED TO 72 DEGREES TODAY...WHICH SURPASSED THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 71...ESTABLISHED WAY BACK IN 1904. THE FOLLOWING IS A TABLE COMPARING THIS DATA:

SITE          HIGH SO    NORMAL  DEP  RECORD  YEAR  MISSED
              FAR TODAY  HIGH         HIGH          RECORD
------------  ---------  ------  ---  ------  ----  ------
SIOUX FALLS      76        50    +26    77    2005    -1
MITCHELL         75        51    +24    79    2005    -4
HURON            72        50    +22    74    1965    -2
SIOUX CITY       79        53    +26    80    2005    -1
SPENCER, IA      76        50    +26    77    2005    -1
YANKTON          79        53    +26    82    2005    -3
BROOKINGS        72        48    +24    71    1904  RECORD
CHAMBERLAIN      76        52    +24    77    1990    -1
MARSHALL, MN     72        50    +22    75    1978    -3
 
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