Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
505 AM CDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             104   08/07/1983
 LOW               31   08/28/1986
HIGHEST            90   08/03        81       9       96  08/14
LOWEST             45   08/21        55     -10       40  08/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.2              80.2     1.0     80.7
AVG. MINIMUM     56.2              54.0     2.2     54.1
MEAN             68.7              67.1     1.6     67.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               3.0    -2.0        4
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.21   2002
 MINIMUM         0.34   1967
TOTALS           3.53              2.88    0.65     2.89
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.09
DAYS >= .01        10               9.1     0.9        3
DAYS >= .10         6               5.3     0.7        2
DAYS >= .50         2               2.0     0.0        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.50   08/03 TO 08/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      16                54     -38       50
 SINCE 7/1         28                82     -54       64
COOLING TOTAL     137               119      18      131
 SINCE 1/1        404               352      52      397
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/330    DATE  08/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/330    DATE  08/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

A WARM AUGUST WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION OCCURRED AT
THE GRAND FORKS AIRPORT. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FOR AUGUST WAS
68.7 DEGREES OR 1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. NO DAILY RECORD
TEMPERATURES OCCURRED IN AUGUST.

RAINFALL FOR AUGUST SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL NORMAL. 3.53 INCHES OF
RAIN FELL AND WAS 0.65 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. A DAILY RECORD RAINFALL
OF 1.49 INCHES FELL ON AUGUST 3. THE OLD RECORD WAS 0.84 INCHES SET
IN 1985. THE MONTHLY RAIN WAS SHY OF REACHING A TOP TEN RAINFALL
AMOUNT. THE TENTH WETTEST MONTH HAD 3.59 INCHES OF RAIN SET IN 1987.


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