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.MAY 2014 WAS WARMER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL AT DULUTH MN...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 51.9 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.5
DEGREES WARMER THAN THE NORMAL OF 51.4 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 33RD
WARMEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 85 DEGREES ON THE 26TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 31
DEGREES ON THE 4TH. TWO DAILY TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE TIED FOR THE
MONTH. A TEMPERATURE OF 84 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON THE 24TH TYING
THE RECORD SET IN 1875. A TEMPERATURE OF 85 DEGREES WAS RECORDED ON
THE 26TH TYING THE OLD RECORD SET IN 1978.

MAY 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL WITH A TOTAL OF 4.37 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION RECORDED FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 1.14 INCHES ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 3.23 INCHES MAKING THIS THE 34TH WETTEST MAY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD
OCCURRED ON THE 31ST WHEN 1.31 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED.
AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 16 DAYS. AT LEAST
0.01 INCH OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES
FELL ON 6 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED
ON 4 DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 1
DAY. A TRACE OF SNOW FELL FOR THE MONTH. THIS WAS 0.4 INCHES BELOW
THE NORMAL OF 0.4 INCHES TYING THIS THE 2ND LEAST SNOWIEST MAY IN
RECORDED HISTORY. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION OR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE
BROKE FOR THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 10.3 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 12TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 19.0
MPH. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 7TH WITH A WIND
FROM THE EAST AT 32 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 42 MPH FROM THE EAST WAS
RECORDED ON THE 12TH. THERE WERE 414 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 12 BELOW THE NORMAL OF 426. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 10180 WHICH WAS 915 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 9265. THERE
WERE 18 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 14 DEGREES ABOVE
THE NORMAL OF 4. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 18 WHICH
IS 4 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE
READING FOR THE MONTH WAS 30.45 INCHES REACHED ON THE 18TH AND THE
LOWEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING WAS 29.40 INCHES REACHED ON THE
9TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...NORMAL HIGHS FOR THE MONTH BEGIN IN THE
MID 60S AND END THE MONTH IN THE MID 70S. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH
START IN THE MID 40S AND WARM TO THE LOWER 50S AT THE END OF THE
MONTH. NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE IS 4.23 INCHES. COOLER THAN
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR
JUNE.

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

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 51.4 DEGREES WHICH WAS 0.4
DEGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL OF 51.8 DEGREES MAKING THIS THE 38TH
COOLEST MAY IN STATION HISTORY. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 30TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 25
DEGREES ON THE 4TH. NO DAILY TEMPERATURE WERE SET FOR THE MONTH.

MAY 2014 HAD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH A TOTAL OF 4.08 INCHES
WHICH WAS 1.22 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 2.86 INCHES MAKING THIS THE
18TH WETTEST MAY IN RECORDED HISTORY. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD OCCURRED ON THE 30TH THROUGH THE
31ST WHEN 1.49 INCHES WAS RECORDED. AT LEAST A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED ON 20 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.01 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.10 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 7 DAYS. AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 4
DAYS. AT LEAST 1.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON 1 DAY. A TRACE
OF SNOW FELL IN MAY WHICH WAS 0.2 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.2
INCHES TYING THIS FOR THE 2ND LEAST SNOWIEST MAY IN RECORDED
HISTORY. ONE DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET FOR THE MONTH. 1.20
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 12TH BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF
0.95 INCHES SET IN 1985. ONE DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD WAS TIED FOR THE
MONTH. A TRACE OF SNOW FELL ON THE 9TH TYING THE OLD RECORD OF A
TRACE LAST SET IN 2009.

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR THE MONTH WAS 7.2 MPH. THE WINDIEST DAY
FOR THE MONTH WAS ON THE 13TH WITH AN AVERAGE WIND SPEED OF 13.0 MPH.
THE GREATEST SUSTAINED WINDS OCCURRED ON THE 19TH WITH A WIND FROM
THE SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. A PEAK GUST OF 36 MPH FROM THE SOUTHEAST
WAS RECORDED ON THE 19TH. THERE WERE 438 HEATING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE
MONTH WHICH WAS 19 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 419. THIS BROUGHT THE
SEASONAL TOTAL TO 11382 WHICH WAS 1325 ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 10057.
THERE WERE 23 COOLING DEGREE DAYS FOR THE MONTH WHICH WAS 15 ABOVE THE
NORMAL OF 8. THE SEASONAL TOTAL COOLING DEGREE DAYS IS 23 WHICH IS 14
ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 9. THE HIGHEST BAROMETRIC PRESSURE READING FOR
THE MONTH WAS 30.32 INCHES REACHED ON THE 14TH. THE LOWEST
BAROMETRIC WAS 29.50 INCHES REACHED ON THE 9TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE...NORMAL HIGHS START AT 70 DEGREES AND WARM TO 
THE MID 70S AT THE END OF THE MONTH. NORMAL LOWS FOR THE MONTH START
IN THE MID 40S AND WARM TO THE LOWER 50S AT THE END OF THE MONTH.
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE IS 3.92 INCHES. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION ARE FORECASTED FOR JUNE.