Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
140 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              79   03/18/2012
 LOW              -38   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            65   03/15        MM      MM       52  03/30
LOWEST            -25   03/05        MM      MM      -33  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.9              34.7     4.2     27.3
AVG. MINIMUM     15.0              12.5     2.5     -1.5
MEAN             27.0              23.6     3.4     12.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9              11.7    -2.7       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              29.4    -0.4       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               6.2    -1.2       16

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.81   2009
 MINIMUM            T   2001
TOTALS           0.64              0.95   -0.31     1.46
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.05
DAYS >= .01         8               8.8    -0.8        9
DAYS >= .10         2               2.6    -0.6        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.32   03/29 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 MAXIMUM         31.5   1951
 MINIMUM            T   1918
TOTALS            3.5               7.6    -4.1     17.6
SINCE 7/1        60.2              64.4    -4.2     94.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      6                10      -4       25
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.7    -0.7        5
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        17   03/02                         33  03/01
                        03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      1.0   03/25 TO 03/25

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1169              1283    -114     1606
 SINCE 7/1       8923              8866      57    10037
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/330    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/330    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      7

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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.MARCH 2015 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL  FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 26.2 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.6
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 23.6 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 21ST
WARMEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 65 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 25
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH. ONE TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED FOR
THE MONTH. A RECORD HIGH TEMERATURE OF 56 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON
THE 12TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1996. ONE TEMPERATURE WAS
BROKEN FOR THE MONTH. A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES WAS RECORDED
ON THE 15TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 57 DEGREES LAST SET IN 2012.

MARCH 2015 HAD BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.64
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.31 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.95 INCHES MAKING
THIS THE 31ST DRIEST MARCH IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT
OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WHEN 0.32
INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED
ON 18 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. 3.5 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 4.1 INCHES BELOW THE AVERAGE OF
7.6 INCHES. THIS WAS THE 18TH LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH IN STATION
HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE
MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 8.4 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 3RD WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.8 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 30 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 40 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 29TH. THERE WERE 1869 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 339 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1283. THIS BROUGHT
THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS TO 7754 WHICH IS 171 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 7583. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH
WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS
AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR
THE MONTH WAS 30.46 INCHES REACHED ON THE 22ND. THE LOWEST
BAROMETRIC WAS 29.45 INCHES REACHED ON THE 29TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOWER
40S AND WARM TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE LOWER 20S AND WARM 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. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.

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