Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
648 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             108   08/07/1949


 LOW               32   08/22/1911


HIGHEST            95   08/12                         96  08/26
LOWEST             39   08/26                         43  08/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.1              83.8    -2.7     83.3
AVG. MINIMUM     57.3              53.9     3.4     55.5
MEAN             69.2              68.9     0.3     69.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      6               8.6    -2.6       10
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         5.06   1947
 MINIMUM         0.03   2001
TOTALS           2.24              1.45    0.79     2.17
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01        13               8.2     4.8       10
DAYS >= .10         7               3.2     3.8        7
DAYS >= .50         1               0.7     0.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.16   08/23 TO 08/24              0.84

DEGREE_DAYS
COOLING TOTAL     178               166      12
 SINCE 1/1        391               429     -38
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/300    DATE  08/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/300    DATE  08/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

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AUGUST 2014 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 69.2 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT...WHICH WAS 0.3
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 68.9. TOTAL PRECIPITATION
WAS 2.24 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.79 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL 1.45. THE
MAXIMUM WIND WAS 30 MILES PER HOUR FROM 300 DEGREES WITH A PEAK GUST
OF 37 MILES PER HOUR FROM 300 DEGREES.

SEPTEMBER HIGH TEMPERATURES USUALLY START OUT IN THE UPPER 70S
BEFORE FALLING TO THE MID 60S BY MONTH`S END. LOWS BEGIN AROUND
THE UPPER 40S AND FALL TO THE MID 30S BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. FOR
THIS SEPTEMBER...EXPECT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON AVERAGE...AND
NORMAL PRECIPITATION CHANCES.

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