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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)      
                                          NORMAL                      
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             106   08/18/1976                                    
 LOW               32   08/31/1886                                    
                        08/25/1885                                    
HIGHEST            88   08/16        81       7       96  08/20       
LOWEST             49   08/27        57      -8       45  08/14       
                        08/26                             08/13       
                        08/12                                         
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.4              81.2    -1.8     83.5              
AVG. MINIMUM     59.2              57.3     1.9     58.4              
MEAN             69.3              69.3     0.0     70.9              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               4.0    -4.0        8              
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.58   1900                                          
 MINIMUM         0.18   1984                                          
TOTALS           2.11              2.56   -0.45     0.39              
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.08   -0.01     0.01              
DAYS >= .01        13               9.1     3.9        4              
DAYS >= .10         5               4.6     0.4        1              
DAYS >= .50         2               1.2     0.8        0              
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        0              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.73   08/16 TO 08/17           08/06 TO 08/06       
                                                          
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    08/06(00) TO 08/06(00)  
                                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM                                            
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0              
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM          
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31                                
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    08/31(00) TO 08/31(00)  
                                                 

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      12                34     -22       17              
 SINCE 7/1         32                50     -18       34              
COOLING TOTAL     157               165      -8      210              
 SINCE 1/1        501               505      -4      618              
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/260    DATE  08/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330    DATE  08/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      2                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

&&

STATISTICALLY IT WAS ABOUT AS NORMAL AN AUGUST AS ONE COULD EXPECT  
TO SEE IN THE FARGO...MOORHEAD AREA. PRECIPITATION WAS A BIT BELOW  
THE 30 YEAR AVERAGE BUT WITHIN THE EXPECTED CLIMATOLOGICAL RANGE OF 
MEDIAN.

FARGO CLIMATE HIGHLITES FOR AUGUST 2014

* MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE 69.3F 
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL 0.0F

* MEAN MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 79.4F 
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -1.8F

* MEAN MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 59.2F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +1.9F

* AUGUST TOTAL RAIN 2.11 INCHES 
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -0.45 INCHES

* THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE 90F OR HIGHER WHICH IS
  4 BELOW THE LONG TERM MEAN
                                  
THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PROVISIONAL...IS BASED ON EDITED DATA AND 
WILL LIKELY BE CHANGED SLIGHTLY AFTER FURTHER REVIEW BY THE NATIONAL 
CLIMATE DATA CENTER. OFFICIAL RECORDS AND SUMMARIES WILL BE 
AVAILABLE LATER THIS FALL.

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