Preliminary 2009 Climate Summary

Based on preliminary data collected by the National Weather Service, Grand Forks and Fargo saw a slightly cooler than normal year in 2009. Precipitation was generally above normal in the southern Red River Valley and near to or a bit below normal in the north. Please remember this is based on preliminary data that will be verified over the next several days. Any corrections will be posted

Some highlights for the Fargo area include:

  • Fargo's average temperature of 40.2F was 1.3 degrees below normal.
  • The Mean high temperature was 50.0F or 1.7 degrees below normal.
  • The Mean low temperature was 30.4F or 0.7 degrees below normal.
  • The 2009 total precipitation of 24.89 was 3.70 inches above normal.
  • For the calendar year the total snowfall was 69.5 inches, or 29.5 inches above normal.

Some highlights for the Grand Cities include:

  • The Grand Forks Airport average temperature was 38.3F or 2.0 degrees below normal.
  • The Mean high temperature was 48.5F or 2.8 degrees below normal.
  • The Mean low temperature was 28.0F or 1.4 degrees below normal.
  • The 2009 total precipitation of 17.83 was 1.47 inches below normal.
  • For the calendar year the total snowfall was 44.8 inches, or 3.7 inches above normal.

Please remember these are preliminary data and subject to change upon final review. The National Climate Data Center will publish the final 2009 climate data by June 2010. For additional information please contact the Grand Forks NWS at 701.772.0720.

Mark Ewens, Climate Services Focal Point Mark.Ewens@noaa.gov

 



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