Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
812 AM CDT WED SEP 3 2014

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...THE DULUTH MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   08/01/1930
 LOW               32   08/27/1986
HIGHEST            83   08/02        MM      MM       94  08/25
LOWEST             48   08/27        MM      MM       43  08/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.9              74.3    -1.4     80.2
AVG. MINIMUM     56.6              54.4     2.2     57.8
MEAN             64.7              64.3     0.4     69.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.31   1972
 MINIMUM         0.29   1930
TOTALS           4.63              3.70    0.93     1.98
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.12    0.03     0.06
DAYS >= .01        13              10.8     2.2        8
DAYS >= .10         7               6.4     0.6        4
DAYS >= .50         5               2.5     2.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.60                            08/26 TO 08/27


DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      37                86     -49       27
 SINCE 7/1         77               149     -72       74
COOLING TOTAL      38                66     -28      156
 SINCE 1/1        170               190     -20      351
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/250    DATE  08/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/250    DATE  08/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     11
HAZE                      6

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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.AUGUST 2014 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 64.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.4
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 64.3 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
58TH WARMEST AUGUST IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 83 DEGREES ON THE 2ND. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 48
DEGREES ON THE 27TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE
MONTH.

AUGUST 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 4.63 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.93 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 3.70 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 32ND WETTEST AUGUST IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 10TH THROUGH THE 11TH WHEN 1.60 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 20 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL
ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 5
DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKE FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.1 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 17TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.7 MPH.
THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WITH A WIND FROM THE
WEST AT 29 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 38 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED ON
THE 25TH. THERE WERE 37 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
49 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 86. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 77
WHICH WAS 72 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 149. THERE WERE 38 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 28 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 66. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 170 WHICH IS 20 DEGREES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 190. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 30.24 INCHES REACHED ON THE 27TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING WAS 29.61 INCHES REACHED ON THE 31ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE
LOWER 70S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE LOWER 50S AND COOL TO 40 DEGREES AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 4.11
INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR SEPTEMBER IS 0.1 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
SEPTEMBER.

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