Data for Moorhead, MN 56560 Clay County
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
Dec-98
                           
Season Fwd             31.64 12.3 0 1697 667    
Obs Time 10P...Normals Fargo WSO 1961-90 Hail/Snow        
Date Max Min Obs Avrg Norm Deprt Pre Fell Grnd HDD CDD Sky Description Of Weather
1 47 28 32 37.5 19 18.5 0.00 0.0 0 27 0 Su Cont. Mild
2 44 25 35 34.5 18 16.5 0.00 0.0 0 30 0 Pc Clear Am..Pc Aftn..Cdy PM
3 46 29 29 37.5 17 20.5 0.00 0.0 0 27 0 Su Cont. mild..
4 35 25 32 30.0 17 13.0 0.00 0.0 0 35 0 Pc PC..Cooler..Heavy snow NW..ND
5 32 21 21 26.5 16 10.5 0.01 0.0 0 38 0 Cdy Frz rain 2AM..Day Hi 6am of 31.
6 33 17 18 25.0 16 9.0 0.00 0.0 0 40 0 Su Mostly sunny..Light winds..Warmer
7 37 15 30 26.0 15 11.0 0.00 0.0 0 39 0 Su Mostly sunny and another nice day.
8 36 17 29 26.5 15 11.5 0.00 0.0 0 38 0 Su Fair cont. very mild.
9 35 21 21 28.0 14 14.0 0.00 0.0 0 37 0 Su Fair..Little change in temperature
10 44 16 35 30.0 14 16.0 0.00 0.0 0 35 0 Su Fair and cont mild
11 46 27 31 36.5 13 23.5 0.00 0.0 0 28 0 Su Scattered clds noon clearng again pm.
12 46 25 31 35.5 13 22.5 0.00 0.0 0 29 0 Pc Pc…LCT
13 44 22 32 33.0 12 21.0 0.00 0.0 0 32 0 Pc Cont very mild
14 48 30 34 39.0 12 27.0 0.00 0.0 0 26 0 Su Broke record hi today..Airport hi also 48
15 35 24 26 29.5 11 18.5 0.00 0.0 0 35 0 Su Much cooler and windy
16 32 23 26 27.5 11 16.5 0.05 0.7 Tr 37 0 Pc Cldy snow AM…Clearing afternoon.
17 29 14 29 21.5 11 10.5 0.04 1.0 1 43 0 Cdy Cdy with snow afternoon .
18 31 0 0 15.5 10 5.5 0.03 0.6 1 49 0 Cdy Cdy snow 5p..Near blizzard cond. Vis 1/4-1/2
19 0 -8 -8 -4.0 10 -14.0 0.01 0.2 1 69 0 Pc Pc..Cold!!..Snow fell early AM..Day Hi -1.
20 -2 -8 -7 -5.0 10 -15.0 0.01 0.2 1 70 0 Pc Pc to Cdy..Lgt snow 1p-3p..Cont. cold.
21 0 -11 -9 -5.5 9 -14.5 Tr Tr 1 70 0 Su Very cold and windy day.
22 12 -9 6 1.5 9 -7.5 0.00 0.0 1 63 0 Su Cont cold..
23 10 0 4 5.0 9 -4.0 0.00 0.0 1 60 0 Su Cold
24 18 0 9 9.0 8 1.0 0.00 0.0 1 56 0 Su Little Warmer
25 14 2 2 8.0 8 0.0 Tr Tr 1 57 0 Pc Fair to Pc.. Very lgt snow noon.
26 19 -3 19 8.0 8 0.0 0.10 0.9 2 57 0 Cdy Mostly Cldy…Snow 4pm on…
27 19 5 10 12.0 7 5.0 0.02 0.3 2 53 0 Pc Snow was up to 7AM.
28 24 3 3 13.5 7 6.5 0.01 0.3 2 51 0 Pc Snow 12:01AM..Again 5p-11p..BL Sn pm.
29 3 -12 -12 -4.5 7 -11.5 Tr Tr 2 69 0 Su Mostly sunny..Cold..Day Hi -4
30 2 -12 -1 -5.0 7 -12.0 0.01 0.1 2 70 0 Pc Pc..Very light snow late aftn/Pm
31 4 -16 -16 -6.0 7 -13.0 0.02 0.2 2 71 0 Su Snow AM..Clearing and cold balance of day.
 
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg Norm Deprt Pre Ha/Sn Grnd HDD CDD Days Recap
High 48 30         0.10 1.0 2     Su December started out very mld till the 18th
Low -2 -16             0     16 then turning much colder. Had only 48% of
Avrg 26.5 10.0   18.3 11.6 6.7       46 0 Pc normal precip. Greatest 24 hr snow fall was
            Total 0.31 4.5   1441 0 11 1" on the 17th.
            Norm 0.65         Cdy For the year had 12.50 above normal on
            Deprt -0.34         4 precipitation which is 164% of normal.
            % Nrm 47.8%            
Yearly Summery
            Total 31.95 16.8   3138 667    
            Norm 19.45            
            Deprt 12.50            
            %Nrm 164.3%            
Total 823 310                      


Last Updated on 8/18/99
By Keith M