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3/31/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 9:26 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Weather History:

On this date last year, the high temperature at Duluth, Minnesota was 31 degrees and we had 6.2" of snow!

...RECORD MARCH WARMTH...

*High temperature of 71 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota Today tied the record high temperature for the date which was last set in 1986.

Weather tidbits:

*March 2010 featured 11 days with a high temperature of at least 50 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota. 2 days with a high temperature of at least 60 degrees and 1 day (Today) with a high temperature of at least 70 degrees!

*Last year, we had to wait until April 17th to get our first 70 degree day at Duluth, Minnesota.

*Today's high temperature of 71 degrees was the first time above 70 since September 24th, 2009.

***UPDATED 30 DAY OUTLOOK*** Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on March 31st, 2010.

April 2010 Outlook

For Duluth: 33-40% chance for Above Normal Temperatures with a 33% chance for Above Normal Precipitation.

Forecast Discussion for…

3/30/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:20 PM CDT, Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Weather tibits:

*Average monthly temperature at Duluth, MN thru the 29th: 35.9 degrees which is 11.0 degrees Above Normal. All time warmest March on record: 39.1 degrees set in 1878.

*Today's high temperature of at least 50 degrees makes it the 10th day during the month of March 2010 with a maximum temperature greater than 50 degrees at Duluth, MN. This month has also had 2 days with a high temperature of at least 60 degrees at Duluth, MN. March 2009 had just 3 days with a high temperature of at least 50 degrees with zero days of 60 degree high temperatures.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Unseasonably warm day Today for most of our area as high temperatures made it into the 60s and lower 70s! The exception to this was along the North Shore of Lake Superior down through the Twin Ports (below the hill) where temperatures climbed into the 50s and 60s for a time before falling ba…

3/29/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:07 PM CDT, Monday, March 29th, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Southerly winds have increased in our area Today as high pressure of around 1018 mb pushes off to our east. Those south winds have been quite gusty Today with wind speeds of 15-30 mph! Warm advection has been occurring throughout the day across our area with H85 temperatures as of 2 PM pushing into the +1/+5 degree C range in Northwest Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota. High temperatures were in the 50s and lower 60s Today, but upper 30s and 40s were common from Downtown Duluth up along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Northeast Minnesota thanks to an easterly wind. Skies for the most part have been mostly sunny Today, although we have seen some occasional high level clouds pass through from time to time.

Today's 500 mb analysis:

West-northwest flow aloft covered the Upper Midwest Today per water vapor satellite imagery. A powerful jet stream o…

3/28/10: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:38 PM CDT, Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Partly to mostly sunny skies were found across our area Today with high temperatures topping out mainly in the 40s, although a few Western locales were near 50 degrees late Today while some mid/upper 30s were found along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Northeast Minnesota. 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranged from -4 to -7 degrees C. Winds Today were out of the north, west, or east under 20 mph. Surface map as of 3 PM featured high pressure around 1018 mb centered to our north and west. Low pressure of 1004 mb was centered in Eastern Indiana.

Today's 500 mb analysis:

Northwest flow aloft was in place across the Upper Midwest Today per water vapor satellite imagery. An upper level trough was moving east out of the Upper Midwest and covered the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley region This Afternoon per RUC model analysis. A strong jet >130 knot…

3/27/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:29 PM CDT, Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure along with a cold front have been shifting slowly south/east through Minnesota Today. This system produced areas of light rain around our area from late last night through This Morning with most of the light rain confined to Northern areas of Minnesota This Afternoon. There was enough cold air in place early This Morning for some snow to mix in with the rain in Northeastern Minnesota, but no snow accumulations were reported. Mostly cloudy-partly sunny skies covered our area Today with high temperatures generally in the 40s with some mid/upper 30s along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Northeast Minnesota. 850 mb temperatures as of 4 PM ranged from -1 to +1 degree C. Winds Today were out of the southwest or north under 20 mph. Surface map This Afternoon featured low pressure of 1011 mb centered in Southern Ontario Province. A col…

3/26/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:02 PM CDT, Friday, March 26th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 2007... A record high temperature of 72 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Note: *Thru March 25th, 2010: The average monthly temperature at Duluth, Minnesota was 35.9 degrees which is 11.8 degrees Above Normal! The warmest March ever recorded at Duluth, MN was in 1878 with an average monthly temperature of 39.1 degrees. It's possible that March 2010 will go down as the warmest ever as the remainder of this month looks mild, especially the final three days of the month!

