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CXUS53 KFGF 081543  
CLMFAR  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS  
337 AM CDT WED NOV 1 2017  
   
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...THE FARGO HECTOR INTL AP ND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...  
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1881 TO 2017  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 97 10/11/2015  
LOW -4 10/26/1919  
HIGHEST 78 10/20 56 22 79 10/03  
10/02  
LOWEST 14 10/31 35 -21 27 10/24  
10/28  
AVG. MAXIMUM 59.2 56.0 3.2 58.8  
AVG. MINIMUM 35.7 35.1 0.6 39.9  
MEAN 47.5 45.5 2.0 49.3  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.1 -0.1 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 1 0.6 0.4 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 11 11.9 -0.9 11  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 7.03 1982  
MINIMUM 0.05 1986  
TOTALS 0.77 2.15 -1.38 2.39  
DAILY AVG. 0.02 0.07 -0.05 0.08  
DAYS >= .01 7 8.3 -1.3 7  
DAYS >= .10 3 4.4 -1.4 3  
DAYS >= .50 0 1.3 -1.3 2  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.4 -0.4 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 0.41 10/01 TO 10/02 10/25 TO 10/26  
10/31 TO 10/31  
10/31 TO 10/31  
STORM TOTAL MM MM  
(MM/DD(HH)) MM 10/26(00) TO 10/26(00)  
10/31(00) TO 10/31(00)1  
10/31(00) TO 10/31(00)1  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 8.1 1951  
TOTALS 0.4 0.7 -0.3 0.0  
SINCE 7/1 0.4 0.7 -0.3 0.0  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.3 -0.3 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH T 10/30 0 MM  
24 HR TOTAL 0.3 MM  
STORM TOTAL MM MM  
(MM/DD(HH)) MM 10/31(00) TO 10/31(00)  
10/31(00) TO 10/31(00)1  
10/31(00) TO 10/31(00)1  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 537 606 -69 485  
SINCE 7/1 705 876 -171 614  
COOLING TOTAL 2 3 -1 8  
SINCE 1/1 518 551 -33 661    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 12.5  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 45/340 DATE 10/26  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 58/350 DATE 10/26  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.30  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 17  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 10  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 4  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 64  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 3  
LIGHT RAIN 6 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 0 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 0  
LIGHT SNOW 3 SLEET 0  
FOG 7 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 1  
HAZE 3  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 
 

 
 
REMARKS...  
 
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AT THE FARGO HECTOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SITE  
OVERALL WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO TEMPERATURES. THE  
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 47.5 WHICH WAS 2.0 DEGREES  
ABOVE NORMAL.  
 
PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER STARTED OFF STRONG WITH THREE CONSECUTIVE  
DAYS WITH RECORDED PRECIPITATION. AFTER THE FIRST THREE DAYS THOUGH  
ONLY ONE OTHER DAY GOT MORE THAN 0.2 INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION.  
THE TOTAL LIQUID PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.77 WHICH IS 1.38  
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 0.4 INCHES  
WHICH IS CLOSE TO THE NORMAL OF 0.7 INCHES.  
 
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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