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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
331 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              67   02/22/2000
 LOW              -39   02/02/1996
HIGHEST            33   02/05        22      11       34  02/18
                                                          02/17
LOWEST            -28   02/19         4     -32      -29  02/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     14.7              21.9    -7.2     11.0
AVG. MINIMUM     -6.6               2.1    -8.7    -10.1
MEAN              4.1              12.0    -7.9      0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     27              20.7     6.3       26
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.7     0.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 0      19              13.1     5.9       24

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         0.91   2009
 MINIMUM         0.03   2002
TOTALS           0.40              0.52   -0.12     0.41
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         6               6.6    -0.6        6
DAYS >= .10         1               1.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.23   02/10 TO 02/10
                        02/09 TO 02/10
                        02/10 TO 02/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.1   1987
TOTALS            4.7               6.6    -1.9      5.4
SINCE 7/1        14.3              37.2   -22.9     45.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 6      -4       11
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.1    -0.1        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   02/28                         15  02/17
                        02/27
                        02/26
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1699              1484     215     1799
 SINCE 7/1       6917              7150    -233     7895
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/350    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/340    DATE  02/24

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          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               15     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     13

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

FEBRUARY WAS A RATHER COLD MONTH AT MARK ANDREWS GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT. TEMPERATURES WERE A FULL 8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL IN TERMS OF
DAILY AVERAGE. ONE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE WAS SET...MINUS 26 DEGREES WAS
RECORDED ON THE MORNING OF THE 22ND.

LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION TURNED OUT TO BE ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF NORMAL FOR
THE CLIMATOLOGICALLY DRIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE 4.7 INCHES OF MONTHLY SNOWFALL
WAS ABOUT 2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

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