January 2013 Climate Summary

.JANUARY 2013 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 12.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.2 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 46TH
WARMEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 42 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 21
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 22ND AND 24TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

JANUARY 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.39 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.43 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.96 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 35TH WETTEST JANUARY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 10TH TO THE 11TH WHEN 0.55 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 26
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 5 DAYS. 9.2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS
RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 10.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF
19.4 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 44TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY ON
RECORD. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 0.32
INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 18TH BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1996 OF 0.26 INCHES.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 7TH AND 9TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF
16.3 MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 9TH WITH A
WIND FROM THE WEST AT 38 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 47 MPH FROM THE WEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 9TH. THERE WERE 1631 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 68 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1699. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 5103 WHICH WAS 365 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 5468. THERE
WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS REMAIN AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.73 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 24TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.31 INCHES REACHED ON THE 12TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN AT 20 DEGREES AND WARM TO
THE UPPER 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
BEGIN AT 2 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO AND RISE TO 11 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY IS 0.81 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR
FEBRUARY IS 12.4 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR FEBRUARY.

.JANUARY 2013 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 5.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.2
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 4.4 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 28TH
WARMEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 48 DEGREES ON THE 10TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 36
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 24TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET
OR FOR THE MONTH. A TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
10TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 41 DEGREES SET IN 2012.

JANUARY 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.15 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.53 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.62 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 4TH WETTEST JANUARY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 10TH TO THE 11TH WHEN 0.77 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT
LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 30 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 18 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. 24.2 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED FOR
THE MONTH. THIS IS 9.2 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 15.0 INCHES MAKING
THIS THE 8TH SNOWIEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. NO PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 16TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 12.7 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 9TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE WEST AT 28 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 41 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 9TH. THERE WERE 1831 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 47 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1888. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
5962 WHICH WAS 91 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6053. THERE WERE 0 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL
COOLING DEGREE DAYS ARE 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.77 INCHES REACHED ON THE 24TH
AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.39 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 12TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER TEENS AND
WARM TO THE UPPER 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO AND RISE TO THE SINGLE
DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
FEBRUARY IS 0.57 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY IS 10.8 INCHES.
NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR FEBRUARY.



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