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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
736 AM CST MON NOV 3 2014

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 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              88   10/05/1963
 LOW                2   10/30/1988
HIGHEST            70   10/24        MM      MM       74  10/08
LOWEST             17   10/31        MM      MM       12  10/29
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.1              51.1     2.0     51.3
AVG. MINIMUM     31.7              31.0     0.7     31.6
MEAN             42.4              41.1     1.3     41.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.1    -1.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              17.8     1.2       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.50   1909
 MINIMUM         0.14   1992
TOTALS           1.16              2.08   -0.92     2.07
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.07   -0.03     0.07
DAYS >= .01         8              11.7    -3.7       17
DAYS >= .10         4               5.3    -1.3        7
DAYS >= .50         0               1.1    -1.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.47   10/27 TO 10/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 MAXIMUM         10.4   1917
 MINIMUM          0.0   1963
TOTALS            0.1               2.2    -2.1      1.6
SINCE 7/1         0.1               2.3    -2.2      1.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   10/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     696               743     -47      726
 SINCE 7/1       1232              1277     -45     1168
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        121               192     -71      224
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/320    DATE  10/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/330    DATE  10/30

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)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

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.OCTOBER 2014 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 42.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 41.1 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
42ND WARMEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 70 DEGREES ON THE 24TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 17
DEGREES ON THE 31ST. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

OCTOBER 2014 HAD BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 1.16
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.92 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.08 INCHES MAKING
THIS THE 34TH DRIEST OCTOBER IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 27TH
THROUGH THE 28TH WHEN 0.47 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 4 DAYS. 0.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 2.1
INCHES BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 2.2 INCHES. THIS WAS TIED FOR THE 24TH
LEAST SNOWIEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR
SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 4TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 30TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 29 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 39 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 30TH. THERE WERE 696 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 47 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 743. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS TO 1232 WHICH IS 45 BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 1277. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAINS AT 121
WHICH IS 71 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 192. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.64 INCHES REACHED ON THE 31ST.
THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.25 INCHES REACHED ON THE 6TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOWER 40S AND
COOL TO THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE MID 20S AND COOL TO THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE
ZERO AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS
1.38 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER IS 13.7 INCHES. ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED
FOR NOVEMBER.

$$

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