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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

 

.OCTOBER 2015 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 46.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.1
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 43.2 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 38TH
WARMEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 84 DEGREES ON THE 11TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 24
DEGREES ON THE 17TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS BROKEN FOR THE
MONTH. A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 11TH.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 79 DEGREES SET IN 1995.

OCTOBER 2015 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1.90 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.95 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 2.85 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 64TH DRIEST OCTOBER IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 23RD THROUGH THE 24TH WHEN 0.68 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 17 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10
INCHES FELL ON 3 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES FELL ON 2 DAYS. THERE
WAS A TRACE OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 2.3 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 2.3 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE SECOND LEAST SNOWIEST
OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL
RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.6 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 20TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 18.7
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 12TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE WEST AT 29 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 41 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 12TH. THERE WERE 574 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 104 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 678. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 819 WHICH WAS 306 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1125. THERE
WERE 4 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 4 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 0. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 336
WHICH IS 132 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 204. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.64 INCHES REACHED ON THE 2ND AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.21 INCHES REACHED ON THE
12TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE MID 40S AND
COOL TO THE UPPER 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE UPPER 20S AND COOL TO THE MID TEENS AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER IS 2.09 INCHES. NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER IS 13.7 INCHES. ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND
NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR NOVEMBER.

 

.OCTOBER 2015 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL
FALLS MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 43.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.3
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 41.1 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE 33RD
WARMEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 88 DEGREES ON THE 11TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 18
DEGREES ON THE 26TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET FOR THE
MONTH. A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 88 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 11TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 77 DEGREES SET IN 1920. ONE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED IN OCTOBER. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 88
DEGREES ON THE 11TH TIED WITH OCTOBER 5TH 1963 FOR THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE IN RECORDED OCTOBER HISTORY.

OCTOBER 2015 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 2.88 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.80 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 2.08 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 22ND WETTEST OCTOBER IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 28TH THROUGH THE 29TH WHEN 1.16 INCHES WAS
RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 17 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.01 OF AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.10 OF AN INCH FELL ON 5 DAYS.  AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 2 DAY. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 1 DAY. THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOW FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 2.2
INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 2.2 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 2ND LEAST
SNOWIEST OCTOBER IN STATION HISTORY. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD
WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 1.12 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 28TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.09 INCHES SET IN 1940.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.9 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 12TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 12.9
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 12TH AND 15TH WITH
A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 28 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 38 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 12TH. THERE WERE 665 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 78 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 743. THIS
BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL TO 1061 WHICH WAS 216 BELOW THE NORMAL OF
1277. THERE WAS 1 COOLING DEGREE DAY FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 1 ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 1. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT
211 WHICH IS 19 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 192. THE HIGHEST
BAROMETRIC READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.66 INCHES REACHED ON THE 2ND
AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.10 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 12TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR NOVEMBER...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE LOWER
40S AND COOL TO THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR
THE MONTH START IN THE MID 20S AND COOL TO THE UPPER SINGLE
DIGITSABOVE ZERO AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
NOVEMBER IS 1.38 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER IS 13.7
INCHES. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR NOVEMBER.