Long Range Outlook for February 2021

Top 5 snowiest Februaries on record at Duluth, Minnesota (dating back to 1884)

  • 36.4″ set in 2019
  • 33.9″ set in 1939
  • 33.5″ set in 1922
  • 32.1″ set in 2001
  • 31.5″ set in 1955

Top 5 Coldest Februaries on record at Duluth, Minnesota (dating back to 1875)

  • -2.1 degrees set in 1875
  • -1.9 degrees set in 1936
  • 1.1 degrees set in 1904
  • 1.8 degrees set in 1917
  • 2.7 degrees set in 1914

Top 5 warmest Februaries on record at Duluth, Minnesota (dating back to 1875)

  • 31.3 degrees set in 1877
  • 31.0 degrees set in 1878
  • 29.0 degrees set in 1998
  • 26.1 degrees set in 1931
  • 25.4 degrees set in 1882
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February Climate Normals and Records for Duluth, Minnesota

Normal Temperatures in February

1st: High of 20 F
28th: High of 28 F

1st: Low of 2 F
28th: Low of 11 F

Averages and Records in February

Temperature: 15.1 degrees

Highest: 31.3 degrees set in 1877
Lowest: -2.2 degrees set in 1936

Precipitation: 0.81″

Wettest: 4.24″ set in 1922
Driest: 0.10″ set in 1896

Snowfall: 12.4″

Snowiest: 36.4″ set in 2019
Driest: 1.0″ set in 1896

10 days have at least 0.1″ snowfall
4 days had at least 1.0″ of snowfall

11 days have a subzero minimum temperature
7 days have a maximum temperature of at least 32 degrees

Astronomical Data for February

Sunrise on the 1st: 7:33 AM CST
Sunrise on the 28th: 6:49 AM CST

Sunset on the 1st: 5:13 PM CST
Sunset on the 28th: 5:53 PM CST

Here’s the monthly outlook for February 2021 from the CFS model. Source: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Temperature forecast:

The last 9 forecasts from the CFS model shows a split for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, with a few showing above normal temps (orange and red) and a few others, including the last 3 showing below normal temps (blues)

Precipitation forecast:

There is a better signal for precipitation to generally be above normal (green colors) in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin in February 2021, but as is often the case with monthly outlooks, it all comes down to whether or not the storm track is favorable to bring precipitation to our area.

Tim

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