Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
1034 AM CST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             109   07/12/1936
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912
HIGHEST            94   09/12        52      42
LOWEST            -25   12/30        31     -56
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.9              51.2     0.7
AVG. MINIMUM     32.2              30.8     1.4
MEAN             42.1              41.0     1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               8.5    -4.5
DAYS MAX <= 32     89              99.0   -10.0
DAYS MIN <= 32    175             178.2    -3.2
DAYS MIN <= 0      35              45.0   -10.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        31.27   2016
 MINIMUM         9.34   1910
TOTALS          19.25             21.62   -2.37
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.06   -0.01
DAYS >= .01        94              92.5     1.5
DAYS >= .10        37              46.2    -9.2
DAYS >= .50        10              12.2    -2.2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               4.0    -2.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.34   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          120.5   1996
 24 HR TOTAL     15.7   MM
TOTALS           42.4              42.8    -0.4
 LIQUID EQUIV    4.24              4.30   -0.06
SINCE 7/1        19.2              18.0     1.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.92
DAYS >= TRACE      70              30.9    39.1
DAYS >= 1.0        12              13.1    -1.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        16   01/03
                        01/02
 24 HR TOTAL      7.6   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    8671              9222    -551
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3731      MM
COOLING TOTAL     440               462     -22
 SINCE 1/1        440               463     -23

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                      13
LIGHT RAIN               44     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               33     SLEET                      2
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      4

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

&&

REMARKS...

THE YEAR 2017 HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION. NEITHER THE ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES,
PRECIPITATION, NOR SNOWFALL MADE IT INTO THE TOP TEN CATEGORY.

FOR 2017 THE MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE WAS 42.1 DEGREES OR 1.1 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL.

FOR 2017 THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALED TO 19.25 INCHES OR 2.37
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

FOR 2017 THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL WAS 42.4 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.4 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE FINAL
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMALLY THE NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER).

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