Climatological Report (Annual)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
600 AM CST SAT JAN 1 2011

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2010...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             114   07/06/1936
 LOW              -45   02/16/1936
                        01/13/1916
HIGHEST           104   08/22        MM      MM
LOWEST            -33   01/08        MM      MM
MEAN             42.3              42.3     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        30.92   1876
TOTALS          23.18             16.84    6.34

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          101.6   (SEASON 1996-1997)
TOTALS           70.2              50.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    8643
COOLING TOTAL     507
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
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FOR BISMARCK 2010 WAS WET AND WINDY.  THE PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR
WAS 23.18 INCHES WHICH IS 6.34 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKS THE 9TH
WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD.  JUNE AND OCTOBER WERE THE ONLY 2 MONTHS WITH
BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION.
THE STRONGEST WIND GUST WAS 78 MPH ON JUNE 16TH. FEBRUARY AND MARCH
ARE THE ONLY MONTHS WITH WIND GUSTS BELOW 40 MPH. ON OCTOBER 26 THE
WIND GUSTED TO 61 MPH AND THE NEXT DAY GUSTED TO 60 MPH.
THE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR EQUALED THE NORMAL VALUE OF 42.3 DEGREES.
THE HOTTEST DAY THIS YEAR WAS 104 DEGREES ON AUGUST 22. THE COLDEST DAY
WAS 33 BELOW ON JANUARY 8TH.

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