Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1012 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE DULUTH MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 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              88   04/27/1952
 LOW               -5   04/04/1975
                        04/03/1954
HIGHEST            71   04/16        MM      MM       76  04/12
LOWEST              2   04/09        MM      MM       22  04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.7              49.2    -3.5     52.4
AVG. MINIMUM     29.8              30.0    -0.2     32.1
MEAN             37.7              39.6    -1.9     42.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               1.5     3.5        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              17.8     1.2       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.18   2001
 MINIMUM         0.24   1987
TOTALS           2.40              2.43   -0.03     1.03
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.08    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01        10              10.6    -0.6        7
DAYS >= .10         5               5.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= .50         1               1.6    -0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.3     0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.51                            04/19 TO 04/19

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           26.3   2014
TOTALS            9.8               6.9     2.9      1.2
SINCE 7/1        81.3              85.7    -4.4     49.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         4               1.8     2.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   04/02                          1  04/21
                                                          04/20
 24 HR TOTAL      3.3   04/02 TO 04/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     809               762      47      675
 SINCE 7/1       7674              8839   -1165     8573
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/080    DATE  04/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/090    DATE  04/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      1
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      5

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

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.APRIL 2016 WAS COOLER WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 37.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 39.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 31ST
COOLEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 71 DEGREES ON THE 16TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 2
DEGREES ON THE 9TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS BROKEN FOR THE
MONTH. THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 2 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
9TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 6 DEGREES SET IN 2007. TWENTY ONE
DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

APRIL 2016 WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 2.40
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.03 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.43 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 24TH TO THE 25TH
WHEN 1.51 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED ON 20 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON
10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES
FELL ON 1 DAY. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. THERE WAS 9.8
INCHES OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 2.9 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
6.9 INCHES WHICH MADE IT THE 25TH SNOWIEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY.
THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE
2ND WHERE 3.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 12.1 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 25TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 25.3 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WITH A WIND FROM THE
EAST AT 35 MPH. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 47 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE 25TH.
THERE WERE 809 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 47 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 762. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7674 WHICH WAS
1165 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8839. 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 30.46 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL
PRESSURE READING WAS 29.53 INCHES REACHED ON THE 2ND.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S AND
WARM TO THE MID 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE MID 30S AND WARM TO THE MID 40S AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 3.23 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL
FOR MAY IS 0.4 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MAY.

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