Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
553 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1942 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              84   03/15/2015
 LOW              -21   03/08/1996
HIGHEST            84R  03/15                         73  03/09
LOWEST             -3   03/04                        -18  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.4              47.9    11.5     45.4
AVG. MINIMUM     24.9              22.9     2.0     18.5
MEAN             42.1              35.4     6.7     32.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0                                  0
DAYS MAX <= 32      3                                  5
DAYS MIN <= 32     26                                 28
DAYS MIN <= 0       3                                  3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.02   1945
 MINIMUM         0.05   2012
TOTALS           0.10              0.93   -0.83     1.09
DAILY AVG.       0.00              0.03   -0.03     0.04
DAYS >= .01         2                                 10
DAYS >= .10         0                                  4
DAYS >= .50         0                                  0
DAYS >= 1.00        0                                  0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.08   03/03 TO 03/03              0.29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.7   1950
TOTALS            1.2               8.7    -7.5     14.4
SINCE 7/1        36.2              32.1     4.1     57.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.4    -1.4        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/03                          5  03/04
                        03/02                             03/03
                        03/01                             03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      1.2   03/03 TO 03/03               5.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     702               918    -216     1017
 SINCE 7/1       5810              6128    -318     6650
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    56/320    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    75/330    DATE  03/29

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     53

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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