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1/30/2010: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:09 PM CST, Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Here are some low temperatures from earlier Today across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

International Falls MN: -21 degrees

Hibbing MN: -18 degrees

Ely MN: -20 degrees

Orr MN: -18 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -20 degrees

Cook MN: -20 degrees

Eveleth MN: -18 degrees

Bigfork MN: -22 degrees

Grand Rapids MN: -17 degrees

Longville MN: -20 degrees

Pine River MN: -20 degrees

Aitkin MN: -17 degrees

Moose Lake MN: -18 degrees

Cloquet MN: -17 degrees

Ashland WI: -12 degrees

Hayward WI: -19 degrees

Siren WI: -16 degrees

Phillips WI: -15 degrees

8 miles Northeast of Cook MN: -22 degrees

Embarrass MN: -25 degrees

3 miles West of Floodwood MN: -22 degrees

Hinckley MN: -19 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -24 degrees

Littlefork MN: -21 degrees

Northome MN: -19 degrees

2 miles South of Tower MN: -22 degrees

Note: Low temperature at both the Duluth Airport and Superior Wisconsin was -9 degrees Today.

Forecast Discussion…

1/29/2010: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:39 PM CST, Friday, January 29th, 2010

Here are some low temperatures from earlier Today around Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

International Falls MN: -22 degrees

Brainerd MN: -16 degrees

Hibbing MN: -20 degrees

Two Harbors MN: -15 degrees

Silver Bay MN: -17 degrees

Ely MN: -18 degrees

Orr MN: -18 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -20 degrees

Cook MN: -24 degrees

Bigfork MN: -22 degrees

Longville MN: -22 degrees

Pine River MN: -20 degrees

Moose Lake MN: -18 degrees

Cloquet MN: -17 degrees

Hayward WI: -22 degrees

Siren WI: -18 degrees

Phillips WI: -18 degrees

Bruno MN: -22 degrees

8 miles Northeast of Cook MN: -20 degrees

Cass Lake MN: -16 degrees

Embarrass MN: -25 degrees

3 miles West of Floodwood MN: -23 degrees

Hinckley MN: -19 degrees

Kabetogama MN: -20 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -23 degrees

Littlefork MN: -21 degrees

Northome MN: -19 degrees

3 miles South of Ashland WI: -11 degrees

Butternut WI: -18 degrees

4 miles West of Clam Lake WI: -…

1/28/2010: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:03 PM CST, Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Weather History:

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

30 day outlook for February 2010. Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on January 21st, 2010.

For Duluth:

33% chance for Above Normal Temperatures
Equal Chances for Above Normal, Normal, or Below Normal Precipitation

90 day outlook for February 2010 through April 2010. Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on January 21st, 2010.

For Duluth:

40% chance for Above Normal Temperatures
Equal Chances for Above Normal, Normal, or Below Normal Precipitation

Arctic air has returned to Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Here are some low temperatures that occurred earlier Today from around the area. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Hibbing MN: -11 degrees

Two Harbors MN: -18 degrees

Silver Bay MN: -13 degrees

Grand Marais MN: -17 degrees

Orr MN: -17 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -20 degrees

Cloquet MN: -13 degrees

Hayward WI: -8 degrees

Siren WI: -10 degrees

Littlef…

1/28/2010: Lake Superior Photos

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Decided to take a short 15-20 minute drive to Park Point to view Lake Superior This Afternoon on what was a very cold arctic day in Duluth Minnesota, lots of ice/snow hugging the immediate shortline, but quite a bit of open water remains on the Southwestern shore of Lake Superior, usually if were going to see it 100% ice covered, it would've happened by now. Could the lack of ice spell a milder Spring in Duluth? Time will tell. Enjoy the pics!



























1/28/10: LAKE SNOW WARNING INFORMATION

Issued at 1:39 AM CST, Thursday, January 28th, 2010

...All headlines issued by the NWS Duluth, MN...

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING*

A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect until 4 PM CST Today for the following Counties in Northwestern Wisconsin: Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...And Iron WI...

