Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
152 AM CDT MON AUG 1 2016

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...THE DULUTH MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 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             106   07/13/1936
 LOW               35   07/01/1988
HIGHEST            90   07/22        MM      MM       89  07/26
LOWEST             45   07/01        MM      MM       48  07/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.2              76.3     0.9     79.6
AVG. MINIMUM     57.0              55.4     1.6     58.9
MEAN             67.1              65.8     1.3     69.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.9     0.1        0
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        10.83   1909
 MINIMUM         0.47   1875
TOTALS           4.39              3.85    0.54     3.01
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.12    0.02     0.10
DAYS >= .01        13              11.8     1.2        8
DAYS >= .10         7               6.8     0.2        4
DAYS >= .50         3               2.4     0.6        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.27                            07/11 TO 07/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      29                63     -34       15
 SINCE 7/1         29                63     -34       15
COOLING TOTAL     103                90      13      156
 SINCE 1/1        155               124      31      182
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  07/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    69/290    DATE  07/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      1

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

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.JULY 2016 WAS WARMER WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 67.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.3
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 65.8 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 25TH
WARMEST JULY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES ON THE 22ND. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 45
DEGREES ON THE 1ST. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE
MONTH. THIRTEEN DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

JULY 2016 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 4.39
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.54 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.85 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 11TH WHEN 2.27
INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 3
DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. ONE RAINFALL RECORD WAS
TIED FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 11TH 2.27 INCHES OF RAIN FELL WHICH TIES
THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1914.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 13TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 18.7 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 21ST WITH A WIND FROM THE
NORTHWEST AT 43 MPH. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 69 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE
21ST. THERE WERE 29 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 34
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 29 WHICH
WAS 34 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63. THERE WERE 103 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 13 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 90. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 155 WHICH WAS 31 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 124. THE HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH WAS
30.24 INCHES REACHED ON THE 19TH AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
READING WAS 29.42 INCHES REACHED ON THE 11TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST...NORMAL HIGHS ARE IN THE MID 70S AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE MONTH AND COOL TO THE LOW 70S BY THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE MID 50S AND COOL TO
THE LOW 50S BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST
IS 3.70 INCHES. THE LATEST CPC OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THERE IS NO
CLEAR INDICATION FOR ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND
TEMPERATURE.

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