July 2020 Climate Summaries for the Northland

July 2020 was a warm month across the Northland with Duluth and Brainerd recording a top 10 warmest July on record.

Precipitation totals varied quite a bit in July, with Duluth, Brainerd and Ashland recording above normal precipitation in July, while Hibbing and International Falls had below normal precipitation.

Duluth led the way with the number of days with thunder in July at 11 days, while Brainerd and Ashland had the fewest days with thunder at 6.

July 2020 Climate Summary for Duluth, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 69.9 degrees
Normal: 65.8 degrees
Departure: +4.1 degrees above normal

Highest temperature: 93 degrees on the 3rd and 2nd
Lowest temperature: 47 degrees on the 23rd

21 days with a high temperature of at least 80 F (normal is 11 days)

2 days with a high temperature of at least 90 F (normal is 1 day)

Total Precipitation: 5.25″
Normal: 3.85″
Departure: +1.40″ above normal

Greatest calendar day precipitation total: 1.10″ on the 18th

13 days had at least 0.01″ of precipitation
8 days had at least 0.10″ of precipitation
5 days had at least 0.50″ of precipitation
1 day had at least 1.00″ of precipitation

11 days with thunder

Note: July 2020 tied with July 1988 for 7th warmest July on record in station history. Warmest July on record in Duluth occurred in 2012 and 2006 with an average temperature of 71.9 degrees.
July 2020 Climate Summary for International Falls, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 67.5 degrees
Departure: +2.3 degrees above normal

Total Precipitation: 3.37″
Departure: -0.33″ below normal

8 days with thunder
July 2020 Climate Summary for Brainerd, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 73.6 degrees
Departure: +3.8 degrees above normal

Total Precipitation: 6.36″
Departure: +2.58″ above normal

6 days with thunder

Note: July 2020 was the 7th warmest July in station history. The warmest July on record in Brainerd was in 1936 with an average temperature of 75.9 degrees.
July 2020 Climate Summary for Hibbing, Minnesota

Average Temperature: 66.0 degrees
Departure: +1.8 degrees above normal

Total Precipitation: 3.93″
Departure: -0.45″ below normal

10 days with thunder
July 2020 Climate Summary for Ashland, Wisconsin

Average Temperature: 69.3 degrees
Departure: +2.8 degrees above normal

Total Precipitation: 5.18″
Departure: +0.89″ above normal

6 days with thunder
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Source: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/

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Orange or brown or whatever color that is on the map below represent above normal temperatures, while the green colors represent below normal temperatures.

Green and blue colors on the map below represent above normal precipitation, while the yellow, orange, red and white colors represent below normal precipitation.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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