Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
916 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              49   01/20/1921
 LOW              -55   01/06/1909
HIGHEST            38   01/23        MM      MM       39  01/12
LOWEST            -28   01/05        MM      MM      -43  01/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     17.5              15.4     2.1      8.4
AVG. MINIMUM     -4.9              -6.6     1.7    -15.8
MEAN              6.3               4.4     1.9     -3.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     28              27.7     0.3       30
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              31.0    -1.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0      22              19.9     2.1       26

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.03   1975
 MINIMUM         0.02   1908
TOTALS           1.33              0.62    0.71     0.82
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.02    0.02     0.03
DAYS >= .01        12               9.3     2.7       10
DAYS >= .10         3               1.9     1.1        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.73   01/02 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 MAXIMUM         42.9   1975
 MINIMUM          0.2   1908
TOTALS           20.8              15.0     5.8     16.9
SINCE 7/1        40.8              46.0    -5.2     54.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     14                11       3       18
DAYS >= 1.0         5               4.5     0.5        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        16   01/20                         22  01/28
                        01/19                             01/27
                        01/18                             01/26
 24 HR TOTAL      7.8   01/03 TO 01/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1811              1878     -67     2120
 SINCE 7/1       5885              6053    -168     6615
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    26/330    DATE  01/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/310    DATE  01/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

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          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               20     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     11

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

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.JANUARY 2015 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 6.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 4.4 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
26TH WARMEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 38 DEGREES ON THE 23RD. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 28
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR
THE MONTH.

JANUARY 2015 HAD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 1.33
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.71 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.62 INCHES TYING
THIS FOR THE 15TH WETTEST JANUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 2ND
THROUGH THE 3RD WHEN 0.73 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 26 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 3 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 1 DAY. 20.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5.8
INCHES ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 15.0 INCHES. THIS WAS THE 14TH SNOWIEST
JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET
FOR THE MONTH. 0.58 INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FELL
ON THE 3RD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.37 INCHES SET IN 2009. NO
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 29TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.7
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 15TH AND 29TH WITH
A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 26 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 1ST AND ON THE 15TH. THERE WERE 1811
HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 67 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 1878. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF HEATING DEGREE
DAYS TO 5885 WHICH IS 168 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6053. 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 30.90 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 7TH. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.37 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 17TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE MID
TEENS AND WARM TO THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH BEGIN 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. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR FEBRUARY.

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