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12/31/09: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:52 PM CST, Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Weather History:

On this date last year the low temperature at the Duluth Airport was -16 degrees.

Headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, MN.

...Lake effect snow update...

Gile WI (Iron County) 7.0" of snow since This Morning.

*Lake Effect Snow Warning* continues until 6 AM CST Saturday for Ashland and Iron Counties in Northwest Wisconsin. Some cities included in the warning are: Ashland WI...Odanah WI...Marengo WI...Mellen WI...Hurley WI...Upson WI...Gile WI...Iron Belt WI...And Montreal WI...

Persistent north to northwest wind blowing across Lake Superior combined with arctic air moving south out of Central Canada will continue to produce heavy lake effect snow showers in the warning area through at least Saturday Morning. Hourly snowfall rates of 1-2" are possible at times through Saturday Morning with snowfall totals of 12-24" with locally higher amounts possible from Tonight through early Saturday.…

12/30/09: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:36 PM CST, Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1996... 10.3" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather headlines:

-Big lake effect snow event develops Thursday and persists into early next week for the South Shore of Lake Superior in Northwest Wisconsin

-Arctic air sets up across the Upper Midwest by Friday and persists thru early next week

-Wind chill headlines may be needed at times across parts of our area beginning Thursday Night

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

A cold front combined with an upper level disturbance tracking through the Upper Midwest caused some light snow and flurries across portions of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Snow accumulations Today were generally 1" or less. Highs Today were in the teens to lower 20s with 850 mb temperatures as of 8 PM ranging from -10 to -17 degrees C from northwest to southeast across our local area. Winds Today were out …

12/29/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:28 PM CST, Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 1999... A record high temperature of 46 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Here are some low temperatures from Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from earlier Today, Tuesday, December 29th, 2009. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

International Falls MN: -22 degrees

Brainerd MN: -13 degrees

Hibbing MN: -13 degrees

Ely MN: -17 degrees

Orr MN: -18 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -20 degrees

Cook MN: -18 degrees

Bigfork MN: -18 degrees

Longville MN: -15 degrees

Pine River MN: -15 degrees

Moose Lake MN: -13 degrees

Hayward WI: -15 degrees

Bruno MN: -14 degrees

Embarrass MN: -22 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -22 degrees

Littlefork MN: -18 degrees

Northome MN: -19 degrees

4 miles West of Clam Lake WI: -15 degrees

Upson WI: -11 degrees

Note: The official low at the Duluth Airport This Morning was -8 degrees. Superior Wisconsin had a low temperature of -2 degrees.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota …

12/28/09: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:46 PM CST, Monday, December 28th, 2009

-December 2009 Weather stats for Duluth, Minnesota. (Airport location)

Thru the 27th: Average monthly temperature 13.1 degrees
Departure: -1.5 degrees

Snowfall total thru the 27th: 32.5"
Departure: 19.7" above normal

Precipitation total thru the 27th: 2.87"
Departure: 2.05" above normal

Weather headlines:

...Big story this week will be the two arctic air surges. One overhead Tonight, a bigger one due later this week...

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

An arctic front moved out of our area early This Morning, gusty winds and falling temperatures occurred as this boundary moved through. High temperatures Today occurred just after Midnight last night when teens and 20s were common, then during the day Today temperatures dropped into the single digits and teens for most areas. 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranged from -13 to -17 degrees C across Northern Minnesota…

12/27/09: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:04 PM CST, Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Weather History:

On this date in 2003... A record high temperature of 40 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Here are a few snowfall reports from around Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from last night and Today. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

5 miles North of Pillager MN (Cass County) 3.0"

Odanah WI (Ashland County) 8.0"

Mellen WI (Ashland County) 8.0"

Gile WI (Iron County) 1.3"

Hayward WI (Sawyer County) 1.5"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

(Today's Weather)

Strong low pressure which was over Western Iowa on Friday, weakened and moved toward Southeast Iowa on Saturday, and now Today this low has weakened further and had moved well off to our east, however, this storm system was so wrapped up and had lots of energy to work with that it has formed weak frontal boundaries which have been passing through our local area since Saturday. Convergence near those boun…

12/26/09: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:50 PM CST, Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Record Events: Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Record daily snowfall at Duluth Minnesota on Friday, December 25th, 2009: Snowfall total was 10.0" which broke the old record of 6.9" set in 1982.

