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6/27/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:22 PM CDT, Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A strong area of low pressure averaging 996 mb was centered over the Southwest portion of Ontario Province as of 2 PM with a strong cold front extending from Northeast Minnesota through Western Wisconsin. Airmass along and ahead of this front was characterized by widespread low cloudiness Today with dewpoints generally in the 60s with 850 mb td's of +12 to +16 degrees C with PWS of 1.50"-1.70". The clouds have kept temperatures generally in the 60s and 70s This Afternoon which has kept CAPES generally under 500 j/kg. Result from all this has been for a broken line of showers with some heavy downpours and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm or two along the cold front across Northwest Wisconsin and far Eastern Minnesota This Afternoon. As the cold front passes by...skies become partly-mostly sunny with gusty west winds at 15-30 mph with …

6/26/09: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:39 PM CDT, Friday, June 26th, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Sunny to mostly sunny skies were found over our area Today with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s with 2 PM 850 mb temperatures of +13 to +18 degrees C. Dewpoints were generally in the 50s This Afternoon with PWS of just 0.60"-0.80" across our local area. Winds Today were out of the south or east at 10-20 mph which resulted in cooler temperatures with mainly 60s closer to Lake Superior. Weather map at mid-Afternoon features an area of low pressure of 1004 mb over far Western South Dakota with a cold front running from Northwest North Dakota to Northern Wyoming. High pressure of 1014 mb was pulling east away from our area This Afternoon while a warm front was developing from Central South Dakota to Northern Missouri.

(Today's Upper Level Analysis)

A potent shortwave trough was heading east-southeast through the Pacific Northwest This A…

6/25/09: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:14 PM CDT, Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A beautiful early Summer day across our area with plenty of Afternoon sunshine, gentle northwest winds, warm temperatures, and tolerable amounts of humidity. High temperatures Today were in the 70s and 80s with 4 PM 850 mb temperatures of +14 to +17 degrees C. Dewpoints were in the 40s and 50s Today with west or northwest winds at 10-20 mph. Today was mainly dry...however a few showers and thunderstorms erupted early This Morning mainly affecting western and southern parts of our area. Surface weather map late This Afternoon features an area of high pressure of 1012 mb over Southeast Manitoba Province with a cold front centered over the Central parts of Manitoba/Ontario Province.

(Today's Upper Level Analysis)

A large H5 ridge continued to dominate much of the Central and Southern Plains This Afternoon with this ridge extending west through the …

6/24/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:17 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Note: The Duluth Airport was just 5 degrees off from the record high temperature of 92 degrees on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009. The official high temperature for Tuesday was 87 degrees at the Airport in Duluth, MN.

Here are the storm reports from Eastcentral Minnesota from Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009. Data provided by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

Brainerd MN (Crow Wing County) 0.50" diameter hail at 345 PM CDT. Dime size hail was reported on the north side of town.

Brainerd MN (Crow Wing County) 0.50" diameter hail at 344 PM CDT.

Brainerd MN (Crow Wing County) 0.75" diameter hail in Downtown Brainerd at 344 PM CDT.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Weak area of high pressure of 1014 mb was building into Northern Minnesota from Eastern North Dakota This Afternoon with a cold front turning stationary across Southern Minnesota. Drier air has been pushing i…

6/23/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:08 PM CDT, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A very warm and humid day across our area with a cold front moving east out of Western Minnesota. Highs were in the 70s and 80s Today with a few locales pushing toward 90 degrees. Dewpoints were generally in the 60s with PWS of 0.80"1.60"...Lowest in the eastern areas with richer moisture to our west and northwest. Winds Today were out of the south or east at 10-20 mph which has caused some cooling closer to Lake Superior. Scattered supercells formed for a time between 1-3 PM This Afternoon in Eastcentral Minnesota...Generally in Crow Wing/Aitkin counties...These storms have for the most part diminished in intensity over the last hour...However additional storms are firing off at times across Crow Wing/Cass counties late Today. Storm motions have been toward the east or east-northeast This Afternoon.

(Today's Upper Level Analysis)

Hot …

6/23/09: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Information

Issued at 2:38 PM CDT, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 500

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma has issued *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 500 which is in effect until 8 PM CDT This Evening for Northeast Minnesota including the Arrowhead...Far Northwest Wisconsin...and Lake Superior.

Hail to 2 inches in diameter...Thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph...and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.

This watch is along and 60 statue miles east and west of a line extending from 60 miles Southwest of Kennedy Wisconsin to 20 miles North of Ely Minnesota.

Counties in the Duluth area that are in this watch are:

Cook MN...Lake MN...St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...Pine MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...and Sawyer WI...

Some cities included in this watch are:

Grand Marais MN...Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Duluth MN...Cloquet MN...Moose Lake MN...Esko MN...Hinckley MN...Pine City MN...Superior WI...S…

6/23/09: *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* information

Issued at 11:39 AM CDT, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 497

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma has issued *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 497 which is in effect until 6 PM CDT This Evening for Northern and Central Minnesota...and Eastern North Dakota.

