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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
510 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 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             100   04/21/1980
 LOW               -7   04/06/1979
                        04/01/1975
HIGHEST            69   04/15        54      15       80  04/30
LOWEST             15   04/09        31     -16       13  04/03
                        04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.8              53.9    -3.1     59.0
AVG. MINIMUM     30.5              31.1    -0.6     29.8
MEAN             40.7              42.5    -1.8     44.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.3     0.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              18.7    -3.7       21

DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0   BISCLMFAR 000 TTAA00 KFGF
011011  0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.64   1974
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
TOTALS           1.56              1.01    0.55     0.73
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.03    0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01        10               7.0     3.0        5
DAYS >= .10         4               3.0     1.0        3
DAYS >= .50         1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.77   04/24 TO 04/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.6   1994
TOTALS            0.3               2.9    -2.6      0.6
SINCE 7/1        28.4              47.3   -18.9     17.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/02                         -1  04/08
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     724               693      31      611
 SINCE 7/1       7592              9078   -1486     8575
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/150    DATE  04/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/160    DATE  04/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

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FOR THE GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT APRIL 2016 WILL GO DOWN AS
A BIT COOLER AND WETTER THAN THE 30 YEAR CLIMATE AVERAGE.  HIGH
TEMPERATURES WERE COOLER THAN AVERAGE DUE TO MORE CLOUDS AND
RAINFALL THAN A NORMAL APRIL.  HOWEVER RAINFALL AT THE AIRPORT WAS
NEARLY ONE HALF INCH LESS THAN WHAT OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF GRAND
FORKS.

A MAXIMUM DAILY RAINFALL RECORD WAS SET ON APRIL 16TH WHEN 0.51
INCHES FELL.  SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH ONLY 0.3 INCH RECORDED.


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