Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
736 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   02/22/2000
 LOW              -48   02/08/1909
HIGHEST            26   02/28        MM      MM       41  02/18
LOWEST            -36   02/19        MM      MM      -36  02/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     10.4              22.0   -11.6     11.2
AVG. MINIMUM    -14.3              -1.3   -13.0    -11.7
MEAN             -2.0              10.3   -12.3     -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28              21.3     6.7       26
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.6     0.4       28
DAYS MIN <= 0      23              14.9     8.1       21

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         2.90   1911
 MINIMUM           T    1909
TOTALS           0.69              0.57    0.12     0.93
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.02    0.00     0.03
DAYS >= .01        10               7.9     2.1       12
DAYS >= .10         2               1.6     0.4        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.27   02/10 TO 02/10
                        02/09 TO 02/10
                        02/10 TO 02/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 MAXIMUM         32.3   1992
 MINIMUM           T    1909
TOTALS           15.9              10.8     5.1     22.2
SINCE 7/1        56.7              56.8    -0.1     76.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     14                12       2       25
DAYS >= 1.0         5               3.5     1.5        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        18   02/25                         34  02/22
                        02/24
 24 HR TOTAL      4.5   02/20 TO 02/20

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1869              1530     339     1816
 SINCE 7/1       7754              7583     171     8431
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/320    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/300    DATE  02/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

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                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               21     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     17

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

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.FEBRUARY 2015 WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 2.0 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WHICH
WAS 12.3 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS
THE 4TH COLDEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 26 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 36 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 19TH. TWO TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE TIED FOR THE MONTH. A TEMERATURE OF 29 DEGREES BELOW
ZERO WAS RECORDED ON THE 22ND TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1914. A
TEMPERATURE OF 32 BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED ON THE 26TH TYING THE OLD
RECORD SET IN 2011.

FEBRUARY 2015 HAD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.69
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.12 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.57 INCHES MAKING
THIS FOR THE 40TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 10TH
WHEN 0.27 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED ON 26 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON
10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. 15.9
INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5.1 INCHES ABOVE THE
AVERAGE OF 10.8 INCHES. THIS WAS THE 12TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IN
STATION HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET
FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 11TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 15.0
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 24TH WITH A
WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 30 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 37 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 24TH. THERE WERE 1869 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 339 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1530.
THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS TO 7754 WHICH
IS 171 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 7583. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF COOLING DEGREE
DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.75 INCHES REACHED ON THE 22ND. THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.54 INCHES REACHED ON THE 24TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE UPPER
20S AND WARM TO THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND WARM TO
20 DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH
IS 0.95 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 7.6 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
MARCH.





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