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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
642 AM CDT SAT OCT 1 2016

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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             103   09/02/1983
 LOW               18   09/28/1942
HIGHEST            84   09/03        69      15       93  09/03
LOWEST             36   09/14        44      -8       29  09/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.1              69.6     1.5     75.5
AVG. MINIMUM     49.1              44.2     4.9     49.3
MEAN             60.1              56.9     3.2     62.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.7    -0.7        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               2.0    -2.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.57   1965
 MINIMUM         0.20   2012
TOTALS           4.16              2.05    2.11     0.84
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.07    0.07     0.03
DAYS >= .01         9               8.3     0.7        6
DAYS >= .10         4               4.4    -0.4        1
DAYS >= .50         1               1.2    -0.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.99   09/04 TO 09/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.2   1991
TOTALS            0.0                 T     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0                 T     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   09/30 TO 09/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     168               269    -101      142
 SINCE 7/1        196               351    -155      206
COOLING TOTAL      26                26       0       72
 SINCE 1/1        430               378      52      469
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/310    DATE  09/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/300    DATE  09/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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REMARKS...

A WARM SEPTEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRED AT THE
GRAND FORKS AIRPORT. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR SEPTEMBER WAS 60.1
DEGREES OR 3.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. NO DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES
OCCURRED IN SEPTEMBER.

RAINFALL FOR WAS ABOVE NORMAL. 4.16 INCHES OF RAIN FELL AND WAS 2.05
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.96 INCHES FELL ON
SEPTEMBER 4. THE OLD RECORD WAS 1.69 INCHES SET IN 1965. THE MONTHLY
RAIN TOTAL WAS THE 7TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER RAINFALL.

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

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