Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
927 AM CST MON DEC 1 2014

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...THE WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              76   11/07/1999
 LOW              -27   11/24/1996
HIGHEST            58   11/07                         57  11/02
LOWEST            -19   11/30                        -14  11/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.3              37.9    -6.6     37.6
AVG. MINIMUM      9.9              16.4    -6.5     14.4
MEAN             20.6              27.1    -6.5     26.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16               9.4     6.6        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              28.1     1.9       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               2.9     3.1        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.31   2000
 MINIMUM            T   1928
                        1949
TOTALS           0.63              0.65   -0.02     0.35
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.01
DAYS >= .01        10               6.7     3.3        5
DAYS >= .10         3               1.6     1.4        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.27   11/27 TO 11/28              0.17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.1   1895
TOTALS                              6.1    -6.1       MM
SINCE 7/1        MM                 8.9    -8.9       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.   MM                   3      -3       MM
DAYS >= 1.0      MM                 1.6    -1.6       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH             MM                            MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL            MM                            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1325              1135     190
 SINCE 7/1       2193              2162      31
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  11/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/320    DATE  11/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8


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                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               17     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     10

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

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NOVEMBER WAS COLDER AND VERY SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL IN WILLISTON.
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 20.6 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 6.5 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL 27.1 DEGREES. TWO RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET IN
WILLISTON DURING NOVEMBER. THE FIRST RECORD LOW WAS -15 DEGREES...WHICH
OCCURRED ON THE 14TH. THAT BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF -13 DEGREES ON THAT
DATE IN 1940. THE SECOND RECORD LOW WAS -10 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 15TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD LOW OF -10 DEGREES SET ON THAT DATE IN 1959.

PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR NOVEMBER. PRECIPITATION MEASURED
0.63 INCH...WHICH WAS ONLY 0.02 INCH BELOW THE NORMAL 0.65 INCH.
A RECORD DAILY TOTAL WAS MEASURED AT 0.18 ON THE 27TH...WHICH TIED THE OLD
RECORD OF 0.18 ON THAT DATE IN 1944.

DECEMBER USUALLY BEGINS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S AND ENDS
WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. LOWS BEGIN IN THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS...THEN
FALL TO NEAR ZERO BY THE NEW YEAR.





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