Record daily snowfall at Duluth on Thursday, December 24th, 2009: Snowfall total was 7.9" which broke the old record of 2.9" set in 1987.

Record daily precipitation total at Duluth on Thursday, December 24th, 2009: Precipitation total was 0.48" which broke the old record of 0.43" set in 1875.

Two day snowfall total at the Duluth Airport: 23.4" between the 24th and 25th.

Two day precipitation total at the Duluth Airport: 2.42" between the 24th and 25th.

December 24th-25th, 2009 Winter Storm Recap:

A massive winter storm slammed much of the Northern Plains...Central Plains...And Upper Midwest during the Christmas Holiday. This storm produced intense wind and snow with blizzard conditions across the Dakotas...Nebraska...K…

12/26/09: Saturday Morning Winter Storm Update

Issued at 6:53 AM CST, Saturday, December 26th, 2009

-Snowfall report will be issued later Today, I will get back into my normal forecasting mode after a few days of covering this amazing December storm.

Note: Occluded front is currently lifting northwest through Duluth/Superior at 7 AM, an abrupt wind shift from the east to the south has taken place and temperatures are dropping.

This will be the final update on this winter storm.

...All headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota...

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 4 PM CST Today for parts of Northcentral...Northeast...And Eastcentral Minnesota. The winter storm warning which was in effect has expired.

Counties included the advisory are:

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

Some cities included in the advisory are:

International Falls MN...Grand Rapids MN...Walker MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Moo…

12/25/09: Friday Evening Winter Storm Update

Issued at 8:02 PM CST, Friday, December 25th, 2009

Note: Snowfall total at the NWS Duluth, MN: 22.9" through 6 PM.

...All headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota...

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 AM CST Saturday for all of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. This includes the following Counties: Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...Central and St. Louis MN...Lake MN...Cook MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...And Price WI...

Some cities included in the warning are: International Falls MN...Grand Rapids MN...Walker MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Grand Marais MN...Grand Portage MN...Superior WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Hurley WI...Grantsburg WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...And Park Falls…
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Here are a few photos from my location in West Duluth, Minnesota as of about Noon Today. We've had about a foot of wet concrete type snow so far, but we've been going back and fourth between wet snow, sleet, and rain since about 3 AM Today. East winds are gusting over 40 mph!









12/25/09: Friday Afternoon Winter Storm Update

Issued at 12:17 PM CST, Friday, December 25th, 2009

12 PM Observation:

Tempeature was 33 degrees at the Duluth Airport and 36 degrees at the Duluth Harbor. East winds were sustained at 31 to 39 mph with gusts to 47-49 mph. Pressure ranged from 29.52"-29.54" and falling.

Local storm reports in Duluth, MN:

NWS Duluth MN snowfall total through 6 AM Today: 21.0"

Duluth MN (St. Louis County) 0.10" Ice Accumulation. East winds gusting over 50 mph. Power outages reported around the city.

Duluth MN North Lakewood Township (St. Louis County) 22.0"

Proctor MN (St. Louis County) 20.0"

...All headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota...

*BLIZZARD WARNING*

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for Southern Lake MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...And Douglas WI until 6 AM CST Saturday. Some cities included in the blizzard warning are: Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...French River MN...Arnold MN...Culver MN...Brookston MN...Duluth MN...Flo…

12/25/09: Early Friday Morning Winter Storm Update

Issued at 12:38 AM CST, Friday, December 25th, 2009

12 AM Weather Observation:

Temperature was 30 degrees at the Duluth Airport and 32 degrees at the Duluth Harbor with east winds from 20-22 mph with gusts to 29 mph. Pressure ranged from 29.79"-29.81" and falling.

***Updated snowfall totals across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin through 11 PM CST This Evening. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

NWS Duluth MN (St. Louis County) 11.0"

3 miles West of Duluth MN (St. Louis County) 10.0" with a trace of Ice accumulation reported 2 blocks from Lake Superior.

