May 2020 Climate Summaries for the Northland

May 2020 was cooler and drier than normal across most of the Northland, however, Duluth’s average temperature for May 2020 was slightly warmer than normal by +0.2 degrees. The Northland only had a few days with thunder in May 2020, but overall it was a quiet month for thunderstorms around here.

Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature: 51.6 degrees
Normal: 51.4 degrees
Departure: +0.2 degrees above normal

Warmest temperature: 81 degrees on the 27th
Coldest temperature: 25 degrees on the 8th

9 days had a high temperature of at least 70F; normal is 6 days

1 day had a high temperature of at least 80F; normal is 2 days

8 days had a low temperature of 32F or colder; normal is 4 days

Total precipitation: 0.94″
Normal: 3.23″
Departure: -2.29″ below normal

Greatest calendar day precipitation total: 0.32″ on the 26th

Number of days with at least 0.01″ of precipitation: 6
Number of days with at least 0.10″ of precipitation: 4

Number of days with thunder: 1

Notes: May 2020 was the 7th driest May on record in station history.
International Falls, Minnesota

Average temperature: 50.7 degrees
Departure: -1.1 degrees below normal

Total precipitation: 1.09″
Departure: -1.77″ below normal

1 day with thunder

Note: May 2020 was the 11th driest May on record in station history.
Brainerd, Minnesota

Average temperature: 55.2 degrees
Departure: -0.8 degrees below normal

Total precipitation: 0.80″
Departure: -2.57″ below normal

Note: May 2020 was the 6th driest May on record in station history.
Hibbing, Minnesota

Average temperature: 48.9 degrees
Departure: -1.7 degrees below normal

Total precipitation: 0.82″
Departure: -1.73″ below normal

1 day with thunder

Note: May 2020 was the 6th driest May on record in station history.
Ashland, Wisconsin

Average temperature: 50.2 degrees
Departure: -1.7 degrees below normal

Total precipitation: 2.92″
Departure: -0.15″ below normal

3 days with thunder

Total precipitation for May 2020.

Source: https://mrcc.illinois.edu

Total precipitation, percent of mean for May 2020.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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