Data for Moorhead, MN  56560  Clay County  
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
December-09
Season Fwd 29 23.72 1.4 0 1682 378
Obs Time 10P...Normals Fargo WSO 1971-2000 Snow Snow HDD July-Jun…....CDD Jan-Dec
Date Max Min Obs Avrg N Hi N Lw Norm Deprt Pre Fell Grnd Core HDD CDD Sky Description Of Weather
1 36 27 30 32 26 11 18 14 Trace Trace 0   33 0 Cdy Sleet mixed with snow around 2:30-4pm
2 30 19 19 25 26 10 18 7 0.06 1.2 1 40 0 Cdy Snow, graupel AM then snow rest of the day.
3 20 10 11 15 25 10 18 -3 0.02 0.3 1 50 0 Pc Lgt snow AM and again late aftn. 
4 13 3 3 8 25 9 17 -9 0.01 0.2 1 57 0 Pc Snow AM..Just a flurry or two in the aftn.
5 13 -1 4 6 25 9 17 -11 0.00 0.0 1   59 0 Pc 1st below -0- temp..Ice crystals in the air pm
6 18 4 12 11 24 8 16 -5 0.02 1.4 2   54 0 Pc Huge fluffy fakes AM..Pc afternoon.
7 13 -2 -2 6 24 8 16 -10 0.02 0.5 2 59 0 Pc Snow AM..Clearing PM..Cold.
8 1 -10 -3 -4 23 7 15 -19 0.00 0.0 2 69 0 Pc Clear AM Cloudy afternoon..Cold..WC -22 .PM
9 -2 -8 -8 -5 23 7 15 -20 0.01 0.1 2 70 0 Cdy Windy cold this morning. Up to 7am.
10 3 -10 -3 -3 23 6 14 -17 Trace Trace 1   68 0 Pc Fair to Pc..Light flurrie around 9am. 
11 14 -6 13 4 22 6 14 -10 0.00 0.0 1   61 0 Su Sunny little warmer but Wind Chills still cold.
12 14 -5 -5 5 22 6 14 -9 0.00 0.0 1 60 0 Pc Nice AM but wind chills of -25 by 10pm
13 -2 -11 -2 -6 21 5 13 -19 0.06 1.9 3 71 0 Cdy Snow this afternoon ending 5pm.
14 2 -10 1 -4 21 5 13 -17 0.02 0.2 3 69 0 Pc Cloudy light snow AM..Clearing by 5pm. 
15 1 -11 1 -5 21 4 13 -18 0.00 0.0 3   70 0 Su Fair and cold. 
16 10 -2 10 4 20 4 12 -8 0.00 0.0 3 61 0 Pc Pc..Windy but warmer..
17 20 10 11 15 20 4 12 3 0.00 0.0 2 50 0 Pc Windy but warmer. 
18 19 3 16 11 20 3 11 0 Trace Trace 2 54 0 Cdy Fog, light snow mixed with freezing drizzle.
19 20 16 16 18 20 3 11 7 Trace Trace 2 47 0 Cdy Fog..Light flurries 11am and again 10:30pm
20 22 8 22 15 19 2 11 4 0.10 1.3 3   50 0 Cdy Snow AM then flurries pm..
21 22 4 9 13 19 2 10 3 Trace Trace 3 52 0 Pc Lgt snow 1am. Pc aftn. Cldy pm. 
22 24 9 23 17 19 2 10 7 0.00 0.0 3 48 0 Cdy Cloudy with light winds.
23 27 23 23 25 18 1 10 15 0.20 2.5 5 40 0 Cdy Snow starting at 1pm and cont rest of the day.
24 25 11 13 18 18 1 10 8 0.33 3.4 9 47 0 Cdy Snow early AM..Graupel 11am.Flurries PM
25 29 13 27 21 18 1 9 12 0.76 8.1 15   44 0 Cdy Snow & windy all day. Near blizzard conditions. 
26 27 19 22 23 18 0 9 14 0.23 3.2 17 42 0 Cdy Snow moderate at times. Windy..
27 25 16 16 21 17 0 9 12 0.01 0.1 17 44 0 Cdy Light snow AM..Pc afternoon..Not as windy
28 18 -6 -6 6 17 -1 8 -2 Trace Trace 16 59 0 Pc Pc to cloudy..Light flurries this morning.
29 10 -9 7 1 17 -1 8 -7 0.00 0.0 16 64 0 Pc Pc and windy. Low wind chills.
30 13 1 7 7 17 -1 8 -1 Trace Trace 13 58 0 Pc Light flurries this morning..Pc afternoon. 
31 7 -6 -6 1 16 -1 8 -7 Trace Trace 13   64 0 Pc Flurries 4am..Daytime high 2. Pc and cold aftn
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg     Norm Deprt Pre Snow Grnd   HDD CDD Days Recap
                              Su December started out to be very cold but
High 36 27         12.5 -2.9       Avrg 55 0 2 moderated in the middle of the month. We
Low -2 -11                         Pc had a 5 day snow event 23-27 leaving us with
                Total 1.85 24.4     1714 0 16 17.3 inches of snow. Overall Dec was below
Avrg 15.9 3.2   9.6       Norm 0.57           Cdy normal on the temperature side and well above
                Deprt 1.28           13 normal for precipitation. 
Total 492 99           % Nrm 324.6%              
Yearly Summary
                Total 25.57 25.8     3396 378    
                Norm 21.19              
                Deprt 4.38              
                %Nrm 120.7%