Data for Moorhead, MN  56560  Clay County  
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
December-05
Season Fwd 30.79 9.9 6 1649 586
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 15 9 10 12 26 11 18 -6 Trace Trace 6   53 0 Pc Very light flurries aftn..
2 11 -4 10 4 26 10 18 -14 Trace Trace 6 61 0 Pc Daytime high 9/Clear Am turning cldy noon
3 13 2 4 8 25 10 18 -10 0.03 0.4 6 57 0 Cdy Mostly cldy..Light snow am/aftn.
4 5 1 2 3 25 9 17 -14 0.01 0.2 5 62 0 Cdy Occ Light snow off and on.
5 1 -8 -3 -3 25 9 17 -20 0.00 0.0 5   68 0 Su Sunny and cold.  
6 12 -3 10 5 24 8 16 -11 0.05 0.8 6   60 0 Cdy Light snow aftn/early evening.
7 16 7 13 12 24 8 16 -4 Trace 0.2 6 53 0 Cdy Mostly Cloudy..Few flurries in area this aftn.
8 13 1 2 7 23 7 15 -8 0.00 0.0 6 58 0 Su Sunny and cold..Some ice crystals pm.
9 31 -1 31 15 23 7 15 0 Trace Trace 6 50 0 Pc Pc..Warmer..Snow pelletts/freezing rain 11pm
10 36 18 18 27 23 6 14 13 0.02 Trace 4   38 0 Cdy Freezing rain..rain..flurries..Windy
11 29 15 25 22 22 6 14 8 0.08 1.0 5   43 0 Cdy Light snow off and on all day.
12 33 24 25 29 22 6 14 15 Trace Trace 5 36 0 Cdy Cldy all day..Steady temperatures.
13 35 21 34 28 21 5 13 15 Trace Trace 4 37 0 Cdy Cloudy..Windy..Lgt snow/rain mixed 11pm
14 34 20 20 27 21 5 13 14 0.22 1.3 5 38 0 Cdy Rain/snow mixed AM.. Lgt snow aftn.
15 20 12 12 16 21 4 13 3 0.16 2.4 7   49 0 Cdy Light snow most of the day..Windy
16 14 9 9 12 20 4 12 0 0.13 2.3 8 53 0 Cdy Light snon most of the day. Not as windy
17 11 -2 -2 5 20 4 12 -7 0.01 0.1 8 60 0 Cdy Mostly Cloudy..Lgt flurries off and on all day
18 0 -9 -9 -4 20 3 11 -15 Trace Trace 8 69 0 Pc Pc and cold..Lgt flurries aftn. Clearing PM
19 19 -9 11 5 20 3 11 -6 0.00 0.0 8 60 0 Su Sunny and warmer..Light winds.
20 20 8 7 14 19 2 11 3 Trace Trace 8   51 0 Cdy Very light flurries all day.
21 20 -1 20 10 19 2 10 0 0.00 0.0 8 55 0 Pc Sunny AM..Pc aftn..Mostly cldy PM.
22 40 20 34 30 19 2 10 20 Trace 0.0 7 35 0 Pc Sunny AM..Cldy aftn.Lgt rain 7pm 
23 37 28 31 33 18 1 10 23 0.00 0.0 7 32 0 Cdy Cldy..Mild.Light winds.
24 35 27 31 31 18 1 10 21 Trace 0.1 5 34 0 Cdy Cloudy..Cont Mild..Light winds..Lgt snow 9pm
25 31 28 28 30 18 1 9 21 0.00 0.0 5   35 0 Cdy Cloudy..
26 32 28 30 30 18 0 9 21 Trace Trace 5 35 0 Cdy Cloudy..Very Lgt flurries 5am.
27 30 27 29 29 17 0 9 20 Trace 0.0 5 36 0 Cldy Dense fog AM. Freezing rain late aftn.
28 31 28 28 30 17 -1 8 22 0.00 0.0 5 35 0 Cdy Cldy..Some dense fog in area today.
29 29 26 29 28 17 -1 8 20 0.27 2.3 7 37 0 Cdy Fog AM..Snow 3:40pm on.
30 29 26 26 28 17 -1 8 20 0.34 2.8 10 37 0 Cdy Snow off and on during the day. 
31 28 15 15 22 16 -1 8 14 0.00 0.0 10   43 0 Cdy Cldy..Light fog.  
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg     Norm Deprt Pre Ha/Sn Grnd   HDD CDD Days Recap
                              Su December started out well below normal 
Avrg 22.9 11.7   17.3     12.5 4.8         47 0 3 and ended up much above normal.  All in all
                              Pc we were 4.8 above normal.  We had two 
High 40 28           Total 1.32 13.9     1470 0 6 snow events. One 14th through the 17th with
Low 0 -9           Norm 0.57           Cdy 6.1 inches and then on 29th-30th 5.1 inches
                Deprt 0.75           21 Total snow fall for the month was 13.9 for the
Total 710 363           % Nrm 231.6%             season total so far of 23.8"
Yearly Summary
                Total 32.11 23.8     3119 586    
                Norm 21.19              
                Deprt 10.92              
                %Nrm 151.5%