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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              67   02/22/2000                                    
 LOW              -42   02/16/1936                                    
HIGHEST            32   02/05        23       9                       
LOWEST            -22   02/22         5     -27                       
AVG. MAXIMUM     14.0              22.4    -8.4                       
AVG. MINIMUM     -5.1               4.6    -9.7                       
MEAN              4.5              13.5    -9.0                       
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0                       
DAYS MAX <= 32     28              20.5     7.5                       
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.5     0.5                       
DAYS MIN <= 0      19              11.4     7.6                       

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.19   1930                                          
 MINIMUM         0.01   1935                                          
TOTALS           0.26              0.59   -0.33                       
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01                       
DAYS >= .01         6               6.2    -0.2                       
DAYS >= .10         1               2.1    -1.1                       
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1                       
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0                       
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.19   02/10 TO 02/10              0.13              
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                                            

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.6   1943                                          
                        1922                                          
TOTALS            4.7               6.9    -2.2                       
 LIQUID EQUIV    0.47              0.70   -0.23                       
SINCE 7/1        16.3              35.3   -19.0                       
 LIQUID 7/1      1.63                                                 
DAYS >= TRACE      16               5.9    10.1                       
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.3    -0.3                       
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   02/16                                         

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1688              1442     246                       
 SINCE 7/1       6849              6960    -111                       
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                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     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.           

FEBRUARY IN GREATER GRAND FORKS FEATURED WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND 
SOMEWHAT BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION. NO RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES WERE SET 
DURING THE MONTH. DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL WAS A GOOD 9 DEGREES ON THE COLD SIDE 
WITH RESPECT TO AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE. THE UND/NWS OFFICE FAILED TO RISE 
ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK OF 32 DEGREES AT ANY TIME DURING FEBRUARY. DESPITE BEING 
RATHER COLD...GRAND FORKS WAS WELL OUT OF THE TOP 10 FOR COLDEST FEBRUARYS. 

THERE WAS A DEARTH OF PRECIPITATION. FEBRUARY IS THE DRIEST MONTH OF 
THE YEAR CLIMATOLOGICALLY...AND WE ACHIEVED ROUGHLY HALF OF THE AVERAGE SIX TENTHS 
OF WATER EQUIVALENT EXPECTED FOR FEBRUARY. THE 4.7 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WAS A SHADE 
OVER 2 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.                                 

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