Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
855 AM CST WED JAN 2 2019

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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             114   07/06/1936
 LOW              -48   01/08/1887
HIGHEST            94   09/16        52      42       96  06/02
LOWEST            -23   01/05        31     -54      -24  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.2              52.7    -1.5     54.7
AVG. MINIMUM     31.2              32.0    -0.8     33.6
MEAN             41.2              42.4    -1.2     44.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     15              11.6     3.4       12
DAYS MAX <= 32    107              88.3    18.7       80
DAYS MIN <= 32    192             172.0    20.0      164
DAYS MIN <= 0      39              41.7    -2.7       28

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        34.76   2000
 MINIMUM         8.53   1976
TOTALS          21.63             22.58   -0.95    15.20
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01       112             105.8     6.2       96
DAYS >= .10        49              48.6     0.4       40
DAYS >= .50        15              12.4     2.6        8
DAYS >= 1.00        2               4.1    -2.1        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.63

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           98.1   1996
 24 HR TOTAL     12.6
 SNOW DEPTH        21   01/23/2011
                        01/22/2011
                        01/21/2011
TOTALS           57.9              50.1     7.8     32.6
 LIQUID EQUIV    5.79                MM      MM     3.26
SINCE 7/1        19.4              19.8    -0.4     11.5
 LIQUID 7/1      1.94              2.00   -0.06     1.15
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE      80              38.4    41.6       67
DAYS >= 1.0        20              14.2     5.8        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/09                         10  01/14
                        03/08                             01/13
                        03/07                             01/12
 24 HR TOTAL      6.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9227              8800     427     8016
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3540      MM       MM

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   0/275
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/350    DATE  12/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/350    DATE  12/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          159
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            105
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         68

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             48     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               17     RAIN                      23
LIGHT RAIN               70     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                7     SNOW                      21
LIGHT SNOW               82     SLEET                      0
FOG                     172     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     27
HAZE                     57

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

&&

THE YEAR 2018 AT THE FARGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS BOTH COOLER AND
DRIER THAN NORMAL.

THE MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 41.2 DEGREES WHICH IS
1.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2018 THE 33RD COOLEST YEARLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE COOLEST YEAR ON RECORD IS 36.8
DEGREES SET IN 1950.

THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALED 21.63 INCHES WHICH IS 0.95 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2018 THE 50TH DRIEST ON RECORD. THE DRIEST
YEAR ON RECORD IS 8.84 INCHES SET IN 1976.

THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL WAS 57.9 INCHES WHICH IS 7.8 INCHES ABOVE 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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