Near Record Temperatures recorded Monday afternoon

Exceptionally warm air settled across the region this afternoon...producing near record high temperatures in many locations. In Sioux Falls...the temperature rose to 99 degrees...which was one degree short of tying the daily record high of 100 degrees set back in 1933. The last time Sioux Falls hit triple digits was nearly 5 years ago...with a high temperature of 100 degrees on July 30 2006.

In Sioux City...the afternoon high has been 100 degrees...which is 4 degrees shy of the daily record high of 104 degrees...also set in 1933. Triple digit heat has also eluded Sioux City for nearly 5 years...with the last occurrence being 101 degrees on July 31 2006.

For Huron...the afternoon high of 95 degrees was 3 degrees short of the daily record high of 98 degrees...which was set more recently in 1987. However...Huron has been able to reach that triple digit mark more recently...with a high of 100 degrees just last year on July 17 2010.

Although the daily record highs for today at these sites are around 100 degrees...the actual occurrence of a temperature reaching 90 degrees or higher on June 6th is not all that common...occurring on average once every 8 to 10 years.

The following tables show the occurrences of temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher on June 6th...and the year they occurred.

                 SIOUX FALLS
MAXIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURE 90 DEGREES OR GREATER
       1889 - 2011 (123 YEARS OF DATA)  

    TEMPERATURE     YEAR

 1.    100          1933
 2.     96          1900
 3.     95          1922
 4.     95          1963
 5.     94          1946
 6.     94          1987
 7.     93          1959
 8.     93          1989
 9.     92          1952
10.     91          1939
11.     91          1950
12.     90          1925
13.     90          1976
14.     90          1981
15.     90          1994

        
                 SIOUX CITY
MAXIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURE 90 DEGREES OR GREATER
       1889 - 2011 (123 YEARS OF DATA)  

    TEMPERATURE     YEAR

 1.    104          1933
 2.     94          1900
 3.     94          1946
 4.     93          1952
 5.     93          1957
 6.     93          1987
 7.     93          2005
 8.     92          1939
 9.     92          1979
10.     91          1925
11.     91          1959
12.     91          1995
13.     91          2002
14.     91          2006
15.     91          2007
16.     90          1989 


                  HURON
MAXIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURE 90 DEGREES OR GREATER
      1881 - 2011 (131 YEARS OF DATA)  


    TEMPERATURE     YEAR

 1.     98          1987
 2.     97          1887
 3.     96          1950
 4.     95          1946
 5.     94          1959
 6.     94          2002
 7.     93          1933
 8.     93          1952
 9.     92          1981
10.     92          1989
11.     91          1922
12.     90          1939


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