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Heaviest (10 inch or greater) 24-Hour Snowfall in Sioux Falls
        (Period of record 1893 - 12/7/2015)

Rank Snowfall (in)     Date(s)       Storm Total...Date(s)

 1      26.0       Feb 17-18 1962        32.2   16-18
 2      18.9       Mar  9-10 1956        same
 3      16.6       Dec 21-22 1968        17.7   21-22
 4      16.6       Feb    19 1952        17.7   19-20
 5      15.0       Feb     9 1909        21.0    8-9
 6      14.8       Mar   2-3 1951        same
 7      14.0       Mar    16 1917        20.0   16-17
 8      13.0       Mar     3 1920        same
 9      12.6       Nov    10 1998        13.4    9-10
10      12.5       Dec 27-28 1982        same
11      12.2       Mar 17-18 2005        same
12      12.1       Dec 24-25 2009        19.0   23-26
13      12.1       Nov    26 2001        12.6   26-27
14      12.0       Dec    21 1920        16.0   21-22
15      12.0       Jan   3-4 1897        same
16      11.8       Nov 21-22 1979        12.9   21-22
17      11.8       Jan   1-2 1960        same
18      11.7       Mar    21 1993        13.4   21-22
19      11.6       Mar    19 1970        same
20      11.4       Mar 17-18 1957        same
21      11.2    Oct 31-Nov 1 1991        12.1 Oct 30-Nov 1
22      11.0       Nov 27-28 1983        same
23      11.0       Mar   2-3 1977        12.6    2-3
24      11.0       Feb  9-10 1959        same
25      10.9       Dec     3 1955        12.8    2-4
26      10.6       Feb   3-4 1997        same
27      10.5       Apr    28 1994        same
28      10.5       Mar   3-4 1984        same
29      10.5       Feb     4 1945        same
30      10.4       Jan    19 1988        12.1   18-20
31      10.1       Feb  9-10 1965        14.1    9-11
32      10.0       Dec    25 1945        13.5   22-25
33      10.0       Apr    10 1929        10.5    9-10


Heaviest 24-Hour Snowfall For Each Month

Month  Snowfall (in)       Date(s)

 Sep       0.9            28th 1985
 Oct       8.8            31st 1991
 Nov      12.6            10th 1998
 Dec      16.6       21st-22nd 1968
 Jan      12.0         3rd-4th 1897
 Feb      26.0       17th-18th 1962
 Mar      18.9        9th-10th 1956
 Apr      10.5            28th 1994
 May       3.0             5th 1944
 Jun        T              3rd 1998

  
Updated 12/7/2015