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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
1006 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   03/22/1910
                        03/20/1910
                        03/18/1910
 LOW              -36   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            42   03/27        35       7
LOWEST                  03/09        18     -19
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.5              34.6    -2.1
AVG. MINIMUM     17.9              17.6     0.3
MEAN             25.2              26.1    -0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              11.8     1.2
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              28.2     1.8
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               3.4    -2.4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.76   1942
 MINIMUM         0.01   1969
TOTALS           1.42              1.02    0.40
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.03    0.02
DAYS >= .01        10               6.4     3.6
DAYS >= .10         4               3.1     0.9
DAYS >= .50         0               0.6    -0.6
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.41   03/04 TO 03/04              0.51
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.2   2013
TOTALS           16.8               6.4    10.4
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.68              0.60    1.08
SINCE 7/1        55.4              41.7    13.7
 LIQUID 7/1      5.54
DAYS >= TRACE      15               4.1    10.9
DAYS >= 1.0         4               1.9     2.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/26
                        03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1226              1206      20
 SINCE 7/1       8206              8166      40
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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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              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

THE MONTH OF MARCH IN GRAND FORKS (NWS OFFICE) WAS ONE DEGREE BELOW
NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE AND WETTER AND
SNOWIER THAN AVERAGE. LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION OF ONE AND A
HALF INCHES WAS A GOOD THIRD OF AN INCH ABOVE AVERAGE. THE SNOWFALL
TOTAL OF 16.8 INCHES WAS THE SIXTH HIGHEST ON RECORD, THE PERIOD OF
INSPECTION DATING BACK TO 1893. MARCH OF 2013 RECORDED THE HIGHEST
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH (19.2 INCHES). THE HIGHEST DAILY
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT OF 0.41 INCHES ON THE 4TH WAS DUE LARGELY TO
RAIN AND EARLY SEASON THUNDERSTORMS MIXED WITH WET SNOW AND SLEET.

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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