Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
551 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE GRAND FORKS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1941 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              80   03/31/1963
 LOW              -38   03/10/1948
HIGHEST            70   03/15        34      36       48  03/13
LOWEST            -15   03/05        17     -32      -26  03/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.9              34.2     8.7     27.9
AVG. MINIMUM     18.9              16.1     2.8      7.7
MEAN             30.9              25.2     5.7     17.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6              11.7    -5.7       18
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              28.7     0.3       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               4.2     0.8        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.08   1966
 MINIMUM         0.04   1986
TOTALS           0.31              0.96   -0.65     0.93
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.03   -0.02     0.03
DAYS >= .01         7               7.5    -0.5        5
DAYS >= .10         0               2.9    -2.9        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.08   03/20 TO 03/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.3   1966
TOTALS            2.1               7.2    -5.1     13.5
SINCE 7/1        16.4              44.4   -28.0     59.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        5
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.3    -1.3        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/02                         12  03/06
                        03/01                             03/05
                                                          03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1047              1235    -188     1455
 SINCE 7/1       7964              8385    -421     9350
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/340    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/330    DATE  03/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     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 MARCH WAS OVERALL WARM AND DRY. THE GRAND FORKS
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RECORDED THE THIRD WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WITH 42.9 DEGREES AND THE NINTH HIGHEST AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE WITH 30.9 DEGREES. THERE WAS ONLY 0.31 INCH OF LIQUID
PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS ONLY 2.1 INCHES.

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