Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
808 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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...THE WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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             110   07/05/1936
 LOW               34   07/03/1967
HIGHEST            99   07/05                         97  07/11
LOWEST             43   07/15                         46  07/26
                        07/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     84.7              84.4     0.3     80.7
AVG. MINIMUM     54.2              55.8    -1.6     55.4
MEAN             69.4              70.1    -0.7     68.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      7               7.9    -0.9        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.62   1997
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           0.66              2.54   -1.88     1.75
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.08   -0.06     0.06
DAYS >= .01         4               9.0    -5.0       10
DAYS >= .10         2               5.4    -3.4        6
DAYS >= .50         0               1.3    -1.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.49   07/24 TO 07/24              0.51

DEGREE_DAYS
COOLING TOTAL     164               182     -18
 SINCE 1/1        213               263     -50
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/290    DATE  07/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/250    DATE  07/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     13

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

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JULY 2014 WAS COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 69.4 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT...WHICH WAS 0.7
DEGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 70.1. TOTAL PRECIPITATION
WAS 0.66 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.88 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL 2.54. THE
MAXIMUM WIND WAS 32 MILES PER HOUR FROM 290 DEGREES WITH A PEAK GUST
OF 44 MILES PER HOUR FROM 250 DEGREES.

AUGUST HIGH TEMPERATURES USUALLY START OUT IN THE MID 80S BEFORE
FALLING TO THE UPPER 70S BY MONTH`S END. LOWS BEGIN AROUND THE UPPER
50S AND FALL TO THE LOWER 50S BY THE END OF AUGUST. FOR THIS
AUGUST...EXPECT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON AVERAGE...AND NORMAL
PRECIPITATION CHANCES.

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