Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
641 AM CDT WED OCT 1 2014

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...THE WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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             104   09/01/1983
 LOW               13   09/29/1907
HIGHEST            97   09/25                         95  09/03
LOWEST             26   09/12                         35  09/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.8              71.3     0.5     76.2
AVG. MINIMUM     43.2              42.1     1.1     49.1
MEAN             57.5              56.7     0.8     62.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               2.0     1.0        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               3.0     1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.74   1959
 MINIMUM         0.01   1899
TOTALS           1.35              1.06    0.29     1.90
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.04    0.01     0.06
DAYS >= .01         6               7.4    -1.4        7
DAYS >= .10         2               2.9    -0.9        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.4     0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.89   09/30 TO 09/30              1.23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     250               275     -25
 SINCE 7/1        307               346     -39
COOLING TOTAL      34                26       8
 SINCE 1/1        425               455     -30
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/310    DATE  09/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  09/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              3
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      8

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

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SEPTEMBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 57.5 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT...WHICH WAS 0.8
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL AVERAGE OF 56.7. TOTAL PRECIPITATION
WAS 1.06 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.29 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL 1.06. THE
MAXIMUM WIND WAS 30 MILES PER HOUR FROM 310 DEGREES WITH A PEAK GUST
OF 41 MILES PER HOUR FROM 320 DEGREES. ON SEPTEMBER 25TH...WILLISTON
RECORDED A RECORD DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 89 SET IN 2011. ON SEPTEMBER
30TH...WILLISTON RECORDED A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL TOTAL OF 0.89 INCHES.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.41 SET IN 1926.

OCTOBER HIGH TEMPERATURES USUALLY START OUT IN THE LOWER 60S
BEFORE FALLING TO THE UPPER 40S BY MONTH`S END. LOWS BEGIN AROUND
THE MID 30S AND FALL TO THE MID 20S BY THE END OF OCTOBER. FOR
THIS OCTOBER...EXPECT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ON AVERAGE...AND
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION CHANCES.

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