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4/30/09: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:40 PM CDT, Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Here are some selected rainfall totals across Northeast Minnesota from 7 AM CDT Wednesday through 7 AM CDT Thursday...

West Duluth MN: About 0.50"

Duluth MN (Airport) 0.31"

Brainerd MN: 0.45"

Grand Marais MN: 0.37"

Hibbing MN: 0.54"

Babbitt MN: 0.64"

Littlefork MN: 0.53"

Silver Bay MN: 0.67"

Floodwood MN: 0.51"

3 miles East of Orr MN: 0.46"

Hinckley MN: 0.53"

Rainfall estimates from Wednesday and Wednesday Night's event from GR3 radar out of Duluth shows two seperate areas of somewhat higher QPF in our local area...One such area ran from Eastern Cass and Northeast Crow Wing County MN through Central and Northern Aitkin County MN through Southern, Central, and Eastern Itasca County MN into Western St. Louis County MN... This affected the cities of Crosby...Aitkin...McGregor...Palisade...Swatara...Hill City...Remer...Warba...Grand Rapids...Deer River...Wawina...Floodwood...and Hib…

4/29/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:55 PM CDT, Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Weather History

On this date in 1991... 1.55" of precipitation fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 1989... 8.5" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Clouds were on the increase across our local area thanks to an area of low pressure of 1010 mb which was moving toward Southwestern North Dakota per 4 PM 1km visible satellite imagery. A warm front was centered over Central South Dakota with a stationary frontal boundary extending from Central North Dakota to Western Ontario Province. Warm advection and an increase in low level moisture was occurring over our area Today out ahead of the warm front and area of low pressure. This has caused areas of rain to overspread Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin This Afternoon with some heavier rain noted over Northern Cass through Northern-Eastern Aitkin Counties in Minnesota as of 5 PM. …

4/28/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:01 PM CDT, Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Weather History

On this date in 1994... 5.0" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A very chilly start to the day across the area as skies cleared Overnight which combined with diminishing wind speeds led to a fast drop off in temperatures just before sunrise. Widespread 20s occurred throughout the area with areas of frost noted...Even below the hill in Duluth This Morning. Temperatures warmed into the 50s over most areas This Afternoon as mostly sunny skies and a wind shift to the east occurred as high pressure of 1034-1036 mb pushed off to the north/east of our area. The wind coming off Lake Superior kept temperatures in the 40s Today along the North and South Shore of Lake Superior. H85 temperatures around Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin ranged from +1 to +2 degrees C as of 4 PM Today while plenty of cold air remains north of the b…

4/27/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:54 PM CDT, Monday, April 27th, 2009

Picked up about 0.40" of rain here in West Duluth Sunday and Sunday Night.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

An area of low pressure averaging 1006 mb was centered over Southern Hudson Bay as of 4 PM with high pressure of 1024 mb centered over Northern South Dakota. Skies around the local area were partly sunny to mostly cloudy Today with some spotty instability type sprinkles and light rain showers passing southeast across parts of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. High temperatures Today were in the 40s and 50s with 4 PM 850 mb temperatures of zero to -2 degrees C. Winds were out of the north or northwest at 10-20 mph with some higher gusts

(Today's Upper Level Analysis)

Southwest flow aloft continued Today across the Upper Midwest with an H5 ridge continuing to cover the Eastern U.S. while a new upper level trough with 90 meter 12 hour H5 height falls digs south-…

4/26/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:48 PM CDT, Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1996, a record low temperature of 19 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN...

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A windy and chilly Spring day across the area thanks to a 1006 mb low which was lifting northeast out of Eastern South Dakota. Meanwhile an area of high pressure averaging 1032 mb was centered over Central Quebec. The pressure difference between the low to our southwest and the high to our northeast caused easterly winds to really pick up Today with wind speeds of 10-20 mph and gusts from 25 to 35 mph...especially near Lake Superior. High temperatures Today were only in the 30s and 40s with 4 PM H85 temperatures ranging from +2 to +10 degrees C across Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Overcast skies and areas of rain and drizzle developed and lifted southwest to north-northeast throughout the area Today. Enough cold air has been in plac…

4/25/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:46 PM CDT, Saturday, April 25th, 2009

From severe thunderstorms in Northwest Wisconsin to a bit of snow over parts of Northern Minnesota...Friday Night saw some crazy weather around the area...

