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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
850 PM CDT FRI JUN 2 2017

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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             101   05/21/1964
 LOW                5   05/03/1967
HIGHEST            81   05/15        70      11       93  05/05
                        05/05
LOWEST             32   05/19        44     -12       23  05/14
                        05/11
                        05/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.2              68.0     1.2     72.0
AVG. MINIMUM     43.2              41.5     1.7     44.5
MEAN             56.2              54.8     1.4     58.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.5    -0.5        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      3               4.3    -1.3        3
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.74   2004
 MINIMUM         0.14   1967
TOTALS           1.11              2.68   -1.57     3.70
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.09   -0.05     0.12
DAYS >= .01         9              10.6    -1.6       10
DAYS >= .10         4               5.6    -1.6        5
DAYS >= .50         0               1.8    -1.8        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.49   05/20 TO 05/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            1.2   1967
TOTALS            0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
SINCE 7/1        44.1              47.4    -3.3     28.4
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   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     267               334     -67      221
 SINCE 7/1       8014              9412   -1398     7813
COOLING TOTAL       2                16     -14       22
 SINCE 1/1          2                17     -15       22
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/150    DATE  05/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/310    DATE  05/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     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.

&&

THE MONTH OF MAY WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO
TEMPERATURES. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 56.2 DEGREES WHICH
IS 1.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR MAY WAS MUCH DRIER AND ONLY TOTALED 1.11 INCHES
WHICH IS 1.57 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL OF 1.11 INCHES RANKED
AS THE NINTH DRIEST MAY ON RECORD.

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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