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 WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 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   10/04/1963
                        10/01/1897
 LOW               -9   10/30/2002
HIGHEST            78   10/20                         78  10/07
LOWEST             21   10/29                         16  10/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.8              56.3     3.5     53.3
AVG. MINIMUM     33.5              29.8     3.7     29.5
MEAN             46.6              43.0     3.6     41.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.3    -1.3        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              17.5    -5.5       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.56   1971
 MINIMUM            T   1944
                        1963
                        1965
TOTALS           0.25              0.92   -0.67     2.07
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.03   -0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01         8               6.3     1.7       11
DAYS >= .10         0               2.5    -2.5        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.92   09/30 TO 10/01              1.74

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.2   1985
TOTALS             MM               2.6      MM       MM
SINCE 7/1          MM               2.8      MM      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     MM                MM      MM       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        MM                                 MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                 MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     561               681    -120
 SINCE 7/1        868              1027    -159
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1
 SINCE 1/1        425               456     -31
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/320    DATE  10/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  10/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)    0
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     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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OCTOBER 2014 WAS A VERY WARM AND DRY MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 46.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL 43.0 DEGREES. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 78 DEGREES WAS
TIED ON THE 20TH...WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY SET ON THAT DATE IN 1901.

ONLY 0.25 INCH OF RAIN FELL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER WHICH
WAS 0.67 INCH BELOW THE NORMAL 0.92 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
UPPER SINGLE DIGITS THE END OF THE MONTH. NOVEMBER 2014 IS EXPECTED
TO SEE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH EQUAL CHANCES OF EITHER ABOVE
OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.









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