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4th Snowiest Meteorological Autumn in Duluth Weather History
|The 8.3 inches of snow that has fallen from yesterday evening through 6 pm today brings the meteorological autumn total snowfall to 35.6 inches. This ranks as the 4th snowiest autumn in Duluth recorded history. The following are the top four snowiest autumns in Duluth.
1. 56.8 inches in 1991
2. 37.7 inches in 1983
3. 37.1 inches in 1985
4. 35.6 inches in 2010 through 6 pm November 30th
Most Consecutive Days With at Least a Trace of Snowfall in Nearly 17 Years at Duluth
|At least a trace of snow has fallen at Duluth from November 13th through November 27th, 15 consecutive days. This is the longest such string of days with a reported snowfall since a 32 day stretch which occurred from December 17th, 1993 to January 17th, 1994. A total of 41.4 inches of snow fell in that period.
Lightest Winds for a Calendar Day in Over 9 Months at International Falls
|The average wind speed at International Falls on November 16th, 2010 was 0.4 miles per hour. This is the least amount of wind for a day since February 2nd, 2010 when the average wind speed was 0.3 miles per hour.
Lightest Winds for a Calendar Day in Nearly 9 Months at Duluth
|The average wind speed at Duluth on November 15th, 2010 was 1.9 miles per hour. This is the least amount of wind for a day since February 20th, 2010 when the average wind speed was 0.9 miles per hour.
6th Snowiest Autumn to Date at Duluth
|The 18.6 inches of snow that has fallen so far this fall season (September 1 to November 30) at Duluth is the 6th snowiest autumn in recorded history. The following list are the top 6 snowiest autumns (through November 14th) at Duluth.
1. 45.4 inches in 1991
2. 24.4 inches in 1992
3. 24.2 inches in 1933
4. 22.3 inches in 1919
5. 18.8 inches in 1995
6. 18.6 inches in 2010
4th Greatest October Storm Snowfall at Duluth
|The 7.7 inches of snow that fell at Duluth on October 26th-27th, was the 4th greatest storm snowfall for the month of October. The greatest was on October 23rd-25th, 1933 when 11.5 inches fell. October 23rd, 1995 had 8.0 inches of snow. Third most was the 7.9 inches that fell on October 27th-28th, 1966.
Wettest October Calendar Day Yesterday at Duluth
|The 2.94 inches of precipitation that fell yesterday, October 26th, was the greatest calendar day precipitation amount for an October in Duluth weather history. This breaks the old record set on October 1st, 1950 when 2.81 inches was recorded.
Driest October to Date at International Falls, 5th Driest at Duluth
The first 22 days of October has yielded only 0.03 inches of precipitation at International Falls. This ties with 1942 as the driest October to date. At Duluth, 0.14 inches of precipitation has been recorded for the first 22 days of October making this the 5th driest October to date. The following is a list of the driest Octobers through the first 22 days at International Falls and Duluth.
1t. 0.03 inches 2010
1t. 0.03 inches 1942
3. 0.14 inches 1992
4. 0.22 inches 1944
5. 0.23 inches 1962
1. 0.03 inches 1872
2t. 0.06 inches 1895
2t. 0.06 inches 1889
4. 0.08 inches 1942
5. 0.14 inches 2010
International Falls Breaks a Record for Consecutive Days of at Least 45 Degrees
Today, October 13th, marks the 189th consecutive day with a temperature of at least 45 degrees at International Falls. This breaks the record of 188 days set in 1911 for the longest such stretch in International Falls weather history, dating back to 1894. With forecasted high temperatures above 45 through this week, the record will go on for a little while. The last time that International Falls failed to reach a high temperature of at least 45 degrees was on April 7th when the high was 41. The following is a list of the top 5 string of days of at least 45 degrees at International Falls.
1. 189 days from April 8, 2010 to October 13, 2010
2. 188 days from April 15, 1911 to October 19, 1911
3. 187 days from April 3, 1987 to October 6, 1987
4. 184 days from April 21, 1957 to October 21, 1957
5. 183 days from April 28, 1971 to October 27, 1971
Duluth Ties Record for the 2nd Fewest 70 Degree Temperatures in September
|September 2010 had brought only two days with a high temperature of at least 70 degrees at Duluth. This tied for the second fewest days for the month of September. Of the 137 Septembers in Duluth history, only 6 have had two or fewer 70 degree days. The Septembers of 1907, 1934 and 1972 produced only one 70 degree temperature. September 2010 tied with 1926 and 1993 with only two 70 degree temperatures for the month. There hasn't been a September in Duluth weather history without a 70 degree temperature.
2nd Wettest July-September at International Falls
|With today's, September 27th, precipitation of 0.14 inches, International Falls has received 18.65 inches of rainfall since July 1st. This is the second most in recorded history for this three month period. The most rainfall in the July-September time frame at International Falls is 19.91 inches which fell in 1942.
8th Coolest September So Far at Duluth
The average temperature through the first 18 days this month has averaged 52.9 degrees at Duluth which ranks this September as the 8th coolest in recorded history. The following is a list of the eight coolest Septembers in Duluth weather history through the first 18 days of the month.
1. 50.5 1974
2. 50.8 1965
3. 51.1 1986
4. 51.4 1993
5. 51.5 1918
6. 52.0 1975
7. 52.1 1956
8. 52.9 2010
Warm Summer at Duluth, Wet Summer at International Falls
|Summer 2010 was much wetter than normal at International Falls. 14.79 inches of rain fell making it the 4th wettest summer, June July and August, in recorded history. Also, Duluth's average summer temperature of 65.7 degrees tied with the summer of 1921 for the 8th warmest on record.