Climate Statistics for the First Day of Spring

Spring officially arrives today with the Vernal Equinox at 1232 pm CDT.  While cooler than normal readings are expected today, you will find that it can be much colder as we usher in the long awaited start to the next season.  Here is a look at some of the extremes which have accompanied the kickoff of spring.

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
1927 3/21 37 7 0   1953 3/20 65 41 0.03
1955 3/21 24 7 0.02   1987 3/20 63 45 0.13
1957 3/20 45 7 0            
2002 3/20 36 7 T            
                     
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
                     
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
1907 3/21 81 41 0   1912 3/20 27 11 1.39
1939 3/21 81 41 0   1932 3/20 28 22 0.25
                     
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   2009 3/20 66 32 T
1912 3/20 13 3 0.21   1953 3/20 66 40 0
1943 3/21 39 3 0   1916 3/20 63 34 0
1960 3/20 26 4 0   1929 3/20 63 28 0
2002 3/20 23 4 T   1946 3/20 63 37 0
            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
1946 3/20 63 37 0   1932 3/20 25 23 0.03
1972 3/20 42 36 0.48            
                     
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            



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