March 2010 Climate Summary

MARCH 2010 WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 37.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 11.6 
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 25.4 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 3RD
WARMEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 71 DEGREES ON THE 31ST. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 5
DEGREES ON THE 1ST. TWO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.
A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE 15TH BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD OF 57 DEGREES SET IN 1995. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF 71 DEGREES WAS TIED ON THE 31ST FROM 1986.

MARCH 2010 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.94
INCHES RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.75 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 1.69 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 23RD WHEN 0.42 INCHES WAS REPORTED. A TRACE
OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH MAKING THIS THE LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH EVER.
THIS IS 13.7 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 13.7 INCHES. THIS BRINGS THE
SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL TO 61.3 INCHES WHICH IS 15.2 INCHES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 76.5 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD WAS A TRACE WHICH FELL ON THE 19TH. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 4 DAYS.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH
OF MARCH. 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.5 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 11TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 14.7 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 11TH OUT OF THE EAST
AT 30 MPH...AND A PEAK GUST OF 37 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS ALSO WAS
REPORTED ON THE 11TH. THERE WERE 858 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 386 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1244...THIS BRINGS THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7473 WHICH IS 863 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8336. 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 30.40 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 1ST AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.32 INCHES REACHED ON THE 31ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE LOWER 40S AND WARM
TO THE MID TO UPPER 50S AT MONTHS END. NORMAL LOWS RANGE FROM THE
LOWER 20S ON THE 1ST AND WARM TO THE MID 30S BY THE 30TH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 2.09 INCHES WITH 6.3 INCHES OF SNOW.
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED IN
APRIL.  

MARCH 2010 WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 34.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 10.8 
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE
WARMEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS
67 DEGREES ON THE 30TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 4 DEGREES BELOW
ZERO ON THE 1ST. THERE WAS ONE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE TIED FOR THE
MONTH ON THE 14TH WITH A TEMPERATURE 54 DEGREES TYING WITH 1911. 

MARCH 2010 PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.63
INCHES RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.33 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL
OF 0.96 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 11TH TO THE 12TH WHEN 0.26 INCHES WAS
REPORTED. 0.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH MAKING IT THE 2ND LEAST
SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD. THIS IS 8.8 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9.0
INCHES. THIS BRINGS THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTAL TO 46.4 INCHES WHICH
IS 14.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 60.6 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT
OF SNOWFALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 0.2 INCHES WHICH FELL ON THE
19TH. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 13 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 3 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH. 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.3 MPH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS REPORTED ON THE
18TH WITH A PEAK GUST OF 38 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THERE WERE 942
HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 356 BELOW THE NORMAL OF
1298...THIS BRINGS THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 8356 WHICH IS 620 BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 8976. 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 1ST AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING WAS 29.19 INCHES REACHED ON THE 31ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH RANGE FROM THE
LOWER 40S ON THE 1ST TO 60 DEGREES BY MONTHS END. NORMAL LOWS RANGE
FROM 20 DEGREES ON THE 1ST WARMING TO THE MID 30S ON THE 30TH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 1.38 INCHES WITH 5.7 INCHES OF
SNOW. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED IN
APRIL.



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