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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
112 PM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2014 TO 5/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   05/30/1934
 LOW              -36   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            89   05/29        54      35       90  05/13
                        05/24
LOWEST            -23   03/02        32     -55      -16  03/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.4              52.4    -6.0     43.7
AVG. MINIMUM     27.2              30.8    -3.6     25.2
MEAN             36.8              41.6    -4.8     34.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.5    -0.5        1
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              13.0    10.0       34
DAYS MIN <= 32     51              48.2     2.8       65
DAYS MIN <= 0       7               3.4     3.6        9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.01   1896
 MINIMUM         0.78   1952
TOTALS           6.26              4.75    1.51     7.39
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01        27              22.0     5.0       28
DAYS >= .10        15              11.3     3.7       14
DAYS >= .50         4               2.9     1.1        5
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.33   04/28 TO 04/28           05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.5   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS           14.6               7.5     7.1     25.9
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.46              0.80    0.66       MM
SINCE 7/1        60.3              43.4    16.9     59.5
 LIQUID 7/1      6.03              4.30    1.73     3.36
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= TRACE      20               5.3    14.7       30
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.4     0.6        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   03/06                         14  03/20
                        03/04                             03/18
                        03/05                             03/19
 24 HR TOTAL     11.5   03/31 TO 03/31           05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
                                                          05/31 TO 05/31
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1
                                                 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)1

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2625              2178     447     2794
 SINCE 7/1         MM              9125      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      55                26      29        9
 SINCE 1/1         55                26      29        9

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  MM
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM

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

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

&&

THE OVERALL THEME FOR THE SPRING OF 2014 WAS COOL AND WET. RAIN AND
SNOW AMOUNTS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING WERE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE...WITH
THE HIGHLIGHT BEING AN INTENSE BLIZZARD AT THE END OF MARCH THAT
BROUGHT NEARLY A FOOT OF ACCUMULATION IN 24 HOURS. LATER IN THE
SPRING...MORE RAINFALL AT THE END OF APRIL HELPED PUSH MOISTURE
TOTALS TO OVER AN INCH AND A HALF ABOVE AVERAGE SPRING VALUES.

BOTH MARCH AND APRIL STARTED OUT WITH SOME BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES...WITH A RECORD LOW OF 11 DEGREES SET ON APRIL 15.
AVERAGING OUT TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SEASON...READINGS
WERE RUNNING ALMOST 5 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE.  THIS IS EVEN INCLUDING
A SHARP WARM UP DURING THE LAST WEEK IN MAY WHERE GRAND FORKS
FINALLY REACHED THE 80S. WITH COOL AND OFTEN WET CONDITIONS
BECOMING HOT RIGHT AT THE END OF MAY...IT MAY FEEL TO SOME THAT WE
WENT STRAIGHT INTO SUMMER.


$$

JR






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