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

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...THE DULUTH MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1870 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              81   03/28/1946
 LOW              -29   03/02/1989
HIGHEST            64   03/15        MM      MM       52  03/10
LOWEST            -14   03/05        MM      MM      -23  03/03
                                                          03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     40.8              34.4     6.4     28.3
AVG. MINIMUM     20.4              17.5     2.9      8.5
MEAN             30.6              25.9     4.7     18.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8              12.3    -4.3       20
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              28.0    -1.0       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               3.1    -1.1       11

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.12   1965
 MINIMUM         0.22   1959
TOTALS           0.79              1.49   -0.70     1.91
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.05   -0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01         8               9.7    -1.7       11
DAYS >= .10         5               4.3     0.7        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.5    -0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.20                            03/27 TO 03/27
                                                          03/27 TO 03/27
                                                          03/27 TO 03/27

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 MAXIMUM         48.2   1917
 MINIMUM            T   2010
TOTALS            8.1              13.2    -5.1     20.9
SINCE 7/1        48.0              78.8   -30.8    104.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                12      -9       26
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.6    -0.6        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        13   03/04                         30  03/28
 24 HR TOTAL      4.4   03/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1059              1210    -151     1439
 SINCE 7/1       7898              8077    -179     8880
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/310    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/320    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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.MARCH 2015 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 29.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.9
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 25.9 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 21ST
WARMEST MARCH IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 64 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 14
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH. THREE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE
SET FOR THE MONTH. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS
RECORDED ON THE 10TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 54 DEGREES SET IN
1990. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 58 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
13TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 57 DEGREES SET IN 2007. A RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 64 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 15TH BREAKING THE
OLD RECORD OF 60 DEGREES SET IN 2010.

MARCH 2015 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.79 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.70 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 1.49 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 30TH DRIEST MARCH IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 3RD WHEN 0.20 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 15 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCH
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 5
DAYS. 8.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5.1 INCHES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 13.2 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 40TH 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 11.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 29TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 17.3 MPH.
THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 29TH WITH A WIND FROM THE
NORTHWEST AT 31 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 42 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 29TH. THERE WERE 1667 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 268 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1210. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 6839 WHICH WAS 28 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6867. THERE
WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.49 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 5TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.50 INCHES REACHED ON THE 29TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR APRIL...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOWER 40S AND WARM
TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
START IN THE MID 20S AND WARM TO THE MID 30S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL IS 2.43 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR
APRIL IS 6.9 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR APRIL.

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