You may have heard that this winter has the chance to go down as one of the coldest on record. Sioux Falls is currently on pace to crack the top ten for coldest winters. Two winters that are already in the top ten include 1997 and 2001. The following March for both years did not supply much relief from the cold.
In 1997, Sioux Falls had an average high of 41 and an average low of 20, both below average by a couple of degrees. In 2001, the average high was a chilly 34 compared to the climate average of 34 and the average low that month was 19 compared to the climate average of 23.
Both years saw very little precipitation as both years combined had a total just under an inch for liquid precipitation and both years combined for four point one inches of snowfall. That's less than half the climate average of eight point four inches for snow.