Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
228 AM CST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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              65   12/06/1939
 LOW              -36   12/29/1887
HIGHEST            47   12/14        21      26       40  12/27
LOWEST            -13   12/01         4     -17      -21  12/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     28.1              22.3     5.8     12.1
AVG. MINIMUM     14.1               5.9     8.2     -4.1
MEAN             21.1              14.1     7.0      4.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     18              22.3    -4.3       29
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              30.8    -2.8       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       5              11.1    -6.1       21

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.28   1927
 MINIMUM         0.02   1913
TOTALS           0.25              0.83   -0.58     1.21
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.03   -0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01         6               9.2    -3.2       19
DAYS >= .10         0               2.4    -2.4        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.15   12/22 TO 12/23           12/04 TO 12/04
                                                          12/04 TO 12/04
                                                          12/04 TO 12/04
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/04(00) TO 12/04(00)
                                                 12/04(00) TO 12/04(00)4
                                                 12/04(00) TO 12/04(00)4

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.5   2008
TOTALS            0.9              11.2   -10.3     16.1
SINCE 7/1         4.5              19.8   -15.3     16.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        7
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.3    -3.3        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   12/02                         10  12/25
                        12/01
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/04(00) TO 12/04(00)
                                                 12/04(00) TO 12/04(00)4
                                                 12/04(00) TO 12/04(00)4

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1352              1578    -226     1882
 SINCE 7/1       3309              3540    -231     3723
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        544               551      -7      699
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/350    DATE  12/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/360    DATE  12/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     16

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


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NOTES:

DECEMBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL, WITH THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 21.1 DEGREES...7.0 DEGRESS ABOVE NORMAL.
PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.25 INCHES WITH ONLY 0.9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

IF YOU INCLUDE THE ENTIRE FARGO CLIMATE DATABASE BACK TO
1881...DECEMBER 2014 AVERAGE TEMP OF 21.1 DEGREES WAS THE 12TH
WARMEST (WARMEST WAS 1959 WITH 25.9 DEGREES).   AS FOR SNOWFALL IT
TIED FOR THE 3RD LEAST SNOWIEST WITH 0.9 INCHES.  DECEMBER 1913 HAD
NO SNOW AND DECEMBER 1982 HAD 0.3 INCHES.  1943 AND 1958 ALSO HAD
0.9 INCHES.

THE ABOVE AVERAGE WARMTH WAS MOST NOTICEABLE IN LOW TEMPERATURES.
RECORD HIGH DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 12TH, 13TH,
20TH, 21ST, 22ND, 23RD, 24TH, AND 25TH.

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