Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
718 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 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             100   04/21/1980
 LOW              -13   04/01/1881
HIGHEST            82   04/30        55      27       79  04/09
LOWEST             15   04/23        32     -17        9  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.3              55.5     5.8     50.5
AVG. MINIMUM     32.9              32.7     0.2     30.1
MEAN             47.1              44.1     3.0     40.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.9    -0.9        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     12              15.1    -3.1       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.49   1886
 MINIMUM         0.00   2006
TOTALS           0.98              1.39   -0.41     3.43
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.05   -0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01         7               7.4    -0.4       13
DAYS >= .10         4               3.7     0.3        6
DAYS >= .50         0               0.6    -0.6        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.36   04/19 TO 04/19           04/27 TO 04/28
                        04/18 TO 04/19                    04/16 TO 04/16
                        04/19 TO 04/19                    04/16 TO 04/16
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    04/28(00) TO 04/28(00)
                                                 04/16(00) TO 04/16(00)6
                                                 04/16(00) TO 04/16(00)6

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           17.4   1886
TOTALS              T               3.3    -3.3      2.0
SINCE 7/1        16.0              50.4   -34.4     34.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.9    -0.9        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/21                          3  04/01
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/21 TO 04/21
 STORM TOTAL       MM                                 MM
 (MM/DD(HH))            MM                    04/16(00) TO 04/16(00)
                                                 04/16(00) TO 04/16(00)6
                                                 04/16(00) TO 04/16(00)6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     530               626     -96      733
 SINCE 7/1       7913              8456    -543     9326
COOLING TOTAL       0                 3      -3        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 3      -3        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/280    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/280    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     49

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

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THE MONTH OF APRIL WAS GENERALLY WARM AND DRY. THE WARMER TEMPERATURES WERE
LARGELY DUE TO LACK OF SNOW COVER THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. THE MEAN APRIL
TEMPERATURE WAS 47.1 DEGREES...OR 3 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL WHILE THE
TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 0.98 INCHES...OR 0.41 INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL.

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