Nine Consecutive Days of Snow so far this December in Sioux Falls

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
457 PM CST TUE DEC 9 2008

...SIOUX FALLS OFF TO A SNOWY DECEMBER...

THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2008 HAS BROUGHT AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL
TO SIOUX FALLS EVERY DAY SINCE THE MONTH STARTED. THE LAST TIME THAT
9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF SNOW FELL DURING DECEMBER IN SIOUX FALLS WAS
IN 2001. THAT STREAK OF SNOWY DAYS STARTED ON DECEMBER 22. SOME
OTHER DECEMBERS THAT HAD 9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF AT LEAST A TRACE OF
SNOWFALL INCLUDED 1985, 1952, 1951, 1949, 1937, 1934, AND 1930.
THE LONGEST PERIOD OF SNOWY DAYS IN DECEMBER WAS 13 DAYS, STARTING
ON DECEMBER 4TH 1950. THE LONGEST STRETCH OF DAYS DURING THE WINTER
MONTHS WITH AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL IN SIOUX FALLS WAS 17 DAYS,
STARTING ON JANUARY 22ND 1929.

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS FORM: F-6)

STATION: SIOUX FALLS SD
MONTH: DECEMBER
YEAR: 2008
LATITUDE: 43 34 N
LONGITUDE: 96 44 W

TEMPERATURE IN F: :PCPN: SNOW: WIND :SUNSHINE: SKY :PK WND
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1 2 3 4 5 6A 6B 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
12Z AVG MX 2MIN
DY MAX MIN AVG DEP HDD CDD WTR SNW DPTH SPD SPD DIR MIN PSBL S-S WX SPD DR
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1 28 16 22 -2 43 0 T T 0 12.5 28 340 320 58 6 32 340
2 49 21 35 12 30 0 0.07 1.0 0 10.4 20 10 430 78 3 1 28 10
3 30 12 21 -2 44 0 0.06 1.1 2 13.5 28 340 526 96 4 19 35 300
4 18 7 13 -9 52 0 T T 2 12.9 22 310 409 75 7 29 320
5 37 7 22 0 43 0 T T 2 10.9 28 320 37 7 5 35 310
6 35 4 20 -1 45 0 T T 1 13.6 29 340 455 83 4 35 330
7 33 10 22 1 43 0 T 0.1 1 9.2 25 180 391 72 4 31 190
8 31 20 26 5 39 0 0.08 1.2 T 11.2 21 70 0 0 9 1 29 10
9 23 9 16 -4 49 0 0.02 0.4 2 17.0 25 10 499 92 5 37 340
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