Data for Moorhead, MN 56560 Clay County
Station # 21-5586-1 (MORM5)
Keith, Observer
October-02
                                 
Season Fwd                 20.60 0     196 734    
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 60 43 43 52 64 41 52 0 Trace 0.0 0   13 0 Cdy Mostly cloudy..Sprinkle around noon.
2 48 33 40 41 63 40 52 -11 0.00 0.0 0   24 0 Pc Pc and cool.
3 48 35 46 42 63 40 51 -9 0.14 0.0 0   23 0 Cdy Cdy Cool..Light rain aftn & evening.
4 51 42 40 47 63 40 51 -4 0.14 0.0 0   18 0 Cdy Rain Am..Cool and windy
5 53 38 44 46 62 39 51 -5 0.04 0.0 0   19 0 Pc Pc with light rain 10PM
6 47 35 35 41 62 39 50 -9 0.59 0.0 0   24 0 Pc Windy and cool.Rain early Am.
7 54 35 40 45 61 38 50 -5 0.03 0.0 0   20 0 Cdy Drizzle AM..Mostly Cldy and warmer.
8 49 37 39 43 61 38 50 -7 0.00 0.0 0   22 0 Pc Cont. cool..
9 53 28 45 41 60 38 49 -8 Trace 0.0 0   24 0 Pc Pc and little warmer. Sprinkle 3:30pm
10 65 44 60 55 60 37 49 6 0.00 0.0 0   10 0 Pc Fog this AM..Lifting late..Sharp rise temp aftn
11 71 46 46 59 59 37 48 11 0.04 0.0 0   6 0 Pc Pc and warmer..7am low 56.Lgt rain 9pm
12 46 31 31 39 59 36 48 -9 Trace Trace 0   26 0 Cdy Mostly cldy..1st snow flurries aftn..Day Hi 41
13 46 29 39 38 58 36 47 -9 0.00 0.0 0   27 0 Su Sunny and mild. Light northerly winds.
14 59 39 39 49 58 36 47 2 0.00 0.0 0   16 0 Su Rising temps during night.. Mild day..
15 44 25 27 35 57 35 46 -11 0.00 0.0 0   30 0 Su Sunny and cold.
16 42 25 34 34 57 35 46 -12 Trace Trace 0   31 0 Pc Pc and cont. cold.Light flurries.
17 39 32 32 36 56 34 45 -9 0.18 0.9 0   29 0 Cdy Snow Am..20 miles east of here had 6"
18 38 32 32 35 56 34 45 -10 0.25 1.0 0   30 0 Cdy Rain/Snow mixed AM..Windy and cold.
19 36 27 33 32 55 33 44 -12 0.00 0.0 0   33 0 Cdy Cldy and cont. cold.
20 35 29 36 32 54 33 44 -12 Trace Trace 0   33 0 Cdy Very light flurries AM
21 39 23 30 31 54 32 43 -12 Trace Trace 0   34 0 Cdy M Cdy & cont. cold. Just couple of flurries.
22 36 23 28 30 53 32 42 -12 0.00 0.0 0   35 0 Cdy Cont. seasonably cold.
23 32 27 29 30 52 31 42 -12 Trace Trace 0   35 0 Cdy Cldy and cold. Very light flurries.
24 34 22 27 28 52 31 41 -13 0.00 0.0 0   37 0 Cdy Mostly cloudy and cont cold for Oct.
25 38 27 34 33 51 30 41 -8 0.00 0.0 0   32 0 Cdy Cldy and more of the same.
26 41 28 33 35 50 30 40 -5 Trace Trace 0   30 0 Cdy Mostly Cldy..Light flurries no accumulation.
27 43 30 37 37 49 29 39 -2 0.02 Trace 0   28 0 Cdy Light flurries AM..Rain PM
28 40 34 37 37 49 29 39 -2 0.08 Trace 0   28 0 Cdy Rain Am mixed with flurries.
29 37 22 22 30 48 28 38 -8 0.04 Trace 0   35 0 Cdy Rain turning to snow AM. Day high 34.
30 26 17 19 22 47 28 37 -15 Trace Trace 0   43 0 Pc Cold this AM..Light snow aftn.Clearing pm
31 33 15 20 24 46 27 37 -13 0.00 0.0 0   41 0 Su Sunny. Seemed warmer since no wind.
 
Monthly Summary
  Max Min   Avrg     Norm Deprt Pre Ha/Sn Grnd   HDD CDD Days Recap
Total 1383 953                         Su October was just cold. Here in Moorhead
                              4 I had 3 days above normal with 28 days
Avrg 44.6 30.7   37.7     45.3 -7.6         27 0 Pc normal or below. According to Fargo's
High 71 46           Total 1.55 1.9     836 0 9 records this was the 4th coldest and the
Low 26 15           Norm 1.97           Cdy coldest since 1925. No accumulation of
                Deprt -0.42           18 snow during the month.
                % Nrm 78.7%              
Yearly Summery
                Total 22.15 1.9     1032 734    
                Norm 19.56              
                Deprt 2.59              
                %Nrm 113.2%              
                                 

Last Updated on 11/3/02
By Keith
Email: keith@keithwx.com