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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             104   08/07/1983                                    
 LOW               32   08/20/1907                                    
HIGHEST            86   08/15        81       5                       
LOWEST             46   08/26        56     -10                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.4              80.4    -3.0                       
AVG. MINIMUM     58.5              56.2     2.3                       
MEAN             68.0              68.3    -0.3                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               3.0    -3.0                       
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        12.16   1944                                          
 MINIMUM         0.07   1915                                          
TOTALS           3.24              3.14    0.10                       
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.10    0.00                       
DAYS >= .01         8               8.9    -0.9                       
DAYS >= .10         5               5.4    -0.4                       
DAYS >= .50         1               2.0    -1.0                       
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.83   08/24 TO 08/24              0.53              
 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      24                41     -17                       
 SINCE 7/1         56                64      -8                       
COOLING TOTAL     122               144     -22                       
 SINCE 1/1        364               432     -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                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       2     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.    

&&

STATISTICALLY IT WAS A VERY NORMAL AUGUST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF 
NORTH DAKOTA / NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLIMATE STATION. THE MEAN
TEMPERATURE WAS A FEW TENTHS OF A DEGREE BELOW THE 30 YEAR MEAN
AND THE TOTAL RAINFALL WAS JUST ABOVE THE MEDIAN. BOTH THESE
VALUES WERE WELL WITHIN THE EXPECTED CLIMATE VARIANCE.

UND/NWS CLIMATE HIGHLITES FOR AUGUST 2014

* MEAN MONTHLY TEMPERATURE 68.0F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -0.3F

* MEAN MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 77.4F
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL -3.0F

* MEAN MONTHLY MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 58.5F
  DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +2.3F

* AUGUST TOTAL RAIN 3.24 INCHES
   DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL +0.10 INCHES

* THERE WERE NO DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE 90F OR HIGHER WHICH IS
  3 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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