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

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...THE GRAND FORKS INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1948 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             104   07/05/1988
                        08/07/1983
 LOW              -43   01/30/2004
HIGHEST            98   08/12        51      47       96  06/02
LOWEST            -25   01/13        29     -54      -27  01/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.7              51.1    -1.4     52.9
AVG. MINIMUM     28.2              28.9    -0.7     31.4
MEAN             38.9              40.0    -1.1     42.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     14               8.9     5.1        8
DAYS MAX <= 32    123              97.3    25.7       85
DAYS MIN <= 32    200             187.2    12.8      175
DAYS MIN <= 0      49              51.2    -2.2       39

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        27.77   2010
 MINIMUM        12.61   1989
TOTALS          21.13             20.81    0.32    17.25
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.06    0.00     0.05
DAYS >= .01       101             103.2    -2.2       90
DAYS >= .10        48              44.7     3.3       34
DAYS >= .50        14              11.4     2.6        8
DAYS >= 1.00        4               3.6     0.4        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.34

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           96.4   1997
 24 HR TOTAL     11.5
 SNOW DEPTH        15   02/17/2014
                        01/26/2014
TOTALS           51.8              47.1     4.7     36.3
 LIQUID EQUIV    5.18                MM      MM     3.63
SINCE 7/1        17.8              19.9    -2.1     18.4
 LIQUID 7/1      1.78                MM      MM     1.84
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= TRACE      87              41.5    45.5       65
DAYS >= 1.0        15              14.3     0.7       12
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   01/16                         12  01/13
                        01/15                             01/12
                                                          01/11
 24 HR TOTAL      6.5

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9877              9516     361     8627
 SINCE 7/1         MM              3859      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     519               379     140      411
 SINCE 1/1        519               379     140      411

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    52/210    DATE  06/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    76/200    DATE  06/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           82
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            152
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         98

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             29     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               18     RAIN                      20
LIGHT RAIN               69     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          7     HAIL                       4
HEAVY SNOW                4     SNOW                      18
LIGHT SNOW               80     SLEET                      3
FOG                     157     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     14
HAZE                     38

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

&&

THE YEAR 2018 AT THE GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS
COOLER...BUT SLIGHTLY WETTER...THAN NORMAL.

THE MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 38.9 DEGREES WHICH IS
1.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2018 THE 19TH COOLEST YEARLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE COOLEST YEAR ON RECORD IS 36.3
DEGREES SET IN 1972.

THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALED 21.13 INCHES WHICH IS 0.32 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2018 THE 23RD WETTEST ON RECORD. THE
WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD IS 27.77 INCHES SET IN 2010.

THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL WAS 51.8 INCHES WHICH IS 4.7 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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