Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
930 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   04/21/1980
 LOW              -13   04/01/1881
HIGHEST            74   04/14        55      19       82  04/30
LOWEST             16   04/09        32     -16       15  04/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.8              55.5    -1.7     61.3
AVG. MINIMUM     33.9              32.7     1.2     32.9
MEAN             43.8              44.1    -0.3     47.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               0.9     0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              15.1    -1.1       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.49   1886
 MINIMUM         0.00   2006
TOTALS           2.11              1.39    0.72     0.98
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.03
DAYS >= .01        10               7.4     2.6        7
DAYS >= .10         6               3.7     2.3        4
DAYS >= .50         2               0.6     1.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.28   04/24 TO 04/25           04/19 TO 04/19
                                                          04/18 TO 04/19
                                                          04/19 TO 04/19
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    04/19(00) TO 04/19(00)
                                                 04/19(00) TO 04/19(00)9
                                                 04/19(00) TO 04/19(00)9

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.4   1886
TOTALS            0.6               3.3    -2.7        T
SINCE 7/1        27.4              50.4   -23.0     16.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.9    -0.9        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    04/21(00) TO 04/21(00)
                                                 04/19(00) TO 04/19(00)9
                                                 04/19(00) TO 04/19(00)9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     626               626       0      530
 SINCE 7/1       6969              8456   -1487     7913
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/340    DATE  04/01
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/350    DATE  04/01

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

FOR THE FARGO-HECTOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT APRIL 2016 WILL GO DOWN
AS SLIGHTLY COOLER AND WETTER THAN THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE AVERAGE.

A MAXIMUM RAINFALL RECORD WAS TIED ON APRIL 24TH WHEN 0.72 INCHES
FELL.

SNOWFALL WAS LESS THAN NORMAL AT ONLY 0.6 INCH.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE
FINAL AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMERLY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER).

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