Wednesday, March 2, 2011

METEOROLOGICAL WINTER CLIMATE DATA

Issued at 5:13 PM CST, Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

*Meteorological winter 2010-2011 Climate Report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)


Note:  Meteorological winter consists of the months from December thru February.

December 2010:

Average monthly temperature:  12.8 degrees
Departure from average:  -1.2 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  2.08"
Departure from average:  +1.14"

Monthly snowfall total:  18.1"
Departure from average:  +3.2"

January 2011:

Average monthly temperature:  7.1 degrees
Departure from average:  -1.3 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  1.11"
Departure from average:  -0.01"

Monthly snowfall total:  18.5"
Departure from average:  -1.1"

February 2011:

Average monthly temperature:  14.5 degrees
Departure from average:  -0.3 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  0.31"
Departure from average:  -0.52"

Monthly snowfall total:  3.2"
Departure from average:  -8.2"

Quick facts:

*33 days with a low temperature of zero degrees or colder.
*9 days with a high temperature of at least 32 degrees
*3 days with a high temperature of at least 40 degrees
*1 day with a high temperature of at least 50 degrees
*12 days with at least 1.0" of snow
*68 days with at least a trace of snow

*Winter 2010-2011:

Precipitation total:  3.50"/+0.61"
Snowfall total:  39.8"/-6.1"

Warmest high temperature:  52 degrees (2/16)
Coldest low temperature:  -25 degrees (1/21)

Winter 2009-2010 Climate Report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

December 2009:

Average monthly temperature:  12.4 degrees
Departure from average:  -1.6 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  2.89"
Departure from average:  +1.95"

Monthly snowfall total:  33.4"
Departure from average:  +18.5"

January 2010:

Average monthly temperature:  10.6 degrees
Departure from average:  +2.2 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  1.10"
Departure from average:  -0.02"

Monthly snowfall total:  14.6"
Departure from average:  0.0"

February 2010:

Average monthly temperature:  15.5 degrees
Departure from average:  +0.7 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  0.41"
Departure from average:  -0.42"

Monthly snowfall total:  8.5"
Departure from average:  -2.9"

Quick facts:

*38 days with a low temperature of zero degrees or colder
*17 days with a high temperature of at least 32 degrees
*12 days with at least 1.0" of snow
*50 days with at least a trace of snow

*Winter 2009-2010:

Precipitation total:  4.40"
Departure from average:  +1.51"

Snowfall total:  56.5"
Departure from average:  +10.6"

Warmest high temperature:  39 degrees (2/27)
Coldest low temperature:  -26 degrees (1/3)

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