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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS
412 AM CST SUN NOV 01 2020

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...THE GRAND FORKS INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             92   10/01/1992
 LOW               6   10/31/1991
HIGHEST           75   10/11         55      20       70  10/08
LOWEST            15   10/27          6       9       17  10/30
                                                          10/31
AVG. MAXIMUM    49.2               54.3    -5.1     46.4
AVG. MINIMUM    27.5               31.9    -4.4     33.1
MEAN            38.3               43.1    -4.8     39.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     4                0.8     3.2        3
DAYS MIN <= 32    23               15.9     7.1       13
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        5.79   1998
 MINIMUM        0.08   1992
TOTALS          0.37               1.97   -1.60     3.48
DAILY AVG.      0.01               0.06   -0.05     0.11
DAYS >= .01        5                8.5    -3.5       12
DAYS >= .10        1                3.9    -2.9        7
DAYS >= .50        0                1.1    -1.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.20   10/20 TO 10/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          10.9   2001
TOTALS           2.7                1.5     1.2      7.1
SINCE 7/1        2.7                1.5     1.2       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        1                0.4     0.6        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        1R  10/21                           6  10/12
 24 HR TOTAL     2.7

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    818                680     138      775
 SINCE 7/1      1075               1032      43       MM
COOLING TOTAL      0                  1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1       541                379     162       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/310    DATE  10/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/300    DATE  10/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.63
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

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

&&

THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AT THE GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS
BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 38.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE MONTH STARTED AND ENDED COOLER, WITH ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES SEEN FOR BRIEF PERIODS.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS MUCH BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL
WAS 0.29 INCHES WHICH WAS 1.63 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.

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