The good news about the month of February is that we have 28 days in the month instead of the typical 30 or 31 days in a month, so there’s that.
Days continue to get longer during the month of February, with sunset for Duluth nearing 6 PM by the end of the month, while a sunrise before 7 AM begins on February 23rd.
February also marks the final month of meteorological winter, the three-month period from December 1st thru February 28th, spring is right around the corner!
Here’s a look at the climate Averages and records for Duluth, Minnesota for February
Normal high on the 1st: 21 degrees
Normal high on the 28th: 30 degrees
Normal low on the 1st: 2 degrees
Normal low on the 28th: 11 degrees
Average monthly temperature: 15.4 degrees
Warmest February on record: 31.3 degrees set in 1877
Coldest February on record: -2.2 degrees set in 1936
Average precipitation: 1.01″
Wettest February on record: 4.24″ set in 1922
Driest February on record: 0.10″ set in 1896
Average snowfall: 15.1″
Snowiest February on record: 36.4″ set in 2019
Least snowy February on record: 1.0″ set in 1896
On average we have 10 subzero nights in February, most is 24 subzero nights set in February of 1875, least is 0 subzero nights set in February 1998, 1882, 1878 and 1877.
On average we have 11 days in February with snowfall of 0.1″ or greater
On average we have 5 days in February with snowfall of 1.0″ or greater
Here’s the last 10 CFS model temperature forecasts for February 2022
Below average temps in blue
Above average temps in orange and red
For northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin — No real consistent signal showing up when it comes to the temperature outlook for February, with a few runs showing colder than average temps, and a few others showing warmer than average temps, so perhaps February 2022 will be pretty close to average? Time will tell.
Here’s the last 10 CFS model precipitation forecasts for February 2022
Above average precipitation in green
Below average precipitation in yellow and brown
For northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin — Near average precipitation is forecast for February 2022 with a chance for above average precipitation in far northern Minnesota.
February Snowfall Totals for Duluth, Minnesota
- February 2019 was the snowiest February on record at Duluth (snowfall records go back to 1885)
- February 2001 was the 4th snowiest February on record at Duluth.
- February 2014 was the 6th snowiest February on record at Duluth.
- February 2018 was the 9th snowiest February on record in Duluth.
- February 2006 was the 10th snowiest February on record in Duluth.
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