Friday, April 1, 2011

MARCH 2011 CLIMATE SUMMARY

Issued at 5:37 PM CDT, Friday, April 1st, 2011

...MARCH 2011 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DULUTH, MN (AIRPORT LOCATION)

Average monthly temperature:  24.0 degrees
Normal:  25.4 degrees
Departure from average:  -1.4 degrees

Warmest high temperature:  46 degrees on the 17th
Warmest low temperature:  35 degrees on the 17th

Coldest high temperature:  9 degrees on the 2nd
Coldest low temperature:  -11 degrees on the 2nd

Number of days with a high temperature of at least 32 degrees:  18
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 40 degrees:  7
Number of days with a low temperature of zero degrees or colder:  2

Monthly precipitation total:  0.82"
Normal:  1.69"
Departure from normal:  -0.87"

Heaviest 24 hour precipitation total:  0.41" on the 20th

Monthly snowfall total:  7.4"
Normal:  13.7"
Departure from normal:  -6.3"

Number of days with at least 0.01" of precipitation:  10
Number of days with at least 0.10" of precipitation:  3

18 days during the month had at least a trace of precipitation
15 days during the month had at least a trace of snow

Note:  March 2011 was the 33rd driest and 35th least snowiest at Duluth, Minnesota.

...MARCH 2010 CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DULUTH, MN (AIRPORT LOCATION)

Average temperature:  37.0 degrees/+11.6 degrees
Monthly precipitation total:  0.94"/-0.75"
Monthly snowfall total:  Trace

Number of days with a high temperature of at least 32 degrees:  30
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 40 degrees:  12
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 50 degrees:  8
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 60 degrees:  2
Number of days with a high temperature of at least 70 degrees:  1

Climate stats for April:

Average precipitation:  2.09"
Average snowfall:  6.3"

Outlook for April 2011 is for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

March 2011 climate summary for International Falls, Minnesota.

Average monthly temperature:  21.5 degrees
Departure from normal:  -2.1 degrees

Monthly precipitation total:  0.30"/-0.66"
Monthly snowfall total:  2.5"/-6.5"

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