March 2014 Climate Summaries

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 18.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 7.5
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 25.9 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 17TH
COLDEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 23
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 2ND AND 3RD. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD
WAS BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 23 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
WAS RECORDED ON THE 3RD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 21 BELOW ZERO SET
IN 1982.

MARCH 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.91 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.42 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 1.49 INCH TYING THIS FOR THE 45TH WETTEST MARCH IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 27TH WHEN 0.61 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 20 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED ON 2 DAYS. 20.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS
7.7 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 13.2 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 19TH
SNOWIEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WERE BROKE FOR THE MONTH. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET IN THE
MONTH. 6.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 21ST BREAKING THE OLD RECORD
OF 4.9 INCHES SET IN 1949.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 31ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 19.2 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 31ST WITH A WIND FROM
THE EAST AT 31 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 38 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 31ST. THERE WERE 1439 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 229 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1210. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
8880 WHICH WAS 803 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 8077. 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 30.59 INCHES REACHED ON THE 5TH
AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.42 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 14TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE
LOWER 40S AND END THE MONTH IN THE MID 50S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE MID 20S AND WARM TO THE MID 30S AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 2.43 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 6.9 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 12.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 10.7
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 2ND
COLDEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 52 DEGREES ON THE 30TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 33
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 3RD. FOUR DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
SET FOR THE MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 33 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS
RECORDED ON THE 3RD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 28 BELOW ZERO SET IN
1996. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 19 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED ON THE
8TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 18 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1956. A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 23 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED ON THE 16TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 18 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1909. A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 26 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WAS RECORDED ON THE 23RD
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 25 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1974.

MARCH 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.46 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.51 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.95 INCH MAKING THIS THE 22ND WETTEST MARCH IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 21ST WHEN 0.86 INCH WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE
OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 19 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 9 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES  OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY.
17.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH WHICH WAS 10.0 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF
7.6 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 6TH SNOWIEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY.
ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD AND ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET
FOR THE MONTH. 0.86 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 21ST
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.27 INCHES SET IN 1949. 10.4 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL ON THE 21ST BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 2.8 INCHES SET IN
1949.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 31ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 15.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 24TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 37 MPH FROM THE NORTHEAST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 31ST. THERE WERE 1606 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 323 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1283. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 10037 WHICH WAS 1171 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 8866.
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 30.61 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 16TH. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.40 INCHES REACHED ON THE
13TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL START IN THE LOWER 40S AND WARM TO
THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
START IN THE LOWER 20S AND WARM TO THE LOWER 30S AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 1.53 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 6.4 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.



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