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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
534 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              80   03/31/1963
 LOW              -38   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            64   03/14        34      30       70  03/15
                        03/12
LOWEST              5   03/01        17     -12      -15  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.8              34.2    11.6     42.9
AVG. MINIMUM     26.4              16.1    10.3     18.9
MEAN             36.1              25.2    10.9     30.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4              11.7    -7.7        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              28.7    -1.7       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               4.2    -4.2        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.08   1966
 MINIMUM         0.04   1986
TOTALS           0.55              0.96   -0.41     0.31
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         5               7.5    -2.5        7
DAYS >= .10         1               2.9    -1.9        0
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.44   03/15 TO 03/15
                        03/14 TO 03/15
                        03/15 TO 03/15

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.3   1966
TOTALS            2.2               7.2    -5.0      2.1
SINCE 7/1        28.1              44.4   -16.3     16.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.3    -1.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/17                          3  03/02
                                                          03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      1.9   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     889              1235    -346     1047
 SINCE 7/1       6868              8385   -1517     7964
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/360    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/310    DATE  03/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      0

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


...A FEW HIGHLIGHTS...

MARCH WAS A WARM MONTH WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.1 DEGREES.

THIS MAKES 2016 THE SECOND WARMEST MARCH IN THE CLIMATE RECORD.
WARMEST WAS 38.0 IN 2012.  2.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL....13TH LEAST
SNOWIEST.



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