Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
808 AM CST WED JAN 1 2014

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2013

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            44   12/27                         51  12/03
                        12/18
                        12/01
LOWEST            -31   12/23                        -18  12/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     17.9              26.2    -8.3     24.0
AVG. MINIMUM     -3.1               6.1    -9.2      6.6
MEAN              7.4              16.2    -8.8     15.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              18.8     4.2       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.8     0.2       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      19               9.6     9.4       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.71   1884
 MINIMUM         0.00   1944
TOTALS           1.26              0.49    0.77     0.63
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01        16               7.6     8.4       13
DAYS >= .10         5               1.3     3.7        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.38   12/03 TO 12/04              0.20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.3   2008
TOTALS           15.5               9.3     6.2     11.7
SINCE 7/1        17.1              20.5    -3.4     22.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5                 3       2        4
DAYS >= 1.0         5               2.7     2.3        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   12/31                          8  12/28
                        12/25                             12/27
                        12/24
 24 HR TOTAL      3.4   12/4                           3.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1775              1514     261
 SINCE 7/1       3730              3500     230
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/340    DATE  12/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/340    DATE  12/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               20     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     17

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

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