Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
137 AM CDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             103   07/22/1923
 LOW               32   07/11/1911
HIGHEST            90   07/26        MM      MM       90  07/21
LOWEST             37   07/07        MM      MM       39  07/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.1              77.8     1.3     75.8
AVG. MINIMUM     53.3              52.6     0.7     50.0
MEAN             66.2              65.2     1.0     62.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.0     0.0        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.52   1966
 MINIMUM         1.00   1941
TOTALS           1.47              3.70   -2.23     4.58
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.12   -0.07     0.15
DAYS >= .01        11              11.9    -0.9       17
DAYS >= .10         4               6.8    -2.8        8
DAYS >= .50         0               2.1    -2.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.46   07/15 TO 07/16

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      47                70     -23      103
 SINCE 7/1         47                70     -23      103
COOLING TOTAL      91                76      15       43
 SINCE 1/1         95               123     -28       95
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/310    DATE  07/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/310    DATE  07/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      4

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

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.JULY 2015 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 66.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.0
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 65.2 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 40TH
WARMEST JULY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES ON THE 26TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 37
DEGREES ON THE 7TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE
MONTH. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 40 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
8TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1958.

JULY 2015 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.47 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 2.23 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 3.70 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 7TH DRIEST JULY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 15TH THROUGH THE 16TH WHEN 0.46 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 15 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 OF
AN INCH FELL ON 4 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET FOR
THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 29TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.9
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 29 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 41 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 29TH. THERE WERE 47 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 23 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 70. THIS BROUGHT
THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 47 WHICH WAS 23 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 70. THERE
WERE 91 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 15 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 76. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 95
WHICH IS 28 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 123. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.16 INCHES REACHED ON THE 7TH AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.51 INCHES REACHED ON THE
29TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE UPPER
70S AND COOL TO THE LOWER 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH START IN THE LOWER 50S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 40S AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST IS 2.81
INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR AUGUST.

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