Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1150 AM CST SUN DEC 3 2017

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
9/1/2017 TO 11/30/2017...

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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   09/07/1976
 LOW              -32   11/28/1985
HIGHEST            84   09/12        MM      MM       76
LOWEST            -14   11/10        MM      MM        8
MEAN             40.8              40.1     0.7     46.3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.48   2010
TOTALS           5.65              6.45   -0.80     6.61

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
SINCE 7/1        14.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2183              2280     -97     1689
COOLING TOTAL       7                11      -4        7
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/300
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290

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 2017 FALL SEASON WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT
INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL SEASON WAS 40.8 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 40.1 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS 84 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 12TH. THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL WAS -14 DEGREES ON NOVEMBER 10TH. NO
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS FALL.

THE FALL OF 2017 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF
5.65 INCHES RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS WAS 0.80 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 6.45 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 20TH WHEN 0.95 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 37 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. NO MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THIS FALL.

THE FALL OF 2017 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF 14.0
INCHES RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS WAS 2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 16.0 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 4TH WHEN 6.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. NO
MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE FALL.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE FALL WAS 7.6 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 20TH WITH A SPEED OF 33 MPH OUT
OF THE WEST. THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 20TH
WITH A SPEED OF 47 MPH OUT OF THE WEST.

THERE WERE 2183 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE FALL WHICH WAS 97 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 2280. THERE WERE 7 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE FALL
WHICH WAS 4 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 11.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WINTER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE MID 20S IN EARLY
DECEMBER AND BY MID JANUARY COOL TO THE MID TEENS ABOVE ZERO. BY THE
END OF FEBRUARY NORMAL HIGHS WARM TO THE UPPER 20S. NORMAL LOWS
START IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO IN EARLY DECEMBER AND COOL TO
THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO BY MID JANUARY. BY THE END OF FEBRUARY
NORMAL LOWS WARM BACK UP TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE WINTER IS 2.00 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE
WINTER IS 40.8 INCHES. THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK
INDICATES THAT ODDS ARE SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARDS BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

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