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11/30/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:14 PM CST, Monday, November 30th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1985... 10.3" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Note: Some snow fell Today mainly in far Northern and far Northeast Minnesota. Here are some snowfall reports. Data provided by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

International Falls MN (Koochiching County) 1.1"

Kabetogama MN (St. Louis County) 1.5"

Ely MN (St. Louis County) 2.0"

Lutsen MN (Cook County) 1.2"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Another fast moving weather disturbance passed southeast across our area Today and brought with it some snow for a time Today across parts of Northern and Northeast Minnesota as well as a bit of a mixture of precipitation over parts of Northwest Wisconsin. All of this precipitation has ended early This Evening. Partly sunny-mostly cloudy skies covered our area Today with high temperatures generally in the 30s to around 40 d…

11/30/09: Possible snow on Tuesday

Issued at 7:46 AM CST, Monday, November 30th, 2009

...An area of low pressure is forecast to move east-southeast out of Western Canada Today and will pass through Northern Minnesota Tuesday and Tuesday Evening before exiting off to the east by late Tuesday Night...The track of this low has shifted a bit more to the south on the latest model runs and if this more southern route continues, then some measurable snow will occur across parts of Northern Minnesota for Tuesday into early Wednesday...

At this time it appears that 1-3" of snow may accumulate from Tuesday into early Wednesday across Northern Minnesota...Generally north of a line from Bigfork to Forest Center Minnesota. Some cities that could be impacted include...International Falls MN...Northome MN...Togo MN...Crane Lake MN...Orr MN...Ely MN...And Forest Center MN...

The track of this low pressure system could still change a bit with future model runs and as a result the axis of snow and how much falls may shift a bit to th…

11/29/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:37 PM CST, Sunday, November 29th, 2009

A band of snow developed Saturday Night and early Sunday Morning across portions of Northcentral Minnesota into Northwest Wisconsin with the heavier snowfall totals confined to Northwest Wisconsin. Here are some snowfall reports that occurred around our area earlier Today. Data provided by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

Park Falls WI (Price County) 1.0"

4 miles North of Grantsburg WI (Burnett County) .7"

International Falls MN (Koochiching County) .6"

Exeland WI (Sawyer County) 1.5"

Grand Rapids MN (Itasca County) .5"

Upson WI (Iron County) 1.0"

Winter WI (Sawyer County) 1.6"

Gile WI (Iron County) 1.0"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Mostly cloudy skies were found across our area Today with high temperatures generally in the 30s so still a few degrees above normal for late November. Any leftover snow showers and flurries …

11/28/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:19 PM CST, Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Note: Consecutive days in a row with a high temperature above 32 degrees stopped at 239 straight days at the Duluth Airport on November 26th, 2009. The high temperature at the Airport on the 26th was 32 degrees which ended our consecutive days in a row with a high temperature above freezing at 239 days which places it 8th on the list. The record was 257 days set in 1878.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Low pressure of 1008 mb was centered in Northeast Iowa late This Afternoon with a 1004 mb low centered over the Southern part of Kansas. A cold front connected the two lows and was located across the Central Plains northeast to Southwest Wisconsin late Today. Partly to mostly sunny skies were found over our area Today to the north of this low pressure system with high temperatures on the mild side for late November with 30s and 40s common across our area Today with north or we…

11/27/09: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:14 PM CST, Friday, November 27th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1998... A record high temperature of 60 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 1985... A record low temperature of -12 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 1994... 1.34" of precipitation and 12.4" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Source: National Weather Service, Duluth, MN.

Note: Consecutive number of days at or above 32 degrees has ended at International Falls Minnesota. The high temperature on November 26th, 2009 was 28 degrees which ended the streak at 242 straight days at or above 32 degrees. The record was 246 set in 1958 while second place occurred in 2001 with 244 days.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

It has definately turned cooler across our area over the last two days but still nothing terribly cold...But that could change by later next week. Partly-mostly cloudy skies occurred in our area …

11/25/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:47 PM CST, Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1985... A record low temperature of -16 degrees occurred at the Duluth Airport.

On this date in 1993... 7.5" of snow fell at the Duluth Airport.

Weather tibits:

-Average November temperature at the Duluth Airport: 39.6 degrees thru the 24th which is 10 degrees above average.

-Average snowfall by the 25th is 12.6". Snowfall total so far this month is just 1.1" at the Duluth Airport which is 11.5" below average.

