Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
830 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2016

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            37   12/21                         62  12/09
LOWEST            -31   12/17                        -14  12/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     19.9              26.2    -6.3     30.4
AVG. MINIMUM      1.2               6.1    -4.9     13.8
MEAN             10.5              16.2    -5.7     22.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     25              18.8     6.2       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.8     0.2       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      13               9.6     3.4        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.71   1884
 MINIMUM         0.00   1944
TOTALS           2.06R             0.49    1.57     0.91
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.02    0.05     0.03
DAYS >= .01        14               7.6     6.4        7
DAYS >= .10         4               1.3     2.7        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.0     1.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    4.17   12/05 TO 12/06              0.41

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.3   2008
TOTALS           24.5               9.3    15.2     12.8
SINCE 7/1        43.5              20.5    23.0     14.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     10                 3       7        3
DAYS >= 1.0         6               2.7     3.3        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        18   12/26                          6  12/17
                                                          12/16
 24 HR TOTAL     10.5R  12/25 TO 12/25               4.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1680              1514     166
 SINCE 7/1       3160              3500    -340
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  12/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/290    DATE  12/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               22     SLEET                      1
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     11

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

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