Climatological Report (Seasonal)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1238 PM CST SUN MAR 4 2018

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
12/1/2017 TO 2/28/2018...

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
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              58   02/17/2017
                        02/22/2000
 LOW              -55   01/06/1909
HIGHEST            48   02/14        MM      MM       58
LOWEST            -37   12/27        MM      MM      -39
MEAN              4.8               8.1    -3.3     13.0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.94   2016-2017
TOTALS           2.85              2.00    0.85     4.94

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
SINCE 7/1        54.6

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5386              5123     263     4668
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/290
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/290

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM



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

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.THE 2017-2018 WINTER SEASON WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT
INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE 2017-2018 WINTER SEASON WAS 4.8
DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.3 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8.1 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE WINTER WAS 48 DEGREES ON FEBRUARY 14TH.
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE THE WINTER WAS 37 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
ON DECEMBER 27TH. NO MONTHLY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS
WINTER.

THE WINTER OF 2017-2018 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A
TOTAL OF 2.85 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS
WAS 0.85 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.00 INCHES. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY
24TH TO 25TH WHEN 0.37 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 35 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 12 DAYS.
NO MONTHLY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS WINTER.

THE WINTER OF 2017-2018 WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A
TOTAL OF 40.6 INCHES OF SNOW FOR THE SEASON. THIS WAS 0.2 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 40.8 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN
A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 24TH TO 25TH WHERE 7.2 INCHES
OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. NO MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS
WINTER.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE WINTER WAS 7.1 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 4TH AND 5TH WITH A SPEED OF 30
MPH. THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 5TH WITH A
SPEED OF 39 MPH OUT OF THE WEST.

THERE WERE 5386 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE WINTER WHICH WAS 263
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 5123. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
WINTER WHICH WAS NORMAL.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SPRING...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S IN
EARLY MARCH AND WARM TO THE UPPER 60S BY THE END OF MAY. NORMAL LOWS
START IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND WARM TO THE MID 40S BY THE
END OF THE SEASON. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SPRING IS 5.34 INCHES.
THE NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE SPRING IS 14.2 INCHES. THE LATEST
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT THERE IS NO CLEAR
SIGNAL FOR ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ODDS ARE TILTED
TOWARD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

$$

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