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 GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   04/21/1980
 LOW               -9   04/02/1920
HIGHEST            69   04/20        55      14
LOWEST             15   04/02        32     -17
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.9              54.8    -4.9
AVG. MINIMUM     31.6              32.0    -0.4
MEAN             40.8              43.4    -2.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.2     0.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              16.4    -2.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.48   1898
 MINIMUM         0.00   MM
TOTALS           2.10              0.98    1.12
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.03    0.04
DAYS >= .01        12               6.4     5.6
DAYS >= .10         3               2.8     0.2
DAYS >= .50         2               0.5     1.5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.86   04/16 TO 04/16              0.40
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.6   1894
TOTALS            0.6               1.6    -1.0
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.06              0.20   -0.14
SINCE 7/1        29.6              43.3   -13.7
 LIQUID 7/1      2.96
DAYS >= TRACE       8               1.1     6.9
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     719               649      70
 SINCE 7/1       7539              8815   -1276
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3
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SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRAND
FORKS CLIMATE STATION APRIL 2016 WILL GO DOWN AS A BIT COOLER AND
WETTER THAN THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE AVERAGE. HIGH TEMPERATURES
ESPECIALLY WERE COOLER THAN NORMAL...NEARLY 5 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE.
THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO A BIT WETTER WEATHER AS MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
WAS NEARLY ONE INCH ABOVE NORMAL.

A MAXIMUM DAILY RAINFALL RECORD WAS SET ON APRIL 16. NO RECORD HIGH
OR LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET IN THE MONTH.

SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH ONLY 0.6 INCHES RECORDED.

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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