Saturday, April 1, 2017

March 2017 was slightly warmer than average at Duluth, Minnesota with below average precip and snowfall

March 2017 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature:  26.3 degrees
Normal:  25.9 degrees
Departure:  +0.4 degrees above normal

Warmest high temperature:  59 F on the 28th
Warmest low temperature:  37 F on the 6th

Coldest high temperature:  17 F on the 2nd
Coldest low temperature:  -9 F on the 3rd

5 days with a high temperature of at least 50 F (Average is 3 days)
4 days with a subzero low temperature (Average is 3 days)
3 days with a low temperature of 32 F or warmer

Total precipitation:  1.05"
Normal:  1.49"
Departure:  -0.44" below normal

Heaviest daily precipitation total:  0.30" on the 17th

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  8
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  4

Total snowfall:  5.3"
Normal:  13.2"
Departure:  -7.9" below normal

Heaviest daily snowfall total:  2.4" on the 17th

Number of days with snowfall of at least 0.1":  5 (Average is 9 days)
Number of days with snowfall of at least 1.0":  3

Notes:

*March 2017 was the 11th consecutive above average temperature month (May '16-March '17)
*2 thunderstorm days during the month of March

March 1-31, 2017 temperature departure map.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu




















March 1-31, 2017 precipitation departure map.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu





















March 2016 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature:  31.6 degrees
Departure:  +5.7 degrees above normal

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

1 day with a subzero low temperature
7 days with a low temperature of 32 F or warmer

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

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

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