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

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

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              82   03/27/1946
 LOW              -38   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            62   03/29        34      28       64  03/14
                                                          03/12
LOWEST             -5   03/10        17     -22        5  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     36.3              34.2     2.1     45.8
AVG. MINIMUM     18.7              16.1     2.6     26.4
MEAN             27.5              25.2     2.3     36.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11              11.7    -0.7        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              28.7    -3.7       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               4.2    -2.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.08   1966
 MINIMUM         0.04   1986
TOTALS           0.85              0.96   -0.11     0.55
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.02
DAYS >= .01         5               7.5    -2.5        5
DAYS >= .10         2               2.9    -0.9        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.46   03/23 TO 03/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.3   1966
TOTALS            0.2               7.2    -7.0      2.2
SINCE 7/1        38.5              44.4    -5.9     28.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.3    -2.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/04                          1  03/17
                        03/03
                        03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1155              1235     -80      889
 SINCE 7/1       7124              8385   -1261     6868
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    51/270    DATE  03/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/270    DATE  03/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      9

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

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REMARKS...

THE MONTH OF MARCH IN GRAND FORKS WAS A LITTLE WARMER THAN NORMAL
AND HAD 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 AN ABOVE NORMAL MONTH BY 2.3 DEGREES. MARCH
WAS NOT IN THE TOP 10. THE WARMEST MONTH ON RECORD WAS MARCH OF 2012
WITH A MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 38.0 DEGREES.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS NEAR NORMAL WITH 0.85 OF AN INCH OR
0.11 OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL. MARCH WAS NOT A TOP 10 MONTH. THE
DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD OCCURRED IN 1965 WITH 0.01 INCH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.2 INCH WHICH IS 7.0 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 7.2 INCHES. MARCH TIED AS THE FOURTH DRIEST ON RECORD
FOR SNOW...WITH THE LAST OCCURRENCE ON 2000. THE RECORD IS A TRACE
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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