Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1228 PM CDT WED SEP 2 2015

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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              96   08/09/1920
 LOW               27   08/31/1906
HIGHEST            89   08/15        MM      MM       84  08/15
LOWEST             34   08/26        MM      MM       35  08/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.6              75.9    -1.3     74.5
AVG. MINIMUM     51.0              50.7     0.3     48.9
MEAN             62.8              63.3    -0.5     61.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.8    -0.8        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.26   1942
 MINIMUM         0.54   1906
TOTALS           3.62              2.81    0.81     0.90
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.09    0.03     0.03
DAYS >= .01        14              11.0     3.0       10
DAYS >= .10         8               5.8     2.2        3
DAYS >= .50         2               1.9     0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.5     0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.42   08/05 TO 08/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     129               111      18      111
 SINCE 7/1        176               181      -5      214
COOLING TOTAL      68                58      10       16
 SINCE 1/1        163               181     -18      111
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/300    DATE  08/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/300    DATE  08/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             10     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                      10
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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.AUGUST 2015 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 62.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63.3 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 39TH
COOLEST AUGUST IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 34
DEGREES ON THE 26TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE
MONTH. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
15TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1988.

AUGUST 2015 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.62 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.81 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 31ST WETTEST AUGUST IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 6TH WHEN 1.42 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 15 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 OF AN INCH FELL
ON 8 DAYS.  AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. AT
LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. ONE DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 1.42 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 6TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.40 INCHES
SET IN 1909.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.6 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.7
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTH AT 25 MPH AND ON THE 23RD WITH A WIND FROM THE
NORTHWEST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS
RECORDED ON THE 19TH AND ON THE 23RD WITH A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST
AT 35 MPH. THERE WERE 129 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 18 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 111. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
176 WHICH WAS 5 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 181. THERE WERE 68 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 10 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 58. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 163 WHICH IS 18 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 181. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 30.22 INCHES REACHED ON THE 26TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING WAS 29.45 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE
LOWER 70S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE UPPER 40S AND COOL TO THE MID 30S AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 2.99
INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR SEPTEMBER.

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