February colder and snowier than normal in South Dakota

THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY WAS COLD ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA WITH READINGS
FROM 6 TO 12 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. STATISTICS FOR SELECTED SITES
INCLUDE...

CITY              AVERAGE TEMPERATURE       DEPT. FROM NORMAL

WATERTOWN             11.2 DEGREES            - 5.8 DEGREES
SIOUX FALLS           14.6 DEGREES            - 6.2 DEGREES
RAPID CITY AIRPORT    20.2 DEGREES            - 7.1 DEGREES
MITCHELL              14.5 DEGREES            - 7.4 DEGREES
HURON                 13.2 DEGREES            - 7.8 DEGREES
SISSETON              10.4 DEGREES            - 8.0 DEGREES
ABERDEEN              10.6 DEGREES            - 8.1 DEGREES
MOBRIDGE              10.9 DEGREES            -10.0 DEGREES
PIERRE                12.9 DEGREES            -11.6 DEGREES

ALONG WITH THE COLD THERE WAS ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL ACROSS THE STATE
...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE EASTERN BORDER WHERE TOTALS WERE NEARLY A
FOOT ABOVE THE MONTHLY NORMAL. STATISTICS FOR SELECTED SITES
INCLUDE...

CITY             PRECIPITATION   DEPT. FROM  SNOWFALL    DEPT. FROM
                                   NORMAL                  NORMAL

RAPID CITY AIRPORT 0.23 INCHES     - 0.23   7.9 INCHES    + 1.6
MOBRIDGE           0.48 INCHES     + 0.07   7.8 INCHES    + 2.2
PIERRE             0.78 INCHES     + 0.24  10.2 INCHES    + 4.9
ABERDEEN           0.81 INCHES     + 0.33  11.9 INCHES    + 5.5
HURON              0.91 INCHES     + 0.34  12.2 INCHES    + 4.7
MITCHELL           1.16 INCHES     + 0.49  10.8 INCHES    + 4.6
WATERTOWN          1.02 INCHES     + 0.54  18.0 INCHES    +12.4
SISSETON           1.23 INCHES     + 0.59  18.0 INCHES    +11.1
SIOUX FALLS        1.29 INCHES     + 0.78  16.9 INCHES    +11.0

SHEEHAN




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