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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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               
                                          NORMAL                      
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   10/03/1922                                    
 LOW               -9   10/26/1919                                    
HIGHEST            74   10/24        54      20                       
LOWEST             13   10/31        34     -21                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.8              54.1     2.7                       
AVG. MINIMUM     36.8              34.0     2.8                       
MEAN             46.8              44.1     2.7                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.9    -0.9                       
DAYS MIN <= 32      7              12.6    -5.6                       
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0                       

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM                                            
 MINIMUM           MM   MM                                            
TOTALS           0.56              1.92   -1.36                       
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.06   -0.04                       
DAYS >= .01         8               8.0     0.0                       
DAYS >= .10         2               3.9    -1.9                       
DAYS >= .50         0               1.1    -1.1                       
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.25   10/12 TO 10/12              0.88              
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                            

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM                                            
TOTALS              T               1.0    -1.0                       
 LIQUID EQUIV      MM              0.10      MM                       
SINCE 7/1           T               1.0    -1.0                       
 LIQUID 7/1        MM                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE       2               1.0     1.0                       
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4                       
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                                            

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     555               650     -95                       
 SINCE 7/1        808               954    -146                       
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1                       
 SINCE 1/1        395               463     -68                       
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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


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

A WARM AND DRY OCTOBER WAS EXPERIENCED IN THE GRAND CITIES THIS 
YEAR. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF 74 DEGREES WAS RECORDED JUST A WEEK 
PRIOR TO THE COLDEST ON HALLOWEEN. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 46.8 
DEGREES WAS 2.7 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. 

RAINFALL WAS SCANT WITH ONLY A HALF INCH RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 
ALMOST AN INCH AND A HALF BELOW NORMAL. SNOWFALL AMOUNTED TO ONLY A 
TRACE.                               

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