First Cold Day in Over Two Weeks Across the Area

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
548 PM CST SAT FEB 21 2009

...FIRST COLD DAY IN OVER TWO WEEKS ACROSS THE AREA...

SO FAR...THIS MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2009 HAS BEEN RATHER MILD. TODAY WAS
THE SECOND COLD SNAP OF THE MONTH...SINCE THE FIRST ONE NEAR THE
BEGINNING OF THE MONTH. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA HAVE
AVERAGED AROUND 36 DEGREES THIS FEBRUARY...WHICH IS ABOUT 5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE FOLLOWING FOUR PARAGRAPHS HIGHLIGHT SPECIFIC DATA
FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS MONTH AT SIOUX FALLS...MITCHELL...
HURON...AND SIOUX CITY IOWA.

FOR SIOUX FALLS...AFTER A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 21 DEGREES THIS
AFTERNOON...THE AVERAGE HIGH THROUGH THIS 21ST DAY OF FEBRUARY 2009
HAS BEEN 36.0 DEGREES. SINCE THE NORMAL HIGH TODAY WOULD BE 34
DEGREES...THIS WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE LAST TIME A HIGH
TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS LESS THAN 25 DEGREES WAS ON FEBRUARY
4TH...WHEN THE HIGH WAS 24. HOWEVER...ON THAT DAY...THE NORMAL HIGH
WOULD BE 28...SO IT WAS ONLY 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. NORMALLY...HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN SIOUX FALLS CLIMB FROM 27 ON THE 1ST...TO 37 ON THE
28TH.

FOR MITCHELL...AFTER A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 26 DEGREES THIS
AFTERNOON...THE AVERAGE HIGH THROUGH THIS 21ST DAY OF FEBRUARY 2009
HAS BEEN 37.6 DEGREES. SINCE THE NORMAL HIGH TODAY WOULD BE 35
DEGREES...THIS WAS ONLY 9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE LAST TIME A HIGH
TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS LESS THAN 30 DEGREES WAS ON FEBRUARY
3RD...WHEN THE HIGH WAS 15. HOWEVER...ON THAT DAY...THE NORMAL HIGH
WOULD BE 28...SO IT WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. NORMALLY...HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN MITCHELL CLIMB FROM 27 ON THE 1ST...TO 36 ON THE
28TH.

FOR HURON...AFTER A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 21 DEGREES THIS
AFTERNOON...THE AVERAGE HIGH THROUGH THIS 21ST DAY OF FEBRUARY 2009
HAS BEEN 32.3 DEGREES. SINCE THE NORMAL HIGH TODAY WOULD BE 33
DEGREES...THIS WAS 12 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE LAST TIME A HIGH
TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS LESS THAN 25 DEGREES WAS ON FEBRUARY
3RD...WHEN THE HIGH WAS 7. ON THAT DAY...THE NORMAL HIGH WOULD BE
28...SO IT WAS A WHOPPING 21 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. NORMALLY...HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN HURON CLIMB FROM 27 ON THE 1ST...TO 36 ON THE 28TH.

FOR SIOUX CITY IOWA...AFTER A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 28 DEGREES
THIS AFTERNOON...THE AVERAGE HIGH THROUGH THIS 21ST DAY OF FEBRUARY
2009 HAS BEEN 38.8 DEGREES. SINCE THE NORMAL HIGH TODAY WOULD BE 37
DEGREES...THIS WAS 9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE LAST TIME A HIGH
TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS LESS THAN 30 DEGREES WAS ON FEBRUARY
4TH...WHEN THE HIGH WAS 27. HOWEVER...ON THAT DAY...THE NORMAL HIGH
WOULD BE 32...SO IT WAS ONLY 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. NORMALLY...HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN SIOUX CITY CLIMB FROM 31 ON THE 1ST...TO 40 ON THE
28TH.

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TRM


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