2013 February Climate Summaries

.FEBRUARY 2013 WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 14.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 15.1 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 90TH
COLDEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 38 DEGREES ON THE 13TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 22
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 1ST. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.16 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.35 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 38TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 10TH TO THE 11TH WHEN 0.41 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 23
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 9 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 3 DAYS. 19.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS
RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 6.7 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 12.4
INCHES MAKING THIS THE 20TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. ONE DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 2.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON
THE 6TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1985 OF 2.5 INCHES.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 20.0 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 33 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 44 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH. THERE WERE 1405 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 6 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1399. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6508 WHICH WAS 359 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6867. 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 30.55 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 21ST AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.37 INCHES REACHED ON THE 11TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE UPPER 20S AND WARM TO
THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
BEGIN AT 11 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO AND RISE TO LOWER 20S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS 1.49 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 13.2 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MARCH.

.FEBRUARY 2013 WAS COLDER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY WAS 7.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.5
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 42ND
COLDEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 42 DEGREES ON THE 26TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 39
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 2ND. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
FOR THE MONTH.

FEBRUARY 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.51 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.94 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.57 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 7TH WETTEST FEBRUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 10TH TO THE 11TH WHEN 0.63 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 23 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 9 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. 20.8 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED FOR
THE MONTH. THIS IS 10.0 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 10.8 INCHES MAKING
THIS THE 5TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IN STATION HISTORY. TWO PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 10TH 0.54 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.26 INCHES
SET IN 1943. ON THE 18TH 0.41 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED
TYING THE RECORD SET IN 1992. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET FOR
THE MONTH. 4.4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 10TH BREAKING THE OLD
RECORD OF 1.6 INCHES SET IN 1985.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.7 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 18TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTH AT 24 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 31 MPH FROM THE NORTHEAST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 10TH AND A PEAK WIND GUST OF 31 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS
RECORDED ON THE 18TH. THERE WERE 1595 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 65 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1530. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7557 WHICH WAS 26 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 7583. 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 30.62 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 20TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.54 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MARCH...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 20S AND
WARM TO THE LOWER 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AND RISE TO THE 20
DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH IS
0.95 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MARCH IS 7.6 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MARCH.



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