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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1028 AM CST SUN DEC 2 2018

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...THE ASHLAND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
9/1/2018 TO 11/30/2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/07/1976
 LOW              -16   11/28/1976
HIGHEST            87   09/16        MM      MM       91
LOWEST              7   11/17        MM      MM       12
MEAN             41.8              44.2    -2.4     46.3

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2138              1915     223     1733
COOLING TOTAL      48                23      25       53
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/220
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/200

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 2018 FALL SEASON WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL AT ASHLAND WI...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL SEASON WAS 41.8 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 2.4 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 44.2 DEGREES...MAKING THIS THE
6TH COLDEST FALL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
FALL WAS 87 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 16TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE FALL WAS 7 DEGREES ON THE NOVEMBER 17TH. NO MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS FALL...HOWEVER IT WAS TIED FOR THE 5TH
COLDEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
44.5 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE FALL WAS 7.8 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND WITH A SPEED OF 33 MPH OUT
OF THE SOUTHWEST. THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER
2ND WITH A SPEED OF 48 MPH.

THERE WERE 2138 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE FALL WHICH WAS 223 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 1915. THERE WERE 48 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE FALL
WHICH WAS 27 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 21.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WINTER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOW 30S IN
EARLY DECEMBER AND COOL TO THE LOW 20S BY MID JANUARY. BY THE END OF
FEBRUARY HIGHS WARM BACK UP TO THE LOW 30S. NORMAL LOWS START IN THE
MID TEENS ABOVE ZERO IN EARLY DECEMBER AND COOL TO THE SINGLE DIGITS
ABOVE ZERO BY MID JANUARY. BY THE END OF FEBRUARY LOWS WARM UP TO
THE LOW TEENS ABOVE ZERO. THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT ODDS ARE TILTED TOWARD ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARD BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FOR THE WINTER.

$$

WL



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