April 2013 Climate Summaries

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 34.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 5.2
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 16TH
COLDEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 68 DEGREES ON THE 28TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 8
DEGREES ON THE 14TH. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR
TIED FOR THE MONTH. A TEMPERATURE OF 8 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
14 TYING THE RECORD SET IN 1926. A TEMPERATURE OF 11 DEGREES WAS
RECORDED ON THE 20TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 14 DEGREES SET IN
1928.

APRIL 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 5.04 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 2.61 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.43 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 5TH WETTEST APRIL IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 18TH THROUGH THE 19TH WHEN 0.99 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED ON 21 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 18
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL
ON 3 DAYS. 50.8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 43.9 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 6.9 INCHES MAKING THIS THE
SNOWIEST MONTH ON RECORD. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR
THE MONTH. 0.96 INCHES OF LIQUID PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 18TH BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1930 OF 0.90 INCHES. FOUR DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED FOR THE MONTH. 7.0 INCHES OF SNOW FELL
ON THE 11TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 2.0 INCHES SET IN 1993. 6.0
INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 12TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1924.
11.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 18TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 5.9
INCHES SET IN 1995. 8.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 22ND BREAKING THE
OLD RECORD OF 7.8 INCHES SET IN 1972.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.7 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 11TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 27.5 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 11TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE EAST AT 38 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 48 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 11TH. THERE WERE 908 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 146 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1054. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
8749 WHICH WAS 90 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8839. 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 30.42 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 17TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.43
INCHES REACHED ON THE 30TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE MID 50S AND WARM TO
THE MID 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN
IN THE MID 30S AND RISE TO THE MID 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 3.23 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MAY
IS 0.4 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MAY.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 31.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 8.1
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 3RD
COLDEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 67 DEGREES ON THE 27TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 1
DEGREE BELOW ZERO ON THE 3RD. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET
FOR THE MONTH. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 4 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
20TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 18 DEGREES SET IN 1966.

APRIL 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.87 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.34 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 1.53 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 29TH WETTEST APRIL IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 11TH THROUGH THE 12TH WHEN 0.45 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT
LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 16 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 DAYS. 13.6 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED
FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 7.2 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 6.4 INCHES
MAKING THIS THE 8TH SNOWIEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. ONE
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL
RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 0.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON THE 18TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.6 INCHES SET IN 1953.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.5 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 14.6 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 30TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE SOUTHWEST AT 30 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 40 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST 
WAS RECORDED ON THE 30TH. THERE WERE 1007 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 235 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 772. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 10076 WHICH WAS 438 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 9638.
THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS ONE DEGREE
BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS ARE 0 WHICH IS
ONE DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR
THE MONTH WAS 30.44 INCHES REACHED ON THE 17TH AND THE LOWEST
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.25 INCHES REACHED ON THE 30TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS START AT 60 DEGREES AND WARM TO THE
UPPER 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN
IN THE LOWER 30S AND RISE TO THE MID 40S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY IS 2.86 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR MAY
IS 0.2 INCHES. COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MAY.



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