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Crappy weather continues tonight (Fog, lingering drizzle) A 'little' nicer Mon-Tue. Rainfall reports from today in this post

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/Issued 5:10 PM CDT, Sunday, March 26, 2017/

7-day precipitation forecast valid through Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Source:  http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov
















20z HRRR model visibility forecast valid for Monday morning.  Areas of fog are expected in the Northland tonight into Monday morning with visibility reduced to a mile or less in some areas.  Source:  http://weather.cod.edu
















Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov


















Source:  http://weather.cod.edu

Moderate (Red) Enhanced (Orange) and Slight risks (Yellow) of severe thunderstorms tonight stretching from far southern Kansas to portions of north Texas.













Today's setup over the southern Plains per early Sunday afternoon Goes-16 water vapor satellite image.  Source:  http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/












Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Monday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Temperature departure map for the week of March 19, 2017.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinoi…

Gusty E-NE winds with chilly temperatures this weekend near Lake Superior. Some light rain, sleet or freezing rain possible in parts of the Northland Saturday evening-Sunday

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/Issued 5:07 PM CDT, Friday, March 24, 2017/
















A very cool water vapor satellite loop from this afternoon showing a classic looking spring storm churning across the southern/central Plains.  Source:  http://weather.cod.edu
















Source:  https://www.lightningmaps.org
















Warnings map from Thursday, March 23, 2017.  Source:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/regsci/gis/yest.html

Blue polygons=Severe thunderstorm warning













No tornadoes reported on Thursday but there were quite a few reports of large hail (Green dots) and damaging winds (Blue dots.  Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov






















Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















*Local Storm Reports from March 23, 2017*
Source:  http://www.weather.gov/dlh/

*10:42 PM CDT:  FREEZING RAIN.  0.01".  Mahtowa, MN 3 N (Carlton County)

*8:40 PM CDT:  FREEZING RAIN.  0.01".  Lester Park, MN 2 SSW (St. Louis County)  Ice glazing on sidewalks and rail…

Rain showers tonight with areas of mixed precip and perhaps a thunderstorm! 30s and 40s for Fri; Gusty NE wind near Lake Superior Fri night-Sat

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/Issued 5:19 PM CDT, Thursday, March 23, 2017/

Source:  http://weather.cod.edu
















Radar loop through 4:45 PM CDT Thursday.  Source:  http://www.intellicast.com

Green=Rain
Blue=Snow
Pink=Mixed precip














Purple shaded areas on map=Winter Weather Advisory.  Note: These advisories for a few areas could be cancelled earlier than the expiration times which are shown on the map   Source:  http://wx.aerisweather.com
















There is a risk of a few thunderstorms over most of the Northland tonight but no severe weather is expected in our area.  Source:  http://weather.cod.edu













Source:  http://weather.cod.edu

The risk of severe thunderstorms for Friday shifts farther south compared to tonight.













Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Friday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota & northwest Wisconsin

A gray day with near to slightly below normal temperatures with highs mostly in the mid 30s.  S…

Increasing clouds tonight (Milder than last night) a few snow showers possible; Chance for some rain, drizzle and patchy freezing rain Thursday/Thursday night

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/Issued 6:01 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 22, 2017/

Source:  18z 3km-NAM; http://www.pivotalweather.com
















Thursday will likely be the first of a few days of severe thunderstorms across parts of the central and southern Plains.  Source:  http://weather.cod.edu

5 point scale with 1 low risk (Marginal) and 5 (High risk)













Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Thursday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota & northwest Wisconsin

Slightly warmer temperatures this afternoon compared to 24 hours ago with highs mainly in the mid 30s with low 30s near Lake Superior (Temperatures today were near to a couple degrees below average for March 22nd)  Skies today were partly to mostly sunny as high pressure moves over the Great Lakes.

High pressure will move into the eastern U.S. on Thursday while a warm front approaches from the west and south but this warm…

Clear and cold tonight; Some sun with near to slightly below average temps (30s) for Wednesday, east wind!

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/Issued 5:48 PM CDT, Tuesday, March 21, 2017/

Low temperature forecast for tonight per 21z HRRR model; http://models.climate.graphics

















Source:  http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Wednesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

There were some clouds that passed through parts of far northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin today but the rest of the Northland had mainly sunny skies today.  Much colder highs today vs. Monday with temperatures this afternoon ranging from the mid 20s to low 30s (Around 5-10 degrees below average for the 21st of March)

Quiet and cold tonight under mainly clear skies.  Lows will range from the single digits below to low teens above zero but teens below are possible in the traditional cold spots in northern Minnesota.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday with highs in the 30s except a…

Turning windy and colder late tonight; Tuesday's highs ~20 degrees colder than Monday

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/Issued 4:47 PM CDT, Monday, March 20, 2017/

Source:  20z HRRR model wind gust forecast for later this evening; http://weather.cod.edu
















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Tuesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

A real nice first official day of spring as morning clouds gave way to mostly sunny skies by the afternoon hours.  Above average highs today with temperatures in the mid 40s to low 50s.

A strong cold front will move through the Northland this evening and this will signal a return to below average temperatures for the next few days.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies for tonight with a few flurries or snow showers possible mainly over far northern Minnesota.

Should be dry Tuesday and Wednesday, however, with the cold air moving over Lake Superior there could be some lake effect snow showers Tuesday along the South Shore, and then Wedne…

Widespread record heat in the central Plains today! Northland weather for Monday, dry with highs in the 40s to around 50 degrees; Colder temps return Tue-Wed

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/Issued 4:33 PM CDT, Sunday, March 19, 2017/

These temperatures over the central Plains this afternoon sure do look nice! Source, 19z HRRR model; http://www.pivotalweather.com
















All the colored dots on the map below represent stations that have tied, broken, or are near their daily record high temperature as of late Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2017.  Source:  http://coolwx.com

















Temperature departure map for the week of March 12, 2017.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu

Note:  Last week was definitely one of the colder weeks in quite some time across all of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes.




















Precipitation departure map for the week of March 12, 2017.  Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu





















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Monday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

March 12-18, 2017

High temperatures:

3/12:  18 F/-15 degrees be…