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4/30/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:13 PM CDT, Friday, April 30th, 2010

Updated 30 day outlook for May 2010. Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on Friday, April 30th, 2010.

For Duluth: Equal Chances for Below Normal, Above Normal, or Normal Temperatures and Precipitation.

Here are some rainfall totals across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from 7 AM CDT Thursday ending at 7 AM CDT Friday. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth MN: 0.03"

International Falls MN: 0.45"

Brainerd MN: 0.23"

Grand Marais MN: 0.50"

Ashland WI: 0.16"

Northome MN: 0.57"

Littlefork MN: 0.48"

Note: A large storm system helped to ignite a round of severe thunderstorms across portions of the Central Plains on Thursday, April 29th, 2010. There were 77 reports of severe weather on Thursday per SPC website. The most concentrated area of severe storms was over Central Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Northern-Western Iowa, and extreme Southern Minnesota. 5 out of the 77 reports of severe weather were …

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH*

Issued at 12:23 PM CDT, Friday, April 30th, 2010

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH*

...The Storm Prediction Center has issued *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* number 112 which is in effect until 700 PM CDT This Evening for Northeastern Iowa...Far Western Upper Michigan...Southeastern Minnesota...Western Wisconsin...And Lake Superior.

Hazards: Hail to 1" in diameter...Thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph...And Dangerous Lightning are possible in these areas.

The severe thunderstorm watch is approximately along and 60 statue miles east and west of a line from 90 miles South-Southwest of La Crosse Wisconsin to 25 miles North-Northeast of Ironwood Michigan.

Counties included in the watch are:

Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...And Price WI...

Some Cities included in the watch:

Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Mercer WI...Upson WI...Hurley WI...Danbury WI...Grantsburg WI...Siren WI...Mi…

4/29/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:46 PM CDT, Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Latest drought information as of Tuesday, April 27th, 2010.

*Severe drought conditions (D2 level) covers all of Cook, most of Lake, and Eastern St. Louis Counties in Northeast Minnesota. The rest of Northern/Eastcentral Minnesota is under abnormally dry and or moderate drought conditions (D0-D1 level)

*All of Northwest Wisconsin...Including the Counties of Douglas...Bayfield...Ashland...Iron...Burnett...Washburn...Sawyer...And Price are under moderate or severe drought conditions (D1-D2 level)

Weather tidbits:

*A weak sunspot has been observed Today per spaceweather.com website, Today marks the end of a 13 day streak without any activity on the sun.

*April 1st thru April 28th, 2010 precipitation total at Duluth, MN: 0.51"
Departure: 1.42" below normal

*Only 6 days this month (thru the 28th) has had measurable precipitation (>0.01") at Duluth, MN.

*April 2nd, 2010 was the last time we had a quarter inch or more of rain at Du…

4/28/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:45 PM CDT, Wednesday April 28th, 2010

Cold start to the day around portions of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Here are some low temperatures that occurred earlier Today, source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth MN: 28 degrees

Hibbing MN: 21 degrees

Two Harbors MN: 21 degrees

Silver Bay MN: 18 degrees

Grand Marais MN: 18 degrees

Ashland WI: 19 degrees

Superior WI: 23 degrees

Hayward WI: 18 degrees

Butternut WI: 20 degrees

Upson WI: 19 degrees

Weather History:

On this date in 1994... 5.0" of snow fell at Duluth, MN.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Southerly flow has commenced in our area Today as high pressure of 1014 mb moves into the Central/Southern Great Lakes while a few strong low pressure centers ranging from 986-996 mb track through the Rockies. The pressure gradient has tightened Today allowing for some gusty south and southeast winds across our area, wind speeds of 10-25 mph have occurred Today with a f…

Photos of Lake Superior 4/27/2010

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Here are some pics I took Today from Park Point, around Sky Harbor Airport, and Skyline Drive in Duluth, Minnesota. Enjoy!The rest of my photos can be found on my Facebook page:www.facebook.com/timothy.burr1Tim











4/27/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:53 PM CDT, Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mostly sunny-partly cloudy skies were found throughout our area Today with high temperatures ranging from the 40s near Lake Superior with 50s to lower 60s elsewhere. 850 mb temperatures as of 7 PM ranged from +2 to +6 degrees C from east to west across our area. Winds Today were out of the north or east generally under 20 mph. Surface map early This Evening featured high pressure of 1014 mb centered near the Apostle Islands (South Shore of Lake Superior) A weak trough covered Northwest Minnesota and Eastern Manitoba Province.

Today's 500 mb analysis:

Upper level trough was shifting east out of the Western Great Lakes early This Evening per water vapor satellite imagery. This trough covered Eastern Canada as well as the Central and Southern Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley vall…

4/26/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:47 PM CDT, Monday, April 26th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1996, a record low temperature of 20 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

...RECORD WARM APRIL... Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

*16 days during April 2010 at International Falls, Minnesota has had a high temperature at or above 60 degrees. The record of 22 days was set in 1987.

*20 days during April 2010 at Brainerd, Minnesota has had a high temperature at or above 60 degrees. The record of 22 days was set in 1987. April 2010 will likely break the '87 record.

11 days during April 2010 at Duluth, Minnesota has had a high temperature at or above 60 degrees. The record of 15 days was set in 1987. 2nd place occurred during the years 1955 and 1952 with 13 days. 3rd place occurred during the years 1977 and 1950 with 12 days.

