Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
751 AM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              66   12/06/1939
 LOW              -43   12/31/1967
HIGHEST            62   12/09                         49  12/12
LOWEST            -14   12/27                        -18  12/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.4              26.2     4.2     29.1
AVG. MINIMUM     13.8               6.1     7.7     10.4
MEAN             22.1              16.2     5.9     19.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     21              18.8     2.2       22
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.8     0.2       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               9.6    -5.6        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.71   1884
 MINIMUM         0.00   1944
TOTALS           0.91              0.49    0.42     0.11
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.02    0.01     0.00
DAYS >= .01         7               7.6    -0.6        3
DAYS >= .10         4               1.3     2.7        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.41   12/15 TO 12/16              0.10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.3   2008
TOTALS           12.8               9.3     3.5      2.4
SINCE 7/1        14.6              20.5    -5.9     10.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 3       0        1
DAYS >= 1.0         4               2.7     1.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   12/17                          3  12/07
                        12/16                             12/06
                                                          12/05
 24 HR TOTAL      4.0   12/11 TO 12/11               1.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1323              1514    -191
 SINCE 7/1       2908              3500    -592
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/290    DATE  12/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/290    DATE  12/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      5

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

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