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

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             109   07/12/1936
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912
HIGHEST            95   08/12        52      43
LOWEST            -22   01/12        31     -53
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.7              51.2    -1.5
AVG. MINIMUM     30.6              30.8    -0.2
MEAN             40.1              41.0    -0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90     12               8.5     3.5
DAYS MAX <= 32    120              99.0    21.0
DAYS MIN <= 32    193             178.2    14.8
DAYS MIN <= 0      44              45.0    -1.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        31.27   2016
 MINIMUM         9.34   1910
TOTALS          23.97             21.62    2.35
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.06    0.01
DAYS >= .01       109              92.5    16.5
DAYS >= .10        53              46.2     6.8
DAYS >= .50        16              12.2     3.8
DAYS >= 1.00        4               4.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.94
 STORM TOTAL       MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          120.5   1996
 24 HR TOTAL     15.7
TOTALS           61.3              42.8    18.5
 LIQUID EQUIV    6.13              4.30    1.83
SINCE 7/1        23.5              18.0     5.5
 LIQUID 7/1      2.35
DAYS >= TRACE      94              30.9    63.1
DAYS >= 1.0        17              13.1     3.9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   03/26
                        03/25
                        01/11
 24 HR TOTAL      6.3
 STORM TOTAL       MM
DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9551              9222     329
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3731      MM
COOLING TOTAL     663               462     201
 SINCE 1/1        663               463     200

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER             MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              0
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             10     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                      12
LIGHT RAIN               42     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          6     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               53     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      4

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

&&

THE YEAR 2018 AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS WAS
SLIGHTLY COOLER...BUT WETTER...THAN NORMAL.

THE MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 40.1 DEGREES WHICH IS
0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2018 THE 42ND COOLEST YEARLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE COOLEST YEAR ON RECORD IS 35.1
DEGREES SET IN 1950.

THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALED 23.97 INCHES WHICH IS 2.35 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2018 THE 20TH WETTEST ON RECORD. THE
WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD IS 31.27 INCHES SET IN 2016.

THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL WAS 61.3 INCHES WHICH IS 18.5 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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