Data for Moorhead, MN  56560  Clay County  
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
March-09
Season Fwd 1.78 51.4 11 2.20 7024 0
Obs Time 10P...Normals Fargo WSO 1971-2000 Hail/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 6 -14 6 -4 28 13 20 -24 0.00 0.0 11 2.60 69 0 Cdy Pc becoming cldy aftn. 
2 22 4 17 13 28 13 20 -7 0.00 0.0 11 52 0 Pc Fair to Pc..Windy-Warmer. 
3 31 17 24 24 29 14 21 3 0.00 0.0 11 41 0 Pc Pc - Very Windy - Warmer - Icy roads
4 33 19 23 26 29 14 21 5 0.00 0.0 10 39 0 Pc Pc..Lighter winds..Nice day  
5 41 23 32 32 29 14 22 10 0.10 0.0 8   33 0 Cdy Frz rain AM..Rain late evening.
6 34 13 13 24 30 14 22 2 0.00 0.0 6   41 0 Su Clearing early AM.. Steady temps. Cldy pm.
7 20 4 7 12 30 15 23 -11 0.00 0.0 6 53 0 Su Sunny and colder. 
8 29 3 28 16 31 15 23 -7 0.00 0.0 6 2.70 49 0 Cdy Mostly cloudy..Light southerly winds. 
9 28 9 9 19 31 16 24 -5 0.35 3.6 9 46 0 Cdy Frz drizzle early AM..Snow 7am thru 11pm.  
10 9 -6 -6 2 32 16 24 -22 0.43 6.5 16   63 0 Cdy Blizzard conditions most of the day and night. 
11 1 -9 -9 -4 32 16 24 -28 Trace Trace 15   69 0 Su Clearing early morning and a cold windy day
12 12 -19 6 -3 33 17 25 -28 0.00 0.0 15 68 0 Su Clear cold this morning. Little warmer afternoon
13 31 0 20 16 33 17 25 -9 0.00 0.0 15 49 0 Su Sunny and much warmer..Nice day.
14 40 20 31 30 34 18 26 4 0.00 0.0 12 35 0 Su Much warmer..Nice early spring day.
15 47 31 40 39 34 18 26 13 0.00 0.0 9 3.10 26 0 Su Fair and cont mild..More snow melt
16 47 31 33 39 35 19 27 12 0.00 0.0 6 26 0 Su Fair and cont mild. 
17 44 29 29 37 35 20 28 9 0.00 0.0 4 28 0 Pc Fair to Pc..Cooler.
18 31 22 22 27 36 20 28 -1 0.00 0.0 4 38 0 Su Sunny and much cooler. 
19 32 15 29 24 37 21 29 -5 0.00 0.0 3 41 0 Su Fair and LTC..
20 46 29 32 38 37 21 29 9 0.01 0.0 2   27 0 Pc Lgr rain AM..Pc aftn. Warmer.(1" ice 1" sn)
21 45 28 38 37 38 21 30 7 0.00 0.0 1 28 0 Cdy Cloudy with fog most of the day.
22 51 36 43 44 38 22 30 14 0.72 0.0 Tr 21 0 Cdy Cloudy with rain heavy at time aftn.R=23.38
23 46 42 43 44 39 22 31 13 0.90 0.0 Tr 21 0 Cdy Rain most of the day..Tshower 8pm.R= 28.02
24 50 32 32 41 40 22 31 10 0.21 0.0 0 24 0 Cdy Pc becoming cldy with rain 6pm. R=33.05
25 32 17 17 25 40 23 32 -7 0.93 7.1 7   40 0 Cdy Rain changing to snow around mid.R=37.11
26 22 15 17 19 41 23 32 -13 0.03 0.4 7 0.87 46 0 Cdy Lgt snow AM..Flurries aftn. R=39.85
27 20 10 11 15 42 24 33 -18 Trace 0.1 7 50 0 Pc Lgt flurries arnd mid. Off & on daytime.R=40.8
28 27 2 17 15 42 24 33 -18 0.00 0.0 7 50 0 Pc Pc and Cold AM.Record river Highest 40.82
29 34 10 28 22 43 25 34 -12 0.00 0.0 6 43 0 Pc Little warmer..River going down.R=39.64
30 35 28 30 32 43 25 34 -2 0.34 5.8 12 33 0 Cdy Snow noon on..heavy at times.River 38.5
31 31 28 30 30 44 26 35 -5 0.60 4.6 9 1.76 35 0 Cdy Snow heavy at times. Some melting. R=37.48
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg     Norm Deprt Pre Ha/Sn Grnd   HDD CDD Days Recap
                              Su March was a month of breaking snow records.
High 51 42         27.2 -3.9       Avrg 41 0 10 It had several daily records broken and the
Low 1 -19                         Pc monthly snowfall of 28.1 beat the record of
                Total 4.62 28.1     1284 0 8 26.2 in 1997. Total precip of 4.62 shattered
Avrg 31.5 15.1   23.3       Norm 1.17           Cdy the old record of 2.83 in 1882. March was also
                Deprt 3.45           13 cold month with an average of -3.9. 
Total 977 469           % Nrm 394.9%              
Yearly Summary
                Total 6.40 79.5     8308 0    
                Norm 3.89              
                Deprt 2.51              
                %Nrm 164.5%