March 2012 warmest on record in Sioux Falls and Sioux City

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
905 PM CDT MON APR 2 2012
...MARCH 2012 WARMEST ON RECORD IN SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 2012 IN SIOUX FALLS SOUTH DAKOTA
WAS 49.8 DEGREES...AN INCREDIBLE 16.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS
THE WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD SURPASSING THE AVERAGE OF 49.2 DEGREES
SET DURING 1910. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH WAS 63.5 DEGREES
AND THE AVERAGE MINIMUM 36.1 DEGREES. SUB FREEZING TEMPERATURES WERE
LIMITED TO THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WITH A TOTAL OF TEN DAYS
RECORDING MINIMUMS OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER. THE LAST DAY OF A
FREEZING TEMPERATURE OCCURRED ON THE 15TH WITH A MINIMUM OF 30
DEGREES. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 4 DAYS DURING THE MONTH OF 80 DEGREES
OR MORE AND 13 DAYS OF 70 DEGREES OR MORE. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE
OBSERVED FOR THE MONTH WAS 85 DEGREES ON THE 18TH. THE WARMEST MARCH
DAY IN SIOUX FALLS HISTORY OCCURRED ON THE 30TH IN 1943 AT 88
DEGREES.
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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
918 PM CDT MON APR 2 2012
...MARCH 2012 WARMEST ON RECORD IN SIOUX CITY IOWA...
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 2012 IN SIOUX CITY IOWA WAS 53.2
DEGREES...AN INCREDIBLE 16.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE
WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD EASILY SURPASSING THE AVERAGE OF 50.6
DEGREES SET DURING 1910. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM FOR THE MONTH WAS 67.8
DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE MINIMUM 38.6 DEGREES. SUB FREEZING
TEMPERATURES WERE LIMITED TO THE FIRST HALF OF THE MONTH WITH A
TOTAL OF TEN DAYS RECORDING MINIMUMS OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER. THE
LAST DAY OF A FREEZING TEMPERATURE OCCURRED ON THE 15TH WITH A
MINIMUM OF 32 DEGREES. THERE WAS A TOTAL OF 1 DAY DURING THE MONTH
OF 90 DEGREES OR MORE... 7 DAYS OF 80 DEGREES OR MORE AND 18 DAYS
OF 70 DEGREES OR MORE. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OBSERVED FOR THE
MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES ON THE 31ST. THE WARMEST MARCH DAY IN SIOUX
CITY HISTORY OCCURRED ON THE 30TH IN 1968 AT 91 DEGREES.
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