Data for Moorhead, MN 56560 Clay County
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
April-02
                                 
Season Fwd                 1.39 43.5     3987 694   Snow Depth measured at 5pm
Obs Time 10P...Normals Fargo WSO 1971-2000 Hail/Snow Wtr       HDD July-Jun…....CDD Jan-Dec
Date Max Min Obs Avrg N Hi N Lw Norm Deprt Pre Fell Grnd Eq HDD CDD Sky Description Of Weather
1 32 23 29 28 45 26 36 -8 0.26 3.9 0   37 0 Cdy Snow AM.=1"..5pm on 2.9/Depth 10p 3"
2 26 17 17 22 46 27 36 -14 0.11 2.0 3   43 0 Cdy Snow early AM..Flurries aftn & evening.
3 29 11 18 20 47 27 37 -17 0.00 0.0 2   45 0 Pc Pc and cont. cold.
4 33 10 26 22 47 28 37 -15 0.00 0.0 Trace   43 0 Pc Pc..Little warmer.
5 39 19 26 29 48 28 38 -9 0.00 0.0 0   36 0 Pc Little warmer..Light winds.
6 47 24 43 36 49 28 39 -3 0.00 0.0 0   29 0 Pc Very windy..Gust at house 52/ AP 51
7 46 29 34 38 49 29 39 -1 0.00 0.0 0   27 0 Pc Cldy AM..Pc aftn..LCT..Not as windy.
8 39 26 26 33 50 29 40 -7 Trace Trace 0   32 0 Pc Sn Pellets AM..Pc aftn..Colder
9 52 20 41 36 51 29 40 -4 0.01 0.0 0   29 0 Pc Pc and warmer..Rain late..
10 45 38 38 42 51 30 41 1 0.12 0.0 0   23 0 Cdy Light rain most of the day.
11 48 35 37 42 52 30 41 1 0.00 0.0 0   23 0 Cdy Cldy and LCT..Dense fog this morning.
12 74 33 53 54 53 31 42 12 0.00 0.0 0   11 0 Su Sunny this aftn..Becoming PC late aftn.
13 68 46 52 57 53 31 42 15 0.04 0.0 0   8 0 Pc Pc rain early aftn.
14 71 45 54 58 54 32 43 15 0.01 0.0 0   7 0 Su Light rain early AM..Sunny and mild aftn.
15 76 51 56 64 54 32 43 21 0.00 0.0 0   1 0 Pc Pc and very warm. 90's in S Mn.
16 85 47 50 66 55 33 44 22 0.00 0.0 0   0 1 Pc RECORD HIGH..FAP 89/MAP 84 (old 82)
17 69 44 53 57 55 33 44 13 0.00 0.0 0   8 0 Su Sunny and cooler but a very nice spring day.
18 53 30 30 42 56 33 45 -3 0.29 0.4 0   23 0 Cdy TS Am..Light rain/drizzle aftn/Sn PM..Day hi 48
19 40 25 28 33 57 33 45 -12 0.00 0.0 0   32 0 Pc Pc and much colder..Snow all melted.
20 47 23 36 35 57 34 46 -11 0.00 0.0 0   30 0 Pc Pc and not much temperature change
21 38 25 25 32 58 34 46 -14 0.05 Trace 0   33 0 Cdy Lgt flurries throughout the aftn/evening
22 49 23 41 36 59 35 47 -11 0.00 0.0 0   29 0 Cdy Dense fog this morning..Cldy and cont cool.
23 74 38 46 56 59 36 48 8 0.01 0.0 0   9 0 Su TS Warning with Winter Storm watch out.
24 46 34 34 40 60 36 48 -8 0.12 0.0 0   25 0 Cdy M Cdy..Rain early AM..Windy..Pk wnd 50
25 43 23 29 33 60 37 49 -16 Trace Trace 0   32 0 Pc Cldy light flurries this morning..Pc aftn.
26 49 17 35 33 61 37 49 -16 0.04 0.0 0   32 0 Cdy RECORD LOW..Clear becoming cldy by noon.
27 40 35 35 38 61 37 49 -11 0.36 0.0 0   27 0 Cdy Rain all day.
28 48 31 41 40 62 38 50 -10 0.07 0.0 0   25 0 Cdy Light rain late aftn & evening.
29 57 37 33 47 62 39 51 -4 Trace 0.0 0   18 0 Pc Sunny AM..Pc to Cdy aftn..Sprinkles in area.
30 55 33 37 44 63 39 51 -7 0.02 0.0 0   21 0 Pc Rain early AM..Clearing becoming Pc pm.
                                 
 
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg     Norm Deprt Pre Ha/Sn Grnd   HDD CDD Days Recap
Total 1518 892                         Su April was below normal in temperature
                              4 and above normal for precipitation. It just
Avrg 50.6 29.7   40.2     43.5 -3.3         25 0 Pc would not quite snowing. Last day of snow
High 85 51           Total 1.51 6.3     738 1 15 fall was on the 25th. Had two records set
Low 26 10           Norm 1.37           Cdy in April, a record high on the 16th and then
                Deprt 0.14           11 just 10 days later a record low.
                % Nrm 110.2%              
Yearly Summery
                Total 2.90 49.8     4725 695    
                Norm 3.89              
                Deprt -0.99              
                %Nrm 74.6%              
                                 

Last Updated on 5/2/02
By Keith
Email: kemsky@worldnet.att.net