Here are the severe weather reports that occurred in Northwest Wisconsin on Friday, April 24th, 2009 per SPC storm report page...

Kennan WI (Price County) 0.75" diameter hail at 6:29 PM CDT...Dime size hail was reported on Highway 8.

Prentice WI (Price County) 0.75" diameter hail at 6:38 PM CDT...

Mercer WI (Iron County) 1.00" diameter hail at 7:39 PM CDT...

Winter WI (Sawyer County) 0.75" diameter hail at 8:15 PM CDT...

8 miles Northwest of Phillipis WI (Price County) 0.88" diameter hail at 9:08 PM CDT...

Prentice WI (Price County) 0.88" diameter hail at 9:05 PM CDT...

Prentice WI (Price County) 5-6 inch diameter tree down...55 mph wind gusts at 6:43 PM CDT.

Phillips WI (Price County) Trees down on power line near Phillips. West on Solberg Road near Dis…

4/24/09: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:50 PM CDT, Friday, April 24th, 2009

Weather History

On this date in 1990, a record high temperature of 82 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

A few severe thunderstorms erupted Thursday Evening over a part of Eastcentral and Northeast Minnesota. Two reports of severe weather occurred Thursday Evening...

4 miles Southeast of Aitkin MN (Aitkin County) .88" hail at 8:13 PM CDT

Brookston MN (St. Louis County) .75" hail at 9:57 PM CDT

Another thunderstorm cell moved rapidly northeast across Lake Mille Lacs through Northern Pine...Southern Carlton...into Douglas County early This Morning, but this storm stayed below severe limits.

A huge increase in temperatures occurred below the hill in Duluth early Today as lake winds Thursday Evening switched to the south around 2 AM...Wind speeds were well over 30 mph early Today and temperatures climbed from around 40 degrees to around 65 degrees in a matter of one hour! A powerful 850 mb jet around 55 knots was present last nigh…

4/23/09: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:26 PM CDT, Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Weather Headlines issued by the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN:

*Red Flag Warning* continues until 7 PM CDT This Evening for the following counties...

In Minnesota:

Crow Wing...Cass...Itasca...Koochiching...Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...St.Louis...Northern Lake...And Northern Cook...

In Wisconsin:

Douglas...Bayfield...Burnett...Washburn...Ashland...And Sawyer.

Southerly winds at 15 to 25 mph with some higher gusts will continue This Evening as a cold front drops south into Northern Minnesota. Temperatures warming into the 70s to low 80s away from Lake Superior combined with low relative humidities under 40% along with dry fuels in place will lead to a threat of explosive fire weather across the warning area late This Afternoon and early This Evening.

Note: 21 degrees with snow at Great Falls Montana at 5 PM CDT Today while it was 91 degrees at Sioux Falls South Dakota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(To…

4/23/09: *Red Flag Warning*

Issued at 11:53 AM CDT, Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Following headlines issued by the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN:

*Red Flag Warning* is in effect until 7 PM CDT This Evening for the following counties...

In Minnesota:

Koochiching...Itasca...Cass...Crow Wing...Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...St. Louis...Northern Lake...And Northern Cook...

In Wisconsin:

Douglas...Bayfield...Ashland...Burnett...Washburn...And Sawyer...

Southerly winds will increase to 15-30 mph This Afternoon as a cold front drops south into Northern Minnesota. Temperatures will warm through the 70s to around 80 degrees with low relative humidity around 30 percent. This combined with dry fuels in place will create explosive fire weather potential across the warning area through early This Evening.

Tim

4/22/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:46 PM CDT, Wednesday, April 22nd 2009

Weather History

On this date in 1990, a record high temperature of 80 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 2001. 1.77" of precipitation fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 1972. 7.8" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Last vestiges of the wrap around clouds from the large storm that moved into the Great Lakes over the last few days was finally exiting far Northeast Minnesota and the Ashland-Iron County areas in Northwestern Wisconsin This Afternoon. Warm advection clouds were already heading east and southeast into Northcentral Minnesota This Afternoon...There's even been some radar echoes underneath this cloud deck...but with very dry air in place none of this has been reaching the ground. Partly sunny to mostly sunny skies covered the area Today with high temperatures generally in the 40s and 50s. H85 tempera…

4/21/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:46 PM CDT, Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Major winter storm winding down late Today... Here are some snowfall reports out of far Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from the winter storm that has occurred over those areas for the past two days.

