December 2011 Climate Summary

.DECEMBER 2011 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

 

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER WAS 21.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.9

DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 14.8 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 20TH

WARMEST DECEMBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE

MONTH WAS 43 DEGREES ON THE 26TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 1 DEGREE

BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH AND 6TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET

FOR THE MONTH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES WAS REACHED ON THE

26TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 42 DEGREES SET IN 1908.

 

DECEMBER 2011 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.55 INCHES OF

PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.66 INCHES BELOW THE

NORMAL OF 1.21 INCHES TYING THIS THE 34TH DRIEST DECEMBER IN RECORDED

HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD

OCCURRED ON THE 13TH TO THE 14TH WHEN 0.16 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION

WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 22

DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST

0.10 INCHES FELL ON 3 DAYS. 8.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH.

THIS IS 9.6 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 17.7 INCHES FOR THE

MONTH MAKING THIS THE 47TH LEAST SNOWIEST DECEMBER IN STATION

HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING

THE MONTH.

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.6 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY

FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 26TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 17.7 MPH.

THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 26TH WITH A WIND FROM

THE SOUTHWEST AT 33 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 45 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST

WAS ALSO RECORDED ON THE 26TH. THERE WERE 1334 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR

THE MONTH WHICH WAS 222 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1556. THIS BROUGHT THE

SEASONAL TOTAL TO 3136 WHICH WAS 633 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3769. THERE

WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE

SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT 314 WHICH IS 110 ABOVE

THE NORMAL OF 204. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE

MONTH WAS 30.55 INCHES REACHED ON THE 5TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC

PRESSURE READING WAS 29.52 INCHES REACHED ON THE 29TH.

 

THE OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER TEENS AND

RISE TO 20 DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE

MONTH ARE IN THE LOWER SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO. NORMAL

PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY IS 0.96 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR

JANUARY IS 19.4 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL

PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JANUARY.

 

 

.DECEMBER 2011 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL

 

FALLS MN...

 

 

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER WAS 18.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 9.0

DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 9.7 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 5TH

WARMEST DECEMBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE

MONTH WAS 43 DEGREES ON THE 11TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 15

DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 6TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET

FOR THE MONTH.

 

DECEMBER 2011 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.49 INCHES OF

PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.32 INCHES BELOW THE

NORMAL OF 0.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 27TH DRIEST DECEMBER IN

RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR

PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 23RD WHEN 0.13 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST

A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 22 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01

INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10

INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 2 DAYS. 8.5 INCHES OF SNOW

FELL DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER. THIS IS 6.5 INCHES BELOW THE

NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 15.0 INCHES FOR THE MONTH MAKING THIS THE 27TH

LEAST SNOWIEST DECEMBER IN STATION HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR

SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

 

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.1 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY

FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 15TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.8

MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 15TH AND 25TH WITH

A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 26 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE

SOUTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 20TH. THERE WERE 1428 HEATING DEGREE

DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 286 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1714. THIS

BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 3548 WHICH WAS 627 BELOW THE NORMAL OF

4175. THERE WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS

NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT 207 WHICH

IS 15 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 192. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.58 INCHES REACHED ON THE 5TH AND THE

LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.39 INCHES REACHED ON THE

26TH.

 

 

THE OUTLOOK FOR JANUARY...NORMAL HIGHS ARE IN THE TEENS. NORMAL LOWS

FOR THE MONTH ARE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO. NORMAL

PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY IS 0.62 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR

JANUARY IS 15.0 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL

PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JANUARY.

 

 

 


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