August 2013 Climate Summaries

.AUGUST 2013 WAS MUCH WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 69.0 DEGREES WHICH WAS 4.7
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 64.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 6TH
WARMEST AUGUST IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 94 DEGREES ON THE 25TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 43
DEGREES ON THE 14TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WAS BROKEN FOR
THE MONTH. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 91 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON
THE 20TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 89 DEGREES SET IN 1976.

AUGUST 2013 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.98 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.72 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 3.70 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 33RD DRIEST AUGUST IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 26TH THROUGH THE 27TH WHEN 0.90 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
REPORTED ON 11 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8
DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL
ON 2 DAYS. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 18TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 12.3
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 31 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 43 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 29TH. THERE WERE 27 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 59 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 86. THIS BROUGHT
THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 74 WHICH WAS 75 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 149. THERE
WERE 156 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 90 DEGREES
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 66. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS
351 WHICH IS 161 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 190. THE HIGHEST
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.26 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 4TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.68
INCHES REACHED ON THE 31ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE LOWER
70S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE LOWER 50S AND COOL TO 40 DEGREES AT THE
END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 4.11 INCHES.
NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 0.1 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
SEPTEMBER.

AUGUST 2013 WAS SLIGHTLY COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT
INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 63.1 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.2
DEGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL OF 63.3 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 43RD
COOLEST AUGUST IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 20TH AND 28TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
WAS 35 DEGREES ON THE 14TH. FIVE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED
OR BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 38 DEGREES WAS
RECORDED ON THE 4TH TYING THE OLD RECORD OF 38 DEGREES SET IN 1907.
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 40 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 7TH TYING
THE OLD RECORD OF 40 DEGREES SET IN 1926. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE
OF 37 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 8TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 39
DEGREES SET IN 1999. A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 38 DEGREES WAS
RECORDED ON THE 10TH TYING THE OLD RECORD OF 38 DEGREES SET IN 2012.
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 35 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 14TH
TYING THE OLD RECORD OF 35 DEGREES SET IN 1997.

AUGUST 2013 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.73 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.92 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.81 INCHES MAKING THIS FOR THE 29TH WETTEST AUGUST IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 18TH WHEN 1.08 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST
A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 2 DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY.
NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WAS SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.1 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 21ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 7.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 24TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 40 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 52 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 24TH. THERE WERE 135 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 24 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 111. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL
TOTAL TO 220 WHICH WAS 39 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 181. THERE WERE 86
COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 28 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 58. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS ARE 213 WHICH
IS 32 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 181. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.27 INCHES REACHED ON THE 4TH
AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.65 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 31ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOWER 70S AND
COOL TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE UPPER 40S AND COOL TO THE MID 30S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 2.99 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH IS 0.1 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR SEPTEMBER.



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