At International Falls, for 2009, it was colder and wetter than normal. The average temperature of 35.7 degrees was 1.7 degrees below the normal of 37.4 which ranked as the 12th coldest year on record out of the 74 years of complete temperature data. The 24.45 inches of precipitation that fell in 2009 was 1.52 inches above the normal of 23.93 inches which ranked in the top third wettest years of all time at International Falls.
Meanwhile, Duluth was slightly cooler and drier than normal for 2009. The average temperature of 38.9 degrees was 0.2 degrees below the normal of 39.1 which tied for the 64th warmest year on record out of the 136 years of complete temperature data for Duluth. The 29.10 inches of precipitation that fell in 2009 was 1.90 inches below the normal of 31.00 inches and ranked as the 67th wettest year on record out of 139 years of precipitation data at Duluth.
The 2009 climate summaries are available for the following locations (click for annual climate table):