Mid-November Precipitation and Snowfall Statistics Across the Area

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
730 PM CST SAT NOV 16 2008

...A MID-MONTH LOOK AT PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL ACROSS THE AREA...

SO FAR...IT LOOKS LIKE NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION IS CLOSE TO OR ABOVE NORMAL. THIS COULD EASILY CHANGE BY THE END OF THE MONTH...SINCE NOVEMBER IS NOT ALL THAT WET OF A MONTH. MORE NOTABLE IS THE AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL SO FAR THIS MONTH. NOVEMBER IS THE SECOND SNOWIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR...AND IT LOOKS LIKE TOTALS WILL END UP BELOW NORMAL. NORMALLY IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER... THE AREA GETS BETWEEN 4.5 INCHES AND 8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL. THROUGH THE 16TH OF THE MONTH...ABOUT HALF OF THAT WOULD BE EXPECTED...BUT THIS YEAR...THE NOVEMBER SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE RUNNING ABOUT 1 INCH BELOW NORMAL. AN EXCEPTION WOULD BE LOCATIONS NORTH OF BROOKINGS SOUTH DAKOTA TO NEAR MARSHALL MINNESOTA...WHERE SNOWFALL HAS BEEN ABOVE NORMAL. THE FOLLOWING TABLE SUMMARIZES PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL DATA THROUGH NOVEMBER 16TH FROM SIX SITES AROUND THE AREA:

LEGEND:
A=NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION THROUGH 11-16-2008
B=NORMAL NOVEMBER PRECIPITATION THROUGH THE 16TH
C=DEPARTURE                
D=NOVEMBER SNOWFALL THROUGH 11-16-2008
E=NORMAL NOVEMBER SNOWFALL THROUGH THE 16TH
F=DEPARTURE                   

SITE             A        B         C        D       E       F
-----------     ----     ----     -----     ---     ---     ----
SIOUX FALLS     0.93     0.82     +0.11     2.4     3.6     -1.2
MITCHELL        0.84     0.51     +0.33     1.7
HURON           0.55     0.56     -0.01     2.0     3.3     -1.3
MARSHALL        1.43     0.96     +0.47     5.2
SIOUX CITY      0.89     0.84     +0.05     1.4     2.0     -0.6
SPENCER         0.85     0.85      0.00     2.5

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