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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 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              56   12/09/1990                                    
 LOW              -32   12/31/1967                                    
HIGHEST            39   12/13        19      20       38  12/27       
LOWEST            -17   12/01         2     -19      -28  12/31       
AVG. MAXIMUM     25.1              20.3     4.8      8.6              
AVG. MINIMUM     10.6               2.6     8.0     -8.7              
MEAN             17.9              11.5     6.4     -0.1              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32     24              24.0     0.0       30              
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              30.9    -0.9       31              
DAYS MIN <= 0       9              13.6    -4.6       24              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.96   1988                                          
 MINIMUM         0.07   1979                                          
TOTALS           0.22              0.61   -0.39     0.82              
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.02   -0.01     0.03              
DAYS >= .01         7               8.5    -1.5       18              
DAYS >= .10         1               1.9    -0.9        3              
DAYS >= .50         0               0.1    -0.1        0              
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.13   12/22 TO 12/23                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.2   1996                                          
TOTALS            1.8              10.7    -8.9     22.8              
SINCE 7/1         5.8              19.9   -14.1     24.4              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        8              
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.4    -3.4        7              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   12/31                         10  12/27       
                        12/30                             12/26       
                        12/29                             12/25       
 24 HR TOTAL      0.7   MM                                            

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1452              1660    -208     2008              
 SINCE 7/1       3596              3859    -263     4119              
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0              
 SINCE 1/1        395               379      16      487              
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/340    DATE  12/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/360    DATE  12/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     83

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          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

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