Some cities included in the warning are: Port Wing WI...Cornucopia WI...Bayfield WI...Washburn WI...Iron River WI...Moquah WI...Ashland WI...Odanah WI...High Bridge WI...Upson WI...Hurley WI...And Montreal WI...

Arctic air in place along with northwest winds coming off Lake Superior will result in locally very heavy lake effect snow showers through late This Afternoon in the warning area. Hourly snowfall rates could approach 2"! Total snowfall accumulations by late Today are expected to range from 6-12" with locally higher totals possible.

The combination of heavy falling and blowing snow will produce extremely difficult if not impossible driving conditions in the warning area. Visibilities will …

1/26/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:56 PM CST, Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Weather History:

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

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

*WIND CHILL ADVISORY*

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 9 PM CST Tonight until Noon CST Thursday for the following Counties...

In Minnesota:

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

In Wisconsin:

Douglas...Bayfield...Ashland...And Iron...

Some cities included in the advisory:

International Falls MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Pillager MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Hill City MN...McGregor MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Whyte MN...Forest Center MN...Silver Bay MN...Grand Marais MN...Grand Portage MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...And Hurley WI...

Impacts:

Expect wind ch…

1/26/2010: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:21 PM CST, Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Weather History:

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

On this date in 2004... 18.2" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Some updated snowfall totals from January 23rd thru 25th, 2010.

Duluth MN NWS (St. Louis County) 13.7"
4.6" fell on the 25th. 7.8" fell on the 24th. 1.3" fell on the 23rd.

13 miles South of Superior WI at Pattison State Park WI (Douglas County) 15.7"

South Range WI (Douglas County) 12.0"

7 miles East-Southeast of Superior WI at Amnicon River Valley: 5.5"

Note: Much below normal precipitation and snowfall was occurring at Duluth up until this past weekend...Now we have a precipitation surplus for January, but still running a little below normal in the snowfall department for the month of January.

Thru the 25th: 1.10" of precipitation has fallen at Duluth
Departure: 0.17" above normal

Thru the 25th: 14.6" of snow has falle…

1/25/2010: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:41 PM CST, Monday, January 25th, 2010

Note: MNDOT reports ICE and SNOW covered roads north of Highway 2 between Duluth Minnesota and Grand Rapids Minnesota and has advised people against traveling in these areas due to the poor road conditions.

Warm temps:

Unseasonably warm temperatures continued at Duluth, MN from the 19th thru the 24th of January...Here are the daily high and low temperatures during that period and the departure from normal. Note: Look at how much above normal we were for the Overnight lows during the 22nd thru 24th.

High temperatures:

1/19/10: 23 degrees
+5 degrees above average

1/20/10: 24 degrees
+6 degrees above average

1/21/10: 29 degrees
+11 degrees above average

1/22/10: 31 degrees
+13 degrees above average

1/23/10: 33 degrees
+15 degrees above average

1/24/10: 33 degrees
+15 degrees above average

Low Temperatures:

1/19/10: 19 degrees
+21 degr…

1/24/2010: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:41 PM CST, Sunday, January 24th, 2010

...WINTER STORM CONTINUES INTO MONDAY, INCREASING WINDS, AND ARCTIC AIR RETURNS THIS WEEK...

Note: Through 3 PM CST... The official snowfall total at the NWS in Duluth, MN is 5.7"...Superior Wisconsin has picked up 3.0" of snow Today.

Weather History:

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

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

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

A Winter Storm Warning continues until 4 PM CST Monday for the following Counties in Northern and Northeast Minnesota: Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...Lake MN...And Cook MN... Some cities included in the warning are: International Falls MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Lutsen MN...Silver Bay MN...Isabella MN...Tofte MN...Grand Marais MN...And Grand Portage MN...

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

A Winter Storm Warning is…

1/24/2010: STORM UPDATE NUMBER 4

Issued at 7:10 AM CST, Sunday, January 24th, 2010

At 6 AM CST...Low pressure of 990 mb was centered over the Northwest Illinois/Southwest Wisconsin area. Greatest 2 hour pressure falls (3 mb/2 hours!) per RUC model analysis were centered in Eastcentral Wisconsin into Central Upper Michigan early This Morning. End result from this is that we should see the surface low track toward Green Bay Wisconsin, perhaps a little west of Green Bay by mid or late Afternoon. The low should also deepen to around 983 mb by late This Afternoon.

