Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
421 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              51   01/23/1942
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912
HIGHEST            44   01/23        15      29
LOWEST            -19   01/04        -3     -16
AVG. MAXIMUM     21.6              16.0     5.6
AVG. MINIMUM      4.1              -1.3     5.4
MEAN             12.9               7.4     5.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              27.0    -4.0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 0      13              16.5    -3.5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.65   1989
 MINIMUM         0.05   2008
TOTALS           0.27              0.71   -0.44
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         7               6.3     0.7
DAYS >= .10         0               1.9    -1.9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.09   01/17 TO 01/17              0.12
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.9   1996
TOTALS            6.0              10.4    -4.4
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.60              1.00   -0.40
SINCE 7/1        11.6              28.4   -16.8
 LIQUID 7/1      1.16
DAYS >= TRACE      13               7.2     5.8
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.9     0.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/04
                        01/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1608              1787    -179
 SINCE 7/1       5161              5518    -357
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                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     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.

&&

AT THE GRAND FORKS NWS CLIMATE SITE...JANUARY 2015 OVERALL FEATURED
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 12.9
DEGREES...OR 5.5 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. AFTER A COLD SPELL DURING
THE FIRST INTO THE SECOND WEEKS OF THE MONTH...THE LATTER HALF OF
THE MONTH FEATURED WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A RECORD HIGH
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 24 DEGREES OCCURRED ON JANUARY 27.
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM -19 DEGREES ON JANUARY 4...TO
44 DEGREES ON JANUARY 23.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...0.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED...WHICH IS 0.44 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. SNOWFALL FOR THE
MONTH WAS 6.0 INCHES...OR 4.4 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.

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.

$$

JAM






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