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CXUS53 KFGF 011539
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS            
939 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM 
12/1/2014 TO 2/28/2015...

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  DATE(S)      
                                          NORMAL                      
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              67   02/22/2000                                    
 LOW              -43   01/11/1912                                    
HIGHEST            44   01/23        19      25       42  01/12       
LOWEST            -22   02/22         2     -24      -26  01/06       
                                                          01/02       
AVG. MAXIMUM     20.2              19.4     0.8     10.9              
AVG. MINIMUM      3.7               2.5     1.2     -8.0              
MEAN             12.0              10.9     1.1      1.5              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32     75              72.6     2.4       81              
DAYS MIN <= 32     89              89.4    -0.4       90              
DAYS MIN <= 0      38              39.6    -1.6       71              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.39   1996                                          
 MINIMUM         0.37   2002                                          
TOTALS           0.66              1.95   -1.29     1.42              
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.02              
DAYS >= .01        17              19.1    -2.1       30              
DAYS >= .10         1               6.1    -5.1        5              
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0              
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.19   MM                       02/28 TO 02/28       
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)  
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           75.3   1996                                          
 24 HR TOTAL       MM                                                 
 SNOW DEPTH        MM   MM                                            
TOTALS           12.5              28.2   -15.7     44.1              
 LIQUID EQUIV    1.25              2.80   -1.55     4.41              
SINCE 7/1        16.3              35.3   -19.0     45.7              
 LIQUID 7/1      1.63              3.50   -1.87     4.57              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 5      -4       10              
DAYS >= TRACE      44              20.9    23.1       59              
DAYS >= 1.0         5               8.4    -3.4       18              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   02/16                         15  02/17       
                        01/04                             01/26       
                        01/03                                         
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   MM                       02/28 TO 02/28       
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
                                                          02/28 TO 02/28
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM              
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)  
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8
                                                 02/28(00) TO 02/28(00)8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4729              4866    -137     5695              
 SINCE 7/1         MM              6960      MM       MM              
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0              
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0              

FREEZE DATES
RECORD
 EARLIEST     MM                                                      
 LATEST       MM                                                      
EARLIEST                        MM                                    
LATEST                          MM                                    
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              MM                                    
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION  MM                                    
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM                   
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    MM        DATE   MM                   

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

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     MM                                           

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     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.                                          

&&

THE DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY PERIOD STARTED OFF WARMER THAN 
NORMAL...BUT A COOL FEBRUARY BROUGHT OVERALL TEMPERATURES TO JUST 
0.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE SEASON WAS ALSO THE 
FIFTH DRIEST WITH TOTAL PRECIPITATION OF 0.66 INCHES COMPARED TO A 
NORMAL VALUE OF 1.95 INCHES...WHICH IS 1.29 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE FINAL 
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL CLIMATE 
DATA CENTER.

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