Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
140 AM CDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   08/18/2003
                        08/27/1991
                        08/18/1955
 LOW               30   08/28/1982
HIGHEST            85   08/23        MM      MM       89  08/15
                        08/03
LOWEST             37   08/21        MM      MM       34  08/26
AVG. MAXIMUM     76.9              75.9     1.0     74.6
AVG. MINIMUM     50.8              50.7     0.1     51.0
MEAN             63.9              63.3     0.6     62.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.8    -0.8        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.39   2002
 MINIMUM            T   2008
TOTALS           3.41              2.81    0.60     3.62
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.09    0.02     0.12
DAYS >= .01        14              11.0     3.0       14
DAYS >= .10         7               5.8     1.2        8
DAYS >= .50         3               1.9     1.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.01   08/01 TO 08/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      74               111     -37      129
 SINCE 7/1        117               181     -64      176
COOLING TOTAL      46                58     -12       68
 SINCE 1/1        148               181     -33      163
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/120    DATE  08/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/120    DATE  08/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      3

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

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.AUGUST 2016 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 63.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.6
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 63.3 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 85 DEGREES ON THE 3RD AND THE 23RD. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 37 DEGREES ON THE 21ST. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

AUGUST 2016 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 3.41
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.60 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 36TH WETTEST AUGUST
IN STATION HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 1ST TO THE 2ND WHEN 1.01 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 16 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.10 OF AN INCH FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 OF AN INCH FELL ON 3
DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 4TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 11.4 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 2ND WITH A SPEED OF 29 MPH
OUT OF THE EAST SOUTHEAST. A PEAK GUST OF 37 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE
2ND. THERE WERE 74 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 37
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 111. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 117
WHICH WAS 64 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 181. THERE WERE 46 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 12 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 58. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 148 WHICH IS 33 BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 181. THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS
30.29 INCHES REACHED ON THE 31ST AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
READING WAS 29.60 INCHES REACHED ON THE 4TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOW
70S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 50S BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE UPPER 40S AND COOL TO THE MID 30S BY THE END
OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 2.99 INCHES. THE
LATEST CPC OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THERE IS NO CLEAR INDICATION FOR
ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND THERE IS A CHANCE OF ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

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