Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1012 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/27/1952
 LOW              -14   04/03/1954
HIGHEST            77   04/16        MM      MM       72  04/17
                                                          04/15
LOWEST              6   04/09        MM      MM        7  04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.9              51.5    -3.6     53.3
AVG. MINIMUM     26.6              27.1    -0.5     25.6
MEAN             37.3              39.3    -2.0     39.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               1.5     3.5        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              21.8    -1.8       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.53   1925
 MINIMUM         0.08   1987
TOTALS           2.11              1.53    0.58     0.72
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01        15               8.7     6.3        6
DAYS >= .10         5               4.1     0.9        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.8     0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.80   04/25 TO 04/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           23.5   2008
TOTALS            4.9               6.4    -1.5      4.3
SINCE 7/1        47.7              70.8   -23.1     64.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.7    -0.7        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   04/06                          2  04/22
                                                          04/08
                                                          04/07
 24 HR TOTAL      2.4   04/05 TO 04/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     826               772      54      759
 SINCE 7/1       8461              9638   -1177     9682
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/100    DATE  04/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/090    DATE  04/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     12

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

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.APRIL 2016 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 37.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.0
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 39.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 40TH
WARMEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 77 DEGREES ON THE 16TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 6
DEGREES ON THE 9TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE
MONTH. TWENTY ONE DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

APRIL 2016 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.11 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.58 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 1.53 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 22ND WETTEST APRIL IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WHEN 0.80 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE
OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 19 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN INCH
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 15 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 4.9 INCHES
OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 1.5 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6.4
INCHES WHICH MADE IT THE 23RD LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL IN STATION
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 5TH WHERE 2.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 25TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 13.4 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WITH A SPEED OF 28 MPH
OUT OF THE EAST. A PEAK GUST OF 36 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED ON
THE 25TH. THERE WERE 826 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
54 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 772. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 8461
WHICH WAS 1177 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9638. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS NEAR NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.51 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 18TH AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS
29.50 INCHES REACHED ON THE 10TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOW 60S
AND WARM TO THE UPPER 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR
THE MONTH START IN THE MID 30S AND WARM TO THE MID 40S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 2.86 INCHES. ABOVE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED
FOR MAY.

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