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RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA


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Elevation: 963 meters     Latitude: 44 03N     Longitude: 103 04W

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MONTHLY - ALL WEATHER AVERAGES   [ Show Summary ]
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TEMPERATURE 
Average Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C8.4-3.9-2.61.97.212.818.122.621.9168.71.4-3.9

Average High Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C15.82.84.28.814.619.925.430.630.224.216.38.32.7

Average Low Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C1.1-10.6-9.4-5.1-0.15.610.714.513.77.81.2-5.5-10.6

Highest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 70  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C43.924.423.928.333.936.742.843.941.74035.628.323.9

Lowest Recorded Temperature
Years on Record: 70  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C-35-32.8-35-29.4-17.2-7.8-0.63.93.3-7.8-18.9-28.3-34.4

Average Heat Index Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C8.5-3.9-2.41.97.513.118.422.721.915.98.71.4-3.8

Average Wind Chill Temperature
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C6.2-8.6-6.9-1.8512.118.222.621.915.36.8-2.1-8.4

Average Number of Days Above 100F/38C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days4.5---------------0.52.51.30.2---------

Average Number of Days Above 90F/32C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days30.9---------0.10.53.411.811.23.70.4------

Average Number of Days Above 80F/26C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days82.4------0.11.74.512.724.724.311.82.60.1---

Average Number of Days Above 70F/21C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days137.10.10.325.913.624.229.829.820.591.8---

Average Number of Days Above 65F/18C
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days164---13920273130241531

Average Number of Days Above 60F/15C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days189.21.72.76.913.323.228.63130.826.716.76.31.3

Average Number of Days Above 50F/10C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days244.76.27.714.721.629.429.93130.929.324.813.16.1

Average Number of Days Above 40F/4C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days295.915.214.721.627.330.930313129.829.120.914.5

Average Number of Days Below 70F/21C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days364.431283130313030.630.930313031

Average Number of Days Below 60F/15C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days339.63128313030.927.518.521.829313031

Average Number of Days Below 50F/10C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days278.431283129.526.912.92.94.420.230.63031

Average Number of Days Below 40F/4C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days218.1312830.525.311.71.5---0.26.523.229.231

Average Number of Days Below 32F/0C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days168.53026.72615.12.9---------1.511.224.730.2

Average Number of Days Below 20F/-6C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days83.420.416.710.21.9------------0.11.911.121.2

Average Number of Days Below 10F/-12C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days37.811.58.13.20.2---------------0.33.610.9

Average Number of Days Below 5F/-15C
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days301173---------------------27

Average Number of Days Below 0F/-17C
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days16.15.63.71.1---------------------1.14.5



PRECIPITATION 
Average Precipitation
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mm4147.610.222.945.781.363.548.340.63335.612.710.2

Average Number of Days With Precipitation
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days94.35.45.77.69.511.712.39.57.777.25.35.4

Most Reported Precipitation in a Month
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mm2482224721122481961341001011245332

Least Reported Precipitation in a Month
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mm---------214311118131231---

Most Precipitation Reported in a Day
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mm95.87.620.33084.895.861.250.357.454.942.446.78.9

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 0.1in/2.5mm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days39.50.81.52.64.66.36.44.23.83.23.11.71.3

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 0.2in/5mm
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days43123666643411

Avg. # of Days w/Precip. Above 0.4in/10mm
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days13------12322111------

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 0.5in/13mm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days8.2---0.10.30.92.21.21.10.90.60.70.10.1

Avg. No. of Days w/Precip. Above 1in/25mm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days1.9---------0.20.60.30.30.20.10.2------

Average Precipitable Water
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
cm.1.30.70.70.811.522.32.21.71.20.80.7



PRECIPITATION - RAIN 
Average Number of Rainy Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days9677991212986566

Average Number of Days With Thunderstorms
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days40---------16101283---------

Most Rain Reported in a Month
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mm66040606013017017015012070905040

Least Recorded Rainfall
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mm230---------------1010---------------



PRECIPITATION - SNOW 
Average Snowfall
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
cm104.411.214.722.120.12.8---------0.54.115.213.7

Average Number of Days With Snow
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days33.15.45.85.34.40.4---------0.41.54.15.8

Most Snow Reported in a Month
Years on Record: 17  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
cm81.343.235.681.368.634.37.6------15.245.740.650.8

Avg. No. of Days w/Snow Above 1in/2.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days12.91.32.12.42.30.2------------0.61.82.2

Avg. No. of Days w/Snow Above 3in/7.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days3.90.30.40.90.90.2------------0.20.60.4

