October 2019 was warmer than normal with above normal precipitation at Duluth, Minnesota

Mean temperatures in the Northland during the month of October finished generally within a degree (+/-) of normal, while precipitation was well above normal over most of the Northland. International Falls had its 2nd wettest October in station history, while Duluth had its 16th wettest October in station history.

October 2019 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota

  • Average temperature: 44.5 degrees
  • Normal: 43.2 degrees
  • Departure: +1.3 degrees above normal

Highest temperature: 72F on the 9th

Lowest temperature: 19F on the 30th

8 days had a high temperature of at least 60F (normal is 8 days)

2 days had a high temperature of at least 70F (normal is 2 days)

6 days had a low temperature of 32F or colder (normal is 10 days)

1 day had a low temperature of 20F or colder (normal is 1 day)

  • Total precipitation: 4.42″
  • Normal: 2.85″
  • Departure: +1.57″ above normal

Greatest daily precipitation total: 1.24″ on the 21st

Number of days with at least 0.01″ of precipitation: 13 (normal is 10 days)

Number of days with at least 0.10″ of precipitation: 9 (normal is 5 days)

Number of days with at least 0.50″ of precipitation: 3 (normal is 2 days)

Number of days with at least 1.00″ of precipitation: 2 (normal is 0 days)

  • Total snowfall: 0.9″
  • Normal: 2.3″
  • Departure: -1.4″ below normal

2 days with snowfall of at least 0.1″ (normal is 2 days)

Note: October 2019 was the 16th wettest October in Duluth dating back to 1872.

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Average temperature, departure from normal for October 2019. Source: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/

Total precipitation for October 2019

Total precipitation, departure from normal for October 2019

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…October 2019 Climate Summaries from around the Northland…

International Falls, Minnesota

  • Average temperature: 41.8 degrees
  • Departure: +0.7 degrees above normal
  • Total precipitation: 4.90″
  • Departure: +2.82″ above normal
  • Total snowfall: 0.7″
  • Departure: -1.5″ below normal

***4 days with thunder***

Note: October 2019 was the 2nd wettest October in International Falls dating back to 1895.

Brainerd, Minnesota

  • Average temperature: 45.0 degrees
  • Departure: -0.5 degrees below normal
  • Total precipitation: 4.30″
  • Departure: +1.37″ above normal
  • Total snowfall: 0.7″
  • Departure: +0.3″ above normal

Note: October 2019 was the 12th wettest October in Brainerd dating back to 1948.

Hibbing, Minnesota

  • Average temperature: 39.7 degrees
  • Departure: -1.0 degree below normal

***2 days with thunder***

Ashland, Wisconsin

  • Average temperature: 43.0 degrees
  • Departure: -1.5 degrees below normal

***1 day with thunder***

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