Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
733 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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...THE DULUTH MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 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              58   02/26/1895
 LOW              -39   02/02/1996
HIGHEST            27   02/09        MM      MM       41  02/19
LOWEST            -19   02/23        MM      MM      -22  02/27
                        02/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     14.2              24.0    -9.8     14.8
AVG. MINIMUM     -3.7               6.1    -9.8     -4.1
MEAN              5.2              15.1    -9.9      5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28              20.7     7.3       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.2     0.8       28
DAYS MIN <= 0      20              10.1     9.9       20

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.24   1922
 MINIMUM         0.10   1896
                        1877
TOTALS           0.38              0.81   -0.43     2.12
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.03   -0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01         6               8.5    -2.5        8
DAYS >= .10         1               2.6    -1.6        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.2    -0.2        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.23                            02/20 TO 02/21
                                                          02/21 TO 02/21
                                                          02/21 TO 02/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         33.9   1939
 MINIMUM          1.0   1896

TOTALS            8.2              12.4    -4.2     29.5
SINCE 7/1        39.9              65.6   -25.7     83.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9                15      -6       24
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.8    -0.8        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   02/21                         36  02/21
 24 HR TOTAL      3.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1667              1399     268     1663
 SINCE 7/1       6839              6867     -28     7441
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/290    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/300    DATE  02/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     14

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

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.FEBRUARY 2015 WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 5.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 9.9
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 15.1 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 10TH
COLDEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 27 DEGREES ON THE 9TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 19
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 19TH AND 23RD. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2015 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.38 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.43 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 0.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 29TH DRIEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 10TH WHEN 0.23 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST
A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 19 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCH
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY.
8.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 4.2 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 12.4 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 47TH LEAST SNOWIEST FEBRUARY
IN STATION HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE
SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 11TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 17.1 MPH.
THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 24TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE WEST AT 35 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 47 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 24TH. THERE WERE 1667 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 268 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1399. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6839 WHICH WAS 28 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 IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.75 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 23RD AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.54 INCHES REACHED ON THE 24TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S AND WARM
TO THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
START AT 11 DEGREES 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. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MARCH.

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