Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2010 METEOROLOGICAL SPRING CLIMATE INFO

Issued at 4:01 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

...2010 METEOROLOGICAL SPRING (March 1st-May 31st) CLIMATE DATA FOR DULUTH, MN...

Average temperature: 45.6 degrees which made it the warmest Meteorological Spring ever recorded at Duluth, MN. The previous record was 44.7 degrees set in 1977.

Precipitation total: 7.64"
Normal: 6.14"
Departure: 1.50" Above Normal

Snowfall total: 4.5"
Normal: 20.3"
Departure: 15.8" Below Normal

A month by month recap...

March 2010:

Average monthly temperature: 37.0 degrees
Normal: 25.4 degrees
Departure: 11.6 degrees Above Normal

Precipitation total: 0.94"
Normal: 1.69"
Departure: 0.75" Below Normal

Snowfall total: Trace
Normal: 13.7"
Departure: 13.7" Below Normal

April 2010:

Average monthly temperature: 46.1 degrees
Normal: 39.0 degrees
Departure: 7.1 degrees Above Normal

Precipitation total: 0.75"
Normal: 1.50"
Departure: 0.75" Below Normal

Snowfall total: Trace
Normal: 6.3"
Departure: 6.3" Below Normal

May 2010:

Average monthly temperature: 53.8 degrees
Normal: 51.8 degrees
Departure: 2.0 degrees Above Normal

Precipitation total: 5.95"
Normal: 2.95"
Departure: 3.00" Above Normal

Snowfall total: 4.5"
Normal: 0.3"
Departure: 4.2" Above Normal

Number of days with a maximum temperature of at least 70 degrees: 14
Number of days with a maximum temperature of at least 80 degrees: 2

Number of days with a minimum temperature of 32 degrees or lower: 32

Note: March 1st-May 31st 2009 featured 6 days with a maximum temperature of at least 70 degrees 1 day with a maximum temperature of at least 80 degrees with 52 days with a minimum temperature of 32 degrees or lower.

Tim