Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February 2016 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota; +12 degrees warmer than last February

February 2016 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average temperature:  17.3 degrees
Normal:  15.1 degrees
Departure:  +2.2 degrees above normal

Warmest high temperature:  52 F on the 27th
Warmest low temperature:  33 F on the 19th

Coldest high temperature:  9 F on the 12th
Coldest low temperature:  -17 F on the 13th

Number of days with a high temperature of 32 F or warmer:  9
Number of days with a high temperature of 50 F or warmer:  1

Number of days with a sub-zero low temperature:  9

Total precipitation:  0.83"
Normal:  0.81"
Departure:  +0.02" above normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  0.11" on the 7th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  16
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  3

Total snowfall:  12.2"
Normal:  12.4"
Departure:  -0.2" below normal

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  2.3" on the 14th

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation) 13
Number of days with at least 1.0" of snow:  5

Note:  February 2016 was the 12th consecutive above average temperature month.

February 2016 temperature departure map (Top image) vs. February 2015 (Bottom image)
















February 2016 precipitation departure map.
















February 2015 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average temperature:  5.2 degrees
Departure:  -9.9 degrees below normal

Number of days with a sub-zero low temperature:  20

Total precipitation:  0.38"
Departure:  -0.43" below normal

Total snowfall:  8.2"
Departure:  -4.2" below normal

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  10
Number of days with at least 1.0" of snow:  3

Tim