December 2019 Climate Summaries for the Northland; warmer than normal with above normal snowfall and precipitation

December 2019 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature 17.4 degrees
Normal 14.8 degrees
Departure +2.6 degrees above normal

Highest temperature 39 degrees on the 22nd
Lowest temperature -16 degrees on the 15th and 11th

11 days with a high temperature of at least 32F; normal is 8 days

8 days with a subzero low temperature; normal is 9 days

Total precipitation 2.69 inches
Normal 1.21 inches
Departure +1.48 inches above normal

Note: December 2019 was the 8th wettest December on record in station history.

Greatest 24 hour precipitation total 0.69 inches on the 29th

10 days with at least 0.01″ of precipitation
6 days with at least 0.10″ of precipitation
3 days with at least 0.50″ of precipitation

Total snowfall 27.7 inches
Normal 17.7 inches
Departure +10.0 inches above normal

Note: December 2019 was the 11th snowiest December on record in station history.

Greatest 24 hour snowfall total 7.2 inches on the 1st

11 days with at least 0.1″ snowfall; normal is 11 days
7 days with at least 1.0″ snowfall; normal is 4 days

December 2019 Climate Summaries for the Northland

International Falls, Minnesota

Average temperature 13.6 degrees
Departure +3.9 degrees above normal

Total precipitation 1.44″
Departure +0.63″ above normal

Total snowfall 19.3″
Departure +4.3″ above normal

Brainerd, Minnesota

Average temperature 17.6 degrees
Departure +2.3 degrees above normal

Total precipitation 2.26″
Departure +1.45″ above normal

Note: December 2019 was the 3rd wettest December on record in station history.

Total snowfall 12.8″
Departure +3.1″ above normal

Hibbing, Minnesota

Average temperature 13.8 degrees
Departure +2.5 degrees above normal

Ashland, Wisconsin

Average temperature 19.7 degrees
Departure +1.3 degrees above normal

Average temperature, departure from mean for December 2019. Source https://mrcc.illinois.edu/

Total precipitation, departure from mean for December 2019.

Total precipitation, percent of mean for December 2019.

Total snowfall for December 2019

Total snowfall, percent of mean for December 2019.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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