Hail to 2 inches in diameter...Thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph...and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.

This watch is along and 75 statue miles east and west of a line extending from 30 miles Southwest of Brainerd Minnesota to 30 miles East-Northeast of Hallock Minnesota.

Counties in the Duluth area that are included in this watch are:

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...and Aitkin MN...

Some cities included in this watch are:

International Falls MN...Littlefork MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Deer River MN...Grand Rapids MN...Walker MN...Pine River MN...Brainerd MN...Cross Lake MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...and McGregor MN...

Remember a severe thunderstorm watch means…

6/22/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:26 PM CDT, Monday, June 22nd, 2009

West Duluth Rainfall Total from Sunday was around 0.45"

Severe Event:

Scattered tornadic supercells developed near a warm front over far Southern Minnesota Sunday Evening...7 tornadoes were reported from this event. Here are the tornado reports from Sunday, June 21st, 2009...Data provided by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

1 mile Southwest of Easton MN (Faribault County) Tornado at 704 PM CDT.

2 miles North of Easton MN (Faribault County) Tornado with some debris at 730 PM CDT.

2 miles South of Mansfield MN (Freeborn County) Tornado plus up to 5 funnel clouds at 806 PM CDT.

Near Baroda MN (Faribault County) Brief tornado at 832 PM CDT.

1 mile Southwest of Alden MN (Freeborn County) Tornado at 835 PM CDT.

2 miles South-Southeast of Twin Lakes MN (Freeborn County) Brief tornado at 918 PM CDT.

1 mile North of Twin Lakes MN (Freeborn County) 2nd brief tornado at 924 PM CDT.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and No…

6/21/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:31 PM CDT, Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1992... A record low temperature of 30 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Clouds have been on the increase from southwest to northeast across our area Today as a 1003 mb low pressure approaches from Southeastern South Dakota. A warm front attached to this low was over Western Iowa. A 25-35 knot low level jet was found out ahead of this system Today which has resulted in an increase in low level moisture across our area with dewpoints This Afternoon in the 50s and 60s with H85 dewpoints climbing to +10 to +12 degrees across southwest portions of our area. There's a very tight PW gradient in place over our area This Afternoon with 3 PM PWS ranging from .70"-.90" across Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin to 1.00"-1.50" in southwest parts of our area. Showers some locally moderate to heavy ha…

6/20/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:40 PM CDT, Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1995... A record high temperature of 88 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.
Note: We only missed Today's record high temperature by about 5 degrees.

On this date in 1992... A record low temperature of 31 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A very nice last day of Spring with plenty of sunshine and just some fair weather cumulus clouds passing through from time to time. High temperatures Today were in the 70s and 80s with dewpoints mainly in the 40s and 50s with 4 PM 850 mb temperatures ranging from +15 to +16 degrees C. Winds Today were out of the west or northwest at 10-20 mph. Surface weather map late This Afternoon featured a weak cold front passing through Central Minnesota with a weak high pressure ridge of 1010 mb moving into Western Minnesota late Today.

(Today's Upper Level Analysis)

Upper level trough covere…

6/19/09: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:58 PM CDT, Friday, June 19th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1992... A record low temperature of 34 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

On this date in 1998... 1.55" of rain fell at Duluth, MN.

Storm reports from Thursday, June 18th, 2009... Information provided by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

3 miles West of Pine City MN (Pine County) 0.75" diameter hail at 7:30 PM CDT. Hail fell just esat of Pokegama Lake.

Pine City MN (Pine County) 1.00" diameter hail at 7:38 PM CDT. Hail fell for 5 minutes at Pine City North of exit I-35. A few larger stones were also mixed in.

Pine City MN (Pine County) 0.50" diameter hail at 738 PM CDT. Hail covered the deck and yard.

Pillager MN (Cass County) 0.75" diameter hail at 8:26 PM CDT.

Storm reports from Friday, June 19th, 2009. Information provided by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

4 miles Northwest of Stone Lake WI (Washburn County) 1.00" diameter hail at 5:42 AM CD…

6/18/09: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Information

Issued at 11:13 PM CDT, Thursday, June 18th, 2009

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 470 remains in effect until 2 AM CDT Friday Morning for the following counties in the Duluth area:

Carlton MN...Pine MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...and Price WI...

Some cities included in this watch are:

Cloquet MN...Moose Lake MN...Hinckley MN...Pine City MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Hurley WI...Siren WI...Grantsburg WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...and Park Falls WI...

Hail to 2 inches in diameter and thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph are possible in these areas along with dangerous lightning.

This watch is along and 65 statue miles east and west of a line extending from 40 miles west-northwest of Kennedy Wisconsin to 5 miles southwest of Eau Claire Wisconsin.

This watch covers Eastcentral Minnesota...Northwestern Wisconsin...and Lake Superior.

