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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
645 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

MINOR WORDING CORRECTION IN HIGHLIGHTS SECTION

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2016

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
 LOW              -36   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            65   03/14        35      30
                        03/11
LOWEST              4   03/01        18     -14
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.0              34.6    10.4
AVG. MINIMUM     27.1              17.6     9.5
MEAN             36.1              26.1    10.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4              11.8    -7.8
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              28.2    -3.2
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               3.4    -3.4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.76   1942
 MINIMUM         0.01   1969
TOTALS           0.69              1.02   -0.33
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         8               6.4     1.6
DAYS >= .10         1               3.1    -2.1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.53   03/15 TO 03/15              0.11
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.2   2013
TOTALS            1.7               6.4    -4.7
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.17              0.60   -0.43
SINCE 7/1        29.0              41.7   -12.7
 LIQUID 7/1      2.90
DAYS >= TRACE       6               4.1     1.9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.9    -0.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     888              1206    -318
 SINCE 7/1       6820              8166   -1346
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                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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


....A FEW HIGHLIGHTS....

MARCH WAS A WARM MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 36.1 WHICH IS
THE SECOND WARMEST EVER. THE WARMEST MARCH EVER WAS 2012 WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 39.1 DEGREES.  1.7 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL....TIED FOR 21ST LEAST SNOWIEST.




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