February 2014 Climate Summaries

.FEBRUARY 2014 WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 5.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 9.8
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 15.1 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
10TH COLDEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 41 DEGREES ON THE 19TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
22 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 27TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN OR TIED FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.12 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.31 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.81 INCH MAKING THIS THE 7TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 20TH THROUGH THE 21ST WHEN 1.26 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCH FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 1 DAY. AT LEAST 1.00 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 1 DAY. 29.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR
THE MONTH. THIS WAS 17.1 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 12.4 INCHES
MAKING THIS THE 5TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. ONE DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. 1.06 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 20TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.84 INCH
SET IN 1891. THREE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED FOR THE
MONTH. 5.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 13TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD
OF 3.3 INCHES SET IN 1962. 6.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 17TH TYING
THE RECORD OF 6.0 INCHES SET IN 1972. 10.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON
THE 20TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 4.6 INCHES SET IN 2005.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 11.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 21ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 21.2
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 21ST AND 22ND AND
26TH WITH A WIND FROM THE WEST AT 31 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 43 MPH FROM
THE NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 26TH. THERE WERE 1663 HEATING
DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 264 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1399.
THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7441 WHICH WAS 574 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 6867. 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
30.48 INCHES REACHED ON THE 11TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING WAS 29.14 INCHES REACHED ON THE 21ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE
UPPER 20S AND END THE MONTH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START AT 11 DEGREES AND WARM TO THE LOWER 20S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 1.49 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 13.2 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
MARCH.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
WHICH WAS 10.5 DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.3 DEGREES MAKING
THIS THE 6TH COLDEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 41 DEGREES ON THE 18TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 36 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 27TH. ONE DAILY
TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 36
DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED ON THE 27TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD
OF 30 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1960.

FEBRUARY 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.93 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.36 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.57 INCH MAKING THIS THE 25TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 20TH TO THE 21ST WHEN 0.43 INCH WAS RECORDED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 24 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 4 DAYS. 22.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN FEBRUARY
WHICH WAS 11.4 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 10.8 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 5TH
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 21ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 17.4
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 26TH WITH A
WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 31 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 40 MPH FROM THE
WEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 26TH. THERE WERE 1816 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 286 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1530. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 8431 WHICH WAS 848 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
7583. 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 30.62
INCHES REACHED ON THE 5TH. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.29 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 21ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL START IN THE UPPER 20S AND WARM TO
THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
START IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND WARM TO 20 DEGREES AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 0.95 INCHES.
NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 7.6 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
MARCH.



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