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Winter Climate Summaries

 and Spring Outlook

Winter defined as December, January, and February

Spring defined as March, April, and May

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Spring Climate Outlook

(Spring defined as March, April, and May)

Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook

Normal highs for Duluth, MN start in the upper 20s in early March and warm to the mid 60s by the end of May. Normal lows start in the low teens above zero and warm to the mid 40s by the end of the season. Normal precipitation for the spring is 7.15 inches. Normal snowfall for the spring is 20.5 inches. 

Normal highs for International Falls, MN start in the upper 20s in early March and warm to the upper 60s by the end of May. Normal lows start in the single digits above zero and warm to the mid 40s by the end of the season. Normal precipitation for spring is 5.34 inches. Normal snowfall for the spring is 14.2 inches. 

Normal highs for Brainerd, MN start in the low 30s in early March and warm to the low 70s by the end of May. Normal lows start in the single digits above zero in early March and warm to the upper 40s by the end of May. Normal precipitation for the spring is 7.24 inches. Normal snowfall for the spring is 11.8 inches. 

Normal highs for Hibbing, MN start in the low 30s in early March and warm to the upper 60s by the end of May. Normal lows start in the single digits above zero in early March and warm to the low 40s by the end of May. 

Normal highs for Ashland, WI start in the mid 30s in early March and warm to the upper 60s by the end of May. Normal lows start in the mid teens in early March and warm to the mid 40s by the end of May.

For all locations the latest Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlook indicates that there is no clear signal for above or below normal temperatures and odds are tilted toward above normal precipitation.

 

Duluth, MN

Meteorological spring is defined as March, April, and May

Normals for the spring season
(The seasonal climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Seasonal Average Temperature (degrees F)

39.0

 

 

  Normal Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

7.15

  Normal Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

20.5

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

2399

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

4

 

Records for the spring season

  Warmest Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

45.6 in 2010 & 2012

  Coldest  Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

30.3 in 1950

 

 

  Greatest Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

15.77 in 1894

  Least Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

1.96 in 1900

 

 

  Greatest Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

76.6 in 2013

  Least Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

3.5 in 1919

 

International Falls, MN

Meteorological spring is defined as March, April, and May

Normals for the spring season
(The seasonal climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Seasonal Average Temperature (degrees F)

38.2

 

 

  Normal Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

5.34

  Normal Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

14.2

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

2474

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

9

 

Records for the spring season

  Warmest Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

44.5 in 1977

  Coldest  Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

30.6 in 1950

 

 

  Greatest Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

10.56 in 1985

  Least Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

1.31 in 1917

 

 

  Greatest Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

41.6 in 1950

  Least Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

0.2 in 2010

 

 

Brainerd, MN

Meteorological spring is defined as March, April, and May

Normals for the spring season
(The seasonal climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Seasonal Average Temperature (degrees F)

42.9

 

 

  Normal Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

7.24

  Normal Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

 

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

2055

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

21

 

Records for the spring season

  Warmest Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

48.9 in 2012

  Coldest  Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

35.4 in 1975

 

 

  Greatest Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

14.61 in 2012

  Least Seasonal Precipitation (inches)

2.58 in 1958 and 1980

 

 

  Greatest Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

38.5 in 1965

  Least Seasonal Snowfall (inches)

Trace in Multiple Years

 

Hibbing, MN

Meteorological spring is defined as March, April, and May

Normals for the spring season
(The seasonal climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Seasonal Average Temperature (degrees F)

37.9

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

2494

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

4

 

Records for the spring season

  Warmest Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

45.4 in 1977

  Coldest  Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

32.3 in 1950

 

 

Ashland, WI

Meteorological spring is defined as March, April, and May

 

Normals for the spring season
(The seasonal climate normals are from a 30 year period defined by the Climate Prediction Center as 1981-2010)

  The Normal, Seasonal Average Temperature (degrees F)

39.5

 

 

  Normal Heating Degree Days

2349

  Normal Cooling Degree Days

6

 

Records for the spring season

  Warmest Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

46.9 in 2012

  Coldest  Season (Seasonal Average Temperature)

32.8 in 1950