3 miles Southwest of Hinckley MN (Pine County: 4.2"

6 miles North of Pillager MN (Cass County) 6.0"

4 miles Southeast of Park Falls WI (Price County) 5.5" with .20" of Ice accumulation.

5 miles Northwest of Two Harbors MN (Lake County) 7.5"

Esko MN (Carlton County) 9.5"

4 miles North of Grantsburg WI (Burnett County) 5.5"

Update as of 12 AM CST:

Low pressure has deepened to 988 mb wit…

12/24/09: Thursday Evening Winter Storm Update

Issued at 9:34 PM CST, Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Note: NWS Duluth snowfall total through 8 PM Tonight: 8.5"

...All headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota...

*BLIZZARD WARNING* remains in effect until 6 AM CST Saturday for Duluth/Superior...Also including Southern Lake County MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...And Douglas WI...

*WINTER STORM WARNING* remains in effect until 6 AM CST Saturday for the following Counties within the Duluth area. Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Central and Northern St. Louis MN...Northern Lake MN...Cook MN...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...And Price WI...

Update as of 9 PM CST:

Low pressure of 990 mb was centered in Southern Missouri. Expect low pressure to lift north-northwest during the Overnight hours with the low reaching Southern parts of Iowa by Friday Morning. The low will deepen a bit more through Friday Morning with pre…

12/24/09: Thursday Afternoon Winter Storm Update

Issued at 3:47 PM CST, Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Official NWS Duluth snowfall total ending at Noon Today: 7.5"

Duluth MN (Canal Park) 9.0"

Duluth MN (Northeast Lakewood Township) 7.0"

*BLIZZARD WARNING* continues through 6 AM CST Saturday for Duluth/Superior.

Updated snowfall reports for Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Gile WI (Iron County) 5.5"

4 miles Southwest of Cotton MN (St. Louis County) 3.0"

Saxon WI (Iron County) 5.0"

Danbury WI (Burnett County) 6.0"

Leader MN (Cass County) 5.0"

Maple WI (Douglas County) 7.0"

Beaver Bay MN (Lake County) 2.0"

1 mile Southwest of Hinckley MN (Pine County) 3.5"

Sarona WI (Washburn County) 5.7"

Butternut WI (Ashland County) 8.0"

3 miles Northeast of Nisswa MN (Crow Wing County) 4.5"

Hayward WI (Sawyer County) 4.5"

South Range WI (Douglas County) 5.0"

Pine City MN (Pine County) 3.5"

Cloquet MN (Carlton County) 7.5"

Bayfield WI (Bayfi…

12/24/09: Thursday Morning Winter Storm Update

Issued at 7:05 AM CST, Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Snowfall total at the Duluth NWS: 4.2" thru 6 AM Today.

7 AM Weather Observation:

26 degrees at the Duluth Airport and 30 degrees at the Duluth Harbor. East winds ranged from 23 to 26 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Pressure ranged from 30.06"-30.10" and was holding steady.

All headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

*BLIZZARD WARNING*

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect through 6 AM CST Saturday for parts of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin...This includes the Counties of Southern Lake MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...And Douglas WI. Some cities included in the blizzard warning are...Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Cloquet MN...Moose Lake MN...Superior WI...And Solon Springs WI...

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 6 AM CST Saturday for the following Counties in the Duluth area...Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass M…

12/23/09: WINTER STORM UPDATE

Issued at 7:55 PM CST, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

*BLIZZARD WARNING* FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR FROM 6 AM CST THURSDAY UNTIL 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

8 PM Weather Observation:

26 degrees at the Duluth Airport and 30 degrees at the Duluth Harbor. Dewpoints were in the low to mid 20s. East winds were in the 21 to 24 mph range with gusts to 33 mph. Pressure was 30.20" and falling at the Duluth Airport.

At 7 PM CST, low pressure of 999 mb was centered over Central Texas while a 1007 mb low was over Eastern Kansas.

7 PM CST 500 mb analysis per RUC model depicts two upper level lows. The first one (534 meters) was located in Southern Saskatchewan Province while the other one (546 meters) was found in Central New Mexico. 120 knot jet maxes were located on the west-southwest side of both H5 lows This Evening. 12 hour 500 mb height falls of 60-90 meters were found near both of these upper level lows.

