Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
832 AM CST SUN NOV 1 2015

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              95   10/04/1963
                        10/01/1953
 LOW              -10   10/31/1991
                        10/30/1991
                        10/26/1919
HIGHEST            90   10/10                         83  10/21
LOWEST             25   10/26                         11  10/31
                        10/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.2              57.5     4.7     61.9
AVG. MINIMUM     35.6              32.2     3.4     33.6
MEAN             48.9              44.8     4.1     47.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.1     0.9        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.8    -0.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              15.3    -3.3       11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.73   2013
 MINIMUM         0.00   1935
TOTALS           1.07              1.25   -0.18     0.15
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01     0.00
DAYS >= .01         9               6.6     2.4        4
DAYS >= .10         5               2.9     2.1        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.7    -0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   10/26 TO 10/27              0.11

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.7   5
                        0

TOTALS            0.1               2.2    -2.1      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.1               2.4    -2.3      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   MM                           0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     494               626    -132
 SINCE 7/1        640               912    -272
COOLING TOTAL       3                 1       2
 SINCE 1/1        622               520     102
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/300    DATE  10/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    63/320    DATE  10/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)    0
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

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OCTOBER 2015 WAS A DRY AND VERY MILD MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 48.9
DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.1 DEGREES HIGHER THAN THE NORMAL 44.8 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE REACHED 90 DEGREES ON THE 10TH AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 25
DEGREES ON THE 26TH AND 27TH. THERE WERE NO NEW RECORD HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURES
SET IN OCTOBER.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 1.07 INCHES WHICH IS 0.18 HUNDREDTHS BELOW THE NORMAL
1.25 INCHES. THERE WAS ONLY 0.1 TENTH OF SNOW RECORDED ON THE 28TH AT THE
AIRPORT. THE HIGHEST WINDSPEED REACHED 46 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 11TH
WHILE THE HIGHEST GUST REACHED 63 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THE 12TH.



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