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CXUS53 KFGF 011212
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS            
727 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM 
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

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             114   07/06/1936                                    
 LOW               28   06/01/1888                                    
HIGHEST            93   07/21        80      13       96  08/20       
                        07/05                                         
                        07/20                                         
LOWEST             44   06/08        55     -11       41  06/02       
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.2              80.4    -1.2     81.6              
AVG. MINIMUM     58.1              57.3     0.8     58.5              
MEAN             68.7              68.8    -0.1     70.1              
DAYS MAX >= 90      3              10.0    -7.0       14              
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        18.88   1944                                          
 MINIMUM         1.86   1936                                          
TOTALS           9.44              9.25    0.19     9.02              
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.10    0.00     0.10              
DAYS >= .01        34              30.3     3.7       23              
DAYS >= .10        19              16.9     2.1       10              
DAYS >= .50        10               5.3     4.7        4              
DAYS >= 1.00        1               2.1    -1.1        3              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.48   MM                       08/31 TO 08/31       

 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    08/31(00) TO 08/31(00)  


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM                                            
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                                 
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM                                            
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00              
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0              
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00              0.00    0.00     0.00              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0              
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM          
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM                       08/31 TO 08/31       

 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    08/31(00) TO 08/31(00)  


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      62               122     -60       96              
 SINCE 7/1         32                50     -18       34              
COOLING TOTAL     417               474     -57      589              
 SINCE 1/1        496               505      -9      618              

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM                                                      
 LATEST       MM                                                      
EARLIEST                        MM                                    
LATEST                          MM                                    
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION   1/227
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/190    DATE  06/28
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/180    DATE  06/28

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           54
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             27
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               16     RAIN                      18
LIGHT RAIN               46     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      38     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     10                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

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IT WAS A NORMAL METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER AT HECTOR FIELD INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS JUST BELOW THE 30 YEAR MEAN. 
THIS VALUE IS WELL WITHIN THE EXPECTED CLIMATE VARIANCE. THE TOTAL
RAINFALL OF 9.44 WAS ONLY 0.19 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL...MAKING IT 
A VERY AVERAGE SUMMER RAINFALL.

* MEAN THREE MONTH TEMPERATURE 68.7F 
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -0.1F

* MEAN THREE MONTH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 79.2F 
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -1.2F

* MEAN THREE MONTH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 58.1F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +0.8F

* SEASONAL TOTAL RAIN 9.44 INCHES 
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +0.19 INCHES

* THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE 90F OR HIGHER WHICH IS
  7 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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