Friday, March 1, 2013

A cool and snowy February at Duluth, Minnesota; Climate report; LRC verification for February.

February 2013 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average temperature:  14.6F
Normal:  15.1F
Departure:  -0.5 degrees

Warmest high temperature:  38F on the 13th
Warmest low temperature:  24F on the 10th

Coldest high temperature:  -2F on the 1st
Coldest low temperature:  -22F on the 1st

6 days had a high temperature of 32F of warmer
11 days had a low temperature of 0F or colder

Total precipitation:  1.16"
Normal:  0.81"
Departure:  +0.35"

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  0.40" on the 10th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  9
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  3

Total snowfall:  19.1"
Normal:  12.4"
Departure:  +6.7"

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  5.9" on the 10th

Number of days with at least 0.1" of snow:  15
Number of days with at least 1.0" of snow:  5

Note:  23 days had at least a trace of precipitation and snowfall.

*Temperature departure map for February 2013.  All of Minnesota had a cooler than average February.






















*Precipitation departure map for February 2013.  Most of Minnesota did quite well in terms of the total amount of precipitation and snowfall in February.  Duluth was around 150% above normal.





















/LRC verification for February 2013/

Total snowfall:  18.2"
Actual:  19.1"
Error:  0.9

Mean temperature:  17.1F
Actual:  14.6F
Error:  2.5

Number of days with snow:  11
Actual:  15
Error:  4

Number of days with a low temperature of 0F or colder:  2
Actual:  11
Error:  9

February 2012 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average temperature:  23.7F
Departure:  +8.6 degrees

Total precipitation:  1.41"
Departure:  +0.60"

Total snowfall:  19.7"
Departure:  +7.3"

Tim