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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
637 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              48   01/10/2013
                        01/24/1973
                        01/09/1958
 LOW              -46   01/21/2011
                        01/06/1968
                        01/01/2000
HIGHEST            40   01/30        MM      MM       38  01/23
LOWEST            -26   01/17        MM      MM      -28  01/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     17.4              15.4     2.0     17.5
AVG. MINIMUM      2.6              -6.6     9.2     -4.9
MEAN             10.0               4.4     5.6      6.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28              27.7     0.3       28
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0       30
DAYS MIN <= 0      14              19.9    -5.9       22

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.03   1975
 MINIMUM            T   2003
TOTALS           0.59              0.62   -0.03     1.33
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01         9               9.3    -0.3       12
DAYS >= .10         1               1.9    -0.9        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.29   01/26 TO 01/27
SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1950
TOTALS            8.8              15.0    -6.2     20.8
SINCE 7/1        22.1              46.0   -23.9     40.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      7                11      -4       14
DAYS >= 1.0         2               4.5    -2.5        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   01/30                         16  01/20
                        01/29                             01/19
                        01/28                             01/18
 24 HR TOTAL      3.3   01/27 TO 01/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1696              1878    -182     1811
 SINCE 7/1       5015              6053   -1038     5885
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/290    DATE  01/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/310    DATE  01/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

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          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               18     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     23

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

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.JANUARY 2016 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 10.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.6
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.4 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 13TH WARMEST
JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH
WAS 40 DEGREES ON THE 30TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS -26 DEGREES
ON THE 17TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.
TWELVE DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

JANUARY 2016 WAS SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.59
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.03 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.62 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 28TH DRIEST JANUARY
IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 26TH THROUGH THE 27TH WHEN 0.29 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 9 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 OF AN INCH FELL ON 1 DAY. THERE WAS 8.8 INCHES OF SNOW
FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 6.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 15.0 INCHES
WHICH MADE IT THE 19TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY.
THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE
27TH WHERE 3.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.7 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 2ND WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 12.0 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 2ND WITH A SPEED OF 23 MPH
OUT OF THE WEST NORTHWEST. A PEAK GUST OF 30 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 27TH. THERE WERE 1696 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 182 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1878. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 5015 WHICH WAS 1038 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6053.
THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.54 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 22ND AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS
29.27 INCHES REACHED ON THE 30TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY..NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE UPPER
TEENS 20S AND WARM TO THE MID TO UPPER 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO
AND WARM TO THE MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY IS 0.57 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY IS 10.8 INCHES. ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR FEBRUARY.

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