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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
535 AM CST TUE MAR 1 2016

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...THE GRAND FORKS INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2015 TO 2/29/2016...

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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              67   02/22/2000
 LOW              -43   01/30/2004
HIGHEST            45   02/27        19      26       44  01/23
                        12/05
LOWEST            -23   01/17         1     -24      -28  02/19
                        01/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     25.1              19.5     5.6     20.6
AVG. MINIMUM      9.8               0.5     9.3      2.3
MEAN             17.5              10.0     7.5     11.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     62              71.5    -9.5       73
DAYS MIN <= 32     90              89.5     0.5       89
DAYS MIN <= 0      24              44.3   -20.3       42

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.78   1989
 MINIMUM         0.37   2002
TOTALS           1.64              1.68   -0.04     1.04
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.01
DAYS >= .01        18              23.2    -5.2       21
DAYS >= .10         7               5.1     1.9        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   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           57.4   1989
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS           23.2              28.0    -4.8     10.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.64              2.80   -1.16     1.03
SINCE 7/1        25.9              37.2   -11.3     14.3
 LIQUID 7/1      1.91                MM      MM     1.43
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 6      -3        1
DAYS >= TRACE      53              27.0    26.0       40
DAYS >= 1.0         7               8.5    -1.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   01/16                          3  02/28
                        01/15                             02/26
                                                          02/27
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4   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    4314              4951    -637     4773
 SINCE 7/1         MM              7198      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              10.9
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/307
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/010    DATE  02/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/010    DATE  02/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             32
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         45

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               49     SLEET                      2
FOG                      33     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     24

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

&&

WINTER 2015/2016 AT GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS WARMER AND
DRIER THAN NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 17.5 DEGREES MAKING
IT 7.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE SIXTH WARMEST WINTER
SEASON EVER RECORDED...WITH WINTER 1982/1983 COMING IN FIRST PLACE
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 19.6 DEGREES. THE MEAN HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF 21.5 DEGREES FOR THE SEASON WAS 5.6 DEGREES ABOVE
AVERAGE...MAKING IT THE SEVENTH HIGHEST RECORDED. THE MEAN LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 9.8 DEGREES...WAS 9.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKED
FOURTH.

LIQUID PRECIPITATION WAS 1.64 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.04 INCHES BELOW THE
SEASONAL AVERAGE OF 1.68 INCHES. SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH
23.2 INCHES...WHICH IS 4.8 INCHES BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 28.0 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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