May 2012 Climate Summary

 

.MAY 2012 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS

MN...

 

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 53.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.8

DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 51.8 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 32ND

WARMEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE

MONTH WAS 88 DEGREES ON THE 18TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 26

DEGREES ON THE 16TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE

MONTH. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON THE 31ST WAS 29 DEGREES WHICH TIED THE

RECORD SET IN 1910.

                      

MAY 2012 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.60 INCHES OF

PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.26 INCHES BELOW THE

NORMAL OF 2.86 INCHES MAKING THIS FOR THE 54TH DRIEST MAY IN

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

PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 23RD WHEN 0.78 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A

TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 18 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 2 DAYS. NO SNOW FELL DURING THE MONTH OF MAY. THIS IS 0.2

INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 0.2 INCHES FOR THE MONTH. NO

DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING THE MONTH.

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.0 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY

FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 15TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 12.2 MPH.

THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 11TH WITH A WIND FROM

THE WEST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 36 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED

ON THE 19TH. THERE WERE 372 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH

WAS 47 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 419. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO

8294 WHICH WAS 1763 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 10057. THERE WERE 7 COOLING

DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 DEGREE BELOW THE NORMAL OF

8. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 11 WHICH IS 2 ABOVE

THE NORMAL OF 9. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE

MONTH WAS 30.29 INCHES REACHED ON THE 26TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC

PRESSURE READING WAS 29.42 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD.

 

THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...NORMAL HIGHS START AT 70 DEGREES AND RISE TO THE

MID 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN

THE MID 40S AND RISE TO THE LOWER 50S ON THE 30TH. NORMAL

PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE IS 3.92 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND

NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JUNE.

 

.MAY 2012 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 55.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.6
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 51.4 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 4TH
WARMEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 87 DEGREES ON THE 18TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 34
DEGREES ON THE 31ST. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WAS BROKEN FOR THE
MONTH. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 18TH WAS 87 DEGREES BREAKING THE
OLD RECORD OF 85 SET IN 1998.
 
MAY 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 6.61 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 3.38 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 3.23 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 6TH WETTEST MAY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED FROM THE 23RD TO THE 24TH WHEN 2.39 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 20
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 16 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON 2 DAYS. NO SNOW FELL
FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.4 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL SNOWFALL OF 0.4
INCHES FOR THE MONTH. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET DURING
THE MONTH.
 
THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.7 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 27TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 14.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE WEST AT 30 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 54 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST WAS
ALSO RECORDED ON THE 20TH. THERE WERE 320 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 106 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 426. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7559 WHICH WAS 1706 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9265.
THERE WERE 16 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 12 ABOVE
NORMAL OF 4. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS TO
16 WHICH IS 12 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.35 INCHES REACHED ON THE 12TH AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.36 INCHES REACHED ON THE
24TH.
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE MID 60S AND RISE
TO THE MID 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
BEGIN IN THE MID 40S AND RISE TO THE MID 50S ON THE 30TH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE IS 4.23 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JUNE.

 



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