Record Cold for Huron South Dakota on this First Day of Meteorological Spring

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
457 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2009

...NEW LOWEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD IN HURON SOUTH DAKOTA FOR THIS
FIRST DAY OF METEOROLOGICAL SPRING...

AT 452 AM CST...THE TEMPERATURE AT HURON REGIONAL AIRPORT DIPPED TO
19 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...WHICH SETS A NEW LOW TEMPERATURE ON RECORD
FOR THIS DATE.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962...WITH A
READING OF 17 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. IN 1962...THERE WAS 18 INCHES OF
SNOW ON THE GROUND ON THAT DATE...COMPARED WITH 5 INCHES THIS YEAR.

THIS TEMPERATURE IS THE COLDEST RECORDED DURING MARCH IN HURON SINCE
THE MERCURY DIPPED TO 24 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON MARCH 4 1960. IT IS
ALSO THE 6TH COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN MARCH. BELOW IS A
LIST OF THE COLDEST MARCH DAYS IN HURON SOUTH DAKOTA.

 

Coldest March Lows for Huron, South Dakota
Rank Date

Temperature

1. March 14, 1897

-25

T2. March 4, 1960

-24

T2. March 4, 1891

-24

4. March 15, 1897

-22

5. March 2, 1913

-20

6. March 1, 2009

-19

 



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