Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
659 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 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              93   04/30/1992
                        04/21/1980
 LOW              -12   04/01/1975
HIGHEST            75   04/09                         82  04/14
LOWEST             17   04/04                         15  04/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.4              57.0     0.4     59.8
AVG. MINIMUM     32.5              30.7     1.8     30.9
MEAN             45.0              43.8     1.2     45.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.0    -1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              17.1    -4.1       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.71   1878
 MINIMUM         0.00   1952
TOTALS           4.15              1.26    2.89     0.37
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.04    0.10     0.01
DAYS >= .01        14               7.4     6.6        5
DAYS >= .10         8               3.4     4.6        1
DAYS >= .50         3               0.5     2.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.1     0.9        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.30   04/24 TO 04/25              0.17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.8   2013
TOTALS            0.2               4.2    -4.0      0.2
SINCE 7/1        24.1              50.8   -26.7     23.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.0    -1.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   04/01                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   MM                           0.2

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     595               636     -41
 SINCE 7/1       6713              8155   -1442
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/170    DATE  04/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/170    DATE  04/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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