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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 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              65   12/06/1939                                    
 LOW              -35   12/29/1917                                    
HIGHEST            40   12/13        20      20                       
LOWEST            -14   12/29         4     -18                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     25.0              20.1     4.9                       
AVG. MINIMUM     12.1               4.3     7.8                       
MEAN             18.5              12.2     6.3                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MAX <= 32     24              25.1    -1.1                       
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              30.9    -0.9                       
DAYS MIN <= 0       6              11.7    -5.7                       

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.29   1918                                          
 MINIMUM            T   1994                                          
TOTALS           0.13              0.65   -0.52                       
DAILY AVG.       0.00              0.02   -0.02                       
DAYS >= .01         4               6.6    -2.6                       
DAYS >= .10         0               2.1    -2.1                       
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1                       
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.07   12/22 TO 12/22              0.24              
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                            

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           46.4   1996                                          
TOTALS            1.8              10.9    -9.1                       
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.18              1.10   -0.92                       
SINCE 7/1         5.6              18.0   -12.4                       
 LIQUID 7/1      0.56                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE      15               7.8     7.2                       
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.2    -3.2                       
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/07                                         
                        12/06                                         
                        12/05                                         

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1433              1637    -204                       
 SINCE 7/1       3553              3731    -178                       
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0                       
 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                1     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

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NOTES:

DECEMBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE 
TEMPERATURE WAS 18.5 DEGREES...6.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  
PRECIPITATION WAS ONLY 0.13 INCHES WITH ONLY 1.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

INCLUDING THE ENTIRE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/UNIVERSITY OF NORTH 
DAKOTA CLIMATE DATABASE BACK TO 1890...DECEMBER 2014 WAS THE 13TH 
WARMEST (WARMEST WAS DECEMBER 1997 WITH 23.7 DEGREES).  IN TERMS OF 
SNOWFALL IT WAS THE 10TH LEAST SNOWIEST DECEMBER...WITH THE LEAST 
BEING A TRACE IN 1994.

THE ABOVE AVERAGE WARMTH WAS MOST NOTICEABLE IN LOW TEMPERATURES.  
RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WERE SET ON 12TH, 13TH, 21ST, 22ND, 
23RD, AND 24TH.  




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