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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
812 AM CST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              51   01/23/1942
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912
HIGHEST            40   01/27        15      25
LOWEST            -21   01/17        -3     -18
AVG. MAXIMUM     18.0              16.0     2.0
AVG. MINIMUM      4.0              -1.3     5.3
MEAN             11.0               7.4     3.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     26              27.0    -1.0
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 0      14              16.5    -2.5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.65   1989
 MINIMUM         0.05   2008
TOTALS           0.30              0.71   -0.41
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         6               6.3    -0.3
DAYS >= .10         1               1.9    -0.9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20   01/14 TO 01/14              0.09
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.9   1996
TOTALS            4.7              10.4    -5.7
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.47              1.00   -0.53
SINCE 7/1        22.9              28.4    -5.5
 LIQUID 7/1      2.29
DAYS >= TRACE      18               7.2    10.8
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.9    -1.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   01/18
                        01/17
                        01/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1666              1787    -121
 SINCE 7/1       4646              5518    -872
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          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      1
FOG                       1     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.

&&

JANUARY 2016 CONTINUED A STRING OF MILD MONTHS WHICH EXTENDS BACK
THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 2015...WITH A MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT 3.6
DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. THERE WERE NO RECORD MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET IN JAMNUARY. NINE DAYS HAD AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES AT LEAST 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WHILE 17 DAYS HAD
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

A TOTAL OF 0.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...WHICH IS 0.41 INCHES
BELOW AVERAGE. AS FOR SNOWFALL...4.7 INCHES FELL...WHICH IS 5.7
INCHES BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 10.4 INCHES.

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

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GUST


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