Upper level analysis as of 6 AM CST featured a broad upper level trough (528 meters) covering the Northern Plains with intense upper level winds of 130 knots located on the south-southeast side of the H5 trough...Or running from Central Texas to Southwestern Indiana. The 850 mb temperatures as of 6 AM ranged from zero to -2 degrees C across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

A vigorous shortwave was lifting rapidly toward the north and a little north-n…

1/24/2010: UPDATED HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 6:36 AM CST, Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Rapidly changing weather conditions during the next few days...

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

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 4 PM CST Monday for Northern and Northeastern Minnesota.

Counties included in the warning:

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...Lake MN...And Cook MN...

Some cities included in the warning:

International Falls MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Duluth MN...Cotton MN...Hibbing MN...Crane Lake MN...Ely MN...Cloquet MN...Cromwell MN...Moose Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Murphy City MN...Finland MN...Lutsen MN...Grand Marais MN...And Grand Portage MN...

Low pressure over Western Illinois early This Morning will lift north and is forecast to reach the Western Upper Michigan/Northern Wisconsin area by This Evening, this low will then reach Central Lake Superior by Monday Morning. As the low lifts nort…

1/23/2010: Saturday's Weather Report/STORM UPDATE NUMBER 3

Issued at 5:03 PM CST, Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Weather History:

On this date last year, the low temperature at the Duluth Airport was -10 degrees.

Note: NWS Duluth precipitation total Today: Just 0.06" with 0.4" of snow reported.

Local storm reports from last night and Today...Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Remer MN (Cass County) 0.25" ICE ACCUMULATION

Hill City MN (Aitkin County) 0.25" ICE ACCUMULATION

Aitkin MN (Aitkin County) 0.25" ICE ACCUMULATION

Wrenshall MN (Carlton County) 0.16" ICE ACCUMULATION

Littlefork MN (Koochiching County) 0.10" ICE ACCUMULATION

Duluth MN (St. Louis County) 0.10" ICE ACCUMULATION

Brainerd MN (Crow Wing County) 0.20" ICE ACCUMULATION

Pillager MN (Cass County) 0.25" ICE ACCUMULATION

Emily MN (Crow Wing County) 0.25" ICE ACCUMULATION

Esko MN (Carlton County) 0.10" ICE ACCUMULATION

5 miles Southeast of Grand Rapids MN (Itasca County) 0.13" ICE ACCUMULATION

Warba MN (Itasca County) 0.13" ICE …

1/23/2010: STORM UPDATE NUMBER 2

Issued at 1:43 PM CST, Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

At 1 PM CST: A broad area of low pressure (994 mb) extended from the Eastern Dakotas to Eastern Nebraska-Western Iowa. A secondary low (994 mb) was centered in Western Oklahoma.

Upper level analysis early This Afternoon reveals a 500 mb low covering the Northern Plains/Northern Rockies (534 meters) with 130 knot upper level winds across the Southern Plains and a 100 knot jet max streaking north out of Eastern Nebraska.

12 hour 500 mb height falls of 60-90 meters were widespread early This Afternoon from the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains through the Central and Southern Plains.

850 mb temperatures as of 1 PM have cooled to zero to -1 degree C in far Western parts of our area, mainly from around Mizpah and Gimmel southeast to Grand Rapids down toward Hill City and Garrison, these areas have seen a change over to mainly wet snow early This Afternoon even with surface temps still hovering around 33-34 degrees.

Elsewhere across our local…

1/23/2010: UPDATED HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 1:21 PM CST, Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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

*ICE STORM WARNING*

An Ice Storm Warning is in effect until 6 PM CST Today for parts of Eastcentral Minnesota...

Counties included in the warning:

Southern Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...And Aitkin MN...

Some cities included in the warning:

Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Pillager MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Hill City MN...And McGregor MN...

