July 2012 Tied for the Warmest in Duluth

 

.JULY 2012 WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

 

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 71.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 6.1

DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 65.8 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE

WARMEST JULY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE

MONTH WAS 92 DEGREES ON THE 16TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 53

DEGREES ON THE 10TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR

THE MONTH.

 

JULY 2012 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.06 INCHES OF

PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.56 INCHES BELOW THE

NORMAL OF 3.62 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 59TH DRIEST JULY IN RECORDED

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

OCCURRED ON THE 25TH WHEN 1.58 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED.

AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST

0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES

FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON 3 DAYS. AT

LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON 1 DAY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION

RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.5 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY

FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 16TH AND 18TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF

12.0 MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 2ND WITH A

WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 33 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 48 MPH FROM THE

NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 6TH. THERE WERE NO HEATING DEGREE

DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 63 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63. THIS

BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 70 WHICH WAS 63 BELOW THE NORMAL

OF 63. THERE WERE 218 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS

128 ABOVE NORMAL OF 90. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING

DEGREE DAYS TO 295 WHICH IS 171 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 124. THE HIGHEST

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.19 INCHES REACHED

ON THE 10TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.58

INCHES REACHED ON THE 25TH.

 

THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE MID 70S AND FALL

TO THE LOWER 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN

IN THE MID 50S AND FALL TO THE LOWER 50S ON THE 31ST. NORMAL

PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST IS 3.70 INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND

NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR AUGUST.

 



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