Tim

6/18/09: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:58 PM CDT, Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1995... A record high temperature of 94 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Severe Weather Event:

Supercells producing tornadoes developed during the late Afternoon and Evening hours on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 over parts of far Western Minnesota and in far Southeast Minnesota. The tornado count from this event was 8.

Here are the tornado reports from the Storm Prediction Center...

2 miles South of Doran MN (Wilkin County) Tornado at 440 PM CDT.

4 miles West of Nashua MN (Wilkin County) Tornado at 508 PM CDT.

Geneva MN (Freeborn County) Tornado at 730 PM CDT.

3 miles North of Blooming Prairie MN (Steele County) Tornado at 754 PM CDT.

5 miles Northeast of Waseca MN (Waseca County) Tornado at 802 PM CDT.

1 mile Northwest of Austin MN (Mower County) Tornado at 808 PM CDT.

2 miles South of Morristown MN (Waseca County) Tornado at 810 PM CDT.

1 mile Northeast of Waseca MN (Waseca County) Multiple Vortex Tornado at 814 PM C…

6/18/09: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Information

Issued at 2:00 PM CDT, Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma has issued *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 465 which is in effect until 9 PM CDT This Evening for parts of Central and Western Minnesota...Southern North Dakota...and Northern and Eastern South Dakota.

Hail to 2.5 inches in diameter...Thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph...and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.

This watch is along and 70 statue miles north and south of a line extending from 10 miles east of Brainerd Minnesota to 45 miles west-southwest of Mobridge South Dakota.

Counties in the Duluth area that are included in this watch are:

Cass MN...and Crow Wing MN...

This includes the cities of Walker MN...Backus MN...Pine River MN...Cross Lake MN...Nisswa MN...and Brainerd MN...

6/17/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:16 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Welcome to Summer...

Weather History:

On this date in 1995... A record high temperature of 93 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

On this date in 2000... A record low temperature of 35 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Ended up being much drier across the majority of our area Today and we even saw more sunshine than what was expected 24 hours ago...although there were still quite a bit of clouds away from Lake Superior Today. A very muggy airmass remains overhead especially away from Lake Superior with Afternoon dewpoints in the 50s and 60s with PWS ranging from 1.00"-1.30" across almost all of our area Today. Even higher dewpoints in the 70s were found over parts of Southcentral Minnesota This Afternoon! Summer is making it's move to the north! There's been a few passing showers across parts of Northern Minnesota This Afternoon but for…

6/16/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:06 PM CDT, Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1982... A record low temperature of 35 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Low pressure of 1007 mb was centered over far Southern North Dakota as of midday. Southerly flow of moist air was in place out ahead of this low across the Upper Midwest Today with Afternoon dewpoints in the 50s to around 60 degrees for areas away from Lake Superior. PWS as of mid-Afternoon ranged from 1.00"-1.30" over most of our area. Skies for the most part were mostly cloudy Today but there has been some breaks for sunshine especially in far Northern Minnesota and across Eastcentral Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin... A rather large area of rain has been working north through the western parts of our area Today with rainfall estimates per Duluth doppler radar ranging from 0.45"-1.75" across Southwest Koochiching...Western …

6/15/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:56 PM CDT, Monday, June 15th, 2009

Weather History

On this date in 1989... A record low temperature of 35 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

High temperatures warmed into the 70s and 80s Today for areas away from Lake Superior as southerly winds developed on the back side of a 1018 mb high which has moved into the Eastern Great Lakes This Afternoon. 850 mb temperatures at 2 PM were right around +12 to +13 degrees C across Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Dewpoints have also increased into the 40s and 50s over most of our area Today thanks to those southerly breezes. Partly to mostly sunny skies were found across the area Today with a few showers and thunderstorms beginning to develop as of 2 PM over parts of Northcentral and Eastcentral Minnesota with movement of this activity toward the north-northwest around 25 mph. Cloud tops near a few of these storms were poking up towar…

6/14/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:04 PM CDT, Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Storm reports per NWS Duluth, MN from Saturday, June 13th, 2009.

4 miles Northeast of Askov MN (Pine County) .25" diameter hail at 330 PM CDT. Winds gusted to 35 mph.

Gile WI (Iron County) .25" diameter hail at 245 PM CDT. Winds gusted to 35 mph.

2 miles Southwest of Cook MN (St. Louis County) .25" diameter hail at 215 PM CDT. Minor accumulation reported.

5 miles east of Solon Springs WI (Douglas County) .25" diameter hail at 225 PM CDT.

Tamarack MN (Aitkin County) .25" diameter hail at 2 PM CDT.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin


(Today's Weather)

A weakening cold front continued to settle south into Central Minnesota and Central Wisconsin Today while high pressure of 1016 mb builds south out of Western Ontario Province. Sunshine was in abundance across Northern Minnesota Today while clouds mixed with sun was more common the farther west and south you went across the local are…