Climate Statistics for the First Day of Spring

 Spring is set to arrive at 644 am CDT on Friday morning.  Seems the weather has tried to get a bit of a head start early this week!  What can one expect in a "normal" transition compared to some of the historical extremes?  Check out the statistics below.

 

Normals for Sioux Falls, SD
 

Max. Temp.

Min. Temp.

Precip.

Equinox Full Period of Record

45

24

0.03

1971-2000 Normals for 3/20

46

23

0.07

Normals for Sioux City, IA
 

Max. Temp.

Min. Temp.

Precip.

Equinox Full Period of Record

48

26

0.04

1971-2000 Normals for 3/20

49

27

0.07

 

Normals for Huron, SD
 

Max. Temp.

Min. Temp.

Precip.

Equinox Full Period of Record

43

23

0.02

1971-2000 Normals for 3/20

45

24

0.06

 

Sioux Falls              
                     
Coldest Minimum Temp.   Warmest Maximum Temp.
Year Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Precip
1951 3/21 26 -11 0   1910 3/21 83 40 0
1965 3/20 18 -2 T   1907 3/21 75 40 0
1899 3/20 14 -1 0.03   1911 3/21 75 39 0
1913 3/20 22 0 T   1939 3/21 74 40 0
1974 3/20 27 5 0.16   1990 3/20 68 32 0
1986 3/20 28 5 T   1916 3/20 65 30 0
1893 3/20 42 6 0   1935 3/21 65 33 0
1960 3/20 30 6 0   1938 3/21 65 49 0
            1953 3/20 65 41 0.03
                     
Warmest Minimum Temp.   Coldest Maximum Temp.  
Year  Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Precip
1938 3/21 65 49 0   1899 3/20 14 -1 0.03
1987 3/20 63 45 0.13   1965 3/20 18 -2 T
1918 3/21 60 41 0   1913 3/20 22 0 T
1953 3/20 65 41 0.03   1955 3/21 24 7 0.02
1910 3/21 83 40 0   1933 3/20 25 8 0
1907 3/21 75 40 0   1951 3/21 26 -11 0
1939 3/21 74 40 0   1932 3/20 27 20 0.60
1991 3/20 61 40 0.19   1974 3/20 27 5 0.16
1911 3/21 75 39 0   1983 3/20 28 20 T
1972 3/20 54 39 0.07   1986 3/20 28 5 T
                     
Wettest         Snowiest      
Year Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Snowfall
1923 3/21 46 26 0.77   1923 3/21 46 26 6.5
1932 3/20 27 20 0.60   1932 3/20 27 20 5.0
1921 3/20 60 33 0.54   1974 3/20 27 5 1.9
1912 3/20 32 12 0.23   1950 3/20 33 25 1.1
1991 3/20 61 40 0.19   1964 3/20 32 12 1.1
1974 3/20 27 5 0.16   1977 3/20 32 16 0.8
1964 3/20 32 12 0.16   1940 3/20 34 20 0.5
            1994 3/20 44 31 0.5
                     
Sioux City              
                     
Coldest Minimum Temp.     Warmest Maximum Temp.
Year Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Precip
1951 3/21 29 -1 0   1910 3/21 85 47 0
1965 3/20 20 4 T   1907 3/21 81 41 0
1892 3/19 26 5 0   1939 3/21 81 41 0
1899 3/20 24 5 T   1911 3/21 72 47 T
1913 3/20 20 6 0.02   1938 3/21 71 47 T
1974 3/20 33 7 0.28   1987 3/20 69 45 0.47
1900 3/20 27 8 0   1988 3/20 69 25 0
            1990 3/20 69 26 0
            1997 3/20 69 33 0
                     
Warmest Minimum Temp.   Coldest Maximum Temp.  
Year  Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Precip
1910 3/21 85 47 0   1913 3/20 20 6 0.02
1911 3/21 72 47 T   1965 3/20 20 4 T
1938 3/21 71 47 T   1955 3/21 23 12 0.04
1972 3/20 67 47 0.05   1899 3/20 24 5 T
1987 3/20 69 45 0.47   1933 3/20 25 12 T
1894 3/20 49 43 0.04   1892 3/19 26 5 0
1953 3/20 64 42 T   1914 3/21 26 11 0.01
1991 3/20 63 42 0.18   1900 3/20 27 8 0
            1912 3/20 27 11 1.39
                     
Wettest         Snowiest (Since 1948)  
Year Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Snowfall
1912 3/20 27 11 1.39   2006 3/20 35 28 7.5
2006 3/20 35 28 0.62   1974 3/20 33 7 3.7
1987 3/20 69 45 0.47   1964 3/20 33 13 3.4
1964 3/20 33 13 0.36   1961 3/20 38 33 0.5
1974 3/20 33 7 0.28   1955 3/21 23 12 0.4
1932 3/20 28 22 0.25   1969 3/20 34 22 0.4
2003 3/20 49 35 0.24   1983 3/20 32 24 0.3
                     
Huron                  
                     
Coldest Minimum Temp.     Warmest Maximum Temp.
Year Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Precip
1965 3/20 21 -5 T   1907 3/21 84 40 0
1951 3/21 28 -4 0   1910 3/21 83 45 0
1892 3/19 19 -3 0   1939 3/21 76 30 0
1913 3/20 11 -2 0.04   1990 3/20 69 31 0.01
1899 3/20 12 0 0.03   1911 3/21 67 35 0
1900 3/20 28 2 0   1953 3/20 66 40 0
1912 3/20 13 3 0.21   1916 3/20 63 34 0
1943 3/21 39 3 0   1929 3/20 63 28 0
1960 3/20 26 4 0   1946 3/20 63 37 0
2002 3/20 23 4 T   1987 3/20 63 44 0.02
                     
Warmest Minimum Temp.   Coldest Maximum Temp.  
Year  Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Precip
1910 3/21 83 45 0   1913 3/20 11 -2 0.04
1926 3/21 62 45 0   1899 3/20 12 0 0.03
1938 3/21 59 45 0   1912 3/20 13 3 0.21
1987 3/20 63 44 0.02   1892 3/19 19 -3 0
1991 3/20 48 43 0.14   1965 3/20 21 -5 T
1907 3/21 84 40 0   1955 3/21 23 7 T
1953 3/20 66 40 0   2002 3/20 23 4 T
1894 3/20 44 38 0.10   1989 3/20 24 5 T
                     
Wettest         Snowiest      
Year Date Max Min Precip   Year Date Max Min Snowfall
1972 3/20 42 36 0.48   1982 3/20 31 26 4.3
1887 3/20 31 20 0.29   1977 3/20 33 13 2.4
1882 3/20 42 10 0.26   1912 3/20 13 3 1.5
1912 3/20 13 3 0.21   1940 3/20 27 14 1.2
1977 3/20 33 13 0.17   1932 3/20 25 23 0.7
1991 3/20 48 43 0.14   1964 3/20 30 5 0.6
1982 3/20 31 26 0.13   1913 3/20 11 -2 0.5
1994 3/20 54 29 0.11   1924 3/20 36 28 0.5
1894 3/20 44 38 0.10   1950 3/20 31 25 0.5



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