Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
300 PM CDT THU MAY 2 2019

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/27/1952
 LOW              -14   04/03/1954
HIGHEST            72   04/24        MM      MM       82  04/30
LOWEST             10   04/14        MM      MM       -4  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.3              51.5    -2.2     43.7
AVG. MINIMUM     27.4              27.1     0.3     18.4
MEAN             38.3              39.3    -1.0     31.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               1.5    -0.5        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              21.8     0.2       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.53   1925
 MINIMUM            T   1920
TOTALS           1.58              1.53    0.05     0.36
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.05    0.00     0.01
DAYS >= .01        11               8.7     2.3        5
DAYS >= .10         5               4.1     0.9        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.35   04/07 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         36.3   1925
 MINIMUM          0.0   2010
TOTALS            9.1               6.4     2.7      3.4
SINCE 7/1        71.4              70.8     0.6     62.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        6
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.7     0.3        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   04/13                         11  04/08
                                                          04/07
                                                          04/06
 24 HR TOTAL      5.1   04/12 TO 04/12

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     794               772      22     1011
 SINCE 7/1      10044              9638     406    10062
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    25/300    DATE  04/25
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/270    DATE  04/25

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP                0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                        0
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN               0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                        0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                        3
LIGHT SNOW                8     SLEET                       0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE       6
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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.APRIL 2019 WAS COOLER THAN NORMAL WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 38.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1
DEGREE BELOW THE NORMAL OF 39.3 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 72 DEGREES ON THE 24TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 10
DEGREES ON THE 14TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR
THE MONTH. FOURTEEN DAYS HAD AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL.

APRIL 2019 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.58 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.05 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 1.53 INCHES. THE GREATEST DAILY PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON
THE 7TH WHEN 0.35 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 21 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 OF AN INCH FELL ON 5
DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

APRIL 2019 WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR SNOWFALL WITH A TOTAL OF 9.1 INCHES
OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 2.7 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 6.4
INCHES. THE GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON THE 12TH WHEN 5.1
INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS BROKEN
FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 11TH A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 3.5 INCHES WAS SET.
THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.4 INCHES SET IN 1980.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.6 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 11TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND OF 15.0 MPH. THE
HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND OCCURRED ON THE 2ND...11TH AND THE 25TH WITH
A SPEED OF 25 MPH. A PEAK WIND GUST OF 37 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 25TH.

THERE WERE 794 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 22 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 772. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 10044 WHICH
WAS 406 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 9638. THERE WAS 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1. THE SEASONAL
COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS 1 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOW 60S
AND WARM TO THE UPPER 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR
THE MONTH START IN THE MID 30S AND WARM TO THE MID 40S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 2.86 INCHES. THE LATEST
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK INDICATES THAT ODDS ARE TILTED
TOWARD BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND THERE IS NO CLEAR SIGNAL FOR
ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

$$

WL




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