January 2014 Climate Summaries

 

.JANUARY 2014 WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 1.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 8.6
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS THE 18TH
COLDEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 34 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 28
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 6TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN OR TIED FOR THE MONTH.

JANUARY 2014 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.73 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.23 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 0.96 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 56TH DRIEST JANUARY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 3RD THROUGH THE 4TH WHEN 0.23 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 20
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 9 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.10 INCHES FELL ON 3 DAYS. 9.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH.
THIS WAS 10.0 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 19.4 INCHES MAKING THIS THE
48TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 12.0 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 28TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 17.7
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 32 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 43 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 24TH. THERE WERE 1955 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 310 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1699. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 5778 WHICH WAS 310 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
5468. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 0 WHICH IS NORMAL.
THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.69
INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING WAS 29.27 INCHES REACHED ON THE 16TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN AT 20
DEGREES AND END THE MONTH IN THE UPPER 20S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE LOWER SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND WARM TO 11
DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY
IS 0.81 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 12.4 INCHES. COOLER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR FEBRUARY.

JANUARY 2014 WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS -3.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 8.1
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 4.4 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 17TH
COLDEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 39 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 43
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 2ND. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 39 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS
REPORTED ON THE 1ST BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 38 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
SET IN 1974. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OCCURRED ON
THE 2ND BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 37 DEGREES BELOW ZERO SET IN 2010.

JANUARY 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.82 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.20 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.62 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 37TH WETTEST JANUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 3RD WHEN 0.26 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 30 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 OF PRECIPITATION FELL
ON 2 DAYS. 16.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN JANUARY WHICH WAS 1.8 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 15.0 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 24TH SNOWIEST JANUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE
MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.1 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 16TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 17.2
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 16TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 32 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 44 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 24TH. THERE WERE 2120 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 242 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1878. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6615 WHICH WAS 562 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
5053. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS
NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 0 WHICH IS NORMAL.
THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.74
INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.19 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 16TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL START IN THE MID TEENS AND WARM TO
THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH START
IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO AND WARM TO THE MID TEENS AT THE
END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY IS 0.57 INCHES.
NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 10.8 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
FEBRUARY.



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