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CXUS53 KFGF 011628  
CLMFAR  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS  
1028 AM CST THU FEB 1 2018  
   
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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...  
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2018  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 55 01/05/2012  
LOW -48 01/08/1887  
HIGHEST 41 01/19 16 25 41 01/30  
LOWEST -23 01/05 -2 -21 -22 01/13  
AVG. MAXIMUM 19.5 18.4 1.1 21.8  
AVG. MINIMUM 2.9 0.1 2.8 7.8  
MEAN 11.2 9.3 1.9 14.8  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 22 25.3 -3.3 22  
DAYS MIN <= 32 31 30.9 0.1 27  
DAYS MIN <= 0 15 15.5 -0.5 12  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 1.85 1989  
MINIMUM 0.09 2008  
TOTALS 0.21 0.70 -0.49 0.98  
DAILY AVG. 0.01 0.02 -0.01 0.03  
DAYS >= .01 5 8.3 -3.3 8  
DAYS >= .10 0 2.0 -2.0 2  
DAYS >= .50 0 0.1 -0.1 1  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.0 0.0 0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.17 01/14 TO 01/15 01/02 TO 01/02  
01/02 TO 01/02  
01/02 TO 01/02  
STORM TOTAL MM MM  
(MM/DD(HH)) MM 01/02(00) TO 01/02(00)  
01/02(00) TO 01/02(00)2  
01/02(00) TO 01/02(00)2  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 31.5 1989  
TOTALS 3.7 11.2 -7.5 13.1  
SINCE 7/1 15.4 31.0 -15.6 25.1  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 3 7 -4 6  
DAYS >= 1.0 2 2.7 -0.7 2  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 5 01/15 10 01/14  
01/06 01/13  
01/05 01/12  
24 HR TOTAL 1.6 MM  
STORM TOTAL MM MM  
(MM/DD(HH)) MM 01/02(00) TO 01/02(00)  
01/02(00) TO 01/02(00)2  
01/02(00) TO 01/02(00)2  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 1660 1728 -68 1548  
SINCE 7/1 5039 5268 -229 4363  
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 39/350 DATE 01/11  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 53/170 DATE 01/30  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.40  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 12  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 14  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 5  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 79  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 0  
LIGHT RAIN 1 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 1 SNOW 5  
LIGHT SNOW 12 SLEET 0  
FOG 16 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 4  
HAZE 11  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
REMARKS...  
 
THE MONTH OF JANUARY WAS RELATIVELY DRY AT THE FARGO HECTOR  
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS ONLY 0.21 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL AND  
WAS 0.49 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS ALSO BELOW  
AVERAGE WITH ONLY 3.7 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION. THIS IS 7.5  
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL VALUE OF 11.2 INCHES. NO DAILY RECORD  
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS OCCURRED THIS MONTH.  
 
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES WAS 11.2 DEGREES OR 1.9 DEGREES  
ABOVE NORMAL. THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH OCCURRED DURING A  
COLD SNAP AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH WITH A MINIMUM TEMPERATURE  
OF 23 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH. THE MONTHLY MAXIMUM OCCURRED  
DURING A MID MONTH WARM UP WITH A HIGH OF 41 DEGREES ON THE 19TH. NO  
DAILY RECORD TEMPERATURES OCCURRED THIS MONTH.  
 
REMEMBER... THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE  
FINAL AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL  
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMERLY THE NATIONAL CLIMATE  
DATA CENTER).  
 

 
 
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