April 2014 Climate Summaries

.APRIL 2014 WAS COLDER THAN NORMAL WITH NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT
INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 34.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.7
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 13TH
COLDEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 62 DEGREES ON THE 19TH AND 20TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
WAS 3 DEGREES ON THE 2ND. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR
FOR THE MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 5 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
15TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 12 DEGREES SET IN 1962. A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 18TH TYING THE THE
RECORD OF 15 DEGREES SET IN 1963.

APRIL 2014 HAD NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 1.53 INCHES
MAKING THIS THE 42TH WETTEST APRIL IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 24TH TO
THE 25TH WHEN 0.68 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.
7.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN APRIL WHICH WAS 0.8 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 6.4 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 24TH SNOWIEST APRIL IN RECORDED
HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH. ONE
DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 2.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL
ON THE 24TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.5 INCHES SET IN 1959.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 28TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 19.3 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE EAST AT 35 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 45 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 28TH. THERE WERE 907 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 135 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 772. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
10944 WHICH WAS 1306 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 9638. THERE WERE 0 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS ONE BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 0 WHICH IS 1 BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 1. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS
30.43 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.36
INCHES REACHED ON THE 9TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS START AT 60 DEGREES 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. NORMAL SNOWFALL
FOR THE MONTH IS 0.2 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MAY.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 35.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.5
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.6 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
23RD COLDEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 66 DEGREES ON THE 20TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 11
DEGREES ON THE 2ND. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE
MONTH.

APRIL 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.30 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.87 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.43 INCH MAKING THIS THE 28TH WETTEST APRIL IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 23RD THROUGH THE 24TH WHEN 0.75 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED ON 19 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 15
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 3 DAYS. 26.3 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR
THE MONTH. THIS WAS 19.4 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 6.9 INCHES MAKING
THIS THE 3RD SNOWIEST APRIL IN RECORDED HISTORY. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKE FOR THE MONTH. TWO DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORD WAS SET IN THE MONTH. 6.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 16TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 4.6 INCHES SET IN 1939. 4.3 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL ON THE 24TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 3.7 INCHES SET IN
1950.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 12.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 28TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 30.6 MPH.
THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 28TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE EAST AT 40 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 55 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 28TH. THERE WERE 886 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 124 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 762. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
9766 WHICH WAS 927 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 8839. 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 30.45 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH
AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.40 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 9TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE
MID 50S AND END THE MONTH IN THE MID 60S. 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 3.23 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL
FOR THE MONTH IS 0.4 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR
NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MAY.



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