Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
1001 AM CST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE GRAND FORKS INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             104   07/05/1988
                        08/07/1983
 LOW              -43   01/30/2004
HIGHEST            96   06/02        51      45       93  05/05
LOWEST            -27   01/13        29     -56      -24  12/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     52.9              51.1     1.8     54.5
AVG. MINIMUM     31.4              28.9     2.5     34.2
MEAN             42.2              40.0     2.2     44.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      8               8.9    -0.9        4
DAYS MAX <= 32     85              97.3   -12.3       70
DAYS MIN <= 32    175             187.2   -12.2      159
DAYS MIN <= 0      39              51.2   -12.2       29

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        27.77   2010
 MINIMUM        12.61   1989
TOTALS          17.25             20.81   -3.56    26.72
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.06   -0.01     0.07
DAYS >= .01        90             103.2   -13.2      108
DAYS >= .10        34              44.7   -10.7       49
DAYS >= .50         8              11.4    -3.4       16
DAYS >= 1.00        2               3.6    -1.6        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.21   MM                       12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           96.4   1997
 24 HR TOTAL     11.5   MM
 SNOW DEPTH        15   02/17/2014
                        01/26/2014
TOTALS           36.3              47.1   -10.8     36.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    3.63                MM      MM     3.66
SINCE 7/1        18.4              19.9    -1.5     26.2
 LIQUID 7/1      1.84                MM      MM     2.62
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE      65              41.5    23.5       77
DAYS >= 1.0        12              14.3    -2.3        9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   01/13                         10  12/07
                        01/11
                        01/12
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   MM                       12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
                                                          12/31 TO 12/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1
                                                 12/31(00) TO 12/31(00)1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    8627              9516    -889     7886
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3859      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     411               379      32      434
 SINCE 1/1        411               379      32      434

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    56/110    DATE  06/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    70/110    DATE  06/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          117
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            160
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         88

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               10     RAIN                      29
LIGHT RAIN               86     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                4     SNOW                      11
LIGHT SNOW               62     SLEET                      3
FOG                     120     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     22
HAZE                     47

-  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 42.2 DEGREES OR 2.2 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL.

FOR 2017 THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALED TO 17.25 INCHES OR 3.56
INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

FOR 2017 THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL WAS 36.3 INCHES WHICH WAS 10.8 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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