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

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

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...THE GRAND FORKS INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 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             100   04/21/1980
 LOW               -8   04/01/1970
HIGHEST            73   04/24        54      19       78  04/30
LOWEST             18   04/13        31     -13        2  04/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.1              53.9    -3.8     44.0
AVG. MINIMUM     31.6              30.0     1.6     22.3
MEAN             40.8              42.0    -1.2     33.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.3    -0.3        9
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              18.7    -1.7       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.64   1974
 MINIMUM         0.00   1988
TOTALS           1.71              1.01    0.70     0.35
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.03    0.03     0.01
DAYS >= .01        11               7.0     4.0        4
DAYS >= .10         5               3.0     2.0        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.48   04/29 TO 04/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.6   1994
TOTALS            6.6               2.9     3.7      3.0
SINCE 7/1        69.6              47.3    22.3     52.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.7     1.3        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   04/01                          5  04/04
                                                          04/03
                                                          04/02
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   04/11 TO 04/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     717               693      24      950
 SINCE 7/1      10090              9078    1012     9192
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/310    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/320    DATE  04/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      1

-  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 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS
SLIGHTLY COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL. ONE DAILY SNOW RECORD WAS
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 ABOVE NORMAL BEFORE ANOTHER COOL
PERIOD OCCURRED TO END THE MONTH. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 40.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL. A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 1.71 INCHES OF
LIQUID PRECIPITATION FELL THROUGHOUT THE MONTH WHICH IS 0.70 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS 6.6 INCHES WHICH WAS WELL ABOVE THE
MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 2.6 INCHES.

ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS BROKEN DURING THE MONTH. ON APRIL 11,
5.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 4.2
INCHES SET 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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