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2/28/2010: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:30 PM CST, Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date last year, the low temperature at Duluth Minnesota was -18 degrees.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mostly cloudy skies continued to cover portions of Northwest Wisconsin Today while sunny skies continued in Northern Minnesota. Highs Today were mainly in the 30s with a few locales in Minnesota climbing to 40 degrees. Winds Today were out of the north or east under 15 mph. Surface map This Afternoon featured high pressure of 1022-1030 mb strectching from the Northern Plains to Ontario Province. Low pressure of 1000 mb was centered in Western New Mexico.

Today's 500 mb analysis:

Upper level lows covered the Southwest U.S. and Northeast U.S. with a north/northwest 500 mb flow covering the Upper Midwest.

Tonight through Monday Night:

Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found across our area during this period. A few flurries could fall in the Arrowhea…

2/27/2010: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:19 PM CST, Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Weather tidbits:

-Chile hit by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake early Today.

-The only 8.8 earthquake in U.S. history was Alaska (1957) The 8 biggest earthquakes in the U.S. were all in Alaska. Source: Minnesota Public Radio.

-A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit Minnesota on July 9th, 1975. Source: Paul Douglas

-February 2010 is on the verge of being the first month since January 2007 with sunspots every single day of the month

-Today marks the 7th day this month at Duluth Minnesota with a high temperature at or above 32 degrees

-February 2009 had 8 days with a high temperature at or above 32 degrees at Duluth with 1 day with a high temperature of 40 degrees, this occurred on the 10th

-Last time 1" or more of snow fell at Duluth Minnesota was on the 14th of this month

-Possible pattern shift between March 7th-10th?

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Locations from Ashland to Hayard Wisconsin…

2/26/2010: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:45 PM CST, Friday, February 26th, 2010

Here are some low temperatures that occurred around Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin earlier Today, Friday, February 26th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

International Falls MN: -11 degrees

Silver Bay MN: -15 degrees

Ely MN: -17 degrees

Orr MN: -11 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -15 degrees

Cook MN: -13 degrees

Bigfork MN: -11 degrees

Longville MN: -11 degrees

Pine River MN: -11 degrees

Hayward WI: -11 degrees

Brainerd MN: -12 degrees

Embarrass MN: -24 degrees

3 miles West of Floodwood MN: -16 degrees

Hinckley MN: -11 degrees

Kabetogama MN: -15 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -22 degrees

Littlefork MN: -14 degrees

2 miles South of Tower MN: -20 degrees

Upson WI: -16 degrees

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mainly sunny skies were found throughout our area Today with high temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s with 850 mb temperatures as of 2 PM ranging from -6 to -8 degre…

2/25/2010: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:11 PM CST, Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 2007... 1.06" of precipitation with 11.3" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 1990... A record low temperature of -26 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Here are some low temperatures across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from earlier Today, Thursday, February 25th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth MN: -9 degrees

International Falls MN: -14 degrees

Brainerd MN: -11 degrees

Hibbing MN: -14 degrees

Silver Bay MN: -18 degrees

Ely MN: -24 degrees

Orr MN: -18 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -22 degrees

Cook MN: -20 degrees

Eveleth MN: -15 degrees

Bigfork MN: -17 degrees

Cloquet MN: -13 degrees

Hayward WI: -13 degrees

Superior WI: -8 degrees

Siren WI: -10 degrees

Cass Lake MN: -17 degrees

Embarrass MN: -24 degrees

3 miles West of Floodwood MN: -18 degrees

Kabetogama MN: -21 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -24 degrees

Littlefork MN: -19 degrees

Northome MN: -21 degrees

2 m…

2/24/2010: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:39 PM CST, Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 2001... 0.67" of precipitation with 11.7" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Here are some snowfall reports from Northwest Wisconsin. Source NWS Duluth, MN. Snow totals are from Tuesday and Today...

Gile WI (Iron County) 21.5"

Mellen WI (Ashland County) 8.0"

Gurney WI (Iron County) 14.0"

1 mile Southwest of Bayfield WI (Bayfield County) 2.2"

Hurley WI (Iron County) 11-12"

Saxon WI (Iron County) 8.0"

Montreal WI (Iron County) 14.0"

Here are some low temperatures across Northern Minnesota from earlier Today, Wednesday, February 24th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

International Falls MN: -24 degrees

Orr MN: -18 degrees

Crane Lake MN: -24 degrees

Cook MN: -22 degrees

Bigfork MN: -20 degrees

Pine River MN: -17 degrees

Babbitt MN: -21 degrees

Cass Lake MN: -19 degrees

Kabetogama MN: -21 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -23 degrees

Littlefork MN: -23 degrees

Nort…

2/23/2010: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:56 PM CST, Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Weather History:

On this date last year the low temperature at Duluth Minnesota was -11 degrees.

