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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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             109   07/12/1936                                    
 LOW               34   07/03/1972                                    
HIGHEST            94   07/20        82      12                       
LOWEST             47   07/02        58     -11                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     78.4              81.2    -2.8                       
AVG. MINIMUM     57.1              58.4    -1.3                       
MEAN             67.7              69.8    -2.1                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               2.9     0.1                       
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0                       

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.10   2001                                          
 MINIMUM         0.38   1976                                          
TOTALS           3.44              3.17    0.27                       
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.10    0.01                       
DAYS >= .01         8               9.8    -1.8                       
DAYS >= .10         2               6.0    -4.0                       
DAYS >= .50         2               2.0     0.0                       
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.71   07/21 TO 07/21              0.45              
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                            

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM                                            
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0                       
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.00              0.00    0.00                       
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0                       
 LIQUID 7/1      0.00                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0                       
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                                            

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      32                23       9                       
 SINCE 7/1         32                23       9                       
COOLING TOTAL     124               171     -47                       
 SINCE 1/1        242               288     -46                       
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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                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       0     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.       

&&

DESPITE THE OVERALL COLD PATTERN TO THE MONTH OF JULY IT WAS NOT A 
TOP TEN COLDEST AT THE UND/NWS CLIMATE STATION. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE 
DEPARTURE AT THE UND/NWS CLIMATE STATION WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW THE 
LONG TERM AVERAGE. THIS MAKES IT THE 28TH COLDEST ON RECORD BASED ON 
PRELIMINARY DATA. THE WARMEST WAS 94 DEGREES ON THE 20 WHILE THE 
COLDEST OF 47 OCCURRED ON THE 2ND.

THE 3.44 INCHES OF TOTAL RAINFALL WAS ONLY 0.27 INCHES ABOVE THE 
LONG TERM AVERAGE FOUND IN ANY GIVEN JULY. OF THAT MONTHLY TOTAL 
2.71 INCHES FELL ON THE EVENING OF JULY 21ST WHEN SEVERE 
THUNDERSTORMS HIT THE GRAND CITIES. THAT 2.71 INCHES BROKE THE OLD 
RECORD OF 2.03 SET IN 1966.

THE UND / NWS CLIMATE STATION UNOFFICIAL WIND PEAK OF 50 MPH 
OCCURRED DURING THOSE JULY 21ST STORMS.
                                  
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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EWENS

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