Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
607 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2015

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...THE INTERNATIONAL FALLS MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              93   04/27/1952
 LOW              -14   04/03/1954
HIGHEST            72   04/17        MM      MM       62  04/20
                        04/15                             04/19
LOWEST              7   04/05        MM      MM        3  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.3              51.5     1.8     44.9
AVG. MINIMUM     25.6              27.1    -1.5     24.4
MEAN             39.5              39.3     0.2     34.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.5     0.5        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     25              21.8     3.2       25
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.53   1925
 MINIMUM         0.08   1987
TOTALS           0.72              1.53   -0.81     1.53
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.05   -0.03     0.05
DAYS >= .01         6               8.7    -2.7        9
DAYS >= .10         2               4.1    -2.1        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.28   04/19 TO 04/19


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 MAXIMUM         23.5   2008
 MINIMUM          0.0   2010
TOTALS            4.3               6.4    -2.1      7.2
SINCE 7/1        64.5              70.8    -6.3    101.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        9
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.7     0.3        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   04/22                         28  04/03
                        04/08                             04/02
                        04/07                             04/01
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   04/07 TO 04/07

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     759               772     -13      907
 SINCE 7/1       9682              9638      44    10944
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/310    DATE  04/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/330    DATE  04/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5

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

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 39.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.2
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 39.3 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
31ST WARMEST APRIL IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 72 DEGREES ON THE 15TH AND 17TH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 7 DEGREES ON THE 5TH. ONE TEMPERATURE WAS BROKEN FOR
THE MONTH. A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 65 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 1ST
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 64 DEGREES SET IN 1925.

APRIL 2015 HAD BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 0.72
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.81 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.53 INCHES MAKING
THIS THE 14TH DRIEST APRIL IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT
OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WHEN 0.28
INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED
ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 6 DAYS. AT
LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. 4.3 INCHES OF
SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 2.1 INCHES BELOW THE AVERAGE OF 6.4
INCHES. THIS WAS THE 42ND LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL 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 21ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 16.4 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 13TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 33 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 43 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 13TH. THERE WERE 759 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 772. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF HEATING DEGREE DAYS TO 9682 WHICH IS
44 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 9638. THERE WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR
THE MONTH WHICH IS 1 DEGREE BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL OF COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS 1 DEGREE BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 1. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 30.38 INCHES REACHED ON THE 7TH. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
WAS 29.36 INCHES REACHED ON THE 1ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH AT 60 DEGREES AND
WARM TO THE UPPER 60S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH BEGIN IN THE MID 30S AND WARM 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. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR MAY.




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