Climatological Report (Seasonal)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
209 PM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2016 TO 2/28/2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   02/17/2017
                        02/22/2000
                        02/22/2000
 LOW              -46   01/21/2011
                        01/06/1968
                        01/06/1968
HIGHEST            58R  02/17        MM      MM       46
LOWEST            -39   01/13        MM      MM      -29
MEAN             13.0               8.1     4.9     14.9

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.80   2013
TOTALS           4.94R             2.00    2.94     2.44

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
SINCE 7/1        63.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4668              5123    -455     4526
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/290

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM



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

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.THE 2016-2017 WINTER SEASON WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT
INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE 2016-2017 WINTER SEASON WAS 13.0
DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 8.1 DEGREES. THIS
TIES THE 11TH WARMEST WINTER IN STATION HISTORY AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 58 DEGREES ON
FEBRUARY 17TH. THIS TIED THE RECORD WARMEST DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE
IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THE RECORD HIGH OF 58 DEGREES WAS RECORDED
ON THE 22ND IN 2000. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE THE WINTER WAS -
39 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13TH. NO MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN THIS WINTER.

THE WINTER OF 2016-2017 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A
TOTAL OF 4.94 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS
WAS 2.94 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.00 INCHES MAKING THIS THE
WETTEST WINTER SEASON IN STATION HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 25TH TO THE
26TH WHEN 0.82 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 38 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 19 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 2 DAYS. 54.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR
THE SEASON WHICH WAS 14.1 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 40.8 INCHES
MAKING THIS THE 11TH SNOWIEST WINTER SEASON ON RECORD. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON JANUARY 2ND TO
JANUARY 3RD WHERE 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. ONE MONTHLY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS BROKEN THIS WINTER. DECEMBER HAD 2.19
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2.00 INCHES
IN 2004. NO MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS WINTER.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE WINTER WAS 7.5 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 14TH WITH A SPEED OF 33 MPH OUT
OF THE NORTHWEST. THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST OCCURRED ON JANUARY
12TH WITH A SPEED OF 42 MPH OUT OF THE WEST.

THERE WERE 4668 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE WINTER WHICH WAS 455
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 5123. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
WINTER WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE FOR THE
WINTER WAS 30.87 INCHES REACHED ON JANUARY 13TH AND THE LOWEST SEA
LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS 29.21 INCHES REACHED ON DECEMBER 26TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SPRING...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S IN
EARLY MARCH AND WARM TO THE UPPER 60S BY THE END OF MAY. NORMAL LOWS
START IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND WARM TO THE MID 40S BY THE
END OF THE SEASON. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SPRING IS 5.34 INCHES.
THE NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SPRING IS 14.2 INCHES. THE LATEST
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THE ODDS ARE TILTED
TOWARDS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
THE SPRING.

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