Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
854 AM CDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              95   10/04/1963
                        10/01/1953
 LOW              -10   10/31/1991
                        10/30/1991
                        10/26/1919
HIGHEST            83   10/21                         71  10/08
                                                          10/07
LOWEST             11   10/31                         20  10/28
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.9              57.5     4.4     52.5
AVG. MINIMUM     33.6              32.2     1.4     31.5
MEAN             47.8              44.8     3.0     42.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.8    -0.8        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     11              15.3    -4.3       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.73   2013
 MINIMUM         0.00   1935
TOTALS           0.15              1.25   -1.10     4.73
DAILY AVG.       0.00              0.04   -0.04     0.15
DAYS >= .01         4               6.6    -2.6       14
DAYS >= .10         0               2.9    -2.9        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.7    -0.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.11   09/30 TO 10/01              2.43

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.7   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               2.2    -2.2      1.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               2.4    -2.4      1.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31               0.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     526               626    -100
 SINCE 7/1        776               912    -136
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1        457               520     -63
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/330    DATE  10/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/320    DATE  10/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3


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

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

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OCTOBER 2014 WAS A VERY WARM AND DRY MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 47.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS EXACTLY 3.0 DEGREES ABOVE
THE NORMAL 44.8 DEGREES. A RECORD HIGH OF 77 DEGREES OCCURED ON
OCTOBER 23RD...WHICH BROKE THE PREVIOUS HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 76
DEGREES SET ON THAT DATE IN 1998. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 78
DEGREES WAS TIED ON THE 20TH...WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY SET ON THAT DATE
IN 1901.

ONLY 0.15 INCH OF RAIN FELL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER WHICH
WAS 1.10 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL 1.25 INCHES.

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER...AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES START OUT IN
THE UPPER 40S AND DROP TO THE LOWER 30S BY THE END OF THE MONTH. LOW
TEMPERATURES USUALLY START OUT IN THE MID 20S BEFORE FALLING TO THE
LOWER TEENS BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NOVEMBER 2014 IS EXPECTED TO
SEE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.





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