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

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING*

A Lake Effect Snow Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST Wednesday for Ashland and Iron Counties in Northwest Wisconsin. Some Cities included in the warning are: Ashland WI...Odanah WI...Marengo WI...High Bridge WI...Mellen WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Montreal WI...Upson WI...And Gile WI... Lake effect snow showers, heavy at times will continue in the warning area Tonight into Wednesday Morning with snow showers decreasing in coverage and intensity during the Wednesday Afternoon and Wednesday Evening time frame. Snowfall rates of 1-2" an hour could occur in the heaviest snow showers Tonight and early Wednesday. Total snowfall accumulations of 6-12" are expected in parts of Ashland and Iron Counties.

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADV…

2/22/2010: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:56 PM CST, Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING*

A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Ashland and Iron Counties in Northwest Wisconsin from 12 PM CST Tuesday until 6 PM CST Wednesday.

Some Cities included in the warning are: Ashland WI...Odanah WI...Marengo WI...High Bridge WI...Mellen WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Montreal WI...Upson WI...And Gile WI...

Arctic air moving over Lake Superior combined with a north wind will cause periods of heavy lake effect snow showers in the warning area from Tuesday Afternoon through Wednesday Evening. Total snowfall accumulations of 6-12" are expected with locally higher totals possible. Winds will also increase with gusts as high as 25 mph developing by Tuesday Night and Wednesday, this will cause blowing and drifting snow with visibilities dropping to one half mile or less at times.

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY*

A Lake Effect Snow …

2/21/2010: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:14 PM CST, Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Weather History:

On this date last year, the low temperature was -8 degrees at Duluth Minnesota.

On this date in 2005... 4.6" of snow fell at Duluth Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mostly sunny skies were found across most of our area Today with the exception to this being in portions of Northern Minnesota where mostly cloudy skies were found. Highs Today were mainly in the 30s with some 20s in Northern locales. 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranged from -8 to -11 degrees C. Winds Today were variable under 12 mph. Surface map late Today featured high pressure of 1024 mb centered in the Central Dakotas with a 1022 mb high centered in Northern Ontario Province. Low pressure of 1006 mb was centered in Southwest Missouri.

Today's 500 mb analysis:

Southwest flow aloft was in place across the Upper Midwest Today per RUC model analysis. Low pressure continued to orga…

2/20/2010: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:28 PM CST, Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A weak upper level disturbance has been tracking east through Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin Today, this feature has brought more clouds to our area compared to the last few days, but little if any snow was occurring as this system passes through due to a dry airmass in place. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies were common around our area Today with high temperatures generally in the upper 20s and 30s with 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranging from -7 to -9 degrees C. Winds Today were calm or variable in direction under 12 mph. Surface map This Afternoon featured high pressure of 1024 mb centered along the Southwest Minnesota-Northwest Iowa state line with high pressure of 1022 mb centered in Southern North Dakota and a 1026 mb high centered in Western Saskatchewan Province. A trough extended from Southwest Wisconsin through Illin…

2/19/2010: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:17 PM CST, Friday, February 19th, 2010

Weather tidbits:

-Today marks the 3rd day in a row with a high temperature above freezing (32 degrees) at Duluth Minnesota.

-Today marks the 4th day in a row with a high temperature greater than 30 degrees at Duluth Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low clouds developed early This Morning across portions of Koochiching County and Western Itasca County in Northern Minnesota. These clouds burned off by This Afternoon with all of our area seeing mainly sunny skies with another day of mild temperatures. Highs Today were mainly in the 30s, but some locales in Northern Minnesota were in the 20s. 850 mb temperatures as of 4 PM were at -7 degrees C. Winds Today were calm or variable in direction under 12 mph. Surface map late Today featured high pressure of 1022 mb centered in Northern Minnesota. Low pressure of 1017 mb was centered in Northeast Kansas with a 1019 mb low center…

2/18/2010: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:23 PM CST, Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Fewer sub-zero nights at Duluth this Winter compared to last Winter.

December '09: 9 nights
December '08: 16 nights

January '10: 15 nights
January '09: 21 nights

February '10: 7 nights thru the 17th.
February '09: 9 nights

Winter of 2008-2009 had a total of 46 sub-zero nights at Duluth
Winter of 2009-2010 has had a total of 31 sub-zero nights at Duluth, ending on the 17th of Feb.

Weather tidbits:

-Today marks the 3rd day in a row with a high temperature greater than 30 degrees at Duluth

-Today marks the 2nd day in a row with a high temperature above freezing (32 degrees) at Duluth

-January 23rd-25th, 2010 was the last time to record 3 consecutive days with a high temperature in the 30s at Duluth

Lake Superior ice/water temperature update:

1km visible satellite imagery from Today reveals that most of Lake Superior was free of ice, the exceptions to this include the Twin Ports Harbor area...East along the South Shore of…

2/17/2010: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 6:55 PM CST, Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Weather tidbits:

-Today's high temperature of 37 degrees at Duluth Minnesota was the warmest high temperature since January 17th, 2010...High temp on that day was 36 degrees.

