Temperature and melted precipitation data for the meteorological winter

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
135 PM CST FRI MAR 5 2010

...RANKINGS OF TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE METEOROLOGICAL
WINTER OF 2009-2010 AT SIOUX FALLS...SIOUX CITY...AND HURON...

THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER OF DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY WAS OBVIOUSLY
SNOWIER AND COLDER THAN NORMAL...WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN DETAILED IN
RECENTLY ISSUED STATEMENTS. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE OFFICIAL
TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION FIGURES FOR THE WINTER FOR SIOUX
FALLS...SIOUX CITY...AND HURON...AND HOW THEY RANK IN THE RECORDS...

SIOUX FALLS...

NORMAL WINTER TEMPERATURE  17.7 DEGREES
ACTUAL WINTER TEMPERATURE  13.4 DEGREES...12TH COLDEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL       4.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL

NORMAL DAILY HIGH TEMP     28.5 DEGREES
ACTUAL AVERAGE DAILY HIGH  21.8 DEGREES...8TH COLDEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL       6.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL

NORMAL PRECIPITATION       1.54 INCHES
ACTUAL PRECIPITATION       4.57 INCHES...5TH WETTEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL      3.03 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL


SIOUX CITY...

NORMAL WINTER TEMPERATURE  22.0 DEGREES
ACTUAL WINTER TEMPERATURE  16.4 DEGREES...11TH COLDEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL       5.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL

NORMAL DAILY HIGH TEMP     31.8 DEGREES
ACTUAL AVERAGE DAILY HIGH  24.3 DEGREES...TIED FOR 5TH COLDEST
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL       7.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL

NORMAL PRECIPITATION       1.87 INCHES
ACTUAL PRECIPITATION       4.68 INCHES...4TH WETTEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL      2.81 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL


HURON...

NORMAL WINTER TEMPERATURE  17.9 DEGREES
ACTUAL WINTER TEMPERATURE  14.2 DEGREES...NOT IN TOP 25 COLDEST
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL       3.7 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL

NORMAL DAILY HIGH TEMP     28.3 DEGREES
ACTUAL AVERAGE DAILY HIGH  20.3 DEGREES...11TH COLDEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL       8.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL

NORMAL PRECIPITATION       1.45 INCHES
ACTUAL PRECIPITATION       3.31 INCHES...8TH WETTEST ON RECORD
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL      1.86 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL

NOTE...THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE THIS WINTER WAS NOT AS
SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW NORMAL AS THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH.

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RYRHOLM



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