Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017 was over 3.0 degrees warmer than January 2016 at Duluth, Minnesota. (Above average precip, below average snowfall for Jan 2017)

January 2017 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature:  16.0 degrees
Normal:  10.2 degrees
Departure:  +5.8 degrees above normal

Warmest high temperature:  45 F on the 19th
Warmest low temperature:  34 F on the 22nd and previous date

Coldest high temperature:  -1 F on the 5th and previous date
Coldest low temperature:  -22 F on the 13th

9 days with a high temperature of 32 F or warmer
2 days with a subzero high temperature

4 days with a low temperature of 32 F or warmer

10 subzero nights
Average:  14 nights
Departure:  -4 fewer than normal

Total precipitation:  1.16"
Normal:  0.96"
Departure:  +0.20" above normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  0.30" on the 30th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  13
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  5

Total snowfall:  15.5"
Normal:  19.4"
Departure:  -4.4" below normal

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  4.0" on the 30th

Number of days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)  12
Normal:  13 days
Departure:  -1 fewer than normal

5 one inch or greater snowfall events

Notes:

January 2017 was the 9th consecutive above average temperature month -- April 2016 is the last time with a below average temperature month.

January 2017 temperature departure map.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/




















January 2017 precipitation departure map.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/





















January 2017 snowfall departure map.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/




















January 2016 climate summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature:  12.8 degrees
Departure:  +2.6 degrees above normal

5 days with a high temperature of 32 F or warmer
2 days with a subzero high temperature

10 subzero nights

Total precipitation:  1.05"
Departure:  +0.09" above normal

Total snowfall:  13.0"
Departure:  -6.4" below normal

15 days with snow (0.1" or greater accumulation)

5 one inch or greater snowfall events

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