Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
1106 AM CDT SAT SEP 1 2018

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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   08/07/1983
 LOW               31   08/28/1986
HIGHEST            98   08/12        81      17       89  08/29
LOWEST             41   08/02        55     -14       45  08/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.5              80.2     1.3     79.8
AVG. MINIMUM     53.8              54.0    -0.2     53.0
MEAN             67.6              67.1     0.5     66.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      6               3.0     3.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.21   2002
 MINIMUM         0.34   1967
TOTALS           1.81              2.88   -1.07     1.16
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.09   -0.03     0.04
DAYS >= .01         5               9.1    -4.1        6
DAYS >= .10         2               5.3    -3.3        3
DAYS >= .50         2               2.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.13   08/26 TO 08/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      43                54     -11       11
 SINCE 7/1         44                82     -38       19
COOLING TOTAL     133               119      14       62
 SINCE 1/1        498               352     146      375
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/180    DATE  08/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/330    DATE  08/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  1
  0
  0
  0
  0
  2
HAZE                      9

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

&&

THE MONTH OF AUGUST AT GRAND FORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES...BUT DRIER THAN
NORMAL. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 67.6 DEGREES WHICH
IS 0.5 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL AT 1.81 INCHES WHICH IS 1.07 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH.

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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