Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
833 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 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              84   03/22/1910
 LOW              -35   03/14/1897
HIGHEST            51   03/27                         65  03/30
                                                          03/26
LOWEST             -9   03/08                         -4  03/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.6              40.4    -6.8     41.7
AVG. MINIMUM     14.8              18.2    -3.4     20.6
MEAN             24.2              29.3    -5.1     31.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               7.9     1.1       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.0     2.0       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               3.0     2.0        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.26   1975
 MINIMUM         0.01   1966
TOTALS           1.76              0.71    1.05     0.85
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.02    0.04     0.03
DAYS >= .01         9               7.6     1.4       11
DAYS >= .10         5               2.1     2.9        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.46   03/23 TO 03/23              0.23

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

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1259              1107     152
 SINCE 7/1       8113              7875     238
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0
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WIND (MPH)
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/120    DATE  03/22
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/320    DATE  03/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11


WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                5     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      9
HAZE                     12

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

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HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES AT THE WILLISTON AIRPORT WERE WELL BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE NEARLY 7
DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE, WHILE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AROUND 3 DEGREES
BELOW AVERAGE. PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE, 1.05 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.



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