Expect the two seperate 500 mb lows to phase across the Central Plains Thursday and Thursday Night as …

12/23/09: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 5:34 PM CST, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the following counties within the Duluth area...

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Burnett WI...Wasburn WI...Sawyer WI...Price WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Central and Northern St. Louis MN...Northern Lake MN...And Cook MN...

Timing:

The warning starts at Midnight CST Tonight for Southern Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Southern Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Burnett WI...And Washburn WI...

The remainder of the warning begins at 6 AM CST Thursday.

The entire warning area expires at 6 AM CST Saturday.

Some cities included in the warning:

International Falls MN...Grand Rapids MN...Walker MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Grand Marais MN...Grand Portage MN...Grantsburg WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...Pa…

12/23/09: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 5:10 PM CST, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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

*BLIZZARD WARNING*

Blizzard Warning is now in effect for parts of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin...

Timing:

6 AM CST Thursday until 6 AM CST Saturday.

Counties included in the warning:

Southern St. Louis MN...Southern Lake MN...Carlton MN...And Douglas WI...

Some cities included in the warning:

Duluth MN...Brookston MN...Floodwood MN...French River MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Little Marais MN...Cromwell MN...Cloquet MN...Mahtowa MN...Moose Lake MN...Superior WI...South Range WI...Poplar WI...Brule WI...Solon Springs WI...Hawthorne WI...Patzau WI...Gordon WI...And Wascott WI...

Discussion:

A dangerous and long lasting winter storm will begin by late Tonight and will last through Saturday. Expect snow or patchy freezing drizzle to spread north into Duluth/Superior between 2 AM and 4 AM Tonight with snow accumulations up to an inch possible…

12/23/09: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 8:00 AM CST, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

*Winter Storm Warning* in effect for parts of Eastcentral Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

Timing:

Midnight CST Tonight through 6 AM CST Saturday.

Counties included in the warning:

Southern Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Southern Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Burnett WI...And Washburn WI...

*Winter Storm Warning* is now in effect from 6 AM CST Thursday until 6 AM CST Saturday for the rest of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

Counties included in the warning:

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Northern Cass MN...Northern Aitkin MN...Carlton MN...St. Louis MN...Lake MN...Cook MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Price WI...And Sawyer WI...

Some cities included in the warning:

International Falls MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Duluth MN...Hibb…

12/22/09: WINTER STORM UPDATE NUMBER 3

Issued at 8:39 PM CST, Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

...All headlines remain in effect, refer to previous updates for that information...

00z NAM concerns me somewhat, not so much the track or timing as that remains largely unchanged from previous runs, but the latest NAM surges the 540 thickness contour well west toward Central Minnesota toward late Thursday Night and Friday as the main surface low forms across Arkansas then lifts almost due north, if not a little northwest of north as it reaches Central Iowa by Friday Morning. The low is expected to deepen to around 989-993 mb by Thursday Night/Friday.

The 850 mb temperatures per latest NAM hover around the zero degree C range from Thursday Afternoon through Friday across all of Northwest Wisconsin back through the Twin Ports and south through Pine County, while surface temps get awfully close to that low 30 degree range across Northwest Wisconsin back through Northeast and Eastcentral Minnesota.

Bottom line is that we could end up seein…

12/22/09: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:42 PM CST, Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Weather History:

On this date last year, the Morning low temperature at the Duluth Airport was -17 degrees.

On this date in 1989 and in 1983... A record low temperature of -22 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Note: Areas of clearing combined with light winds caused some bitter cold temps across parts of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin early This Morning even as low clouds persisted in the Twin Ports which kept readings in the teens to low 20s! Here are some low temperatures from earlier Today, Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009. Source: NWS Duluth MN.

Hibbing MN: -1 degree

Silver Bay MN: -6 degrees

Ely MN: -11 degrees

Cook MN: -9 degrees

Aitkin MN: -2 degrees

Hayward WI: -8 degrees

Phillips WI: -8 degrees

Bruno MN: -2 degrees

Embarrass MN: -13 degrees

2 miles South of Tower MN: -10 degrees

Butternut WI: -7 degrees

Storm Update:

A potentially dangerous and long lasting winter storm is set to affect much of the Northern Plain…