Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
851 AM CDT MON OCT 1 2018

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2018...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   09/05/1978
 LOW               11   09/27/1893
HIGHEST            91   09/16        70      21
LOWEST             28   09/28        46     -18
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.8              69.7    -2.9
AVG. MINIMUM     45.7              46.3    -0.6
MEAN             56.2              58.0    -1.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               1.2     0.8
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.54   1957
 MINIMUM         0.10   1897
TOTALS           2.70              2.05    0.65
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.07    0.02
DAYS >= .01        11               8.2     2.8
DAYS >= .10         4               4.6    -0.6
DAYS >= .50         2               1.2     0.8
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.20   09/20 TO 09/20              2.14
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.5   1972
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0
 LIQUID EQUIV      MM              0.00      MM
SINCE 7/1           T               0.0     0.0
 LIQUID 7/1        MM
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.0     1.0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     279               240      39
 SINCE 7/1        312               304       8
COOLING TOTAL      23                30      -7
 SINCE 1/1        663               462     201
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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


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       1     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AT GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES AND WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE
MONTH STARTED ON A WARM NOTE WITH THE FIRST HALF MUCH WARMER THAN
NORMAL. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE REACHED WAS 91 DEGREES ON THE 16TH.
AFTER THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...COOLER AIR SETTLED IN WITH DAILY
DEPARTURES AS MUCH AS 17 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL OFFSETTING THE WARM
START TO THE MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED FOR THE MONTH
WAS 28 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. THE RESULT WAS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH CAME IN AT 56.2 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.8 DEGREES COOLER
THAN NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AS A WETTER PATTERN SET
IN. TWO HEAVY RAIN EVENTS HELPED PUSH TOTALS UP FOR THE MONTH AT 2.70
INCHES WHICH IS 0.65 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE
FINAL AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMERLY THE NATIONAL
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER).

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