Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS
657 PM CDT WED APR 2 2020

...PRELIMINARY REPORT...

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             80   03/23/1910
 LOW             -34   03/10/1948
HIGHEST           56   03/30         35      21       45  03/27
LOWEST             0   03/21         19     -19      -20  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM    36.4               36.3     0.1     28.6
AVG. MINIMUM    19.2               19.4    -0.2     10.8
MEAN            27.8               27.8     0.0     19.7
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     8               10.0    -2.0       15
DAYS MIN <= 32    29               26.7     2.3       30
DAYS MIN <= 0      1                2.9    -1.9        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        4.62   2009
 MINIMUM        0.03   1958
TOTALS          0.14               1.30   -1.16     1.58
DAILY AVG.      0.00               0.04   -0.04     0.05
DAYS >= .01        7                8.3    -1.3        5
DAYS >= .10        0                3.4    -3.4        2
DAYS >= .50        0                0.7    -0.7        2
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.06   03/05 TO 03/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          28.1   2009
 SNOW DEPTH       MM   MM
TOTALS           0.6                9.1    -8.5     11.5
SINCE 7/1       44.6               47.1    -2.5       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     5                                  17
DAYS >= 1.0        0                2.4    -2.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH       11                                  25  03/10
 24 HR TOTAL      MM

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL   1145               1152      -7     1399
 SINCE 7/1      7924               7830      94     8697
COOLING TOTAL      0                  0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         0                  0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/340    DATE  03/05
                                40/350          03/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/330    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.46
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     78

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          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      0

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

&&
REMARKS...

FARGO HAD NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH AND WAS DRIER THAN
NORMAL. AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS SPOT ON NORMAL FOR MARCH WITH
AN AVERAGE OF 27.8 DEGREES WHICH IS NORMAL. NO DAILY RECORD
TEMPERATURES WERE REPORTED IN MARCH.

MARCH WAS A DRY MONTH WITH 0.14 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION AND WAS
1.16 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. LAST MONTH TIED THE 7TH DRIEST MARCH
ON RECORD. THE DRIEST MARCH OF ALL TIME WAS A TIE WHICH
OCCURRED IN 1895 AND 1958 WITH 0.03 INCHES. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS OCCURRED ON MARCH.

LITTLE SNOW FELL IN MARCH WITH ONLY 0.6 INCHES OF SNOW. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 9.1 INCHES. THE MONTHLY SNOWFALL WAS THE
10TH LEAST SNOWFALLS ON RECORD. THE LOWEST SNOWFALL ON RECORD
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WAS A 3 WAY TIE OF A TRACE SET IN 1905
1961 AND 2010.

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

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