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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
409 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              55   01/05/2012
 LOW              -48   01/08/1887
HIGHEST            46   01/23        16      30       40  01/12
LOWEST            -17   01/12        -2     -15      -25  01/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     24.7              18.4     6.3     15.7
AVG. MINIMUM      7.3               0.1     7.2     -6.8
MEAN             16.0               9.3     6.7      4.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     18              25.3    -7.3       27
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.9     0.1       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      12              15.5    -3.5       22

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.85   1989
 MINIMUM         0.09   2008
TOTALS           0.40              0.70   -0.30     0.77
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         7               8.3    -1.3       14
DAYS >= .10         1               2.0    -1.0        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.14   01/17 TO 01/17           01/17 TO 01/18
                                                          01/18 TO 01/18
                                                          01/18 TO 01/18
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    01/18(00) TO 01/18(00)
                                                 01/18(00) TO 01/18(00)8
                                                 01/18(00) TO 01/18(00)8

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1989
TOTALS            3.0              11.2    -8.2      9.7
SINCE 7/1         7.5              31.0   -23.5     26.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 7      -6       10
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.7    -2.7        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   01/23                         13  01/28
                        01/22                             01/27
                        01/21                             01/26
 24 HR TOTAL      0.9   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    01/18(00) TO 01/18(00)
                                                 01/18(00) TO 01/18(00)8
                                                 01/18(00) TO 01/18(00)8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1510              1728    -218     1869
 SINCE 7/1       4819              5268    -449     5592
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/340    DATE  01/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/350    DATE  01/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      8

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

&&

IN FARGO...JANUARY 2015 OVERALL FEATURED ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.
THE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 16.0 DEGREES...OR 6.7 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE. THIS RANKS AROUND THE 12TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD FOR
THE SITE. RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 27 AND 29 DEGREES
OCCURRED ON JANUARY 27 AND JANUARY 28...RESPECTIVELY. TEMPERATURES
FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM -17 DEGREES ON JANUARY 12...TO 46 DEGREES
ON JANUARY 23.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...0.40 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED...WHICH IS 0.30 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. SNOWFALL FOR THE
MONTH WAS 3.0 INCHES...OR 8.2 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. HOWEVER...THE
MONTH DID NOT RANK AMONG THE TOP 20 DRIEST OR LEAST SNOWY MONTHS OF
JANUARY ON RECORD.

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PROVISIONAL...IS BASED ON EDITED DATA AND
WILL LIKELY BE CHANGED SLIGHTLY AFTER FURTHER REVIEW BY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATE DATA CENTER. OFFICIAL RECORDS AND SUMMARIES WILL BE
AVAILABLE LATER THIS YEAR.

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JAM





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