Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
911 AM CST MON JAN 1 2018

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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   12/06/1939
                        12/20/1900
 LOW              -37   12/28/1933
HIGHEST            43   12/02        20      23
LOWEST            -25   12/30         4     -29
AVG. MAXIMUM     19.5              20.1    -0.6
AVG. MINIMUM      3.4               4.3    -0.9
MEAN             11.5              12.2    -0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     22              25.1    -3.1
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.9     0.1
DAYS MIN <= 0      11              11.7    -0.7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.29   1918
 MINIMUM            T   1994
TOTALS           0.98              0.65    0.33
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.02    0.01
DAYS >= .01         8               6.6     1.4
DAYS >= .10         2               2.1    -0.1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.1     0.9
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.62   12/04 TO 12/04              0.43
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           46.4   1996
TOTALS           10.8              10.9    -0.1
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.08              1.10   -0.02
SINCE 7/1        19.2              18.0     1.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.92
DAYS >= TRACE      18               7.8    10.2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.2    -0.2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   12/31
                        12/30
                        12/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1651              1637      14
 SINCE 7/1       3611              3731    -120
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        440               463     -23
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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                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                       0     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.

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REMARKS...

THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH STARTED OUT MUCH ABOVE NORMAL FOR
TEMPERATURES. HOWEVER TEMPERATURES FELL WAY BELOW NORMAL FOR THE
LAST HALF OF THE MONTH. SO THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 0.7 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 11.5
DEGREES. A DAILY LOWEST MAX TEMPERATURE OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 30 WITH
A HIGH OF 17 BELOW ZERO. THE PREVIOUS DAILY LOW MAX TEMPERATURE WAS
13 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1968.

THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.98 INCHES AND WAS 0.33
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL RECORD OF 0.62 INCHES
OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 4TH WITH 0.62 INCHES. THE OLD DAILY RECORD WAS
0.34 INCHES SET IN 2007.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS NORMAL WITH 10.8 INCHES. NORMAL IS 10.9
INCHES.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE FINAL
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMALLY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER).

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