April 2012 Climate Summary

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

 

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 42.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.8

DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.6 DEGREES TYING THIS THE 18TH

WARMEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE

MONTH WAS 72 DEGREES ON THE 14TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 21

DEGREES ON THE 16TH AND 17TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE SET FOR THE

MONTH.

 

APRIL 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.70 INCHES OF

PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.27 INCHES ABOVE THE

NORMAL OF 2.43 INCHES TYING THIS THE 21ST WETTEST APRIL IN RECORDED

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

OCCURRED ON THE 15TH TO THE 16TH WHEN 2.17 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS

RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 19 DAYS.

AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10

INCHES FELL ON 9 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. AT LEAST

1.00 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. 0.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH.

THIS IS 6.3 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 6.9 INCHES FOR THE

MONTH MAKING THIS THE 26TH LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL. ONE DAILY

PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET DURING THE MONTH. 2.02 INCHES OF RAIN

FELL ON THE 15TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.30 INCHES SET IN 1994.

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY

FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 15TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 21.0

MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 15TH WITH A WIND

FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 36 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 51 MPH FROM THE NORTHEAST

WAS ALSO RECORDED ON THE 15TH. THERE WERE 671 HEATING DEGREE DAYS

FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 91 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 762. THIS BROUGHT

THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7239 WHICH WAS 1600 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8839.

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

THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT ZERO WHICH IS

NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS

30.41 INCHES REACHED ON THE 11TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE

READING WAS 29.31 INCHES REACHED ON THE 16TH.

 

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE MID 50S AND RISE

TO THE MID 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH

BEGIN IN THE MID 30S AND RISE TO THE MID 40S ON THE 31ST. NORMAL

PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 3.23 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MAY IS 0.4

INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED

FOR MAY.

 

.APRIL 2012 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS 
MN...
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 39.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5 
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 30TH 
WARMEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE 
MONTH WAS 65 DEGREES ON THE 30TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 18 
DEGREES ON THE 16TH AND 17TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE SET FOR THE 
MONTH.
 
APRIL 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.64 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.11 INCHES ABOVE THE 
NORMAL OF 1.53 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 38TH WETTEST APRIL IN 
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR 
PERIOD OCCURRED FROM THE 21ST TO THE 22ND WHEN 0.59 INCHES WAS 
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 17 DAYS. 
AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF 
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. 6.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL DURING THE 
MONTH OF APRIL WHICH WAS NORMAL. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET DURING 
THE MONTH. ON THE 21ST 2.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED BREAKING THE 
OLD RECORD OF 2.0 INCHES SET IN 1992.
 
THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY 
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 8TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 12.9 MPH. 
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 8TH WITH A WIND FROM 
THE WEST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST WAS RECORDED 
ON THE 13TH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 
8TH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS RECORDED ON THE 16TH. 
THERE WERE 747 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 25 BELOW 
THE NORMAL OF 722. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7922 WHICH 
WAS 1716 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9638. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS 
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 DEGREE BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1. THE 
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 4 WHICH IS 3 ABOVE THE NORMAL 
OF 1. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 
30.44 INCHES REACHED ON THE 11TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE 
READING WAS 29.57 INCHES REACHED ON THE 14TH. 
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 50S AND RISE TO 
THE UPPER 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH 
BEGIN IN THE LOWER 30S AND RISE TO THE MID 40S ON THE 31ST. NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 2.86 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MAY IS 0.2 
INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE 
FORECASTED FOR MAY.



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