Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1254 PM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE DULUTH MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   02/26/1895
 LOW              -39   02/02/1996
HIGHEST            52   02/18        MM      MM       52  02/27
                        02/17
LOWEST            -11   02/09        MM      MM      -17  02/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.0              24.0     7.0     26.3
AVG. MINIMUM     13.9               6.1     7.8      8.3
MEAN             22.5              15.1     7.4     17.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              20.7    -4.7       20
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              27.2    -3.2       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       4              10.1    -6.1       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.24   1922
 MINIMUM         0.10   1896
                        1877
TOTALS           1.80              0.81    0.99     0.83
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.03    0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01         8               8.5    -0.5       16
DAYS >= .10         5               2.6     2.4        3
DAYS >= .50         1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.77   02/20 TO 02/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.9   1939
TOTALS           14.1              12.4     1.7     12.2
SINCE 7/1        59.0              65.6    -6.6     54.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     11                15      -4       13
DAYS >= 1.0         6               3.8     2.2        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        15   02/08                         15  02/18
                                                          02/17
                                                          02/16
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   02/25 TO 02/26

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1185              1399    -214     1376
 SINCE 7/1       5690              6867   -1177     5837
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/320    DATE  02/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/330    DATE  02/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      1
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                      7

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

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.FEBRUARY 2017 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 22.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 7.4
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 15.1 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 9TH
WARMEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 17TH AND THE 18TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS -11 DEGREES ON THE 9TH. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH AND TWO WERE TIED. ON THE 17TH THE RECORD HIGH
OF 52 DEGREES WAS TIED...WHICH WAS SET IN 1981. ON THE 18TH A RECORD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 36 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 35 DEGREES SET IN 1981. ON THE 20TH A RECORD WARMEST LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 37 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 33
DEGREES SET IN 1878 AND TIED IN 1954. ON THE 21ST THE RECORD WARMEST
LOW TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES WAS TIED...WHICH WAS SET IN 1878. EIGHT
DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

FEBRUARY 2017 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF
1.80 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.99
INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 14TH WETTEST
FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A
24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WHEN 0.77 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT
LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 5
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. THERE WAS 14.1 INCHES OF SNOW
FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 1.7 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 12.4 INCHES. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 25TH TO
THE 26TH WHERE 4.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORD WAS BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 7TH A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.0
INCHES WAS SET BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2.5 INCHES SET IN 1981.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 11.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 12TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 18.3 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 14TH WITH A WIND FROM THE
NORTHWEST AT 36 MPH. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 48 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 12TH AND THE 14TH. THERE WERE 1185 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 214 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1399. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 5690 WHICH WAS 1177 BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 6867. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH WAS
NORMAL. THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.41
INCHES REACHED ON THE 3RD AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING
WAS 29.39 INCHES REACHED ON THE 17TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S AND WARM
TO THE LOW 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
START IN THE LOW TEENS AND WARM TO THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 1.49 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 13.2 INCHES. THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THERE IS NO CLEAR INDICATION FOR ABOVE
OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. ODDS ARE SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARDS ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH.

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