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Climate of North Dakota

List of Tables and Figures


List of Tables

Table 1 -- Average diurnal temperature range for climatological division.
Table 2 -- Table used to construct annual temperature curves.
Table 3 -- Frost penetration in North Dakota.
Table 4 -- Average annual number of snowfalls of stated amounts.
Table 5 -- Average annual number of precipitation events of stated amounts.
Table 6 -- Return period values in inches of precipitation.
Table 7 -- Average number of thunderstorms by month.
Table 8 -- Average relative humidity by month for a year.
Table 9 -- Percent of possible sunshine by months for a year.
Table 10 -- Average number of clear, partly cloudy, and cloudy days between sunrise and sunset.
Table 11 -- Average number of days fog reduces visibility.
Table 12 -- Average wind speed, prevailing direction, and extreme mile of wind.
Table 13 -- North Dakota tornado statistics.
Table 14 -- Frequency distributions of tornadoes, windstorms, and hailstorms.
Table 15 -- Frequency of blizzards by state for years 1957-67.

List of Figures

Figure 1 -- Elevation in hundreds of feet above mean sea level.
Figure 2 -- Annual mean temperature.
Figure 3 -- December mean temperature.
Figure 4 -- January mean temperature.
Fiugre 5 -- February mean temperature.
Figure 6 -- March mean temperature.
Figure 7 -- April mean temperature.
Figure 8 -- May mean temperature.
Figure 9 -- June mean temperature.
Figure 10 -- July mean temperature.
Figure 11 -- August mean temperature.
Figure 12 -- September mean temperature.
Figure 13 -- October mean temperature.
Figure 14 -- November mean temperature.
Figure 15 -- April through July mean temperature.
Figure 16 -- April through September mean temperature.
Figure 17 -- Extreme high temperature.
Figure 18 -- Extreme low temperature.
Figure 19 -- Annual number of days 90° F or above.
Figure 20 -- Annual number of days 32° F or below.
Figure 21 -- Annual number of days 0° F or below.
Figure 22 -- Graph of annual temperature curves constructed for Buxton, North Dakota.
Figure 23 -- Map showing length of feeze period, and first and last occurence of 32° or lower temperature.
Figure 24 -- Mean soil temperature at four sites in North Dakota for the period 1962-1965.
Figure 25 -- Air and soil temperature profile.
Figure 26 -- December mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 27 -- January mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 28 -- February mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 29 -- March mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 30 -- April mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 31 -- May mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 32 -- June mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 33 -- July mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 34 -- August mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 35 -- September mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 36 -- October mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 37 -- November mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 38 -- April through July mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 39 -- April through September mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 40 -- October through March mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 41 -- Annual mean precipitation in inches.
Figure 42 -- Average mean annual snowfall for period 1930-31 through 1959-60.
Figure 43 -- Mean seasonal maximum snow depth.
Figure 44 -- Mean seasonal number of days with snow depth of 1 inch or more.
Figure 45 -- Mean seasonal number of days with snow depth of 6 inches or more.
Figure 46 -- Mean seasonal number of days wiht snow depth of 18 inches or more.
Figure 47 -- Mean date of first one inch or more snow depth.
Figure 48 -- Mean date of last one inch snow cover in spring.
Figure 49 -- Percent chance of measurable precipitation for each hour.
Figure 50 -- Percentage frequency of hours in month in which snow, rain or drizzle, and freezing rain.
Figure 51 -- Percentage frequency of hours in month in which fog, smoke or haze, blowing snow, or dust restricted visibility.
Figure 52 -- Wind roses for Fargo, Minot and Bismarck.
Figure 53 -- Hail climatology for North Dakota.
Figure 54 -- Climatological divisions in North Dakota.

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