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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
950 AM CST TUE DEC 5 2017

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 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  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              73   11/05/1975
 LOW              -32   11/28/1985
HIGHEST            44   11/24        MM      MM       71  11/06
LOWEST            -14   11/10        MM      MM        8  11/20
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.9              33.7    -2.8     46.1
AVG. MINIMUM     14.1              17.4    -3.3     28.3
MEAN             22.5              25.5    -3.0     37.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              13.6     2.4        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              27.6     1.4       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               3.1    -1.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.33   2015
 MINIMUM         0.22   2002
TOTALS           1.07              1.38   -0.31     1.80
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.05   -0.01     0.06
DAYS >= .01        11              10.0     1.0       12
DAYS >= .10         4               3.9     0.1        6
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.60   11/04 TO 11/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           29.0   2010
TOTALS           11.9              13.7    -1.8      8.4
SINCE 7/1        14.0              16.0    -2.0      8.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 4      -1        1
DAYS >= 1.0         3               4.0    -1.0        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   11/05                          5  11/27
                                                          11/26
                                                          11/25
 24 HR TOTAL      6.0   11/04 TO 11/04

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1265              1184      81      825
 SINCE 7/1       2394              2461     -67     1806
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         86               192    -106      155
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/300    DATE  11/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/290    DATE  11/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                5     SNOW                       7
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      0
FOG                      17     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     20

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

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.NOVEMBER 2017 WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 22.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.0
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 25.5 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 44 DEGREES ON THE 24TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
-14 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THREE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN
FOR THE MONTH. THE RECORD DAILY COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 12
DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 9TH. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 15
DEGREES SET IN 1926. THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -13 DEGREES WAS
SET ON THE 9TH. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0 DEGREES SET IN
1979. THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -14 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 10TH.
THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF -6 DEGREES SET IN 1986. 19 DAYS
HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

NOVEMBER 2017 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF
1.07 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.31
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.38 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 4TH WHEN 0.60
INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 25 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. ONE DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS TIED. THE RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM
PRECIPITATION OF 0.60 INCHES WAS TIED ON THE 4TH. THE RECORD VALUE
WAS SET IN 2003.

NOVEMBER 2017 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF
11.9 INCHES OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.8 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 13.7 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 4TH WHEN 6.0 INCHES WAS RECORDED. NO
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.5 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 21ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 13.6 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WITH A SPEED OF 33 MPH
OUT OF THE WEST. A PEAK GUST OF 47 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE 20TH
OUT OF THE WEST NORTHWEST.

THERE WERE 1265 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 81 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 1184. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 2394 WHICH
WAS 67 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2461. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE
DAYS STANDS AT 74 WHICH WAS 79 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 192.
THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS 29.27 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 24TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE MID
20S AND COOL TO THE MID TEENS BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND COOL TO THE
SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR DECEMBER IS 0.81 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR
DECEMBER IS 31.0 INCHES. THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THERE IS NO CLEAR INDICATION FOR ABOVE OR
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND ODDS ARE SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARDS
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

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