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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
845 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2019

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   04/21/1980
 LOW               -9   04/02/1920
HIGHEST            74   04/24        55      19
LOWEST             20   04/13        32     -12
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.4              54.5    -4.1
AVG. MINIMUM     32.8              32.0     0.8
MEAN             41.6              43.0    -1.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.2    -0.2
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              16.4    -4.4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.48   1898
 MINIMUM         0.00   1980
TOTALS           1.95              0.98    0.97
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.03    0.04
DAYS >= .01        10               6.4     3.6
DAYS >= .10         7               2.8     4.2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.5     0.5
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.52   04/29 TO 04/29              0.44

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           12.6   1894
TOTALS            6.9               1.6     5.3
SINCE 7/1        80.3              43.3    37.0     57.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.5     1.5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   04/13                          6  04/01
                        04/12
                        04/01
 24 HR TOTAL      4.4   04/11 TO 04/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     697               649      48
 SINCE 7/1       9648              8815     833
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3
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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                       4
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

&&

THE MONTH OF APRIL AT THE GRAND FORKS UNIVERSITY (NWS) WAS SLIGHTLY
COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL. TWO DAILY SNOW RECORDS WERE BROKEN
DURING THE MONTH.

THE FIRST PART OF THE MONTH STARTED OFF WITH NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES BEFORE VALUES DIPPED JUST BEFORE MID MONTH. THE
TEMPERATURES THEN PUSHED UP TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL BEFORE ANOTHER COOL
PERIOD OCCURRED TO END THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 41.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.95 INCHES OF
LIQUID PRECIPITATION FELL THROUGHOUT THE MONTH WHICH IS 0.97 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS 6.9 INCHES WHICH WAS WELL ABOVE THE
MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 1.0 INCHES.

TWO DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN DURING THE MONTH. ON APRIL
11, 4.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 3.6
INCHES SET IN 2008. ON APRIL 12, 2.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 2.0 INCHES SET IN 1924.

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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