October 2012 Climate Summaries

 

 

.OCTOBER 2012 WAS COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 42.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.7
DEGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL OF 43.2 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
41ST COOLEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 74 DEGREES ON THE 3RD. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS
22 DEGREES ON THE 31ST. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR
THE MONTH.

OCTOBER 2012 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.34 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.51 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 2.85 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 40TH DRIEST OCTOBER IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 24TH TO THE 25TH WHEN 0.51 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 12 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.10 INCHES FELL ON 5 DAYS. 1.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.3 INCHES. ONE
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WAS TIED FOR THE MONTH. A TRACE OF SNOW
FELL ON THE 4TH TYING THE RECORD SET IN 1964.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 4TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 21.5 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 4TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE WEST AT 38 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 46 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 4TH AND 5TH. THERE WERE 691 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 13 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 678. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 1019 WHICH WAS 106 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1125. THERE
WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT 409 WHICH IS 205 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 204. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 30.47 INCHES REACHED ON THE 12TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING WAS 29.14 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE LOWER 40S AND
FALL TO THE UPPER 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN IN THE UPPER 20S AND FALL TO THE MID TEENS ON THE 30TH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS 2.09 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL
FOR NOVEMBER IS 13.7 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE
NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR NOVEMBER.

.OCTOBER 2012 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 39.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.0
DEGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL OF 41.1 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 19TH
COOLEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 70 DEGREES ON THE 16TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 11
DEGREES ON THE 31ST. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET OR FOR
THE MONTH. A TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 12TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 17 DEGREES SET IN 1988.

OCTOBER 2012 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.87 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.79 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.08 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 23RD WETTEST OCTOBER IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 23RD WHEN 1.07 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 20 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 2 DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED
ON 1 DAY. 1.7 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.5
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.2 INCHES. THREE PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WERE TIED OR BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. 1.5 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE
5TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.6 INCHES SET IN 1952. A TRACE OF
SNOW FELL ON THE 10TH TYING THE RECORD SET IN 2006. 1.07 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 23RD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.98
INCHES SET IN 1914.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 5TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 14.4 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 2ND WITH A WIND FROM
THE SOUTH AT 23 MPH AND ON THE 4TH WITH A WIND FROM THE WEST AT 23 MPH.
A PEAK GUST OF 33 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 4TH. THERE
WERE 795 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 52 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 743. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 1322 WHICH WAS 45
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1277. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS ARE
222 WHICH IS 30 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 192. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.42 INCHES REACHED ON THE 12TH
AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.09 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 17TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOWER 40S AND
COOL TO THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN IN THE MID 20S AND FALL TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO ON
THE 30TH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS 1.38 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR OCTOBER IS 13.7 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR NOVEMBER.



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