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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
917 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE PIERRE SD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1892 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              88   03/18/2012
 LOW              -20   03/02/2014
HIGHEST            72   03/29        MM      MM       72  03/29
                        03/26
LOWEST            -20R  03/02        MM      MM        3  03/20
                        03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     43.5              45.4    -1.9     41.5
AVG. MINIMUM     16.7              23.5    -6.8     17.1
MEAN             30.1              34.4    -4.3     29.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               5.3     0.7       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              25.0     4.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               1.0     3.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.73   1977
 MINIMUM         0.02   1918
TOTALS           0.99              1.23   -0.24     0.15
DAYS >= .01         5               6.3    -1.3        1
DAYS >= .10         2               2.9    -0.9        1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              MM     MM                                                           SNOW DEPTH         MM     MM
TOTALS            9.7               6.0     3.7      3.0
SINCE 7/1        34.6              27.8     6.8     34.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 3      -2        0
DAYS >= TRACE      10               3.8     6.2       14
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/06                          3  03/22
                        03/05
                        03/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1073               947     126     1101
 SINCE 7/1       7068              6445     623     6525
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST      03/01             MM
LATEST                          MM
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   4/359
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/330    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/330    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
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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