Cold Start to the New Year

The first year of the new decade has proven to be very cold so far. Today (Sunday) is the start of what looks to be an extended period of milder temperatures for the upcoming week. The following is a list of the coldest first 9 days of the new year at Sioux City, Sioux Falls and Huron, as well as a table of departures from normal and coldest temperature for additional sites. 

Sioux City (3rd Coldest)

-6.4 1912
-5.2 1942
-3.7 2010
-1.4 1979
-1.3 1974


Sioux Falls (5th Coldest)

-9.5 1912
-8.2 1942
-5.8 1974
-5.6 1988
-5.0 2010
-3.4 1970
-3.1 1979

Huron (5th Coldest)

-15.7 1887
-13.3 1912
-7.8 1988
-7.4 1884
-6.0 2010
-4.9 1942
-4.5 1974
-4.2 1894
-3.2 1888
-2.4 1979

 

THE FIRST NINE DAYS OF THE NEW YEAR HAVE BEEN FRIGID ACROSS SOUTH
DAKOTA WITH TEMPERATURES 15 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. STATISTICS
FOR SELECTED SITES INCLUDE...

CITY         AVERAGE JANUARY       DEPARTURE         COLDEST
              TEMPERATURE         FROM NORMAL      TEMPERATURE

WATERTOWN    -5.1 DEGREES        -14.8 DEGREES    31 BELOW ZERO
RAPID CITY    7.1 DEGREES        -14.9 DEGREES    18 BELOW ZERO
ABERDEEN     -7.0 DEGREES        -17.7 DEGREES    31 BELOW ZERO
MOBRIDGE     -4.3 DEGREES        -17.8 DEGREES    30 BELOW ZERO
PIERRE       -0.9 DEGREES        -18.4 DEGREES    23 BELOW ZERO  
SIOUX FALLS  -5.2 DEGREES        -18.9 DEGREES    30 BELOW ZERO
SISSETON     -8.2 DEGREES        -19.4 DEGREES    35 BELOW ZERO
MITCHELL     -4.6 DEGREES        -19.6 DEGREES    23 BELOW ZERO
HURON        -6.0 DEGREES        -20.0 DEGREES    24 BELOW ZERO
SIOUX CITY   -3.7 DEGREES        -21.8 DEGREES    22 BELOW ZERO



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