2012 March Temperatures Well Above Normal

March temperatures were well above normal in 2012 across the Northern Plains, with numerous record highs set throughout the area. Due to very warm highs and lows, average monthly temperatures were 10 to 20 degrees above normal across South Dakota. The table below lists the normal March average temperature and the 2012 March average temperature for 9 locations in South Dakota (and Sioux City).

 

Location

Normal

2012

Sioux Falls

32.9

49.8

Huron

33.1

48.1

Sioux City

36.5

53.2

Mitchell

34.1

50.7

Aberdeen

29.6

43.1

Watertown

29.2

43.3

Mobridge

31.6

44.2

Pierre

34.3

47.8

Rapid City

35.4

47.6

This graphic summarizes the information in the table above, and also displays the number of days (in March) that were above average in white text.

Abbrevations are listed in the same order as the table above.



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