Climatological Report (Annual)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
1026 AM CST MON JAN 1 2018

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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             114   07/06/1936
 LOW              -48   01/08/1887
HIGHEST            96   06/02        52      44       92  07/22
LOWEST            -24   12/31        31     -55      -23  01/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.7              52.7     2.0     56.5
AVG. MINIMUM     33.6              32.0     1.6     36.8
MEAN             44.1              42.4     1.7     46.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     12              11.6     0.4        9
DAYS MAX <= 32     80              88.3    -8.3       67
DAYS MIN <= 32    164             172.0    -8.0      149
DAYS MIN <= 0      28              41.7   -13.7       24

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        34.76   2000
 MINIMUM         8.53   1976
TOTALS          15.23             22.58   -7.35    23.53
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.06   -0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01        96             105.8    -9.8      114
DAYS >= .10        40              48.6    -8.6       48
DAYS >= .50         8              12.4    -4.4       14
DAYS >= 1.00        2               4.1    -2.1        5
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.31   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           98.1   1996
 24 HR TOTAL     12.6   MM
 SNOW DEPTH        21   01/23/2011
                        01/22/2011
                        01/21/2011
TOTALS           32.8              50.1   -17.3     28.8
 LIQUID EQUIV    3.28                MM      MM     2.88
SINCE 7/1        11.7              19.8    -8.1     12.0
 LIQUID 7/1      1.17              2.00   -0.83     1.20
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= TRACE      67              38.4    28.6       79
DAYS >= 1.0         8              14.2    -6.2        9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   01/14                          9  01/15
                        01/12
                        01/13
 24 HR TOTAL      9.2   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    8016              8800    -784     7256
 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              11.0
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/288
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    52/200    DATE  06/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    64/200    DATE  06/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR          206
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             97
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         62

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               18     RAIN                      24
LIGHT RAIN               89     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               60     SLEET                      1
FOG                     134     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     19
HAZE                     37

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

&&

THE YEAR 2017 HAD ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

FOR 2017 THE MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE WAS 44.1 DEGREES OR 1.7 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS TIES TENTH WARMEST YEARLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON
RECORD SET IN 1999. THE WARMEST ON RECORD IS 46.7 DEGREES SET IN
2016.

FOR 2017 THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALED TO 15.23 INCHES OR 7.35
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION TIES THE SIXTEENTH
DRIEST YEAR ON RECORD. THE DRIEST WAS 8.84 INCHES SET IN 1976.

FOR 2017 THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL WAS 32.8 INCHES WHICH WAS 17.3 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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