-Number of days in a row with at or above normal high temperatures at the Duluth Airport is up to 23.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Strong upper level low has been dropping south/southeast through Western and Southern Minnesota Today while low pressure of 1004 mb heads northeast out of Northern Lake Michigan toward Eastern Upper Michigan late Today. Mostly cloudy skies covered most of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wi…

11/24/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:00 PM CST, Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Note: Rainfall total from Sunday through Monday, November 22nd-23rd was 0.37" at the Duluth Airport.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A day quite similar to the last few with generally overcast skies along with areas of fog, haze, and drizzle along with some light rain. Much above normal temperatures continued as well Today with highs mainly in the 40s. Winds Today were variable in direction at 5-15 mph. Surface map early This Evening featured an area of low pressure of 1008 mb centered in Southeastern Iowa with a 1010 mb low covering Western Ontario Province. A cold front was centered in Central Minnesota.

(This Evening's Upper Level Analysis)

One upper level low (552 meters) with -24 degree C H5 temperatures covered Central-Eastern Iowa...Southeast Minnesota...Southwest Wisconsin...Western Illinois...And Northern Missouri early This Evening with 12 hour 500 mb height …

11/23/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:17 PM CST, Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Following headline issued by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

*Dense Fog Advisory*

*Dense Fog Advisory* in effect until 10 AM CST Tuesday for the following Counties in the Duluth area. Cook MN...Lake MN...Central and Southern St. Louis MN...Southern Itasca MN...Carlton MN...And Douglas WI... Some cities included in the advisory are: Grand Marais MN...Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Cotton MN...Hibbing MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cloquet MN...Moose Lake MN...Superior WI...And Solon Springs WI...

Areas of dense fog will continue to develop in the advisory area through Tuesday Morning thanks to a very humid and mild airmass in place out ahead of a frontal boundary in Western Minnesota. Visibilities will drop to a quarter mile or less at times Tonight and Tuesday Morning. Highways 53...61...2 along with Interstate 35 will be impacted by the fog.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will be reduced…

11/22/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:52 PM CST, Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Following headline issued by the National Weather Service, Duluth, Minnesota.

*Dense Fog Advisory*

*Dense Fog Advisory* is in effect for parts of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin until 3 PM CST Monday. Counties in the Duluth area included in the advisory are: Cook MN...Lake MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...And Douglas WI... Some cities included in the advisory are: Grand Marais MN...Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...Duluth MN...Moose Lake MN...Superior WI...And Solon Springs WI...

Areas of dense fog will become more widespread across the advisory area Tonight through Monday especially along the Higher Terrain near Lake Superior. Visibilities will lower to one quarter mile or less at times.

Highways 53 and 61 along with Interstate 35 will be impacted by the fog.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will be reduced to less than a quarter mile in some locations. Rapid changes in visibility from a few miles to only a…

11/21/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:13 PM CST, Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1990... A record high temperature of 64 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

On this date last year the high temperature at the Duluth Airport was 19 degrees with a Morning low of 5 degrees.

Note: Cold start to the day for parts of our area thanks to mainly clear skies and light winds...Here are some low temperatures that occurred from earlier Today around Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

Hibbing MN: 14 degrees

Grand Marais MN: 14 degrees

Ely MN: 14 degrees

Hayward WI: 19 degrees

Superior WI: 21 degrees

Embarrass MN: 9 degrees

Crane Lake MN: 14 degrees

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

High pressure of 1022 mb was centered near the Ohio Valley late Today while strong low pressure of 990 mb was moving into far Western Manitoba Province early This Evening. A cold front extended southwest of that low and was moving into the Central Dakotas late …

11/20/09: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:23 PM CST, Friday, November 20th, 2009

Note: One year ago Today the high temperature at the Duluth Airport was 22 degrees with a Morning low temperature of 9 degrees.

Number of days during the month of November with a high temperature at or below 32 degrees at the Duluth Airport. Data from the NWS, Duluth, Minnesota.

