Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
941 AM CST TUE JAN 3 2017

...UPDATED TO ADD SUMMARY...

...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             109   07/12/1936
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912
HIGHEST            92   05/05        52      40
LOWEST            -21   12/18        31     -52
                        01/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.5              51.2     2.3
AVG. MINIMUM     35.5              30.8     4.7
MEAN             44.5              41.0     3.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               8.5    -7.5
DAYS MAX <= 32     76              99.0   -23.0
DAYS MIN <= 32    156             178.2   -22.2
DAYS MIN <= 0      29              45.0   -16.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        31.27   2016
 MINIMUM         9.34   1910
TOTALS          31.27             21.62    9.65
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.06    0.03
DAYS >= .01       120              92.5    27.5
DAYS >= .10        54              46.2     7.8
DAYS >= .50        19              12.2     6.8
DAYS >= 1.00        5               4.0     1.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.73   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          120.5   1996
 24 HR TOTAL     15.7   MM
TOTALS           37.9              42.8    -4.9
 LIQUID EQUIV    3.79              4.30   -0.51
SINCE 7/1        26.5              18.0     8.5
 LIQUID 7/1      2.65
DAYS >= TRACE      79              30.9    48.1
DAYS >= 1.0        11              13.1    -2.1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        13   12/07
 24 HR TOTAL      6.6   MM
 STORM TOTAL       MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    7845              9222   -1377
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3731      MM
COOLING TOTAL     461               462      -1
 SINCE 1/1        461               463      -2

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
.................................................

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                9     RAIN                      16
LIGHT RAIN               52     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               32     SLEET                      2
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

&&

2016 WAS WARM WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 44.5F...WHICH RANKED AS THE
FIFTH HIGHEST (HIGHEST WAS 47.1F IN 1975). THE AVERAGE HIGH WAS
53.5F AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 35.5F...WHICH WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST
(HIGHEST WAS 36.7F IN 1987).

TOTAL PRECIPITATION RECORDED DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR 31.18 INCHES
WHICH RANKED FIRST...WITH THE PREVIOUS RECORD BEING 29.11 INCHES
RECORDED IN 1944. SNOWFALL FOR THE YEAR REACHED 37.9 INCHES.

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

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