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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
741 AM CDT WED APR 4 2018

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/18/2012
 LOW              -38   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            47   03/17        MM      MM       58  03/31
LOWEST             -3   03/30        MM      MM      -15  03/03
                        03/10
                        03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.8              34.7     1.1     34.9
AVG. MINIMUM     11.7              12.5    -0.8     13.5
MEAN             23.8              23.6     0.2     24.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8              11.7    -3.7       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.4     1.6       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       8               6.2     1.8        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.80   2009
 MINIMUM            T   1918
TOTALS           0.35              0.95   -0.60     0.68
DAILY AVG.       0.01              0.03   -0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01         2               8.8    -6.8        6
DAYS >= .10         1               2.6    -1.6        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   03/26 TO 03/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           31.5   1951
TOTALS            4.2               7.6    -3.4      4.5
SINCE 7/1        58.8              64.4    -5.6     67.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     12                10       2        6
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.7    -1.7        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        16   03/02                         10  03/17
                        03/01                             03/05
                                                          03/04
 24 HR TOTAL      4.2   03/26 TO 03/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1271              1283     -12     1257
 SINCE 7/1       9051              8866     185     7731
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/110    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/120    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

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                       1
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                       3     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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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.MARCH 2018 WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR TEMPERATURES WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 23.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.2
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 47 DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
-3 DEGREES ON THE 2ND...10TH AND 30TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS
WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. ELEVEN DAYS HAD AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL.

MARCH 2018 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.35 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.60 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 0.95 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 26TH TO THE 27TH WHEN 0.35 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 9 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.10 OF AN INCH FELL ON 1 DAY. AT LEAST 0.25 OF AN INCH FELL ON 1
DAY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH OF
MARCH.

MARCH 2018 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF 4.2 INCHES
OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 3.4 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 7.6
INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED
ON THE 26TH TO THE 27TH WHERE 4.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. ONE
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS BROKEN FOR THE MONTH...ON THE 26TH 4.0
INCHES WAS RECORDED. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 3.0 INCHES
SET IN 1909.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.1 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 5TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 19.3 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 5TH WITH A SPEED OF 31 MPH
OUT OF THE EAST SOUTHEAST. A PEAK GUST OF 40 MPH FROM THE EAST
SOUTHEAST WAS RECORDED ON THE 5TH.

THERE WERE 1271 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 12 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 1283. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 9051 WHICH
WAS 185 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8866. 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 OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOW TO
MID 40S AND WARM TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE LOW 20S AND WARM TO THE LOW TO MID
30S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 1.53
INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR APRIL IS 6.4 INCHES. THE LATEST CLIMATE
PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT ODDS ARE TILTED TOWARDS
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND THERE IS NO CLEAR SIGNAL FOR ABOVE OR
BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

$$

WL


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