February 2010 Climate Data

 

FEBRUARY 2010 WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 8.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.4 
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.9 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 37 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 27 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 24TH. THERE WERE NO
TEMPERATURE RECORDS SET FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2010 PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.27
INCHES RECORDED FOR THE MONTH AND WAS THE 14TH DRIEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD. THIS IS 0.34 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.61 INCHES. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE
15TH WHEN 0.09 INCHES WAS REPORTED. 4.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN
FEBRUARY WHICH TIES FOR THE 18TH LEAST SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD.
THIS IS 5.9 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 10.5 INCHES. THIS BRINGS THE
SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL TO 46.2 INCHES WHICH IS 5.4 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 51.6 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD WAS 1.8 INCHES WHICH FELL FROM THE 7TH TO THE 8TH. AT LEAST A
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 13 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.7 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 14TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.8 MPH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 23 MPH FROM THE NORTH ALSO OCCURRED ON
THE 14TH WITH A PEAK GUST OF 30 MPH FROM THE NORTH. A PEAK WIND GUST
OF 30 MPH FROM THE NORTH ALSO WAS REPORTED ON THE 15TH. THERE WERE
1576 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 45 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 1531...THIS BRINGS THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7414 WHICH IS 264
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 7678. THERE WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH IS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR
THE MONTH WAS 30.44 INCHES REACHED ON THE 9TH AND THE LOWEST
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.87 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 20S ON THE 1ST TO THE LOWER 40S BY MONTHS END. NORMAL LOWS
RANGE FROM 5 ABOVE ZERO ON THE 1ST WARMING TO 20 DEGREES ON THE
31ST. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 0.96 INCHES WITH 9.0 INCHES
OF SNOW. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
EXPECTED IN MARCH.  

FEBRUARY 2010 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 15.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.7 
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 14.8 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 39 DEGREES ON THE 27TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 12TH. NO TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2010 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF
0.41 INCHES RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.38 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 0.79 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 8TH WHEN 0.25 INCHES WAS REPORTED. 8.5
INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN FEBRUARY. THIS IS 2.9 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 11.4 INCHES. THIS BRINGS THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL TO 61.3
INCHES WHICH IS 1.5 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 62.8 INCHES. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 5.0 INCHES WHICH
FELL ON THE 8TH. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON
11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 2 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL
RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 5TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 16.4 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 15TH OUT OF THE NORTH
AT 26 MPH...AND A PEAK GUST OF 33 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS ALSO WAS
REPORTED ON THE 15TH. THERE WERE 1381 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 41 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1422...THIS BRINGS THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6615 WHICH IS 477 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 7092. THERE
WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS WAS 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.36 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 1ST AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.84 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE UPPER 20S AND WARM
TO THE LOWER 40S AT MONTHS END. NORMAL LOWS RANGE FROM 10 DEGREES ON
THE 1ST AND WARM TO THE LOWER 20S BY THE 31ST. NORMAL PRECIPITATION
FOR MARCH IS 1.69 INCHES WITH 13.7 INCHES OF SNOW. ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED IN
MARCH.  



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