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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
940 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   03/22/1910
                        03/20/1910
                        03/18/1910
 LOW              -36   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            62   03/29        35      27
LOWEST             -6   03/10        18     -24
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.7              34.6     1.1
AVG. MINIMUM     17.7              17.6     0.1
MEAN             26.7              26.1     0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11              11.8    -0.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              28.2    -1.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               3.4     0.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.76   1942
 MINIMUM         0.01   1969
TOTALS           0.84              1.02   -0.18
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00
DAYS >= .01         5               6.4    -1.4
DAYS >= .10         2               3.1    -1.1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   03/23 TO 03/23              0.53
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.2   2013
TOTALS            0.1               6.4    -6.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.01              0.60   -0.59
SINCE 7/1        43.0              41.7     1.3
 LIQUID 7/1      4.30
DAYS >= TRACE       8               4.1     3.9
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.9    -1.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1181              1206     -25
 SINCE 7/1       7129              8166   -1037
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0


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

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

&&

REMARKS...

THE MONTH OF MARCH IN NWS GRAND FORKS WAS SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN
NORMAL WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION. THE MONTH STARTED OUT WITH
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS AND AGAIN FROM
THE 7TH THROUGH THE 14TH. HOWEVER MUCH OF THE REST OF THE MONTH WAS
ABOVE NORMAL. THE RESULT WAS A SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL MONTH BY 0.6
DEGREES. MARCH WAS NOT IN THE TOP 10 WARMEST. THE WARMEST MONTH ON
RECORD WAS MARCH OF 1910 WITH A MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 42.4 DEGREES.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH 0.84 OF AN INCH OR
0.18 OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. NO RECORD PRECIPITATION OCCURRED IN
MARCH. THE DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD OCCURRED IN 1969 WITH 0.01 INCH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.1 INCH WHICH IS 6.3 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 6.4 INCHES. MARCH RANKED AS THE FOURTH DRIEST ON RECORD
FOR SNOW. THE RECORD IS 0.0 INCHES RECORDED IN 1981.

NO DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES OR DAILY RECORD PRECIPITATION OCCURRED
IN MARCH.

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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