Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
642 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             104   08/07/1983
 LOW               31   08/28/1986
HIGHEST            87   08/15        81       6       97  08/25
                                                          08/20
LOWEST             45   08/26        55     -10       42  08/14
                                                          08/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.1              80.2    -1.1     82.1
AVG. MINIMUM     57.2              54.0     3.2     54.4
MEAN             68.1              67.1     1.0     68.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               3.0    -3.0        6
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.21   2002
 MINIMUM         0.34   1967
TOTALS           3.20              2.88    0.32     0.88
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.09    0.01     0.03
DAYS >= .01         8               9.1    -1.1        8
DAYS >= .10         5               5.3    -0.3        2
DAYS >= .50         3               2.0     1.0        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.65   08/23 TO 08/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      25                54     -29       53
 SINCE 7/1         54                82     -28       82
COOLING TOTAL     130               119      11      160
 SINCE 1/1        361               352       9      448
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/360    DATE  08/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/080    DATE  08/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

&&

STATISTICALLY IT WAS A PRETTY NORMAL AUGUST AT THE GRAND FORKS
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. PRECIPITATION WAS A LITTLE ABOVE THE LONG
TERM AVERAGE BUT WITHIN THE EXPECTED CLIMATIC VARIABILITY FOR
AUGUST.

GRAND FORKS AIRPORT CLIMATE HIGHLITES FOR AUGUST 2014

* MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE 68.1F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +1.0F

* MEAN MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 79.1F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -1.1F

* MEAN MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 57.2F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +3.2F

* AUGUST TOTAL RAIN 3.20 INCHES
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +0.32 INCHES

* THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE 90F OR HIGHER WHICH IS
  3 BELOW THE LONG TERM MEAN

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PROVISIONAL...IS BASED ON EDITED DATA AND
WILL LIKELY BE CHANGED SLIGHTLY AFTER FURTHER REVIEW BY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATE DATA CENTER. OFFICIAL RECORDS AND SUMMARIES WILL BE
AVAILABLE LATER THIS FALL.

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