November 2009: 0 up thru the 20th

November 2008: 17 days

November 2007: 12 days

November 2006: 9 days

November 2005: 7 days

November 2004: 5 days

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Another day of unusually mild temperatures across our area with daytime highs topping out in the 40s and 50s. 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranged from +3 to +5 degrees C. Sunshine covered all of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin This Afternoon with low clouds and fog which developed earlier in the day burning off around or a couple hours after sunrise. Surface map late This Afternoon featured a 1020-1022 mb high pressure ridge t…

11/19/09: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:01 PM CST, Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Note: Parts of the Western U.S. were affected by a fireball in the night sky yesterday. A small asteroid hit the earth's atmosphere per Infrasound recordings, exploding with an energy of 0.5-1.0 kilton of TNT at around Midnight MST on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009. Witnesses in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho say the fireball "turned night into day" and issued shock waves that "shook the ground" when it exploded just after Midnight MST. The fireball was so bright it actually turned the night sky noontime blue. Experts liken this event to the Park Forest fireball of 2003, which scattered dozens of meteorites across a suburb of Chicago. Source: spaceweather.com

Note: The sun is crackling Today with two sunspots (1032 and 1033) Sunspot 1032 could be the reincarnation of old sunspot 1029. Source: spaceweather.com

Note: Changes in the weather look likely next week and perhaps into early December. Thi…

11/18/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:52 PM CST, Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

November 2009 weather stats for Duluth, MN. Data up thru the 17th.

-Monthly average temperature 39.4 degrees which is 8.0 degrees above normal

-Number of days in a row with at or above normal high temperatures: 15 and climbing

-Monthly precipitation total: 0.76" which is 0.61" below normal as of the 18th.

-Monthly snowfall total: 1.1" which is 7.3" below normal as of the 18th

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Sunshine and above normal temperatures prevailed for yet another day around our area. High temperatures were mainly in the 40s to lower 50s with 850 mb temperatures as of 6 PM ranging from +5 to +7 degrees C. Winds Today were out of the south or east under 20 mph. Surface map This Evening featured low pressure of 1016 mb centered in Northeast Missouri. A cold front extended from Eastern Saskatchewan Province to Western North Dakota to Central Wyoming w…

11/17/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:59 PM CST, Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Clear skies and nearly calm winds in place resulted in some rather chilly low temperatures This Morning around Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Areas of dense fog also formed This Morning with some of the fog freezing on road surfaces which resulted in some slippery travel through mid-Morning Today. Here are some low temperatures from earlier Today.

Hibbing MN: 13 degrees

Ely MN: 16 degrees

Moose Lake MN: 18 degrees

Hayward WI: 14 degrees

Superior WI: 19 degrees

Duluth MN (Airport) 21 degrees

Embarrass MN: 13 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: 17 degrees

2 miles South of Tower MN: 17 degrees

Upson WI: 15 degrees

Butternut WI: 17 degrees

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Sunny skies and another day with above normal high temperatures across our area with highs generally in the 40s to near 50 degrees along with south or east winds of 5-15 mph. 850 mb temperatures as of 6 P…

11/16/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:15 PM CST, Monday, November 16th, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Strong high pressure of 1026 mb was centered near Hibbing Minnesota or in the Northeast part of Minnesota early This Evening. Sunshine and above normal high temperatures occurred Today in Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin with highs topping out mainly in the 40s to around 50 degrees. 850 mb temperatures as of 4 PM ranged from +1 to +3 degrees C with most of the U.S. aside from a pocket of cold air in the Central Plains and Northeast Canada seeing H85 temperatures above zero degrees C. Winds Today were variable at 5-15 mph.

(Today's Upper Level Analysis)

500 mb low (552 meters) was centered along the Northeast Oklahoma/Southeast Kansas area with 60-120 meter 12 hour H5 height falls occurring from Central Missouri to Northeast Texas. Strongest upper level winds Today were confined to the Pacific Northwest extending east through most of …

11/14/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:04 PM CST, Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Low pressure of 1006 mb was located on the Northwestern shores of Lake Superior...Near Isle Royal as of 7 PM CST. This low pressure system was responsible in producing rain across Northcentral...Northeast...and Eastcentral Minnesota last night and at times through Today with rain amounts generally in the one quarter to one half inch range but some locales did receive heavier totals of up to an inch. Lesser amounts of rain fell in Northwestern Wisconsin. Colder air pushing southeast on the backside of the low caused the rain to turn to snow Today in parts of Northern Minnesota with a snowfall total of 3.0" reported as of 6:15 PM CST at Kabetogama Minnesota in St. Louis County. Mostly cloudy skies covered our area Today with high temperatures in the 30s and 40s but a few spots in Northwest Wisconsin made it to around 50 degrees. 850 mb tem…