Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
134 PM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2015 TO 5/31/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   05/30/1934
 LOW              -36   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            86   05/02        53      33       90  05/24
LOWEST            -15   03/05        31     -46      -26  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.8              52.0     3.8     47.0
AVG. MINIMUM     29.7              29.2     0.5     26.2
MEAN             42.8              40.6     2.2     36.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      6              13.0    -7.0       22
DAYS MIN <= 32     57              51.7     5.3       54
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               4.2     0.8       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.95   1999
 MINIMUM         1.41   1980
TOTALS           5.49              4.65    0.84     6.11
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.05    0.01     0.07
DAYS >= .01        22              25.1    -3.1       26
DAYS >= .10        11              11.5    -0.5       15
DAYS >= .50         3               2.6     0.4        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.58   MM                       04/27 TO 04/28
                                                          03/31 TO 03/31
                                                          03/31 TO 03/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    04/28(00) TO 04/28(00)
                                                 03/31(00) TO 03/31(00)1
                                                 03/31(00) TO 03/31(00)1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           34.6   1966
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS            2.7               9.9    -7.2     14.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.27              1.00   -0.73     1.46
SINCE 7/1        17.0              47.4   -30.4     60.3
 LIQUID 7/1      1.70                MM      MM     6.03
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= TRACE      17               7.6     9.4       20
DAYS >= 1.0         1               3.0    -2.0        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/02                         12  03/06
                        03/01                             03/04
                                                          03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   MM                       03/31 TO 03/31
                                                          03/31 TO 03/31
                                                          03/31 TO 03/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    03/31(00) TO 03/31(00)
                                                 03/31(00) TO 03/31(00)1
                                                 03/31(00) TO 03/31(00)1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2031              2262    -231     2646
 SINCE 7/1         MM              9412      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       6                18     -12       53
 SINCE 1/1          6                17     -11       53

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/311
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/350    DATE  05/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/350    DATE  05/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           29
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             38
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         25

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               25     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               17     SLEET                      0
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      2

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

&&

REMARKS... GRAND FORKS AIRPORT WAS ABOVE NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO
TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE 2015 SPRING SEASON.
TEMPERATURES WERE 2.2 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL 40.6 DEGREES AT 42.8
DEGREES. PRECIPITATION WAS 0.84 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL 4.65 AT 5.49
INCHES. THE SNOWFALL AMOUNT OF 2.7 INCHES IS 7.2 INCHES BELOW
THE NORMAL 9.9 INCHES.

SPRING STARTED OUT WARM AND DRY WITH DROUGHT CONDITIONS PLAGUING THE
REGION. MARCH AND APRIL SAW LITTLE SNOWFALL AND OR PRECIPITATION
WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. BY THE SECOND WEEK OF MAY THAT TREND
TURNED WITH AN ACTIVE WET PATTERN...MORE CLOUDS...AND LOWER
TEMPERATURES.

AN INCOMPLETE AND INCONSISTENT DATA SET LIMITS COMPARISON OF THESE
VALUES TO PREVIOUS YEARS...THUS NO RANKINGS FOR GFK.

$$

KAISER


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