May 2013 Climate Summaries

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 49.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 51.4 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
65TH COLDEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 80 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 27
DEGREES ON THE 3RD. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE BROKEN OR TIED
FOR THE MONTH.

MAY 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.71 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.48 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 3.23 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 48TH WETTEST MAY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 20TH THROUGH THE 21ST WHEN 1.12 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED ON 16 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON
13 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 9 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES
FELL ON 3 DAYS. A TRACE OF SNOWFALL WAS RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 0.4 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.4. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 20TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 19.5 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE EAST AT 38 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 45 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 19TH AND 20TH. THERE WERE 471 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH
WHICH WAS 45 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 426. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL
TOTAL TO 9220 WHICH WAS 45 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9265. THERE WAS 1
COOLING DEGREE DAY FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 3 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 4. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 1 WHICH IS 3
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.59 INCHES REACHED ON THE 2ND AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.44 INCHES REACHED ON THE
14TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN IN THE MID 60S AND WARM TO
THE MID 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN
IN THE MID 40S AND RISE TO THE LOWER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE IS 4.23 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JUNE.


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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 49.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.1
DEGREES COLDER THAN THE NORMAL OF 51.8 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
25TH COLDEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 82 DEGREES ON THE 14TH AND 29TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
WAS 22 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED
FOR THE MONTH. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 22 DEGREES WAS RECORDED
ON THE 12TH TYING THE OLD RECORD OF 22 DEGREES SET IN 1996.

MAY 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 5.70 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 2.84 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.86 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 5TH WETTEST MAY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 19TH THROUGH THE 20TH WHEN 2.41 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 19 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 16 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 3 DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 2 DAYS. A TRACE OF SNOW WAS REPORTED FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS
0.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.2 INCHES. TWO PRECIPITATION RECORDS
WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 2.19 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON THE 19TH BREAKING
THE OLD RECORD OF 1.32 INCHES SET IN 1977. 1.19 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
ON THE 20TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.06 INCHES SET IN 1914.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 20TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 15.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 20TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE EAST AT 33 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 39 MPH FROM THE WEST WAS RECORDED
ON THE 14TH. THERE WERE 468 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 49 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 419. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
10544 WHICH WAS 487 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 10057. THERE WERE 3 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 8.
THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS ARE 3 WHICH IS 6 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 9.

THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...NORMAL HIGHS START AT 70 DEGREES AND WARM TO THE
MID 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN
IN THE MID 40S AND RISE TO THE LOWER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE IS 3.92 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JUNE.



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