Sunday, April 3, 2016

March 2016 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota

March 2016 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota - Airport location

Average temperature:  31.6 degrees
Normal:  25.9 degrees
Departure:  +5.7 degrees warmer than normal

Warmest high temperature:  60 F on the 12th
Warmest low temperature:  37 F on the 15th

Coldest high temperature:  20 F on the 1st
Coldest low temperature:  -2 F on the 1st

14 days with a high temperature of 40 F or warmer
5 days with a high temperature of 50 F or warmer
1 day with a high temperature of 60 F or warmer

1 day with a low temperature colder than 0 F

Total precipitation:  3.96"
Normal:  1.49"
Departure:  +2.47" above normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  1.53" on the 16th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  14
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  7
Number of days with at least 0.50" of precipitation:  2
Number of days with at least 1.00" of precipitation:  2

Total snowfall:  17.3"
Normal:  13.2"
Departure:  +4.1" above normal

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  8.7" on the 16th

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  7
Number of days with at least 1.0" of snow:  6

Notes:

*March 2016 was the 5th wettest and 13th warmest on record at Duluth.
*March 2016 was the 13th consecutive above average temperature month at Duluth.

March 2016 temperature departure map.  Above average temperatures last month over all but the Arrowhead of Minnesota.
















March 2016 precipitation departure map.  Well above average totals last month in most of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with below average precipitation in west central Minnesota.
















March 2015 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota - Airport location

Average temperature:  30.6 degrees
Departure:  +4.7 degrees warmer than normal

18 days with a high temperature of 40 F or warmer
9 days with a high temperature of 50 F or warmer
1 day with a high temperature of 60 F or warmer

2 days with a low temperature colder than 0 F

Total precipitation:  0.79"
Departure:  -0.70" below normal

Total snowfall:  8.1"
Departure:  -5.1" below normal

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  4
Number of days with at least 1.0" of snow:  3

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