March 2013 Climate Summary

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 21.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.1
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 25.9 DEGREES TYING THIS THE 46TH
COLDEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 53 DEGREES ON THE 30TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 13
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 17TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
BROKEN FOR THE MONTH.

MARCH 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.04 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.55 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 1.49 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 37TH WETTEST MARCH IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 9TH WHEN 0.62 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 9 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. 25.8
INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 12.6 INCHES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 13.2 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 10TH SNOWIEST MARCH
ON RECORD. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 7.6
INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 5TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1995
OF 5.5 INCHES.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 20.2
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 30 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 40 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH. THERE WERE 1333 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 123 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1210. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 7841 WHICH WAS 236 BELOW THE NORMAL OF
8077. 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
30.46 INCHES REACHED ON THE 7TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING WAS 29.52 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE LOWER 40S AND WARM
TO THE MID 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
BEGIN IN THE LOWER 20S AND RISE TO THE MID 30S AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 2.43 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR APRIL IS 6.9 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 16.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 7.6
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 14TH
COLDEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 50 DEGREES ON THE 29TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 28
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 17TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
SET FOR THE MONTH.

MARCH 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.15 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.20 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0.95 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 30TH WETTEST MARCH IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 18TH WHEN 0.45 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE
OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 3 DAYS. 14.7 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED FOR THE MONTH. THIS
IS 7.1 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 7.6 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 11TH
SNOWIEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. ONE PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET
FOR THE MONTH. ON THE 9TH 0.43 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.29 INCHES SET IN 2009. ONE DAILY
SNOWFALL RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 3.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON
THE 5TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.6 INCHES SET IN 2006.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 16.7
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE WEST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 32 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH. THERE WERE 1512 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 229 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1283. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 9069 WHICH WAS 203 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 8866. 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 30.53 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 1ST AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.49 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOWER 40S AND
WARM TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN AT 20 DEGREES AND RISE TO THE LOWER 30S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 1.53 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR APRIL IS 6.4 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.



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