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Warm advection has been occurring across our area Today which caused a mostly cloudy start to the day, but sunshine has been increasing over all but extreme Northeast Minnesota This Afternoon. High temperatures are some 20-25 degrees warmer in most areas compared to 24 hours ago with temperatures at mid-Afternoon generally in the 40s to lower 50s, but …

3/25/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:20 PM CDT, Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Weather tibits:

*The streak has ended! Our 27 consecutive days of maximum temperatures greater than 32 degrees and with an above normal or normal high temperature at Duluth, Minnesota has ended Today, Thursday, March 25th, 2010.

*The last time the high temperature was below freezing and below normal at Duluth, Minnesota was on February 25th, 2010. High temperature on that day was 21 degrees.

*Thru March 25th, 2010: A trace of snow has fallen at Duluth, MN which makes it the least snowiest March on record. The previous record occurred in March of 1992 when 0.7" of snow fell during the entire month!

*Today marks the 9th day in a row with little or no measurable precipitation at Duluth, MN. March 16th, 2010 was the last time we saw greater than 0.01" of precipitation.

Note: Incredible temperature changes occurred between Wednesday's high and This Morning's low across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin thanks to a…

3/24/10: Pictures around Duluth, MN

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Took some pics with my new Kodak C180 camera Today, I'm loving this camera, pics look so much better with this new camera compared previous ones. All these photos were taken Today, Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 in Duluth, Minnesota. Enjoy!

Tim





















3/24/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:18 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A strong cold front is marching southeast out of Northwestern Minnesota This Evening. Temperatures at 8 PM ranged from 19 degrees at Baudette, MN to 27 degrees at International Falls, MN while upper single digit and low teens were common This Evening across Manitoba/Western Ontario Provinces! Light snow was even falling at 8 PM in both Ely and Crane Lake (Northeast Minnesota).

Gusty westerly winds and mostly sunny skies were found across our area Today which resulted in another day of above normal high temperatures with upper 40s and 50s common throughout our area. 850 mb temperatures as of 7 PM were stacked up very tightly and ranged from +1 to -1 degree C from Northwest Wisconsin through Eastern Minnesota and to the Twin Ports...North of here H85 temps ranged from -2 to -11 degrees C! With -20 to -28 degree C 850 mb temps lurking across Central …

3/23/2010: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:15 PM CDT, Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Weak low pressure and cold front moved east through our local area Today, little if any precipitation occurred with this system. Mostly cloudy skies earlier in the day gave way to increasing amounts of sunshine by This Afternoon which caused temperatures to push into the 50s and lower 60s for most areas. 850 mb temperatures as of 7 PM ranged from +2 to +3 degrees C in most of Northwest Wisconsin to zero to -5 degrees C across Northern Minnesota. Note: Even colder air at the 850 mb level was located to our north across Central Canada This Evening with temps as low as -10 to -16 degrees C! Winds Today were out of the northwest or north at 10-25 mph. Surface map early This Evening featured low pressure of 1011 mb centered near Thunder Bay Ontario Canada with a cold front attached to that low extending southwest across Western Lake Superior. High pr…

3/22/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:26 PM CDT, Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Weather tidbits:

*High temperature of 53 degrees at Duluth, MN on Sunday the 21st of March made it the 6th day this month with a maximum temperature of at least 50 degrees!

*Average monthly temperature at Duluth, MN thru the 21st: 36.2 degrees which is 13.0 degrees Above Normal!

*Today marks the 25th consecutive day with a maximum temperature greater than 32 degrees at Duluth, MN and with a high temperature at or above normal.

April 2010 Forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center on March 18th, 2010.

For Duluth:

Temperatures and Precipitation: Equal Chances for Above Normal, Near Normal, or Below Normal in both departments.

April 2010 thru June 2010 Forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center on March 18th, 2010.

For Duluth:

Temperatures and Precipitation: Equal Chances for Above Normal, Near Normal, or Below Normal in both departments.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mostly cloud…

3/21/2010: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:37 PM CDT, Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

West-southwest winds and mostly sunny skies helped to boost temperatures Today. Highs reached the mid 40s to lower 50s across our area Today with 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranging from -1 to -5 degrees C. Note: A tightening baroclinic zone is developing Today with H85 temps of -10 to -22 degrees C to our north in Central/Northern Canada while +6 to +10 degree C H85 temps covered the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies Today. This baroclinic zone is expected to waffle north and south through next weekend and will make temperature forecasting quite difficult especially by later this week. Surface map This Afternoon featured high pressure of 1020 mb to our south/east with a cold front extending from extreme Northern Minnesota west through Southern Saskatchewan Province and east through Southern/Eastern Ontario Province. Low pressure of 1006 mb …

3/20/2010: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:56 PM CDT, Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Weather tibits:

*Low temperature of 15 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota This Morning was the coldest low temperature since March 3rd, 2010. Low temperature on that day was 18 degrees.

