Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
842 AM CDT THU MAY 1 2014

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2014

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            78   04/20                         81  04/27
                        04/09
LOWEST              6   04/01                         12  04/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.5              57.0    -2.5     45.4
AVG. MINIMUM     27.7              30.7    -3.0     23.7
MEAN             41.1              43.8    -2.7     34.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.0     1.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              17.1     2.9       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.71   1878
 MINIMUM         0.00   1952
TOTALS           1.95              1.26    0.69     1.81
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.04    0.03     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8               7.4     0.6        9
DAYS >= .10         4               3.4     0.6        3
DAYS >= .50         2               0.5     1.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.05   04/27 TO 04/28              1.04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.8   2013
TOTALS            4.2               4.2     0.0     21.8
SINCE 7/1        40.5              50.8   -10.3     57.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.0     1.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   04/01                         14  04/15
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   04/14 TO 04/14              17.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     710               636      74
 SINCE 7/1       8726              8155     571
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/150    DATE  04/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/330    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

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