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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
228 AM CST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              56   12/09/1990
 LOW              -32   12/31/1967
HIGHEST            39   12/13        19      20       38  12/27
LOWEST            -17   12/01         2     -19      -28  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     25.1              20.3     4.8      8.6
AVG. MINIMUM     10.6               2.6     8.0     -8.7
MEAN             17.9              11.5     6.4     -0.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     24              24.0     0.0       30
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              30.9    -0.9       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       9              13.6    -4.6       24

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.96   1988
 MINIMUM         0.07   1979
TOTALS           0.22              0.61   -0.39     0.82
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.03
DAYS >= .01         7               8.5    -1.5       18
DAYS >= .10         1               1.9    -0.9        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.13   12/22 TO 12/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.2   1996
TOTALS            1.8              10.7    -8.9     22.8
SINCE 7/1         5.8              19.9   -14.1     24.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        8
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.4    -3.4        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/31                         10  12/27
                        12/30                             12/26
                        12/29                             12/25
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1452              1660    -208     2008
 SINCE 7/1       3596              3859    -263     4119
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        395               379      16      487
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/340    DATE  12/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/360    DATE  12/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     83

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

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

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NOTES:

DECEMBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WAS 17.9 DEGREES....6.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.22 INCHES WITH ONLY 1.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

INCLUDING THE GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLIMATE RECORD
PERIOD BACK TO 1941...DECEMBER 2014 WAS THE 9TH WARMEST (WITH
DECEMBER 2006 THE WARMEST AT 22.5 DEGREES).  AS FOR SNOWFALL...IT
WAS TIED FOR THE 3RD LOWEST...WITH THE LOWEST BEING IN 1979 WITH 1.1
INCHES FOLLOWED BY 1.2 INCHES IN 1994. 1975 AND 1982 ALSO HAD 1.8
INCHES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

THE ABOVE AVERAGE WARMTH WAS MOST NOTICEABLE IN LOW TEMPERATURES.
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON THE 11TH, 12TH, 13TH,
14TH, 21ST, 22ND, 23RD, 24TH AND 25TH.

THERE WAS A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE TIED ON THE 1ST WHEN IT DROPPED
TO -17...WHICH WAS ALSO THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH.


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