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.JULY 2014 WAS COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS
MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 62.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 2.3
DEGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL OF 65.2 DEGREES MAKNG THIS THE 9TH
COOLEST JULY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 90 DEGREES ON THE 21ST. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 39
DEGREES ON THE 16TH. ONE DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET FOR THE
MONTH. A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 39 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 16TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 40 DEGREES SET IN 2007.

JULY 2014 HAD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 4.58 INCHES
WHICH WAS 0.88 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.70 INCHES MAKING THIS
THE 28TH WETTEST JULY IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 21ST THROUGH THE
22ND WHEN 1.66 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 19 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 17 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 8 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 3
DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. NO DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 6.0 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 1ST AND 14TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF
11.9 MPH. THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 12TH WITH A
WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 32 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 44 MPH FROM THE
WEST WAS RECORDED ON THE 11TH. THERE WERE 103 HEATING DEGREE DAYS
FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 33 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 70. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 103 WHICH WAS 33 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 70.
THERE WERE 43 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 33 BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 76. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 95 WHICH
IS 28 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 123. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING
FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.30 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD. THE LOWEST
BAROMETRIC WAS 29.32 INCHES REACHED ON THE 1ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST...NORMAL HIGHS START IN THE UPPER 70S AND
COOL TO THE LOWER 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE
MONTH START IN THE LOWER 50S AND COOL TO THE UPPER 40S AT THE END OF
THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST IS 2.81 INCHES. COOLER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR AUGUST.

.JULY 2014 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY WAS 66.3 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 65.8 DEGREES TYING THIS FOR THE
51ST WARMEST JULY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR
THE MONTH WAS 88 DEGREES ON THE 21ST. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 45
DEGREES ON THE 16TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET FOR THE
MONTH.

JULY 2014 WAS DRIER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 3.42 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.43 INCHES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 3.85 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 66TH DRIEST JULY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 6TH WHEN 0.86 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE
OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 18 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCH OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 10 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES FELL ON 7 DAYS.
AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 3 DAYS. NO
DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE BROKE FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.0 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 1ST WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 14.6 MPH.
THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 22ND WITH A WIND FROM
THE NORTHWEST AT 37 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 50 MPH FROM THE NORTHWEST 
WAS RECORDED ON THE 22ND. THERE WERE 40 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 23 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63. THIS BROUGHT THE SEASONAL
TOTAL TO 40 WHICH WAS 23 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 63. THERE WERE 85
COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5 DEGREES BELOW THE
NORMAL OF 90. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 132 WHICH IS
8 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 124. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.27 INCHES REACHED ON THE 23RD AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.38 INCHES REACHED ON THE
1ST.

THE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH START IN THE MID
70S AND COOL TO THE LOWER 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS
FOR THE MONTH START IN THE MID 50S AND COOL TO THE LOWER 50S AT THE
END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR AUGUST IS 3.70 INCHES. COOLER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE
FORECASTED FOR AUGUST.