Climate Statistics for the First Day of Spring

The official start to Spring, in the astronomical sense, is at 6:02 am CDT on Wednesday, March 20.  It surely will not feel like Spring, with temperatures at the time across the area expected to range from around zero to the lower teens. Highs later that day are forecast from the upper teens to lower 30s.  With the current forecast, it will likely be close, if not within, the top 10 coldest first days 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

2012

3/20

60

48

T

 

1965

3/20

18

-2

T

1987

3/20

63

45

0.13

 

1913

3/20

22

0

T

1918

3/21

60

41

0

 

1955

3/21

24

7

0.02

1953

3/20

65

41

0.03

 

1933

3/20

25

8

0

1910

3/21

83

40

0

 

1951

3/21

26

-11

0

1907

3/21

75

40

0

 

1932

3/20

27

20

0.60

1939

3/21

74

40

0

 

1974

3/20

27

5

0.16

1991

3/20

61

40

0.19

 

1983

3/20

28

20

T

1911

3/21

75

39

0

 

1986

3/20

28

5

T

1972

3/20

54

39

0.07

           
                     

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

1974

3/20

27

5

0.16

 

1977

3/20

32

16

0.8

1964

3/20

32

12

0.16

           
                     

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

1896

3/19

37

11

0

 

1990

3/20

69

26

0

1914

3/21

26

11

0.01

 

1997

3/20

69

33

0

1912

3/20

27

11

1.39

           

1960

3/20

30

11

0

           
                     

Warmest Minimum Temp.

 

Coldest Maximum Temp.

 

Year

 Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

2012

3/20

60

52

0.04

 

1913

3/20

20

6

0.02

1910

3/21

85

47

0

 

1965

3/20

20

4

T

1911

3/21

72

47

T

 

1955

3/21

23

12

0.04

1938

3/21

71

47

T

 

1899

3/20

24

5

T

1972

3/20

67

47

0.05

 

1933

3/20

25

12

T

1987

3/20

69

45

0.47

 

1892

3/19

26

5

0

1894

3/20

49

43

0.04

 

1914

3/21

26

11

0.01

1953

3/20

64

42

T

 

1900

3/20

27

8

0

1991

3/20

63

42

0.18

 

1912

3/20

27

11

1.39

1907

3/21

81

41

0

 

1932

3/20

28

22

0.25

1939

3/21

81

41

0

           
                     

Wettest

 

 

 

 

Snowiest

(SINCE 1948, AND 1893)

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

1991

3/20

63

42

0.18

           
                     

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

2012

3/20

62

42

0

 

1955

3/21

23

7

T

1907

3/21

84

40

0

 

2002

3/20

23

4

T

1953

3/20

66

40

0

 

1989

3/20

24

5

T

1894

3/20

44

38

0.10

 

1932

3/20

25

23

0.03

1946

3/20

63

37

0

 

1914

3/21

26

7

T

           

1960

3/20

26

4

0

                     

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

 

1913

3/20

11

-2

0.5

1994

3/20

54

29

0.11

 

1924

3/20

36

28

0.5

1894

3/20

44

38

0.10

 

1950

3/20

31

25

0.5



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