2009 Climate Statistics

Bismarck
Temperatures for 2009 at the Bismarck airport averaged 40.6 degrees which was 1.7 degrees below the 1971 to 2000 climatological average.  This ranks 2009 as being tied with 1974 as being the 45th coolest year on record. This occurred in spite of the fact that the months of September and November brought the area near record warmth.  These two months were the 2nd and the 5th warmest on record, respectively. However, aside from these months the remainder of the year was cooler than average. The most noteworthy was the cold during the spring and summer seasons. These seasons ranked as the 30th and 14th coldest in recorded history, respectively. Overall, the warmest daily temperature during the year was 98 degrees, which occurred on the 12th of August. On the other end of the spectrum, the coldest daily temperature was a bone chilling -44 degrees, which occurred on the 15th of January. 

Precipitation during the year was well above average at Bismarck. A total of 23.12” of precipitation was recorded, which ranked as the 9th wettest year on record (see figure below). Snowfall during the calendar year was 74.3 inches.

 

...THE BISMARCK ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1875 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH             114   07/06/1936
LOW              -45   02/16/1936
                        01/13/1916
HIGHEST            98                  
LOWEST            -44                     
MEAN             40.6              42.3    -1.7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM         30.92   1876
TOTALS          23.12             16.84    6.28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)                    
TOTALS           74.3              50.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9108
COOLING TOTAL     331
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

 

 

 

 

 

Williston
Temperatures for 2009 at the Williston airport averaged 38.9 degrees which was 2.1 degrees below the 1971 to 2000 climatological average.  This ranks 2009 as being tied with 1895 and 1912 as being the 20th coolest year on record. This occurred in spite of the fact that the autumn season brought near record warmth. However, aside from the autumn season the rest of the year was cooler than average. The most noteworthy was the cold during the spring and summer seasons. These seasons ranked as the 22nd and 10th coldest in recorded history, respectively. Overall, the warmest daily temperature during the year was 98 degrees, which occurred on the 12th of August. On the other end of the spectrum, the coldest daily temperature was a bone chilling -37 degrees, which occurred on the 15th of January. 
Precipitation during the year was near average at Williston. A total of 13.81” of precipitation was recorded (see figure below). Snowfall during the calendar year was 39.6 inches.

 

...THE WILLISTON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH             110   07/05/1936
LOW              -50   12/23/1983
                        02/16/1936
HIGHEST            98   08/12
LOWEST            -37   01/15
MEAN             38.9             41.0    -2.1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
MAXIMUM         22.04   1896
TOTALS          13.81             14.16   -0.35

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
TOTALS           39.6             43.4    -3.8

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9688            9044     644
COOLING TOTAL     296             463    -167
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

 

 

 

 

 

 Dickinson
Temperatures for 2009 at the Dickinson airport averaged 39.0 degrees which was 3.5 degrees below the 1971 to 2000 climatological average.  This ranks 2009 as being tied with 1912 as being the 21st coolest year on record. This occurred in spite of the fact that the autumn season brought near record warmth. However, aside from the autumn season the rest of the year was cooler than average. The most noteworthy was the cold during the spring and summer seasons. These seasons ranked as the 17th and 6th coldest in recorded history, respectively. Overall, the warmest daily temperature during the year was 96 degrees, which occurred on the 12th of August. On the other end of the spectrum, the coldest daily temperature was a bone chilling -27 degrees, which occurred on the 14th and the15th of January. 
Precipitation during the year was slightly below the range typically experienced at Dickinson. A total of 14.65” of precipitation was recorded (see figure below). 

 

 

...THE DICKINSON ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1903 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH             114   07/06/1936
LOW              -47   02/16/1936
HIGHEST            96                     
LOWEST            -27                     
MEAN             39.0              42.5    -3.5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          14.65             16.11   -1.46

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9571
COOLING TOTAL     184
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minot
Temperatures for 2009 at the Minot airport averaged 39.4 degrees which was 1.6 degrees below the 1971 to 2000 climatological average.  This ranks 2009 as being 50th coolest year on record. This occurred in spite of the fact that the autumn season was the 3rd warmest on record. However, aside from the autumn season the rest of the year was cooler than average. The most noteworthy was the cold during the spring and summer seasons. These seasons ranked as the 28th and 21st coldest in recorded history, respectively. Overall, the warmest daily temperature during the year was 100 degrees, which occurred on the 12th of August. On the other end of the spectrum, the coldest daily temperature was a bone chilling -32 degrees, which occurred on the 15th of January. 
Precipitation during the year was near average at Minot, with a total of 17.21” recorded (see figure below). 

 

 

...THE MINOT ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1905 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH             109   MM
LOW              -49   MM
HIGHEST           100                     
LOWEST            -32                     
MEAN             39.4              41.0    -1.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          17.21             18.57   -1.36

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9547
COOLING TOTAL     313
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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

 

 

 

 

Jamestown
Temperatures for 2009 at the Jamestown airport averaged 38.6 degrees which was 2.6 degrees below the 1971 to 2000 climatological average.  This ranks 2009 as being tied with 1904 for being the 16th coolest year on record. This occurred in spite of the fact that the autumn season was the 24th warmest on record. However, aside from the autumn season the rest of the year was cooler than average. The most noteworthy was the cold during the spring and summer seasons. These seasons ranked as the 10th and 13st coldest in recorded history, respectively. Overall, the warmest daily temperature during the year was 98 degrees, which occurred on the 12th of August. On the other end of the spectrum, the coldest daily temperature was a bone chilling -33 degrees, which occurred on the 15th of January. 

Precipitation during the year was abnormally dry at Jamestown, with only a total of 14.51” recorded (see figure below). 

 

...THE JAMESTOWN ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2009...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2010

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM
                                          NORMAL
................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
HIGH             118   07/06/1936
LOW              -42   02/15/1936
HIGHEST            98                     
LOWEST            -33                     
MEAN             38.6              41.2    -2.6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
TOTALS          14.51             16.89   -2.38

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    9767
COOLING TOTAL     258

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-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

 

 

 



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