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.AUGUST 2015 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 65.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.0
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 64.3 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 43RD
WARMEST AUGUST IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 93 DEGREES ON THE 14TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 42
DEGREES ON THE 26TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE
MONTH. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 93 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
14TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1961.

AUGUST 2015 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 4.09 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.39 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 3.70 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 52ND WETTEST AUGUST IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 6TH THROUGH THE 7TH WHEN 1.37 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 14 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES FELL ON 5 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST
1.00 INCHES FELL ON 1 DAY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET
FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 24TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 15.1
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 18TH AND 19TH WITH
A WIND FROM THE EAST AT 25 MPH. HIGH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 MPH ALSO
OCCURRED ON THE 24TH WITH A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST. A PEAK GUST OF
40 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS RECORDED ON THE 18TH AND ON THE 19TH. THERE
WERE 81 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5 BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 86. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 96 WHICH WAS 53
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 149. THERE WERE 96 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 30 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 66. THE SEASONAL TOTAL
COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 278 WHICH IS 88 DEGREES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 190. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC READING FOR THE MONTH WAS
30.21 INCHES REACHED ON THE 26TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING WAS 29.42 INCHES REACHED ON THE 19TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE LOWER 70S AND
COOL TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE LOWER 50S AND COOL TO 40 DEGREES AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 4.11 INCHES. ABOVE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED
FOR SEPTEMBER.

 


.AUGUST 2015 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST WAS 62.8 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63.3 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 39TH
COOLEST AUGUST IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 34
DEGREES ON THE 26TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE
MONTH. A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE
15TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1988.

AUGUST 2015 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.62 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.81 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.81 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 31ST WETTEST AUGUST IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 6TH WHEN 1.42 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A
TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 15 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN
INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 OF AN INCH FELL
ON 8 DAYS.  AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAYS. AT
LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. ONE DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 1.42 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 6TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.40 INCHES
SET IN 1909.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.6 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 19TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.7
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE NORTH AT 25 MPH AND ON THE 23RD WITH A WIND FROM THE
NORTHWEST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS
RECORDED ON THE 19TH AND ON THE 23RD WITH A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST
AT 35 MPH. THERE WERE 129 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 18 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 111. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO
176 WHICH WAS 5 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 181. THERE WERE 68 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 10 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 58. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 163 WHICH IS 18 DEGREES
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 181. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC READING FOR THE
MONTH WAS 30.22 INCHES REACHED ON THE 26TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE READING WAS 29.45 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE
LOWER 70S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE UPPER 40S AND COOL TO THE MID 30S AT
THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SEPTEMBER IS 2.99
INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR SEPTEMBER.