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January 2019 Climate Summary
and February Climate Outlook

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February Climate Outlook

Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook

For Duluth, normal highs are in the low 20s at the beginning of the the month and warm to the upper 20s by the end of the month. Normal lows are in the single digits above zero at the beginning of the month and warm to the low teens by the end of the month. Normal precipitation for February is 0.81 inches. Normal snowfall for February is 12.4 inches. 

For International Falls, normal highs begin the month in the low 20s and warm to the mid to upper 20s by the end of the month. Normal lows begin the month in the single digits below zero and warm to the 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.

For Brainerd, normal highs begin the month in the mid 20s and warm to the low 30s by the end of the month. Normal lows begin the month in the single digits above zero and warm to the low teens by the end of the month. Normal precipitation for February is 0.67 inches. Normal snowfall for February is 6.9 inches.  

For Hibbing, normal highs begin the month in the low 20s and warm to the upper 20s by the end of the month. Normal lows begin the month in the single digits below zero and warm to the single digits above zero by the end of the month.  

For Ashland, normal highs begin the month in the mid 20s and warm to the low 30s by the end of the month. Normal lows begin the month in the single digits above zero and warm to the low teens by the end of the month. 

For all locations the latest Climate Prediction Center Outlook indicates that odds are tilted toward below normal temperatures and slightly tilted toward above normal precipitation. 

 

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

8.5

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

3.8

 

 

  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 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

7.9

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

3.5

 

 

  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 22nd in 2000

  Lowest Observed High Temperature (degrees F)

-25 on the 1st 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)

2.90 in 1911

  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)

1.6 in 1993

  Greatest Daily Snowfall (inches)

12.1 on the 27th in 1996

  Greatest Measured Snow Depth (inches)

35 on the 1st-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)

16.6

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

27.0

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

6.3

 

 

  Normal Monthly Precipitation (inches)

0.67

  Normal Monthly Snowfall (inches)

6.9

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1354

  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 1904, and 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)

1.88 in 1981

  Least Monthly  Precipitation (inches)

Trace in 1958, 1973, and 2003

  Greatest Daily Precipitation (inches)

0.92 on the 27th in 1971

 

 

  Greatest Monthly Snowfall (inches)

25.4 in 2001

   Least Monthly Snowfall (inches)

0.0 in 2006

  Greatest Daily Snowfall (inches)

12.0 on the 11th in 2013

  Greatest Measured Snow Depth (inches)

36 on the 7th through the 9th in 1969

 

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)

12.0

  The Normal, Monthly High Temperature (degrees F)

24.0

  The Normal, Monthly Low Temperature (degrees F)

-0.1

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

1485

  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 the 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 1954, and 1987

  Coldest  Month (Monthly Average Temperature)

2.1 in 1936

  Highest Observed Temperature (degrees F)

62 on the 22nd in 1930, and on the 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