Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
833 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              81   03/16/2012
                        03/25/2007
                        03/27/1946
 LOW              -36   03/15/1897
HIGHEST            54   03/27                         65  03/29
                                                          03/27
LOWEST             -5   03/08                         -7  03/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.1              40.4    -5.3     41.5
AVG. MINIMUM     17.9              19.4    -1.5     20.6
MEAN             26.5              29.9    -3.4     31.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8               8.0     0.0       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              28.9     1.1       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               2.4    -0.4        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.27   1916
 MINIMUM         0.00   1930
TOTALS           1.57              0.87    0.70     0.52
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.03    0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01         8               7.9     0.1        8
DAYS >= .10         4               2.5     1.5        1
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.57   03/05 TO 03/05              0.24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.1   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS           21.0               9.1    11.9      8.7
SINCE 7/1        38.8              46.6    -7.8     71.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 4      -2        2
DAYS >= 1.0         5               2.5     2.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   03/08                          6  03/02
                        03/07
 24 HR TOTAL      7.5   03/05 TO 03/05               2.9

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1187              1088      99
 SINCE 7/1       7503              7519     -16
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/150    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/120    DATE  03/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      25     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      9

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

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HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH AT THE BISMARCK
AIRPORT WERE BELOW NORMAL. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 21.0 INCHES,
WHICH WAS HIGHER THAN OUR AVERAGE MONTHLY SNOWFALL OF 9.1 INCHES.
SINCE JULY 1, 2017, WE HAVE RECEIVED 38.8 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL
FROM JULY 1, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2018 IS 46.6 INCHES.


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