Record Warm and Dry Spring across the Northland

Spring is off to a record warm start this year.  Through April 27th, both Duluth and International Falls are currently ranked 1st warmest as far as average temperatures go.  International Falls is currently experiencing its fifth driest spring of all time. Through April 27th, only 0.81 inches of precipitation has fallen, 1.25 inches below the normal of 2.06 inches. At Duluth, 1.45 inches of rain has fallen so far this spring making this the 15th driest. Normal to date for the spring season is 3.40 inches, 1.95 inches below normal. Here are the five driest spring seasons at International Falls through April 25th.  The meteorological spring season is defined as March 1 through May 31.

International Falls Driest Springs               

1. 0.22 inches in 1918                               

2. 0.31 inches in 1984

3. 0.33 inches in 1958

4. 0.66 inches in 1959

5. 0.81 inches in 2010

 

Not only has it been dry, the Northland is currently seeing a record warm Spring.

Duluth Area Extremes
Highest Average Average Temperature degrees F
Days: 3/1 - 4/27
Length of period: 58 days
Years: 1871-2010

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    41.2    4/27/2010
  2    41.1    4/27/1878
  3    39.1    4/27/1910
  4    38.5    4/27/1946
  5    38.3    4/27/1987
  6    37.2    4/27/1942
  7    37.0    4/27/1977
  8    36.7    4/27/1889
  9    36.6    4/27/2006
 10   35.3    4/27/1938

 

International Falls Area Extremes
Highest Average Average Temperature degrees F
Days: 3/1 - 4/27
Length of period: 58 days
Years: 1906-2010


Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1    39.4    4/27/2010
  2    38.2    4/27/1987
  3    37.1    4/27/1918
  4    36.2    4/27/1915
  5    35.4    4/27/1958
  6    35.3    4/27/1977
  7    35.2    4/27/2000
  8    35.1    4/27/2006,  4/27/1973
 10   34.8    4/27/1986

 

 

 

 

 

 



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