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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
954 AM CDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   04/21/1980
 LOW               -8   04/01/1970
HIGHEST            75   04/14        54      21       69  04/15
LOWEST             22   04/27        31      -9       15  04/09
                                                          04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.1              53.9     1.2     50.8
AVG. MINIMUM     32.9              31.1     1.8     30.5
MEAN             44.0              42.5     1.5     40.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.3    -1.3        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              18.7    -0.7       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.64   1974
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
TOTALS           1.34              1.01    0.33     1.56
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.05
DAYS >= .01         7               7.0     0.0       10
DAYS >= .10         3               3.0     0.0        4
DAYS >= .50         2               0.4     1.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.62   04/17 TO 04/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.6   1994
TOTALS            5.6               2.9     2.7      0.3
SINCE 7/1        44.1              47.3    -3.2     28.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.7     0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   04/27                         -1  04/02
 24 HR TOTAL      4.7   04/26 TO 04/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     623               693     -70      724
 SINCE 7/1       7747              9078   -1331     7592
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/160    DATE  04/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/160    DATE  04/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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...

APRIL WAS A WARM AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION MONTH. THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 44.0 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. NO DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES OCCURRED IN APRIL.

PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL TOTALED 1.34 INCHES WHICH IS 0.33 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. A DAILY RAINFALL RECORD OF OF 0.59 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
ON APRIL 18. THE OLD RECORD WAS 0.5 INCHES SET IN 1971.

SNOWFALL FOR APRIL TOTALED 5.6 INCHES. A DAILY RECORD OF A TRACE OF
SNOW FELL ON APRIL 22 WHICH TIED AN OLD RECORD SET IN 1996.

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

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