Avg. No. of Days w/Snow Above 5in/12.7cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days1.30.10.10.40.4------------------0.3---

Avg. No. of Days w/Snowfall Above 10in/25cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days0.2------0.10.1------------------------

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 1in/2.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days49.210.59.67.53.50.2------------0.85.112

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 3in/7.5cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days22.43.64.141.40.2------------0.33.15.7

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 5in/12.7cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days9.11.212.10.80.1---------------1.82.1

Avg. # of Days w/Snow Depth Above 10in/25cm
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days1.60.50.10.50.2------------------0.20.1



HUMIDITY 
Average Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%61.364.864.863.161.764.165.258.155.655.159.161.563.8

Average Morning Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 21  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%71697376727374706969687170

Average Evening Relative Humidity
Years on Record: 21  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%45545349424547383335384956

Average Dew Point
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
C0.3-10.1-8.8-5.2-1.25.210.312.2115.4-0.2-5.8-10



DEGREE DAYS 
Heating Degree Days
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days7152124010549186013259915221875389131241

Cooling Degree Days
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days636---------21384250223613------

Growing Degree Days
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days2525---111581984387006663459413---



BAROMETER 
Average Sea Level Pressure
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
mbar1015.71018.91018.51016.31014.31013.11012.31013.51014.11015.11016.71017.41018.8



SKY CONDITIONS 
Average Length of Day
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Hours12.79.91112.51415.41615.714.412.911.410.19.5

Average Number of Days With Fog
Years on Record: 47  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days41355543222244

Average Number of Clear Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days1118676791314131289

Average Possibility of Sunshine
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%63566063626065727469665555

Average Number of Cloudy Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days139151415151310558111414

Average Number of Partly Cloudy Days
Years on Record: 51  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Days1158899111113129888

Average Percent Chance - Clear Skies
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%42.340.737.635.534.834.739.54851.751.84542.944.8

Average Percent Chance - Scattered Clouds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%6.45.45.55.56.67.68.47.97.85.95.85.15.3

Average Percent Chance - Few Clouds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%11.91110.510.410.912.315.11614.811.310.69.410.3

Average Percent Chance - Broken Clouds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%14.513.414.414.416.217.117.515.714.612.313.412.812.5

Average Percent Chance - Overcast Skies
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%24.929.63234.331.428.319.512.511.118.725.229.827.1

Average Total Sky Cover
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%42.447.349.750.651.747.741.131.127.530.342.344.543.2

Average Opaque Sky Cover
Years on Record: 20  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%36.541.342.844.945.441.835.125.722.426.337.239.137.5



WIND 
Average Wind Speed
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
km/h17.416.917.519.220.319.216.715.815.816.717.516.716.6

Highest Reported Hourly Wind Speed
Years on Record: 29  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
km/h111959510398.291.786.911186.983.793.399.893.3

Average Percent Chance - Calm Winds
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
%6.69.88.66.24.63.94.755.35.96.68.910.1

Average Primary Wind Direction
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
°219248.8213192.3189.4193.4203.8208234.1210.5231.7250.6251.2

Average Secondary Wind Direction
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
°143.2128137.1151.3163.5163139149.6151.3149.3147.8120.1118.1

Average Wind Vector Direction
Years on Record: 30  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
°269.1338.2322.2267.5290.1217.3185.2178.8192.5245324.5335.4336.9



SOLAR RADIATION 
Average Daily Solar Radiation - Global
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m214.66.19.212.917.521.323.623.820.816.311.175.4

Average Daily Solar Radiation - Diffuse
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m252.33.34.96.57.78.17.56.553.62.51.9

Average Daily Solar Radiation - Reflected
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m216.912.114.616.418.319.620.521.220.819.316.612.710.8

Average Daily Solar Radiation - Direct
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m218.712.415.316.419.121.924.626.124.121.417.513.512.3

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Global
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m214.66.19.212.917.521.323.623.820.816.311.175.4

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Diffuse
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m25.42.43.55.278.38.88.56.95.842.72.1

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Reflected
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m219.915.417.219.923.222.32323.423.121.719.216.214.5

Maximum Daily Solar Radiation - Direct
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m224.116.719.422.228.427.830.931.629.225.521.418.318

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Global
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m2125.16.710.814.714.921.119.819.412.59.55.34

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Diffuse
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m24.422.94.45.377.26.65.64.53.32.21.6

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Reflected
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m213.29.39.51315.113.618.417.619.21413.48.96.8

Minimum Daily Solar Radiation - Direct
Years on Record: 22  Chart This
 ANNUAL  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC  
Mj/m212.68.88.111.513.510.619.6182112.81386.7







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