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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
402 AM CST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              52   01/10/1990
 LOW              -43   01/30/2004
HIGHEST            37   01/30        15      22       40  01/27
                        01/21
                        01/20
LOWEST            -27   01/13        -4     -23      -23  01/17
                                                          01/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     19.2              16.5     2.7     19.0
AVG. MINIMUM      4.5              -3.1     7.6      2.8
MEAN             11.9               6.7     5.2     10.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              26.7    -3.7       26
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              30.9    -2.9       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      14              17.5    -3.5       14

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.76   1967
 MINIMUM         0.05   2008
TOTALS           0.45              0.55   -0.10     0.32
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.01
DAYS >= .01         6               8.1    -2.1        5
DAYS >= .10         2               1.7     0.3        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20   01/02 TO 01/02

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.9   1989
TOTALS            7.4              10.7    -3.3      5.3
SINCE 7/1        33.6              30.6     3.0     23.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9                 6       3        5
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.0    -1.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   01/13                          7  01/16
                        01/12                             01/15
                        01/11
 24 HR TOTAL      4.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1641              1807    -166     1669
 SINCE 7/1       4713              5666    -953     4722
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/350    DATE  01/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/280    DATE  01/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     12

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

&&
REMARKS...

JANUARY 2017 WAS ABOVE NORMAL IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURE. THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 11.9 WAS 5.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...WHICH IS THE 11TH
WARMEST JANUARY AT THIS SITE. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE REMAINED ABOVE
FREEZING THROUGH 3 STRAIGHT DAYS: JANUARY 20TH, 21ST, AND 22ND...AND
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET FOR EACH OF THESE 3 DAYS.
IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE REMAINED ABOVE
FREEZING FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY IN JANUARY AT THIS SITE.

PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION OF 0.45 INCHES WAS 0.10 INCHES BELOW NORMAL...AND THE
TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 7.4 INCHES WAS 3.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE
MAJORITY OF THE SNOWFALL FELL ON JANUARY 2ND AND 3RD WITH 4.8 INCHES
MEASURED.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE FINAL
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FROM THE NATIONAL
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMERLY THE NATIONAL CLIMATE
DATA CENTER).

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