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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1059 AM CST THU FEB 1 2018

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              49   01/20/1921
 LOW              -55   01/06/1909
HIGHEST            43   01/19        MM      MM       40  01/19
LOWEST            -36   01/13        MM      MM      -39  01/13
                        01/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     17.2              15.4     1.8     20.4
AVG. MINIMUM     -6.4              -6.6     0.2      1.3
MEAN              5.4               4.4     1.0     10.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     27              27.7    -0.7       25
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              31.0     0.0       29
DAYS MIN <= 0      19              19.9    -0.9       16

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.03   1975
 MINIMUM         0.02   1908
TOTALS           0.71              0.62    0.09     1.27
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01        10               9.3     0.7       10
DAYS >= .10         4               1.9     2.1        6
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   01/10 TO 01/11
SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         43.0   1950
 MINIMUM          0.2   1908
TOTALS            9.3              15.0    -5.7     16.9
SINCE 7/1        39.7              46.0    -6.3     50.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      9                11      -2       15
DAYS >= 1.0         5               4.5     0.5        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        11   01/31                         19  01/03
                        01/18
                        01/15
 24 HR TOTAL      3.3   01/10 TO 01/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1840              1878     -38     1672
 SINCE 7/1       6061              6053       8     5144
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/290    DATE  01/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/300    DATE  01/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                0     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                4     SNOW                       6
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     22

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

$$

.JANUARY 2018 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 5.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.0
DEGREE ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.4 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 43 DEGREES ON THE 19TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
-36 DEGREES ON THE 12TH AND 13TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS
BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 19TH THE RECORD HIGH OF 43 DEGREES WAS
SET BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 40 DEGREES  SET IN 1908 AND TIED
IN 2017. FIFTEEN DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

JANUARY 2018 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.71
INCHES RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.09 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL
OF 0.62 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 10TH TO THE 11TH WHEN 0.35 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 10 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.10 OF AN INCH FELL ON 4 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE
SET.

JANUARY 2018 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF 9.3
INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 5.7 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 15.0 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 10TH TO THE 11TH WHEN 3.3 INCHES OF SNOW WAS
RECORDED. NO DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 31ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 16.6 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 31ST WITH A SPEED OF 29 MPH
OUT OF THE WEST. A PEAK GUST OF 38 MPH FROM THE WEST NORTHWEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 31ST.

THERE WERE 1840 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 38 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 1878. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6061 WHICH
WAS 8 ABOVE 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 30.79 INCHES REACHED ON THE 16TH AND THE LOWEST
SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS 29.35 INCHES REACHED ON THE 19TH.

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. THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION
CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT ODDS ARE TILTED TOWARD BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

$$

WL/WM




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