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Threat For Heavy Rainfall And Flash Flooding Continues From The Mid South To The Mid Atlantic; Critical Fire Weather Over The Western U.S.

A slow moving low pressure system will bring a continued threat for heavy rainfall and flooding from portions of the Mid South to the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic through midweek. Some areas could see locally significant flooding. Out west,very dry humidity combined with gusty winds will lead to a continued threat for critical fire weather and dry thunderstorms. Read More >

January Climate Summaries

 and February Outlook

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February Climate Outlook

Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook

Normal highs for Duluth, MN begin around twenty degrees at the beginning of the month and warm up to 28 degrees by the end of the month. Normal lows for the month begin in the low single digits above zero and warm to the low double digits by the end of the month. Normal precipitation for February is 0.81 inches. Normal snowfall for February is 12.4 inches.

Normal highs for International Falls, MN begin the month in the upper teens and warm to the mid twenties by the end of the month. Normal lows begin the month in the single digits below zero and warm to single digits above zero by the end of the month. Normal precipitation for February is 0.57 inches. Normal snowfall for February is 10.8 inches. 

Normal highs for Brainerd, MN begin the month in the low twenties and warm to the low 30s by the end of the month. Normal lows begin in the single digits above zero and warm up to the low double digits by the end of the month. Normal precipitation for February is 0.50 inches. 

Normal highs for Hibbing, MN begin the month in the low twenties and warm to the upper twenties by the end of February. Normal lows begin in the single digits below zero and remain there by the end of the month. 

Normal highs for Ashland, WI begin the month in the low 20s and warm up to the low 30s by the end of February. Normal lows begin in the single digits below zero and warm to the mid single digits above zero by the end of the month. 

The latest Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlook indicates that odds are tilted toward below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation across northeast Minnesota, and northwest Wisconsin for February. 

 

Duluth, MN

Normals for the Month of February
(The monthly climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Monthly Average Temperature (degrees F)

15.1

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

24.0

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

6.1

 

 

  Normal Monthly Precipitation (inches)

0.81

  Normal Monthly Snowfall (inches)

12.4

 

 

  Normal number of days with Measurable Precipitation

8

  Normal number of days with snow depth of 1 inch or greater

28

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1399

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

0

 

Records for the Month of February

  Warmest Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

31.3 in 1877

  Coldest  Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

-2.1 in 1875

  Highest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

58 on the 26th in 1895

  Lowest Observed High Temperature (degrees F)

-21 on the 2nd in 1996

  Lowest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

-39 on the 2nd in 1996

  Highest Observed Low Temperature (degrees F)

37 on the 20th in 2017 and on the 27th in 1895

 

 

  Greatest Monthly Precipitation (inches)

4.24 in 1922

  Least Monthly  Precipitation (inches)

0.10 in 1877

  Greatest Daily Precipitation (inches)

1.16 on the 27th in 1998

 

 

  Greatest Monthly Snowfall (inches)

33.9 in 1939

  Least Monthly Snowfall (inches)

2.1 in 1896

  Greatest Daily Snowfall (inches)

13.0 on the 28th in 1948

  Greatest Measured Snow Depth (inches)

38 on the 1st in 1969 


International Falls, MN

Normals for the Month of February
(The monthly climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Monthly Average Temperature (degrees F)

10.3

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

22.0

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

-1.3

 

 

  Normal Monthly Precipitation (inches)

0.57

  Normal Monthly Snowfall (inches)

10.8

 

 

  Normal number of days with Measurable Precipitation

9

  Normal number of days with snow depth of 1 inch or greater

28

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1530

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

0

 

Records for the Month of February

  Warmest Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

27.1 in 1998

  Coldest  Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

-3.4 in 1917

  Highest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

58 on the 17th in 2017 and 22nd in 2000

  Lowest Observed High Temperature (degrees F)

-25 on the 2nd in 1996

  Lowest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

-48 on the 8th in 1909

  Highest Observed Low Temperature (degrees F)

39 on the 26th in 1958

 

 

  Greatest Monthly Precipitation (inches)

1.51 in 2013

  Least Monthly  Precipitation (inches)

0.04 in 2002 

  Greatest Daily Precipitation (inches)

1.20 on the 1st in 1911

 

 

  Greatest Monthly Snowfall (inches)

32.3 in 1992

  Least Monthly Snowfall (inches)

Trace in 1909

  Greatest Daily Snowfall (inches)

12.1 on the 27th in 1996

  Greatest Measured Snow Depth (inches)

35 on the 1st through the 4th in 1969 

Brainerd, MN

Normals for the Month of February
(The monthly climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Monthly Average Temperature (degrees F)

9.4

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

20.8

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

-2.0

 

 

  Normal Monthly Precipitation (inches)

0.80

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1846

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

0

 

 

Records for the Month of February

 Warmest Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

29.4 in 1998

 Coldest  Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

-4.3 in 1936

 Highest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

60 on the 27th in 1932

 Lowest Observed High Temperature (degrees F)

-23 on the 9th in 1899

 Lowest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

-54 on the 2nd in 1996

 Highest Observed Low Temperature (degrees F)

38 on the 26th in 1998

 

 

  Greatest Monthly Precipitation (inches)

2.31 in 1969

  Least Monthly  Precipitation (inches)

0.00 in 1908

  Greatest Daily Precipitation (inches)

0.97 on the 5th in 1997

 

 

Hibbing, MN

Normals for the Month of February
(The monthly climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Monthly Average Temperature (degrees F)

7.4

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

17.9

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

-3.2

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1853

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

0

 

 

Records for the Month of February

  Warmest Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

28.3 in 1998

  Coldest  Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

0.1 in 1967

  Highest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

60 on the 16th in 2011

  Lowest Observed High Temperature (degrees F)

-20 on the 1st and 2nd in 1996

  Lowest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

-44 on the 2nd in 1996

 Highest Observed Low Temperature (degrees F)

37 on the 25th in 2000

 

 

Ashland , WI

Normals for the Month of February
(The monthly climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Monthly Average Temperature (degrees F)

17.7

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

27.1

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

8.4

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1323

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

0

 

 

Records for the Month of February

  Warmest Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

26.9 in 1987

  Coldest  Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

-2.1 in 1936

  Highest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

62 on 29th in 2000

  Lowest Observed High Temperature (degrees F)

-12 on the 2nd in 1996

  Lowest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

-40 on the 17th in 1979

 Highest Observed Low Temperature (degrees F)

40 on the 19th in 1994