These data were prepared to furnish detailed historical information on weather conditions for the State of South Dakota for the past 50 or more years. Within the Great Plains weather is a significant factor limiting crop production and all farming operations, to be successful^ must take weather into consideration. The fact that South Dakota lies within the area of the Great Plains where the amount of precipitation received is at the margin of enough to support vegetation makes weather information especially important for this area. Amount of precipitation received varies from about 24 inches in the southeastern corner of the state to about 12 inches in the north western, Crops that are adapted to conditions in the eastern part of the state cannot be successfully produced in the more arid portions of the state. Farm crops as well as other farming operations makes it necessary to develop farm programs and crops especially adapted to weather conditions in the various areas or portions of the state. These data will contributor materially to that end. This report includes a part of the climatological data placed on The I.B.M. cards under the joint project by the South Dakota State College Experiment Station, The U. S. Reclamation Service and the Weather Bureau.
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Pengra, Ray F., "Weekly Summary of Climatological Data, Huron, South Dakota, 1881-1953" (1955). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets. 99.