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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1102 AM CDT WED NOV 1 2017

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              88   10/11/2015
                        10/05/1963
 LOW                2   10/30/1988
HIGHEST            79   10/20        MM      MM       73  10/03
                                                          10/02
LOWEST             15   10/31        MM      MM       21  10/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.5              51.1     3.4     54.3
AVG. MINIMUM     33.0              31.0     2.0     34.8
MEAN             43.8              41.1     2.7     44.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.1     0.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              17.8     0.2       13
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.79   1941
 MINIMUM         0.14   1992
TOTALS           1.51              2.08   -0.57     1.48
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.05
DAYS >= .01        11              11.7    -0.7       13
DAYS >= .10         6               5.3     0.7        5
DAYS >= .50         0               1.1    -1.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   10/26 TO 10/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.5   1917
TOTALS            2.1               2.2    -0.1        T
SINCE 7/1         2.1               2.3    -0.2        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.8     1.2        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   10/31                          0
                        10/30
                        10/29
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   10/30 TO 10/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     649               743     -94      626
 SINCE 7/1       1129              1277    -148      981
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         86               192    -106      155
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    26/030    DATE  10/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/040    DATE  10/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      4

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

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.OCTOBER 2017 WAS WARMER THAN NORMAL WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 43.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.7
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 41.1. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 79 DEGREES ON THE 20TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 15
DEGREES ON THE 31ST. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR
THE MONTH. FIFTEEN DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

OCTOBER 2017 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 1.51
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.57 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.08 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 26TH WHEN 0.35
INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES FELL ON 6 DAYS.

OCTOBER 2017 WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.1 INCHES
OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.1 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.2
INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED
ON OCTOBER 30TH WHEN 1.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. ONE DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 30TH THE RECORD DAILY
SNOWFALL OF 1.1 INCHES TIED THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 1972.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 26TH AND 27TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 15.4
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 18TH AND THE 26TH
WITH A SPEED OF 26 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 41 MPH WAS RECORDED ON THE
26TH AND THE 27TH.

THERE WERE 649 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 94 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 743. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 1129 WHICH WAS
148 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1277. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS
STANDS AT 86 WHICH IS 106 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 192. THE HIGHEST SEA
LEVEL PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.34 INCHES REACHED ON THE
10TH AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE READING WAS 29.25 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 7TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOW
40S AND COOL TO THE MID 20S BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE MID 20S AND COOL TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE
ZERO BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS
1.38 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER IS 13.7 INCHES. THE LATEST
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES ODDS ARE TILTED TOWARDS
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARDS ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

$$

WL




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