Top-10 summer in Duluth

After a summer that, at times, made Duluth, Minn., feel more like Duluth, Ga., it’s probably no surprise to learn that the season cracked the city’s top-10 list of warmest summers on record.

Summer 2013 — June, July and August — was the eighth-warmest in Duluth, where the National Weather Service’s records go back to 1870. Its average temperature of 66.1 degrees was 2.7 degrees above normal.

And it was the sixth-warmest August on record in Duluth, with an average temperature of 69 degrees — 4.7 degrees above normal.

Both August and the summer as a whole saw rainfall well below average in Duluth, though rainfall was above average elsewhere in the region.