Monday, May 2, 2016

April 2016 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota: Around 4 degrees colder than last April

April 2016 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota - Airport location

Average temperature:  37.7 degrees
Normal:  39.6 degrees
Departure:  -1.9 degrees below normal

Warmest high temperature:  71 F on the 16th
Warmest low temperature:  51 F on the 16th

Coldest high temperature:  26 F on the 2nd
Coldest low temperature:  2 F on the 9th

9 days with a high temperature of at least 50 F
5 days with a high temperature of at least 60 F
1 day with a high temperature of at least 70 F

5 days with a high temperature of 32 F or below

4 days with a low temperature of 20 F or below
19 days with a low temperature of 32 F or below

Total precipitation:  2.40"
Normal:  2.43"
Departure:  -0.03" below normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  1.37" on the 24th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  10
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  5
Number of days with at least 0.50" of precipitation:  1
Number of days with at least 1.00" of precipitation:  1

Total snowfall:  9.8"
Normal:  6.9"
Departure:  +2.9" above normal

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  3.3" on the 2nd

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  9

Number of days with at least 1.0" of snow:  4

Notes:

April 2016 was the first below average temperature month since February 2015 (Over one year ago)

April 2016 temperature departure map.
















April 2016 precipitation departure map.  Generally near to below normal precipitation totals in northeast Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin with an area with above normal precipitation around the Hayward Lakes region.

















April 2015 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota - Airport location

Average temperature:  42.2 degrees
Departure:  +2.6 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  1.03"
Departure:  -1.40" below normal

Total snowfall:  1.2"
Departure:  -5.7" below normal

18 days with a high temperature of at least 50 F
9 days with a high temperature of at least 60 F
2 days with a high temperature of at least 70 F

18 days with a low temperature of 32 F or below

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