*Trace of snow at Duluth, Minnesota on Friday, March 19th, 2010 was the first measurable snow since February 25th, 2010 when 0.3" of snow fell.

*We made it above freezing once again Today at Duluth, Minnesota. This makes it the 23rd day in a row with a maximum temperature greater than 32 degrees.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Some clouds have been pushing through Koochiching/Northwest Itasca Counties in Northern Minnesota Today, otherwise mainly sunny skies were found across our area with high temperatures right around normal for this time of year with most locales in the 30s. 850 mb temperatures as of 3 PM ranged from -9 to -11 degrees C. Winds Today were out of the southwest, west, or northwest at…

3/19/2010: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:47 PM CDT, Friday, March 19th, 2010

Weather tidbits:

*High temperature for Today occurred at Midnight last night when it was 40 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota. This makes it the 22nd consecutive day with an above normal high temperature and a maximum temperature greater than 32 degrees.

*Thursday, March 18th, 2010 was the 5th day in a row that featured a maximum temperature of at least 50 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota. This ties the record for consecutive days of 50 degree or warmer high temperatures for the month of March. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

*Previous records include:

*March 25th-29th, 1946... High temperatures during that streak were at least 60 degrees with the earliest 80 degree high temperature ever at Duluth, MN occurring on the 28th when the high temperature was 81 degrees!

*March 26th-30th, 1968

*March 3rd-7th, 2000... Duluth's earliest 70 degree high temperature occurred during this streak on the 7th with a high temperature of 70 degrees!

*March 14th-18th, 201…

3/18/2010: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:22 PM CST, Thursday, March 18th, 2010

...MARCH WARMTH CONTINUES...

*Today marks the 21st consecutive day (3 weeks) of an Above Normal High Temperature and a high temperature greater than 32 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota.

*Average monthly temperature thru the 17th at Duluth, MN: 36.5 degrees which is 14.0 degrees Above Normal.

*9 consecutive nights with a low temperature greater than 32 degrees at Duluth, MN. This ties the previous record from March 3rd-15th, 1878. The last time the low temperature was under 32 degrees this month was on the 8th.

*Today marks the 5th consecutive day with a high temperature of 50 degrees or warmer at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Another very mild day Today with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies covered our area Today as a cold front passes south/east through our area. The airmass is quite dry across Minnesota This Afternoon with …

Some random pics from 3/17/10

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Wednesday, March, 17th, 2010 was the type of day that you wish would never end! Sunshine with some passing high level clouds, a nice W/SW wind and high temperatures around 60 degrees in Duluth, Minnesota! Took a walk along the Munger Trail in Duluth, MN to enjoy the day. Only saw a patch or two of dirty snow in the fields, some slush/ice/water on a small stream/creek, and of course the ski slopes of Spirit Mountain still has a nice snow pack, actually could see some people going down the slopes enjoying this incredible warmth! Also of note, some trees are beginning to bud that is truely amazing for mid March!

Tim





















Jay Cooke State Park Photos

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Here's some pics I took from my little trip through Jay Cooke State Park, MN and the area around the St. Louis River. These pics are from March 6th, 2010. Enjoy!

Tim










3/17/2010: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:02 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Weather History:

One year ago Today the high temperature was 50 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Very mild temperatures and a rather gusty west or southwest wind were found across our area Today. High temperatures were mainly in the 50s and lower 60s Today with 850 mb temperatures as of 6 PM ranging from +5 to +6 degrees C. Winds Today increased from the west/southwest at 10-25 mph with a few higher gusts. A low level jet >30 knots at times led to those higher winds that occurred in parts of our area Today. Surface map early This Evening featured high pressure of 1016 mb centered in Central Kansas while a few areas of low pressure 1008-1012 mb were centered to our northwest. A cold front connected to these lows extended from Central Ontario Province through Southeast Saskatchewan Province to Eastern Montana.

Today's 500 mb analysis:

A near zonal…