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

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR'S         
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)      
                                          NORMAL                      
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   10/05/2011                                    
 LOW                6   10/31/1991                                    
HIGHEST            74   10/24        55      19       72  10/08       
LOWEST             12   10/31         6       6       16  10/29       
                                                          10/28       
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.5              54.3     3.2     51.9              
AVG. MINIMUM     34.7              31.9     2.8     33.1              
MEAN             46.1              43.1     3.0     42.5              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.8    -0.8        0              
DAYS MIN <= 32     13              15.9    -2.9       15              
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM           MM   MM                                            
 MINIMUM           MM   MM                                            
TOTALS           0.37              1.97   -1.60     2.48              
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.06   -0.05     0.08              
DAYS >= .01         5               8.5    -3.5        9              
DAYS >= .10         1               3.9    -2.9        6              
DAYS >= .50         0               1.1    -1.1        2              
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        0              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20   10/12 TO 10/12                                
                        10/12 TO 10/13                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM                                            
TOTALS              T               1.5    -1.5        T              
SINCE 7/1           T               1.5    -1.5        T              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0              
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        0              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM          
 24 HR TOTAL        T   10/28 TO 10/28                                

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     577               680    -103      689              
 SINCE 7/1        823              1031    -208      903              
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0              
 SINCE 1/1        395               379      16      487              
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/340    DATE  10/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/350    DATE  10/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      4                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.            

A WARM AND DRY MONTH FOR THE DORGAN TERMINAL WITH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 
74 DEGREES SEPARATED BY ONLY A WEEK FROM THE LOW OF 12 (OCT 24 VS. 
OCT 31). THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 46.1 WAS 3 DEGREES ABOVE 
NORMAL.      

THE SCANT RAINFALL AMOUNTED ONLY TO A SHADE OVER A THIRD OF AN INCH...AN 
INCH AND A HALF BELOW AVERAGE AND IN STARK CONTRAST TO THE TWO AND A 
HALF INCHES RECEIVED IN OCTOBER 2013.                          

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