Climatological Report (Seasonal)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1028 AM CST SUN DEC 2 2018

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

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              96   09/07/1906
 LOW              -32   11/28/1985
HIGHEST            87   09/16        MM      MM       84
LOWEST             -7   11/21        MM      MM      -14
MEAN             37.3              40.1    -2.8     40.8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.09   1965
 MINIMUM         1.79   1952
TOTALS           7.94              6.45    1.49     5.65

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
SINCE 7/1        11.5

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    2509              2280     229     2183
COOLING TOTAL      11                11       0        7
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/350
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    38/360

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 WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE FALL SEASON WAS 37.3 DEGREES WHICH
WAS 2.8 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 40.1 DEGREES...MAKING THIS TIE
THE 9TH 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 NOVEMBER 13TH. NO MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS FALL...HOWEVER OCTOBER TIED THE 10TH
COLDEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY COMING IN AT AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 37.7 DEGREES. THE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
OCTOBER IS 41.1 DEGREES. NOVEMBER TIED THE 16TH COLDEST IN STATION
HISTORY COMING IN AT AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 20.5 DEGREES. THE
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER IS 25.5 DEGREES.

THE FALL OF 2018 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF
7.94 INCHES RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS WAS 1.49 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 6.45 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 3RD WHEN 0.90 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 42 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 21 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 5 DAYS. NO MONTHLY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE
BROKEN FOR THIS FALL. OCTOBER WAS THE 11TH WETTEST OCTOBER IN
STATION HISTORY WITH A TOTAL OF 3.52 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR OCTOBER IS 2.08 INCHES.

THE FALL OF 2018 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF 11.5
INCHES RECORDED FOR THE SEASON. THIS WAS 4.5 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 16.0 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 29TH WHEN 3.7 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. NO
MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE FALL.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE FALL WAS 7.2 MPH. THE HIGHEST
SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 21ST WITH A SPEED OF 29 MPH OUT
OF THE NORTH. THE HIGHEST PEAK WIND GUST OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 16TH
AND 21ST WITH A SPEED OF 38 MPH.

THERE WERE 2509 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE FALL WHICH WAS 229 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 2280. THERE WERE 11 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE FALL
WHICH WAS NORMAL.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WINTER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE MID 20S IN EARLY
DECEMBER AND BY MID JANUARY COOL TO THE MID TEENS ABOVE ZERO. BY THE
END OF FEBRUARY NORMAL HIGHS WARM TO THE UPPER 20S. NORMAL LOWS
START IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO IN EARLY DECEMBER AND COOL TO
THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO BY MID JANUARY. BY THE END OF FEBRUARY
NORMAL LOWS WARM BACK UP TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE WINTER IS 2.00 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE
WINTER IS 40.8 INCHES. 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.

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