Record warmth ahead for the next several days

...RECORD WARMTH TO BLANKET THE NORTHERN PLAINS THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK...

AN UNPRECEDENTED WARM SPELL WILL BEGIN IN EARNEST TODAY OFFSET ONLY
BY A COUPLE OF COOLER DAYS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...THESE TWO COOLER
DAYS ONLY PUSHING TEMPERATURES TO 20 TO 25 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
OTHER DAYS THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL PROVE TO PUSH THE LIMITS OF
MARCH TEMPERATURE POTENTIAL EVEN FURTHER...WITH TEMPERATURES
CLIMBING TO 30 TO 40 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. NUMEROUS RECORDS WILL BE
BROKEN WITH SOME LESS COMMON TEMPERATURE TRENDS ALSO MENTIONED
BELOW.

THE FOLLOWING IS A CHART OF RECORD HIGHS THROUGH NEXT MONDAY ALONG
WITH RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURES.

SIOUX FALLS ( * INDICATES NEW RECORD POTENTIAL)

      RECORD HIGH/FORECAST HIGH   WARM LOW/FORECAST LOW

3/13  70 1914/ 74*

3/14  73 1935/ 72                 46 1902/ 47*

3/15  73 1935/ 72                 44 1935/ 41

3/16  76 1966/ 74                 43 1946/ 45*

3/17  80 1894/ 75                 49 1968/ 55*

3/18  77 1921/ 74                 46 1921/ 55*

3/19  75 1976/ 74                 48 1921/ 55*

- FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE MOST DAYS WITH LOWS OF 50 DEGREES OR
WARMER OCCURRED IN 2007 WITH 2 DAYS. THE CURRENT FORECAST CALLS FOR
4 DAYS IN A ROW WITH LOWS OF 50 DEGREES OR WARMER.

RECORD WARMEST LOW FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH/FORECAST LOWS

54 1981/ 55 ON 3/17-19


SIOUX CITY ( * INDICATES NEW RECORD POTENTIAL)

      RECORD HIGH/FORECAST HIGH   WARM LOW/FORECAST LOW

3/13  74 1946/ 76*

3/14  74 1935/ 75*                46 1973,2007/ 48*

3/15  85 1935/ 75                 47 1902/ 44

3/16  80 1966/ 76                 49 1946/ 50*

3/17  82 1894/ 76                 45 1922,1946 / 57*

3/18  82 1921/ 74                 52 1894/ 57*

3/19  80 1921/ 75                 48 1921/ 57*

- FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE MOST DAYS WITH LOWS OF 50 DEGREES OR
WARMER OCCURRED IN 2007 WITH 5 DAYS. THE CURRENT FORECAST CALLS FOR
5 DAYS IN A ROW WITH LOWS OF 50 DEGREES OR WARMER.

RECORD WARMEST LOW FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH/FORECAST LOWS

60 1910/ 57 ON 3/17-19

HURON ( * INDICATES NEW RECORD POTENTIAL)

      RECORD HIGH/FORECAST HIGH   WARM LOW/FORECAST LOW

3/13  72 1914,1945/ 74*

3/14  75 1935/ 66                 37 1898,1973/ 43*

3/15  69 1995/ 68                 42 1946/ 38

3/16  79 1894/ 75                 40 1946/ 42*

3/17  77 1968/ 75                 50 1968/ 53*

3/18  84 1921/ 75                 40 1955/ 53*

3/19  78 2004/ 74                 42 1994/ 52*

- FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE MOST DAYS WITH LOWS OF 50 DEGREES OR
WARMER OCCURRED IN 2007 WITH 2 DAYS. THE CURRENT FORECAST CALLS FOR
4 DAYS IN A ROW WITH LOWS OF 50 DEGREES OR WARMER.

RECORD WARMEST LOW FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH/FORECAST LOWS

53 1967/ 53 ON 3/17-18



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