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

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

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 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              52   01/10/1990
 LOW              -43   01/30/2004
HIGHEST            44   01/23        15      29       40  01/12
LOWEST            -21   01/12        -4     -17      -33  01/02
                        01/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     22.1              16.5     5.6     13.8
AVG. MINIMUM      2.8              -3.1     5.9    -11.7
MEAN             12.5               6.7     5.8      1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     22              26.7    -4.7       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.9     0.1       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      14              17.5    -3.5       24

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.76   1967
 MINIMUM         0.05   2008
TOTALS           0.42              0.55   -0.13     0.69
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         8               8.1    -0.1       13
DAYS >= .10         2               1.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.13   01/17 TO 01/17
                        01/16 TO 01/17
                        01/17 TO 01/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.9   1989
TOTALS            3.8              10.7    -6.9     15.9
SINCE 7/1         9.6              30.6   -21.0     40.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 6      -4       11
DAYS >= 1.0         1               3.0    -2.0        9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   01/11                         15  01/26
                        01/10
                        01/09
 24 HR TOTAL      1.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1622              1807    -185     1973
 SINCE 7/1       5218              5666    -448     6092
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/350    DATE  01/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/350    DATE  01/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      7

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

&&

AT THE GRAND FORKS AIRPORT...JANUARY 2015 OVERALL FEATURED ABOVE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 12.5 DEGREES...OR 5.8
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. AFTER A COLD SPELL DURING THE FIRST INTO THE
SECOND WEEKS OF THE MONTH...THE LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH FEATURED
WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 39
DEGREES OCCURRED ON JANUARY 17. TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH RANGED
FROM -21 DEGREES ON JANUARY 4 AND JANUARY 12...TO 44 DEGREES ON
JANUARY 23.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...0.42 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED...WHICH IS 0.13 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. SNOWFALL FOR THE
MONTH WAS 3.8 INCHES...OR 6.9 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PROVISIONAL...IS BASED ON EDITED DATA AND
WILL LIKELY BE CHANGED SLIGHTLY AFTER FURTHER REVIEW BY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATE DATA CENTER. OFFICIAL RECORDS AND SUMMARIES WILL BE
AVAILABLE LATER THIS YEAR.

$$

JAM




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