803  
CXUS53 KFGF 011700 RRB  
CLSFGF  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS  
1022 AM CDT FRI JUN 1 2018  
   
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...THE GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS) ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM  
3/1/2018 TO 5/31/2018...  
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 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 105 05/30/1934  
LOW -36 03/10/1948  
HIGHEST 93 05/25 54 39 80 05/05  
LOWEST 03/09 32 -33 -6 03/10  
AVG. MAXIMUM 51.2 52.4 -1.2 52.2  
AVG. MINIMUM 30.3 30.8 -0.5 31.4  
MEAN 40.7 41.6 -0.9 41.8  
DAYS MAX >= 90 4 0.5 3.5 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 21 13.0 8.0 12  
DAYS MIN <= 32 53 48.2 4.8 45  
DAYS MIN <= 0 1 3.4 -2.4 4  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 14.01 1896  
MINIMUM 0.78 1952  
TOTALS 4.14 4.75 -0.61 3.47  
DAILY AVG. 0.05 0.05 0.00 0.04  
DAYS >= .01 22 22.0 0.0 22  
DAYS >= .10 10 11.3 -1.3 9  
DAYS >= .50 2 2.9 -0.9 3  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.7 -0.7 0  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.64 MM 05/31 TO 05/31  
 
STORM TOTAL MM MM  
(MM/DD(HH)) MM 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)  
 
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 30.5 1950  
24 HR TOTAL 18.0 03/06/1995 TO 03/06/1995  
SNOW DEPTH MM MM  
TOTALS 18.4 7.5 10.9 6.8  
LIQUID EQUIV 1.84 0.80 1.04 0.68  
SINCE 7/1 57.0 43.4 13.6 49.7  
LIQUID 7/1 5.70 4.30 1.40 4.97  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 3 MM MM 0  
DAYS >= TRACE 20 5.3 14.7 13  
DAYS >= 1.0 4 2.4 1.6 1  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 11 03/26 6 04/27  
03/25  
24 HR TOTAL 6.3 MM 05/31 TO 05/31  
 
STORM TOTAL MM MM  
(MM/DD(HH)) MM 05/31(00) TO 05/31(00)  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 2301 2178 123 2114  
SINCE 7/1 MM 9125 MM MM  
COOLING TOTAL 98 26 72 0  
SINCE 1/1 98 26 72 0  
 
FREEZE DATES  
RECORD  
EARLIEST MM  
LATEST MM  
EARLIEST MM  
LATEST MM    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED MM  
RESULTANT WIND SPEED/DIRECTION MM  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION MM DATE MM  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION MM DATE MM  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER MM  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 0  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 0  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 0  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) MM  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 5 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 2 RAIN 4  
LIGHT RAIN 9 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 2 HAIL 1  
HEAVY SNOW 2 SNOW 2  
LIGHT SNOW 10 SLEET 0  
FOG 7 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1  
HAZE 0  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
THE SPRING SEASON (MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY) AT GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS)  
WAS COLDER AND DRYER THAN NORMAL. THE SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS  
0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AT 40.7 DEGREES. DESPITE THE WARM MAY WHERE  
TEMPERATURES WERE 6.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL APRIL AND MARCH WERE COLD  
AND BELOW NORMAL. MARCH WAS 0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND APRIL WAS  
8.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL, WHICH IS THE 9TH COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD  
AT GRAND FORKS UNIV. (NWS).  
 
THE SPRING SEASONAL PRECIPITATION WAS 4.14 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.61  
BELOW NORMAL. MAY WAS THE WETTEST MONTH AT 2.1 INCHES BUT WAS 0.65  
INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND MARCH WAS THE ONLY MONTH ABOVE NORMAL AT  
1.42 INCHES (0.4 ABOVE NORMAL). SEASONAL SNOWFALL WAS 18.4 INCHES  
WHICH IS 10.9 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL WITH MOST OF THE SNOW FALLING ON  
MARCH 5 WITH 6.2 INCHES AND MARCH 25 WITH 6.3 INCHES.  
 
REMEMBER...THIS DATA IS PROVISIONAL AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THE  
FINAL AND OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL  
CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (FORMERLY THE NATIONAL  
CLIMATIC DATA CENTER).  
 

 
 
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