Climatological Report (Seasonal)
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
202 PM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE DULUTH CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2016 TO 2/28/2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   02/26/1895
 LOW              -41   01/02/1885
HIGHEST            52   02/18        MM      MM       52
                        02/17
LOWEST            -22   01/13        MM      MM      -21
MEAN             18.1              13.3     4.8     18.8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.66   1968-1969
TOTALS           5.03              2.98    2.05     5.58

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
SINCE 7/1        59.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    4208              4653    -445     4174
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/100
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/100

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM



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

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.THE 2016-2017 WINTER SEASON WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT
DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER SEASON WAS 18.1 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 4.6 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 13.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE
14TH WARMEST WINTER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE WINTER WAS 52 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 17TH AND 18TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS -22 DEGREES ON JANUARY 13TH. NO
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS WINTER.

THE WINTER OF 2016-2017 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A
TOTAL OF 5.03 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS
WAS 2.05 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.98 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 13TH
WETTEST WINTER SEASON ON RECORD. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 25TH WHEN
0.87 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL
ON 36 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 15 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50
INCHES FELL ON 2 DAYS. THERE WAS 50.9 INCHES OF SNOW FOR THE WINTER
WHICH IS 1.4 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 49.5 INCHES. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 11TH
WHEN 8.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL. NO MONTHLY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE
BROKEN THIS WINTER. NO MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS
WINTER.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE WINTER WAS 11.5 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 25TH WITH A SPEED OF 38 MPH OUT
OF THE EAST. THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 25TH
WITH A SPEED OF 51 MPH OUT OF THE EAST.

THERE WERE 4208 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE WINTER WHICH WAS 445
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4653. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
WINTER WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE FOR THE
WINTER WAS 30.89 INCHES REACHED ON JANUARY 13TH AND THE LOWEST SEA
LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS 29.28 INCHES REACHED ON JANUARY 10TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SPRING...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S IN
EARLY MARCH AND WARM TO THE MID 60S BY THE END OF MAY. NORMAL LOWS
START IN THE LOW TEENS ABOVE ZERO AND WARM TO THE MID 40S BY THE END
OF THE SEASON. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SPRING IS 7.15 INCHES.THE
NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SPRING IS 20.5 INCHES. THE LATEST
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THE ODDS ARE TILTED
TOWARDS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
THE SPRING.

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