767  
NOUS43 KFGF 011533  
PNSFGF  
MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND  
1033 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014  
   
..JULY CLIMATE REPORTS
 
 
DESPITE THE OVERALL COLD PATTERN TO THE MONTH OF JULY IT WAS NOT A  
TOP TEN COLDEST AT THE UND/NWS CLIMATE STATION. THE MEAN TEMPERATURE  
DEPARTURE AT THE UND/NWS CLIMATE STATION WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW THE  
LONG TERM AVERAGE. THIS MAKES IT THE 28TH COLDEST ON RECORD BASED ON  
PRELIMINARY DATA. THE WARMEST HIGH WAS 94 DEGREES ON THE 20TH WHILE  
THE COLDEST LOW OF 47 OCCURRED ON THE 2ND.  
 
THE 3.44 INCHES OF TOTAL RAINFALL WAS ONLY 0.27 INCHES ABOVE THE  
LONG TERM AVERAGE FOUND IN ANY GIVEN JULY. OF THAT MONTHLY TOTAL  
2.71 INCHES FELL ON THE EVENING OF JULY 21ST WHEN SEVERE  
THUNDERSTORMS HIT THE GRAND CITIES. THAT 2.71 INCHES BROKE THE OLD  
RECORD OF 2.03 SET IN 1966.  
 
AT FARGO...THE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE WAS ONLY 1.6 DEGREES BELOW  
THE LONG TERM AVERAGE. THIS WAS NOT A TOP 10 OR TOP 20 COLDEST  
JULY...IT WAS WELL WITHIN THE EXPECTED CLIMATOLOGICAL VARIANCE  
FOUND IN ANY GIVEN JULY. THE WARMEST HIGH WAS 93 DEGREES ON THE  
20TH AND 21ST WITH THE COLDEST LOW OF 49 ON THE 3RD AND 15TH.  
 
THE 1.64 INCHES OF TOTAL RAINFALL WAS WELL BELOW THE LONG TERM  
AVERAGE OF 2.79 BY 1.15 INCHES. THIS PUTS JULY 2014 IN 38TH PLACE  
BASED ON PRELIMINARY DATA. DRY...BUT NOT UNUSUALLY OR  
EXCEPTIONALLY DRY.  
 
THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PROVISIONAL...IS BASED ON EDITED DATA AND  
WILL LIKELY BE CHANGED SLIGHTLY AFTER FURTHER REVIEW BY THE NATIONAL  
CLIMATE DATA CENTER. OFFICIAL RECORDS AND SUMMARIES WILL BE  
AVAILABLE LATER THIS FALL.  
 

 
 
JK  
 
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