Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May 2016 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota - Warmer than normal; Below normal rainfall

May 2016 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average temperature:  53.2 degrees
Normal:  51.4 degrees
Departure:  +1.8 degrees warmer than normal

Warmest high temperature:  92 F on the 6th
Warmest low temperature:  53 F on the 23rd

Coldest high temperature:  38 F on the 14th
Coldest low temperature:  28 F on the 15th

Number of days with a high temperature of at least 70 F:  10
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 80 F:  2
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 90 F:  1

Number of days with a high temperature lower than 50 F:  2
Number of days with a low temperature of 32 F or lower:  5

Total precipitation:  1.87"
Normal:  3.23"
Departure:  -1.36" below normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  0.44" on the 6th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  13
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  8

Total snowfall:  0.1"
Normal:  0.4"
Departure:  -0.3" below normal

Notes:

*3 thunderstorm days
*2nd month in a row with below average precipitation (April and May)

Departure from normal temperature map for May 2016 - Nearly all of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin had near to above normal temperatures last month.















Departure from normal precipitation map for May 2016 - Parts of northwest Wisconsin had near to above average rainfall last month but all of northeast Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin had below average rainfall.















May 2015 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Normal temperature:  51.7 degrees
Departure:  +0.3 degrees warmer than normal

Number of days with a high temperature of at least 70 F:  7
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 80 F:  1

Number of days with a high temperature of 50 F or lower:  3
Number of days with a low temperature of 32 F or lower:  1

Total precipitation:  3.73"
Departure:  +0.50" above normal

Total snowfall:  Trace
Departure:  -0.4" below normal

Notes:

*3 thunderstorm days

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