Climate Summaries for the first half of August 2021

August 2021 has started off very similar to what we’ve seen in previous months this summer — Warmer than average temperatures, and a lack of consistent rainfall.

Average monthly temps so far for August 2021 are running anywhere from 2 to 3 degrees above average in the Northland, while precipitation deficits range from around 1″ to >1.50″ below normal.

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Here are the first half of August 2021 Climate Summaries (1st-15th)

Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature: 68.5 degrees
Departure: +1.8 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.58″
Departure: -1.21″ below normal

7 days with a high of at least 80; normal in August is 7 days at or above 80
International Falls, Minnesota

Average temperature: 67.8 degrees
Departure: +3.6 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.46″
Departure: -0.88″ below normal
Brainerd, Minnesota

Average temperature: 71.4 degrees
Departure: +2.9 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.08″
Departure: -1.46″ below normal
Hibbing, Minnesota

Average temperature: 64.9 degrees
Departure: +2.0 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.42″
Departure: -1.05″ below normal
Ashland, Wisconsin

Average temperature: 68.5 degrees
Departure: +2.1 degrees above normal

Total precipitation: 0.21″
Departure: -1.57″ below normal

Percent of normal precipitation for August 2021 (thru the 15th)

Brainerd, MN: 5% of normal
Ashland, WI: 12% of normal
Hibbing, MN: 29% of normal
Duluth, MN: 32% of normal
International Falls, MN: 34% of normal

Tim

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