-Today marks the first time with a high temperature at or above freezing (32 degrees) at Duluth Minnesota since January 25th, 2010.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A very nice late Winter day across our area with high temperatures topping out in the 30s, but some locales made it into the lower 40s especially near Lake Superior! 850 mb temps as of 5 PM ranged from -3 to -5 degrees C. Lingering clouds earlier in the day gave way to mostly sunny skies throughout the area by This Afternoon. Winds Today were out of the north or northwest under 20 mph. Surface map early This Evening featured a 1024 mb high pressure ridge off to our west.

This Evening's 500 mb analysis:

Amplified north/northwest flow aloft …

2/16/2010: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:09 PM CST, Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1999... 5.2" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather

A standing wave developed This Morning and has persisted throughout the day across Western Lake Superior...Duluth Doppler Radar has been showing some moderate to heavy bands of snow within this feature, offshore from Castle Danger northeast to Silver Bay to Little Marais to Taconite Harbor up to Lutsen. Liquid precipitation totals have reached 0.45" under this band with 4-6" snow amounts falling Today according to radar estimates just off the North Shore of Lake Superior. There's also been some snow showers that have affected portions of the South Shore of Lake Superior Today, generally in Iron County Wisconsin where Gile picked up 2.0" of snow Today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies were found across our area Today with high temperatures in the up…

2/15/2010: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:11 PM CST, Monday, February 15th, 2010

Weather data for Duluth Minnesota through the first 14 days of February. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

-Average monthly temperature: 12.6 degrees
Departure: 0.1 degrees or almost average thru the 14th.

-Precipitation total: 0.40"
Departure: 0.03" below average

-Snowfall total: 8.1"
Departure: 1.7" above average

Weather History:

On this date in 2000... 7.3" of snow fell at Duluth Minnesota.

Here are some updated snow totals from Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Source: NWS Duluth, MN. Heaviest totals in bold and italics.

10 miles Southwest of Cotton MN (St. Louis County) 1.5"

5 miles Northwest of Washburn WI (Bayfield County) 2.4"

5 miles Northwest of Cloquet MN (Carlton County) 3.0"

3 miles West of Phillips WI (Price County) 4.2"

Embarrass MN (St. Louis County) 2.0"

Gile WI (Iron County) 20.5"

3 miles West of Butternut WI (Ashland County) 6.0"

3 miles East of Cornucopi…

2/15/2010: UPDATED HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 1:41 AM CST, Monday, February 15th, 2010

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

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until 6 PM CST This Evening for the following Counties in Northwest Wisconsin: Bayfield...Ashland...And Iron. Some Cities included in the warning are: Port Wing WI...Cornucopia WI...Bayfield WI...Washburn WI...Iron River WI...Moquah WI...Grand View WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...High Bridge WI...Odanah WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Montreal WI...Upson WI...And Gile WI...

Occasional snow will continue Overnight and Today across Northwest Wisconsin. The snow will be heavy at times as north-northeast winds blowing across Lake Superior help to produce some lake enhanced snowfall.

Snow totals will vary considerably across the warning area with accumulations generally of 4-8", but localized amounts of 10 to 18" are expected...Especially in parts of Iron County.

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in e…

2/14/2010: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:34 PM CST, Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1995... 5.4" of snow fell at Duluth, Minnesota.

Here are some snowfall reports from Today across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Two Harbors MN-Downtown (Lake County) 3.0"

5 miles Northwest of Two Harbors MN (Lake County) 2.0"

12 miles North of Brule WI (Douglas County) 1.0"

21 miles North-Northwest of Grand Marais MN (Cook County) 1.5"

Hovland MN (Cook County) 2.5"

Duluth MN-Downtown (St. Louis County) 1.6"

Duluth MN-NWS (St. Louis County) 2.0"

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

Crane Lake MN: -11 degrees

Bruno MN: -8 degrees

Embarrass MN: -17 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: -15 degrees

Littlefork MN: -13 degrees

2 miles South of Tower MN: -12 degrees

4 miles West of Clam Lake WI: -9 degrees

Upson WI: -21 degrees

Note: A Lake Effect Snow…

2/13/2010: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:11 PM CST, Saturday, February 13th, 2010

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

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY*

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect from Noon CST Sunday until 6 PM CST Monday for the following Counties in Northwest Wisconsin: Bayfield...Ashland...And Iron... Some cities included in the advisory are: Port Wing WI...Cornucopia WI...Bayfield WI...Washburn WI...Iron River WI...Moquah WI...Grand View WI...Mason WI...Ashland WI...Odanah WI...High Bridge WI...Glidden WI...Hurley WI...Montreal WI...Upson WI...And Gile WI...

Scattered snow showers and flurries are possible in the advisory area Tonight into Sunday Morning with snow accumulations generally an inch or less.

Snow showers are forecast to become more numerous and heavy at times from Sunday Afternoon through Monday Afternoon as colder air on north-northeast winds spread across Lake Superior. Total snowfall accumulations from 4-8" are expected in the advisory area by Monday Evening w…