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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1890 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE               
                                          NORMAL                      
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              51   01/23/1942                                    
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912                                    
HIGHEST            44   01/23        15      29                       
LOWEST            -19   01/04        -3     -16                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     21.6              16.0     5.6                       
AVG. MINIMUM      4.1              -1.3     5.4                       
MEAN             12.9               7.4     5.5                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MAX <= 32     23              27.0    -4.0                       
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0                       
DAYS MIN <= 0      13              16.5    -3.5                       

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.65   1989                                          
 MINIMUM         0.05   2008                                          
TOTALS           0.27              0.71   -0.44                       
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01                       
DAYS >= .01         7               6.3     0.7                       
DAYS >= .10         0               1.9    -1.9                       
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2                       
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.09   01/17 TO 01/17              0.12              
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                            

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.9   1996                                          
TOTALS            6.0              10.4    -4.4                       
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.60              1.00   -0.40                       
SINCE 7/1        11.6              28.4   -16.8                       
 LIQUID 7/1      1.16                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE      13               7.2     5.8                       
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.9     0.1                       
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/04                                         
                        01/03                                         

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1608              1787    -179                       
 SINCE 7/1       5161              5518    -357                       
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0                       
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0                       
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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                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     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.                                          

&&

AT THE GRAND FORKS NWS CLIMATE SITE...JANUARY 2015 OVERALL FEATURED 
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 12.9 
DEGREES...OR 5.5 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE. AFTER A COLD SPELL DURING 
THE FIRST INTO THE SECOND WEEKS OF THE MONTH...THE LATTER HALF OF 
THE MONTH FEATURED WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A RECORD HIGH 
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 24 DEGREES OCCURRED ON JANUARY 27. 
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH RANGED FROM -19 DEGREES ON JANUARY 4...TO 
44 DEGREES ON JANUARY 23.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE MONTH...0.27 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION 
OCCURRED...WHICH IS 0.44 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE. SNOWFALL FOR THE 
MONTH WAS 6.0 INCHES...OR 4.4 INCHES BELOW AVERAGE.

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 YEAR.

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JAM

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