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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1118 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              58   02/17/2017
                        02/22/2000
                        94/02/2308
 LOW              -45   02/02/1996
HIGHEST            58R  02/17        MM      MM       46  02/27
LOWEST            -20   02/09        MM      MM      -29  02/13
                        02/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.1              22.0     5.1     23.5
AVG. MINIMUM      7.2              -1.3     8.5      1.4
MEAN             17.2              10.3     6.9     12.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17              21.3    -4.3       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              27.6    -0.6       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       9              14.9    -5.9       13

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         1.51   2013
 MINIMUM         0.04   2002
TOTALS           1.48              0.57    0.91     0.78
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.02    0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01        11               7.9     3.1       13
DAYS >= .10         5               1.6     3.4        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.62   02/20 TO 02/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           24.6   2009
TOTALS           12.5              10.8     1.7     11.4
SINCE 7/1        63.3              56.8     6.5     33.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     14                12       2       11
DAYS >= 1.0         4               3.5     0.5        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        21   02/10                         14  02/28
                                                          02/23
 24 HR TOTAL      5.0   02/06 TO 02/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1330              1530    -200     1517
 SINCE 7/1       6474              7583   -1109     6532
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/330    DATE  02/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  02/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      6

-  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 INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 17.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.9
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 10.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 11TH WARMEST
FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WAS 58 DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS -20 DEGREES ON
THE 8TH AND THE 9TH. FOUR DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR
THE MONTH. ON THE 17TH A RECORD HIGH OF 58 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52 DEGREES SET IN 1907. IN ADDITION...THIS
TIES THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY IN
STATION HISTORY. A TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 22ND
IN 2000.  ON THE 18TH A RECORD HIGH OF 51 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING
THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 49 DEGREES SET IN 1954. ON THE 20TH A RECORD
WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE OF 35 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 32 DEGREES SET IN 1915. ON THE 21ST A RECORD WARMEST LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 31 DEGREES WAS SET BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 29
DEGREES SET IN 1919 AND TIED IN 1981. FOURTEEN DAYS HAD AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

FEBRUARY 2017 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.48 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.91 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.57 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 7TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WHEN 0.62 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST
A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 OF
AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 OF AN INCH
FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 OF AN INCH FELL ON 1 DAY. THERE WAS
12.5 INCHES OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 1.7 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 10.8 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 6TH TO THE 7TH WHERE 5.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS
RECORDED. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET AND ONE DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET. ON THE 7TH 0.21 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 0.15 INCHES SET IN 1926. ON
THE 7TH A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 3.9 INCHES WAS SET BREAKING THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.4 INCHES SET IN 1950.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 14TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 13.7 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 14TH WITH A SPEED OF 33 MPH
OUT OF THE NORTHWEST. A PEAK GUST OF 41 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 14TH. THERE WERE 1330 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 200 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1530. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6474 WHICH WAS 1109 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 7583.
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 READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.37 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 3RD AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS
29.31 INCHES REACHED ON THE 17TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE UPPER
20S AND WARM TO THE LOW TO MID 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO
AND WARM TO THE LOW 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 0.95 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS
7.6 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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