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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              80   03/31/1963                                    
 LOW              -38   03/10/1948                                    
HIGHEST            48   03/13        34      14       39  03/30       
LOWEST            -26   03/01        17     -43      -23  03/17       
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.9              34.2    -6.3     24.9              
AVG. MINIMUM      7.7              16.1    -8.4      3.5              
MEAN             17.8              25.2    -7.4     14.2              
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0              
DAYS MAX <= 32     18              11.7     6.3       29              
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              28.7     2.3       31              
DAYS MIN <= 0       8               4.2     3.8       13              

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.08   1966                                          
 MINIMUM         0.04   1986                                          
TOTALS           0.93              0.96   -0.03     0.98              
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.03    0.00     0.03              
DAYS >= .01         5               7.5    -2.5       10              
DAYS >= .10         3               2.9     0.1        5              
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0              
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0              
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.34   03/31 TO 03/31                                

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.3   1966                                          
TOTALS           13.5               7.2     6.3       MM              
SINCE 7/1        59.2              44.4    14.8     29.9              
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      5                 4       1        9              
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.3    -0.3       MM              
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        12   03/06                         14  03/19       
                        03/05                                         
                        03/04                                         
 24 HR TOTAL     11.5   03/31 TO 03/31                                

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1455              1235     220     1566              
 SINCE 7/1       9350              8385     965     8567              
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0              
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0              
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/360    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    77/060    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM                                      
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH 
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      8                                           
                                                                    
-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.                                      
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.                                
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.                                       
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.                                          

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THE USUAL NARRATIVE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

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 SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER.

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EWENS

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