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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 12.7 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.5
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 10.2 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
42ND WARMEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 40 DEGREES ON THE 23RD. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 18
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
FOR THE MONTH.

JANUARY 2015 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 0.46 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.50 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 0.96 INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 23RD DRIEST JANUARY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR
PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 26TH WHEN 0.15 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST
A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 26 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCH
OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 2
DAYS. 6.6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS THE 27TH LEAST
SNOWIEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR
SNOWFALL WEATHER RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 11.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 9TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 16.9 MPH.
THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 8TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 31 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 47 MPH FROM THE NORTH WAS
RECORDED ON THE 8TH. THERE WERE 1616 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 83 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1699. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 5172 WHICH WAS 296 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 5468. THERE
WERE 0 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE
SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.85 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 12TH AND THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS
29.39 INCHES REACHED ON THE 17TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH START AT 20
DEGREES  AT WARM TO THE UPPER 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
LOWS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE LOWER SINGLE DIGITS AND WARM TO 11
DEGREES AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY IS
0.81 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY IS 12.4 INCHES. NEAR
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
FEBRUARY.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY WAS 6.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 1.9
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 4.4 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
26TH WARMEST JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 38 DEGREES ON THE 23RD. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 28
DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE 5TH. NO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR
THE MONTH.

JANUARY 2015 HAD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 1.33
INCHES WHICH WAS 0.71 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.62 INCHES TYING
THIS FOR THE 15TH WETTEST JANUARY IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST
AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 2ND
THROUGH THE 3RD WHEN 0.73 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 26 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 3 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 1 DAY. 20.8 INCHES OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5.8
INCHES ABOVE THE AVERAGE OF 15.0 INCHES. THIS WAS THE 14TH SNOWIEST
JANUARY IN STATION HISTORY. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET
FOR THE MONTH. 0.58 INCHES OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION FELL
ON THE 3RD BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 0.37 INCHES SET IN 2009. NO
SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.8 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 29TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.7
MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 15TH AND 29TH WITH
A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 26 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 35 MPH FROM THE
NORTHWEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 1ST AND ON THE 15TH. THERE WERE 1811
HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 67 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 1878. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL TOTAL OF HEATING DEGREE
DAYS TO 5885 WHICH IS 168 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 6053. THERE WERE 0
COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS NORMAL. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL OF COOLING DEGREE DAYS STANDS AT 0 WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.90 INCHES
REACHED ON THE 7TH. THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC WAS 29.37 INCHES REACHED
ON THE 17TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FEBRUARY...NORMAL HIGHS BEGIN THE MONTH IN THE MID
TEENS AND WARM TO THE MID 20S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE MID SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO AND WARM TO
THE MID SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR FEBRUARY IS 0.57 INCHES. NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR
FEBRUARY IS 10.8 INCHES. NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR FEBRUARY.