/Issued 10:35 AM CDT, Sunday, July 31, 2016/
CFS model temperature anomaly forecast for August 2016. Source, TropicalTidbits.com
Yellow, orange and red colors=Above average temperatures
Blue=Below average temperatures
White=Near normal temperatures
Note: I think there’s a decent chance that August will end up being pretty similar to June and July around here — Occasional storms, some warmth and some shots of cooler temperatures.
August 2016 precipitation anomaly forecast. Source, TropicalTidbits.com
Green=Above average precipitation
Yellow=Below average precipitation
White=Near normal precipitation
Preliminary storm reports map for July 2016. Source, Storm Prediction Center.
Red dots=Tornadoes (14)
Green dots=Hail (41)
Blue dots=Wind (199)
Total: 254 reports of severe weather in Minnesota during July 2016.
Preliminary storm reports map for July 20216. Source, Storm Prediction Center.
Red dots=Tornadoes (3)
Green dots=Hail (11)
Blue dots=Wind (126)
Total: 140 reports of severe weather in Wisconsin during July 2016.
August averages for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
Temperature: 64.4 degrees
Average number of days at or above 70 F: 23
Average number of days at or above 80 F: 7
Warmest August: 70.2 degrees set in 1930
Coldest August: 57.5 degrees set in 1912
Wettest August: 10.31″ set in 1972
Driest August: 0.29″ set in 1930
Sunrise on the 1st: 5:49 AM CDT
Sunrise on the 31st: 6:27 AM CDT
Sunset on the 1st: 8:39 PM CDT
Sunset on the 31st: 7:51 PM CDT
*Preliminary climate stats for July 2016*
Average temperature: 67.1 degrees
Departure: +1.4 degrees warmer than normal
Number of days at or above 70 F: 30 days
Departure: +5 above normal
Number of days at or above 80 F: 10 days
Departure: -1 below normal
Number of days at or above 90 F: 1
Departure: +1 above normal
Rainfall total: 4.39″
Departure: +0.54″ above normal
*Preliminary climate stats for Meteorological Summer 2016*
Note: Meteorological summer is the period from June 1 – August 31.
Average temperature and departure from normal:
June: 61.5 degrees (+1.4 degrees warmer than normal)
July: 67.1 degrees (+1.4 degrees warmer than normal)
Rainfall total: 8.85″
Departure: +0.89″ above normal
Note: ~3″ of rain is needed in August to get to the average Summer rainfall total which is 11.78″.
Going into the final month of summer — Duluth has had 48 days at or above 70 degrees and 17 days at or above 80 degrees. Note: The average from June 1 – July 31 is 42 days at or above 70 degrees and 16 days at or above 80 degrees.
Note: The average number of days at or above 70 degrees for an entire Summer is 65 days and 23 days at or above 80 degrees.