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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 INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
3/1/2014 TO 5/31/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             101   05/21/1964
 LOW              -38   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            90   05/24        53      37       90  05/13
LOWEST            -26   03/01        31     -57      -23  03/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.0              52.0    -5.0     43.4
AVG. MINIMUM     26.2              29.2    -3.0     23.5
MEAN             36.6              40.6    -4.0     33.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.6     0.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32     22              13.0     9.0       34
DAYS MIN <= 32     54              51.7     2.3       66
DAYS MIN <= 0      10               4.2     5.8       13

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.95   1999
 MINIMUM         1.41   1980
TOTALS           6.11              4.65    1.46     7.38
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01        26              25.1     0.9       31
DAYS >= .10        15              11.5     3.5       16
DAYS >= .50         4               2.6     1.4        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.53   04/27 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           34.6   1966
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM
TOTALS           14.6               9.9     4.7     25.9
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.46              1.00    0.46       MM
SINCE 7/1        60.3              47.4    12.9     55.8
 LIQUID 7/1      6.03                MM      MM     2.99
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        4
DAYS >= TRACE      20               7.6    12.4       12
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.0     0.0        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   03/06                         14  03/19
                        03/04
                        03/05
 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    2646              2262     384     2887
 SINCE 7/1         MM              9412      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      53                18      35        9
 SINCE 1/1         53                17      36        9

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM
 LATEST       MM
EARLIEST                        MM
LATEST                          MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   3/352
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/360    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/360    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             44
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         33

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               28     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      1
FOG                      35     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     10

-  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 NEARLY AN INCH AND A HALF ABOVE AVERAGE SPRING VALUES.

BOTH MARCH AND APRIL STARTED OUT WITH SOME BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES...SETTING RECORD LOWS OF 19 BELOW ZERO ON MARCH 3 AND 6
BELOW ON APRIL 2ND. AVERAGING OUT TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE
SEASON...READINGS WERE RUNNING 4 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE.  THIS IS EVEN
INCLUDING A SHARP WARM UP DURING THE LAST WEEK IN MAY WHERE GRAND
FORKS FINALLY REACHED THE 80S AND 90S. 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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