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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
943 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE WATERTOWN SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1898 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              82   03/18/2012
                        03/18/1921
                        03/23/1910
 LOW              -27   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            74   03/31        MM      MM       60  03/30
                        03/15
LOWEST            -18   03/05        MM      MM      -18  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.5              38.9     7.6     35.0
AVG. MINIMUM     21.0              19.9     1.1     13.7
MEAN             33.7              29.4     4.3     24.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               8.8    -3.8       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              27.5     1.5       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               2.2     2.8        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.94   1977
 MINIMUM            T   1910
TOTALS           0.35              1.11   -0.76     0.97
DAYS >= .01         6               7.4    -1.4        7
DAYS >= .10         1               3.4    -2.4        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.0   1975
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            4.4               6.2    -1.8      6.8
SINCE 7/1        25.3              32.6    -7.3     24.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 3      -2        2
DAYS >= TRACE       7               4.2     2.8       13
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.9    -0.9        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/06                          9  03/06
                        03/05                             03/05
                        03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     962              1104    -142     1249
 SINCE 7/1       7354              7515    -161     8215
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/238
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/320    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/320    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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