Freezing rain Overnight and This Morning has accumulated up to one quarter inch of ice across the warning area...Additional freezing rain mixed at times with wet snow and sleet will continue through early This Evening with additional ice accumulations up to one quarter inch possible which will bring total ice accumulations up to one half inch in some locations.

Ice accumulation on trees and power lines combined with east winds up to 20 mph may result in downed trees and power lines and possible power outages…

1/22/2010: STORM UPDATE NUMBER 1

Issued at 10:46 PM CST, Friday, January 22nd, 2010

*Winter Weather Advisory* for Duluth-Superior until 6 PM CST Saturday.

*Winter Storm Watch* for Duluth-Superior from Saturday Evening through Monday Afternoon.

...All headlines issued for our local area are unchanged at this time...

As of 10 PM CST...Low pressure of 992 mb was centered in Southeast Montana with a 990 mb low centered along the Eastern Colorado/Western Kansas line.

Broad upper level trough continued to cover the Western U.S. late This Evening with a southwest flow aloft in place across the Upper Midwest.

The first stage of this storm was lifting northeast across Central Minnesota This Evening as an area of mixed winter precipitation was occurring in that area of the state. A strong 35-55 knot S/SE 850 mb jet was in place from the Plains into the Upper Midwest This Evening and this has helped in causing this precipitation. Strong warm/moist advection was also occurring across most of our local area This Evening with 850 mb t…

1/22/2010: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:22 PM CST, Friday, January 22nd, 2010

...VERY COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM SET TO IMPACT OUR WEATHER LATE TONIGHT THRU THE WEEKEND, AND POSSIBLY LASTING INTO MONDAY...

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Brief showers of mixed winter precipitation continued to fall across parts of our area Today, but the showers have trended fewer and far between This Afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies covered our area Today with daytime highs in the 20s and 30s with 850 mb temperatures as of 4 PM ranging from zero to +3 degrees C. Winds Today were out of the east at 5-15 mph with gusts of 20 to 25 mph especially near Lake Superior. Surface map late This Afternoon featured several strong areas of low pressure across the Rockies. Low number one (988 mb) was centered in Central Idaho. Low number two (988 mb) was centered in Northeast Wyoming. Low number three (986 mb) was centered in Eastern Colorado. High pressure of 1030 mb was centered in Southe…

1/22/2010: UPDATED WINTER WEATHER HEADLINES

Issued at 3:50 PM CST, Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of the Northland.

Timing:

12 AM CST Tonight until 6 PM CST Saturday.

Counties included in the advisory:

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...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 advisory:

International Falls MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Pillager MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Hill City MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Grand Marais MN...Grand Portage MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Hurley WI...Grantsburg WI...Siren WI...Minong WI...Spo…

1/22/2010: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINES

Issued at 10:29 AM CST, Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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

*WINTER STORM WATCH*

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for all of the Northland...

Timing:

Late Tonight through Sunday Evening

Counties included in the watch:

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...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 watch:

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...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Grand Marais MN...Grand Portage MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Hurley WI...Grantsburg WI...Siren WI...Spooner WI...Minong WI...Hayward WI...Park Falls WI...And Phillips WI...

Discus…

1/21/2010: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:06 PM CST, Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Weather tidbits: Source NWS Duluth, MN.

-Average monthly temperature at the Duluth Airport thru the 20th: 9.9 degrees which is 1.8 degrees above average. Just 9 days ago the Duluth Airport had a monthly temperature of 0.1 degrees which was 8.1 degrees below average!

-Last time with a sub-zero low temperature at the Duluth Airport: 1/9/10, low temperature that Morning was -18 degrees.

-Monthly precipitation total thru the 20th: Trace
Departure: 0.73" below normal

-Monthly snowfall total thru the 20th: 0.9"
Departure: 12.3" below normal

Weather Headlines:

-Messy/complicated storm still expected this weekend

-Bulk of the precipitation looks to fall Saturday into early Sunday

-Lighter precipitation may linger Sunday thru Monday

-Colder/drier weather returns next week

Note: Record low barometric pressure readings occurred at Los Angeles and San Diego California Today. Other all-time record low barometric pressure readings were…