February 2012 Climate Summary

 .FEBRUARY 2012 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 23.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 8.6
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 15.1 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 6TH
WARMEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 43 DEGREES ON THE 4TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 7
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 11TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
SET FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.41 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.60 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 33RD WETTEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WHEN 0.78 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST
A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 18 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 9 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 3 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. 19.7 INCHES OF SNOW FELL DURING THE
MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THIS IS 7.3 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL SNOWFALL OF
12.4 INCHES FOR THE MONTH TYING THIS THE 16TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IN
STATION HISTORY. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET
FOR THE MONTH. 0.78 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 29TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.27 INCHES SET IN 1940. 9.7 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL ON THE 29TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 3.6 INCHES SET IN
1940.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.7 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 29TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 25.1
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE EAST AT 41 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 56 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 29TH. THERE WERE 1190 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 209 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1399. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 5775 WHICH WAS 1137 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6912.
THERE WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL.
THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.62
INCHES REACHED ON THE 7TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING
WAS 29.35 INCHES REACHED ON THE 21ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S AND
WARM TO THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN AT 11 DEGREES AND WARM TO THE LOWER 20S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 1.49 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 13.2 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MARCH.

.FEBRUARY 2012 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 19.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 9.2
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.3 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 6TH
WARMEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 41 DEGREES ON THE 15TH AND 19TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
12 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 10TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
SET FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.79 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.22 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.57 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 30TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 23RD WHEN 0.51 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST
A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 3 DAYS. 17.7 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THIS IS 6.9 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 10.8 INCHES FOR THE MONTH MAKING THIS THE 8TH
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD
WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 5.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 26TH BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD OF 4.8 INCHES SET IN 1949.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 26TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 11.7
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 9TH AND 29TH WITH
A WIND FROM THE NORTH AT 21 MPH AND NORTHEAST AT 21 MPH RESPECTIVELY.
A PEAK GUST OF 29 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 9TH. A PEAK
WIND GUST OF 29 MPH WAS REPORTED ON THE 26TH FROM THE NORTHEAST. AND
A PEAK WIND GUST OF 29 MPH WAS REPORTED ON THE 29TH FROM THE EAST.
THERE WERE 1224 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 306 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 1530. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6346 WHICH WAS
1286 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 7632. THERE WERE NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.71 INCHES REACHED ON THE 7TH AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.30 INCHES REACHED ON THE
21ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S AND
WARM TO THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO AND WARM TO 20
DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS
0.95 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 7.6 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MARCH.


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