April 2020 Climate Summaries for the Northland

April 2020 was colder than normal across the Northland with average temperatures for the month running around 2 to 4 degrees below normal.

April 2020 was also a dry month with precipitation totals for the month anywhere from a quarter to over an inch below normal.

Duluth, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 37.2 degrees
Normal: 39.6 degrees
Departure: -2.4 degrees below normal

Highest temperature: 66 F on the 30th
Lowest temperature: 14 F on the 15th and 14th

5 days with a high of at least 60 F (normal is 5 days)

Total Precipitation: 1.30″
Normal: 2.43″
Departure: -1.13″ below normal

Greatest calendar day precipitation total: 0.48″ on the 27th

7 days with at least 0.01″ of precipitation
5 days with at least 0.10″ of precipitation

Total Snowfall: 2.7″
Normal: 6.9″
Departure: -4.2″ below normal

Greatest calendar day snowfall: 1.7″ on the 9th

7 days with at least 0.1″ snowfall (normal is 4 days)

1 day with at least 1.0″ snowfall (normal is 2 days)

1 day with thunder

International Falls, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 35.6 degrees
Departure: -3.7 degrees below normal

Total Precipitation: 0.86″
Departure: -0.67″ below normal

Total Snowfall: 0.5″
Departure: -5.9″ below normal

Brainerd, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 41.9 degrees
Departure: -1.8 degrees below normal

Total Precipitation: 2.11″
Departure: -0.24″ below normal

Total Snowfall: Trace
Departure: -3.4″ below normal

1 day with thunder

Hibbing, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 34.9 degrees
Departure: -3.9 degrees below normal

1 day with thunder

Ashland, Wisconsin

Average Temperature: 37.5 degrees
Departure: -2.1 degrees below normal
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Source: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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