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Taking a look back at past weather on the Fourth of July

DULUTH, MN-- With Fourth of July coming up on Saturday, we're looking at a pretty hot and relatively dry day, but how has that compared to in years past?

Let's take a look back at how the weather has fared in history on the 4th for Duluth, International Falls, Ashland and Hayward.

DULUTH

  • Record High: 95 in 1881
  • Record Lowest High: 52 in 1893
  • Record Low: 40 in 1972
  • Record Highest Low: 69 in 1881
  • Wettest: 1.87" in 1949

INTERNATIONAL FALLS

  • Record High: 90 in 1948
  • Record Lowest High: 64 in 2004
  • Record Low: 36 in 1967
  • Record Highest Low: 69 in 2011
  • Wettest: 2.19" in 1993

ASHLAND

  • Record High: 95 in 1990
  • Record Lowest High: 60 in 1958
  • Record Low: 37 in 1972
  • Record Highest Low: 68 in 2010
  • Wettest: 3.48" in 1951

HAYWARD

  • Record High: 95 in 2012
  • Record Lowest High: 68 in 1972
  • Record Low: 33 in 1972
  • Record Highest Low: 68 in 2018
  • Wettest: 2.35" in 1951

Overall, the average high on the fourth of July is in the mid to upper 70s with lows in the mid 50s.

Here's how the forecast has played out over the last ten years:
(NOTE: High/Low/Precipitation)

DULUTH

  • 2019: 80/61/0.11"
  • 2018: 80/64/0.06"
  • 2017: 78/52/0.00"
  • 2016: 76/56/0.00"
  • 2015: 76/58/0.00"
  • 2014: 78/52/Trace
  • 2013: 86/54/0.00"
  • 2012: 80/67/0.01"
  • 2011: 85/63/0.17"
  • 2010: 80/68/0.57"
  • AVERAGE LAST 10 YEARS: 80/60/0.09"
  • NORMAL AVERAGES: 75/54/0.15"

INTERNATIONAL FALLS

  • 2019: 78/56/0.20"
  • 2018: 85/64/0.80"
  • 2017: 84/54/1.05"
  • 2016: 81/59/0.01"
  • 2015: 81/46/0.05"
  • 2014: 77/42/0.41"
  • 2013: 84/59/0.00"
  • 2012: 82/63/0.09"
  • 2011: 89/62/0.53"
  • 2010: 78/56/1.20"
  • AVERAGE LAST 10 YEARS: 82/56/0.43"
  • NORMAL AVERAGES: 77/52/0.14"

ASHLAND

  • 2019: 84/57/2.16"
  • 2018: 88/62/0.34"
  • 2017: 83/47/0.00"
  • 2016: 81/48/0.00"
  • 2015: 76/50/0.00"
  • 2014: 79/45/0.07"
  • 2013: 85/46/0.00"
  • 2012: 83/67/0.00"
  • 2011: 86/62/0.00"
  • 2010: 83/68/0.03"
  • AVERAGE LAST 10 YEARS: 83/55/0.26"
  • NORMAL AVERAGES: 77/54/0.09"

HAYWARD

  • 2019: 83/63/0.34"
  • 2018: 84/68/0.78"
  • 2017: 82/54/0.00"
  • 2016: 79/48/0.00"
  • 2015: 83/51/0.00"
  • 2014: 78/44/0.00"
  • 2013: 84/48/0.00"
  • 2012: 95/66/Trace
  • 2011: 86/54/0.00"
  • 2010: 83/68/0/43"
  • AVERAGES LAST 10 YEARS: 84/56/0.16"
  • NORMAL AVERAGES: 79/53/0.14"

This Fourth of July is shaping up to be a hot and muggy one with mostly dry conditions, but a stray shower or thunderstorm may pop-up in the afternoon.

You can stay up-to-date and find the latest Fourth of July forecast on air, online and by downloading the KBJR 6 Weather app.

Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer

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