Data for Moorhead, MN  56560  Clay County  
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
March-11
Season Fwd 1.04 67 3.59 6857 0
Obs Time 10P...Normals Fargo WSO 1971-2000 Hail/Snow HDD July-Jun…....CDD Jan-Dec
Date Max Min Obs Avrg N Hi N Lw Norm Deprt Pre Fell Grnd SWE HDD CDD Sky Description Of Weather
1 20 -5 -5 8 28 13 20 -12 Trace Trace 12   57 0 Cdy Light snow blowing snow. Very widy.
2 8 -8 8 0 28 13 20 -20 0.00 0.0 12   65 0 Cdy Another cold day rising temps pm.
3 25 8 17 17 29 14 21 -4 0.00 0.0 12   48 0 Pc Much warmer. Light winds
4 17 5 5 11 29 14 21 -10 Trace Trace 12   54 0 Cdy Lgt flurries 6:45a, 9a to 1pm
5 15 -2 12 7 29 14 22 -15 0.00 0.0 12   58 0 Pc Cont cold for this time of the year. 
6 20 11 13 16 30 14 22 -6 0.13 2.3 13 3.67 49 0 Cdy Light snow off and on all day. 
7 13 1 1 7 30 15 23 -16 Trace Trace 13   58 0 Pc Trace of snow after midnight.
8 24 -3 24 11 31 15 23 -12 0.14 1.5 14   54 0 Cdy Light snow 12pm up to obs time of 11:20
9 31 23 23 27 31 16 24 3 0.18 1.8 15   38 0 Cdy Still snowing obs time of 7:15.
10 23 14 21 19 32 16 24 -5 Trace Trace 15   46 0 Pc Flurries Am..Clearing afternoon
11 42 13 13 28 32 16 24 4 0.13 1.2 13   37 0 Pc Windy..Blizzard pm but not much snow.
12 13 4 4 9 33 17 25 -16 Trace Trace 13   56 0 Pc Windy with light flurries afternoon.
13 20 2 10 11 33 17 25 -14 Trace 0.2 13 3.75 54 0 Pc Flurries 9-noon.
14 35 10 31 23 34 18 26 -3 0.00 0.0 13   42 0 Pc Warming up nicely today. 
15 46 29 32 38 34 18 26 12 Trace 0.0 11   27 0 Pc Frezzing rain AM..Clearing and mild afternoon.
16 43 25 32 34 35 19 27 7 0.00 0.0 11   31 0 Cdy River 16.19 Mostly cloudy with few breaks.
17 46 30 30 38 35 20 28 10 0.05 0.0 8   27 0 Cdy River 16.31 Light rain AM. River 16.31
18 30 16 24 23 36 20 28 -5 0.00 0.0 8   42 0 Pc River  16.17 Pc and much colder. 
19 39 24 39 32 37 21 29 3 0.06 0.0 7   33 0 Cdy River 16.15 Light rain 11am thru 1pm. 
20 42 35 35 39 37 21 29 10 0.00 0.0 4 1.28 26 0 Cdy River 16.31 Lost a lot of snow cover today. 
21 38 33 33 36 38 21 30 6 0.00 0.0 3   29 0 Cdy River 16.35 Some bare spots in the park. 
22 36 26 26 31 38 22 30 1 1.06 4.4 6   34 0 Cdy Rain, Thunder,Sleet & Snow heavy at times
23 27 13 13 20 39 22 31 -11 0.37 3.7 10   45 0 Pc River .16.56 Snow ending 7am..Clearing aftn.
24 27 4 13 16 40 22 31 -15 0.00 0.0 9   49 0 Su River 16.72 Sunny but cold. 
25 30 4 16 17 40 23 32 -15 0.00 0.0 9   48 0 Su River 16.97 Fair little warmer..Light winds 
26 32 6 15 19 41 23 32 -13 0.00 0.0 7   46 0 Su River 17.29 Sunny cont cold for this date. 
27 34 5 17 20 42 24 33 -13 0.00 0.0 7 2.28 45 0 Su River 17.48 LCT with cont below norm temps. 
28 36 8 34 22 42 24 33 -11 0.00 0.0 7   43 0 Su River 17.80 Mostly sunny and cont cold. 
29 37 11 25 24 43 25 34 -10 0.00 0.0 6   41 0 Su River 18.05 Mostly sunny and cont cold. 
30 37 17 33 27 43 25 34 -7 0.00 0.0 6   38 0 Cdy River 18.47 LCT . Some ra/sn to SW. 
31 37 31 35 34 44 26 35 -1 0.13 1.6 6   31 0 Cdy River 19.09 Snow am, rain pm.new sn melted..
…………River flood stage is 18 feet………
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg     Norm Deprt Pre Ha/Sn Grnd   HDD CDD Days Recap
Total 923 390                         Su March was another below normal month for
                              6 temperatures but double the precipitation. 
Avrg 29.8 12.6   21.2     27.2 -6.0         44 0 Pc Greatest snowfall 8.1 on the 22nd and 23rd.
High 46 35           Total 2.25 16.7     1351 0 11 The snowfall on the 31st put us into 3rd place
Low 8 -8           Norm 1.06           Cdy as the snowest winter on record. 
                Deprt 1.19           14  
                % Nrm 212.3%              
Yearly Summery
                Total 3.29 83.7     8208 0    
                Norm 2.18 46.7            
                Deprt 1.11 37.0            
                %Nrm 150.9% 179.2%