Gile WI (Iron County) 17.0"

30 miles Northwest of Grand Marais MN-Rockwood Lodge (Cook County) 10.0"

Grand Marais MN (Cook County) 10.0"

Upson WI (Iron County) 9.0"

Glidden WI (Ashland County) 5.0"

2 miles South of High Bridge WI (Ashland County) 4.0"

Montreal WI (Iron County) 8.0"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

An area of low pressure averaging 998 mb was centered over the Northeast portion of Lake Michigan This Afternoon. Wet snow heavy at times occurring on the backside of this low continued to affect parts of Northwest Wisconsin and far Northeast Minnesota early Today with lingering snow through the Afternoon hours over Iron County in…

4/20/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:39 PM CDT, Monday, April 20th, 2009

Following headlines issued by the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota:

*Winter Storm Warning* in effect until 9 PM CDT Tonight for the following counties in Northeast Minnesota: Cook and Northern Lake. Some cities included in the warning are: Pigeon River...Grand Portage...Grand Marais...Hovland...Lutsen...Tofte...And Forest Center... Wet snow possibly mixed with rain will continue across the warning area through Tonight. Some of the snow could be moderate to locally heavy at times. Snowfall accumulations so far have varied between 3" to 6" as of earlier Today...Additional snowfall amounts of 1-4" are possible Tonight with storm total accumulations of 4-10" by Morning. Use extreme caution if you will be doing any traveling in the Arrowhead of Minnesota Tonight as roads could be snow covered and slippery.

*Winter Weather Advisory* in effect until 12 PM CDT Tuesday for the following counties in Northwest W…

4/19/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:56 PM CDT, Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Following headlines issued by the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota:

*Winter Weather Advisory* in effect until 6 AM CDT Tuesday for the following counties in Northwest Wisconsin: Ashland and Iron. Some cities included in the advisory are: Ashland... Mellen... Hurley... And Upson. Potential exists for 3-7" of slushy wet snow by Tuesday Morning. Most of the snow that falls will accumulate mainly on grassy surfaces, but some roads could become snow and slush covered so use caution if you will be doing any traveling in the advisory area through Tuesday Morning. Wet snow mixed with rain will continue through Tuesday Morning as low pressure heads toward Lake Michigan.

*Winter Weather Advisory* in effect until 6 PM CDT Monday for the following counties in Northeast Minnesota: Cook and Northern Lake. Some cities included in the advisory are: Grand Portage... Grand Marais... Lutsen... Tofte... And Forest Center. 3-6…

4/18/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:56 PM CDT, Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

The warmest temperatures as expected occurred across Northwest Wisconsin Today where high temperatures climbed into the 50s and 60s but cooler 40s developed This Afternoon along the South Shore of Lake Superior in Northwest Wisconsin. High temperatures across Northeast Minnesota were in the 40s and 50s Today but readings had fallen into the 30s along the North Shore of Lake Superior This Afternoon. 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM CDT ranged from +2 to +6 degrees C across Northwest Wisconsin through Northcentral and Eastcentral Minnesota with zero to -4 degree C H85 temps lurking just to our north... Skies across the area were partly to mostly cloudy Today with winds out of the north, northwest, or east at 5-15 mph with some higher gusts. Surface map This Afternoon features a cold front centered from Central Wisconsin down into Southern Minnesota w…

4/17/09: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:04 PM CDT, Friday, April 17th, 2009

Note: The Duluth Airport was just 9 degrees off from the record high temperature Today of 82 degrees which occurred in 1987. The high temperature at the Duluth Airport reached 73 degrees Today.

Forecast concerns/Weather Headlines:

Very warm day over most of the area...

Much cooler and a bit breezy this weekend...

Will it get cold enough for snow on Sunday?

Thunderstorm threat later next week...

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin:

(Today's Weather)

Warm southwesterly winds developed and over took the lake cooling which resulted in a very warm day even for locations near Lake Superior...Partly sunny to sunny skies prevailed Today with daytime highs in the 60s and 70s with 4 PM 850 mb temperatures of +8 to +10 degrees C across Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Winds across the area were out of the southwest and west at 5-15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Surface map late Today featured a cold fro…