Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
949 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2014 TO 2/28/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              66   02/25/1958
 LOW              -48   01/08/1887
HIGHEST            47   12/14        20      27       41  02/19
LOWEST            -19   02/22         2     -21      -25  01/02
                        02/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     23.5              21.4     2.1     14.1
AVG. MINIMUM      6.4               3.8     2.6     -5.4
MEAN             15.0              12.6     2.4      4.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     62              66.5    -4.5       80
DAYS MIN <= 32     87              89.0    -2.0       90
DAYS MIN <= 0      35              37.1    -2.1       65

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.28   2010
 MINIMUM         0.27   1942
TOTALS           1.22              2.14   -0.92     2.09
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01        19              24.7    -5.7       35
DAYS >= .10         3               6.5    -3.5        6
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.37   MM                       02/28 TO 02/28
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           57.0   1997
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS           12.0              29.4   -17.4     27.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.20              2.90   -1.70     2.73
SINCE 7/1        15.6              38.0   -22.4     27.6
 LIQUID 7/1      1.56              3.80   -2.24     2.76
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 7      -6       10
DAYS >= TRACE      46              25.1    20.9       54
DAYS >= 1.0         2               8.4    -6.4        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   02/18                         13  02/18
                        02/16                             02/17
                        02/17                             01/28
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   MM                       02/28 TO 02/28
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4459              4716    -257     5436
 SINCE 7/1         MM              6678      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   2/276
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/330    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/340    DATE  02/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           31
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             29
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         30

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               37     SLEET                      0
FOG                      38     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     41

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

&&

THE DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY PERIOD STARTED OFF WARMER THAN
NORMAL...BUT A COOL FEBRUARY BROUGHT OVERALL TEMPERATURES TO ONLY
2.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE SEASON WAS ALSO DRIER
WITH TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 1.22 INCHES...COMPARED TO A NORMAL VALUE
OF 2.14 INCHES...WHICH IS 0.92 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE FINAL
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATE
DATA CENTER.

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