March 2011 Climate Summary

.MARCH 2011 WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 24.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.4
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 25.4 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 46 DEGREES ON THE 17TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 11 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 2ND. NO DAILY
TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

MARCH 2011 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.82
INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS TIES FOR
THE 33RD DRIEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THIS IS 0.87 INCHES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 1.69 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A
24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WHEN 0.41 INCHES WAS REPORTED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 18 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
FELL ON 3 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH OF MARCH. 7.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH. THIS IS 6.3 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 13.7 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 35TH LEAST SNOWIEST
MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A 24
HOUR PERIOD WAS 2.8 INCHES WHICH FELL ON THE 20TH. NO DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 22ND WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 29.0
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 22ND WITH A WIND
OUT OF THE EAST AT 41 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 56 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 22ND. THERE WERE 1263 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 19 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1244. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 8077 WHICH WAS 259 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8336. THERE
WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.67 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 2ND AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.47 INCHES REACHED ON THE 12TH.

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


.MARCH 2011 WAS COLDER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 21.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 39TH
COLDEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 51 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 19
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 2ND. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

MARCH 2011 WAS BELOW NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.30
INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS TIES FOR
THE 10TH DRIEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY. THIS IS 0.66 INCHES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 0.64 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A
24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WHEN 0.14 INCHES WAS REPORTED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 13 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
FELL ON 1 DAY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE
MONTH OF MARCH. 2.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MARCH MAKING THIS THE
11TH LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY. THIS IS 6.5 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9.0 INCHES. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL IN A
24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.5 INCHES WHICH FELL ON THE 3RD. NO DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 22ND WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 16.0
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 1ST WITH A WIND
FROM THE WEST AT 28 MPH AND ON THE 11TH WITH A WIND OUT OF THE
SOUTHEAST AT 28 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 1ST. THERE WERE 1342 HEATING DEGREE DAYS
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 44 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1298. THIS BROUGHT
THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 8914 WHICH WAS 62 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8976.
THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.69 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 2ND AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.50 INCHES REACHED ON THE 11TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOWER TO
MID 40S AND WARM TO 60 DEGREES AT MONTHS END. NORMAL LOWS RANGE FROM
20 DEGREES ON THE 1ST TO THE MID 30S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 1.38 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR APRIL IS
5.7 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.



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