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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
112 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2014 TO 5/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             104   05/30/1934
 LOW              -34   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            93   05/30        53      40       93  05/13
LOWEST            -19   03/02        32     -51      -15  03/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.3              53.8    -3.5     46.0
AVG. MINIMUM     29.4              32.3    -2.9     26.4
MEAN             39.9              43.0    -3.1     36.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               0.8     2.2        1
DAYS MAX <= 32     14              10.8     3.2       27
DAYS MIN <= 32     48              44.2     3.8       61
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               2.9     1.1        7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.44   1902
 MINIMUM         1.28   1980
TOTALS           6.14              5.47    0.67    10.71
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00     0.12
DAYS >= .01        32              26.7     5.3       35
DAYS >= .10        15              13.0     2.0       18
DAYS >= .50         3               3.0     0.0        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.46   04/27 TO 04/28           05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.6   1997
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            7.3              12.1    -4.8     31.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.73                MM      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1        34.9              50.4   -15.5     68.4
 LIQUID 7/1      3.49                MM      MM     3.71
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        7
DAYS >= TRACE      19               7.1    11.9       27
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.3    -0.3       10
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        13   03/06                         20  03/20
                        03/04                             03/18
                        03/05                             03/19
 24 HR TOTAL      2.3   03/31 TO 03/31           05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2372              2051     321     2651
 SINCE 7/1         MM              8729      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      79                31      48       29
 SINCE 1/1         79                31      48       29

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.6
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/009
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/340    DATE  03/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    62/140    DATE  04/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           37
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             32
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         23

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               31     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      0
FOG                      39     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
HAZE                     15

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

&&

THE OVERALL THEME FOR THE SPRING OF 2014 WAS COOL AND SLIGHTLY WET.
WHILE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WERE ACTUALLY BELOW AVERAGE DURING THE EARLY
PART OF THE SEASON...RAINFALL IN LATE APRIL AND INTO MAY MORE THAN
MADE UP FOR THE LACK OF MOISTURE. TOTAL PRECPITATION WAS MORE THAN
HALF AN INCH ABOVE LONG TERM AVERAGES.

WHILE ONLY ONE RECORD LOW WAS SET ON APRIL 15...THE SPRING OF 2014
WAS ANOTHER COLDER THAN AVERAGE YEAR. THIS IS EVEN INCLUDING A SHARP
WARM UP DURING THE LAST WEEK IN MAY WHERE FARGO FINALLY REACHED THE
80S AND 90S. WITH COOL AND OFTEN WET CONDITIONS BECOMING HOT RIGHT
AT THE END OF MAY...IT MAY FEEL TO SOME THAT WE WENT STRAIGHT INTO
SUMMER.

$$

JR




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