Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
717 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   04/21/1980
 LOW               -9   04/02/1920
HIGHEST            80   04/30        55      25
LOWEST             13   04/03        32     -19
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.7              54.8     3.9
AVG. MINIMUM     32.4              32.0     0.4
MEAN             45.6              43.4     2.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.2    -1.2
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              16.4    -1.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.48   1898
 MINIMUM         0.00   MM
TOTALS           0.68              0.98   -0.30
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01
DAYS >= .01         7               6.4     0.6
DAYS >= .10         2               2.8    -0.8
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.40   04/19 TO 04/19              1.33
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.6   1894
TOTALS            0.3               1.6    -1.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.03              0.20   -0.17
SINCE 7/1        19.3              43.3   -24.0
 LIQUID 7/1      1.93
DAYS >= TRACE       5               1.1     3.9
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     577               649     -72
 SINCE 7/1       8453              8815    -362
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3
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SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0


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

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

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OVERALL APRIL WAS WARM AND DRY. THE WARMER TEMEPERATURES WERE LARGELY DUE TO
A LACK OF SNOWPACK THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS
45.6 DEGREES...OR 2.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS
0.68 INCHES...OR 0.30 INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL.

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