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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
220 PM CDT SAT SEP 1 2018

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...THE BRAINERD CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1899 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             102   08/04/1947
 LOW               29   08/15/1976
HIGHEST            92   08/13        MM      MM       83  08/01
LOWEST             46   08/29        MM      MM       45  08/23
                        08/22
AVG. MAXIMUM     79.0              78.8     0.2     73.2
AVG. MINIMUM     57.4              56.4     1.0     53.1
MEAN             68.2              67.6     0.6     63.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      1                MM      MM        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0                MM      MM        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.55   1953
 MINIMUM         0.30   1969
TOTALS           2.69              3.07   -0.38
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.10   -0.01
DAYS >= .01        12               9.1     2.9
DAYS >= .10         5               5.9    -0.9
DAYS >= .50         1               2.1    -1.1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.40   08/03 TO 08/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      26                39     -13
COOLING TOTAL     130               120      10
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              5.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/020    DATE  08/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    32/020    DATE  08/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP                0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                        5
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN               0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                        0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                        0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                       0
FOG                      27     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       9
HAZE                     12

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

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.AUGUST 2018 SAW NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AT BRAINERD MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 68.2 DEGREES. THIS WAS 0.6
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 67.6 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 92 DEGREES ON THE 13TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
46 DEGREES 22ND AND 29TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN
FOR THE MONTH.

AUGUST 2018 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 2.69
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.38 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.07 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 3RD WHEN 1.40
INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 16 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 1
DAY. AT LEAST 1 INCH FELL ON 1 DAY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
OF THE MONTH WAS ON THE 30TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 10.8 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 27TH WITH A SPEED OF 25 MPH
OUT OF THE NORTH NORTHEAST. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 32 MPH WAS RECORDED
ON THE 27TH OUT OF THE NORTH NORTHEAST.

THERE WERE 26 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 13 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 39. THERE WERE 130 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH
WHICH WAS 10 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 120.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE MID
70S AND COOL TO THE LOW TO MID 60S BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
LOWS ARE IN THE LOWER 50S AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH AND COOL TO
THE LOWER 40S BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
SEPTEMBER IS 3.18 INCHES. THE LATEST CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER
OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT ODDS ARE SLIGHTLY TILTED TOWARD ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER.

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WL




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