Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
1021 AM CST TUE JAN 1 2019

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              58   12/06/1939
                        12/20/1900
 LOW              -37   12/28/1933
HIGHEST            40   12/19        20      20
LOWEST            -16   12/31         4     -20
AVG. MAXIMUM     24.8              20.1     4.7
AVG. MINIMUM     10.3               4.3     6.0
MEAN             17.5              12.2     5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0
DAYS MAX <= 32     25              25.1    -0.1
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              30.9     0.1
DAYS MIN <= 0       4              11.7    -7.7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.29   1918
 MINIMUM            T   1994
TOTALS           0.73              0.65    0.08
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00
DAYS >= .01         8               6.6     1.4
DAYS >= .10         2               2.1    -0.1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.29   12/27 TO 12/27              0.62
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           46.4   1996
TOTALS            9.7              10.9    -1.2
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.71              1.10   -0.39
SINCE 7/1        23.5              18.0     5.5
 LIQUID 7/1      2.09
DAYS >= TRACE      19               7.8    11.2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.2    -0.2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   12/28
                        12/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1464              1637    -173
 SINCE 7/1       3865              3731     134
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1        663               463     200
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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                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               11     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.

&&

TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER AT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS WERE ABOVE NORMAL.

TEMPERATURES WERE QUITE WARM FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH BEFORE
DROPPING OFF AROUND THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AND CONTINUING INTO THE
NEW YEAR. THE MONTHLY AVERAGE CAME IN AT 17.5 DEGREES WHICH IS 5.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS ALLOWED DECEMBER 2018 TO COME IN AS THE
32ND WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD. HOWEVER, NO DAILY RECORD HIGH OR
LOW TEMPERATURES OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH.

PRECIPITATION WAS ALSO A BIT ABOVE NORMAL THANKS TO BACK TO BACK
SNOWFALL/BLIZZARD EVENTS DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH. NEARLY
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH (0.73 INCHES) OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION FELL
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH WHICH IS 0.08 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MONTHLY
TOTAL SNOWFALL CAME IN AT 9.7 INCHES WHICH IS 1.2 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. A NEW DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET ON THE 27TH (3.5 INCHES)
WHICH BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2.5 INCHES IN 2008.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND 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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