Weather tidbits:

*Thru April 25th, 2010 the average monthly temperature at Duluth, MN was 46.1 degrees which is 8.3 degrees Above Normal.

*0.51" of precipitation has fallen so far this month a…

4/25/10: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:41 PM CDT, Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1990, a record high temperature of 81 degrees occurred at Duluth MN.

Here are some rainfall totals from Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from 7 AM CDT Saturday ending at 7 AM CDT Sunday. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth MN (St. Louis County) 0.10"

Brainerd MN (Crow Wing County) 0.42"

Hibbing MN (St. Louis County) 0.06"

Hayward WI (Sawyer County) 0.10"

Bruno MN (Pine County) 0.20"

Butternut WI (Ashland County) 0.22"

Note: A deadly severe weather outbreak occurred on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 across much of Dixie Alley on north into portions of the Mid-Mississippi Valley. There were 256 reports of severe weather on Saturday with 54 out of those 256 reports coming in the form of tornadoes! The strongest tornadoes occurred in Northeast Louisiana through Central Mississippi into Northern Alabama. There were some injuries and deaths in Mississippi due to the severe weat…

4/24/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:26 PM CDT, Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1990, a record high temperature of 82 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Note: Severe weather outbreak on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 resulted in 150 reports of severe weather across the Central-Southern Plains per Storm Prediction Center. 8 out of the 150 reports were tornadoes.

A much larger tornado outbreak has been occurring Today across portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with the tornado count up to 37 as of late Today.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure (992 mb) was centered in Southeast Missouri This Afternoon with an occluded front across Northcentral Iowa. A cold front covered Northwest Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota with a stationary front across Southern Ontario Province to Northern Lake Superior. The heaviest rains as expected fell in Southern portions of our area Today associated with the large/complex storm to our s…

4/23/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:41 PM CDT, Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Drought update as of Tuesday, April 20th, 2010.

The latest drought monitor index has most of Northern Minnesota including the Counties of Cook...Lake...St. Louis...Carlton...All but Western Pine...Most of Koochiching...Itasca...Eastern Cass...Northeast Crow Wing...And the Northern half of Aitkin County under D1 Level Drought or Moderate Drought Conditions.

D1 and D2 Level Drought conditions cover all of Northwestern Wisconsin with the worst conditions impacting the Cities of Spooner...Shell Lake...Hayward...Cable...Glidden...Butternut...And Mercer.

Weather tidbits:

*Fire Danger remains Very High or Extreme Today across all of Northern Minnesota with High or Very High Fire Danger covering all of Northwestern Wisconsin.

*113 Severe Weather Reports occurred on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 per SPC. 37 out of those 113 reports came in the form of Tornadoes...Eastern Colorado, Western Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle were areas that saw the tornado ac…

4/22/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:33 PM CDT, Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

A cold start to the day across parts of our area. Here are some low temperatures from Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from earlier Today.

Duluth MN: 26 degrees

Hibbing MN: 17 degrees

Silver Bay MN: 16 degrees

Ashland WI: 19 degrees

Superior WI: 21 degrees

Embarrass MN: 18 degrees

7 miles Northwest of Two Harbors MN: 17 degrees

Weather tidbits:

*The high temperature of 39 degrees at Duluth, MN on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 ended our streak of consecutive days with an Above Normal High Temperature at 26 days. The period from March 26th thru April 20th featured Above Normal High Temperatures every day! The 39 degree high temperature on Wednesday was actually 13 degrees Below Normal for the 21st of April.

*Another streak, this one 27 days in a row with an Above Normal High Temperature in Duluth, MN occurred from February 26th thru March 24th, but similar to this past streak, this one was also interrupted by one day that featured…

4/21/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:22 PM CDT, Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

...Fire Danger remains Very High across all of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin Today per DNR website.

Note: Today marks the 6th day in a row with-out sunspots which is the longest streak so far in 2010. Source: Spaceweather.com

Weather History:

On this date in 1990, a record high temperature of 76 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

On this date in 1991, a record low temperature of 18 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Note: Big temperature changes of around 30-40+ degrees occurred across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin between Tuesday's high temperature and the low temperature This Morning. Here are some of the more notable temperature changes that occurred. 1st number represents the high temperature on Tuesday. 2nd number represents the low temperature from This Morning. 3rd number represents the temperature change between the high and low.

Duluth MN: 72/32=40 degree temperature drop

Brainerd MN: 75/35=40 degree…

4/20/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:54 PM CDT, Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Note: Today's high temperature of 72 degrees at the Duluth Airport came 4 degrees shy of tying the record high of 76 degrees.

Weather History:

On this date in 1987, a record high temperature of 76 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

Weather tidbits for Duluth, MN:*Year to date 70 degree days: 3
*Last year up to this date: 1

*Year to date 60 degree days: 10
*Last year up to this date: 1

Note: Fire Danger was rated as Very High once again Today across all of Northern Minnesota with all of Northwest Wisconsin under High or Very High Fire Danger per DNR website.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A powerful lake breeze front moved rapidly west/south off Lake Superior This Afternoon which was accompanied by a sudden wind shift to the E/NE and falling temperatures from 70-75 degrees to 40-45 degrees in a matter of minutes! A cloud of dust reducing visibilities to a few miles also occurred for …

4/19/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:09 PM CDT, Monday, April 19th, 2010

...Fire update and the latest on the dry conditions...

As of This Morning, Minnesota DNR reported 9 new fires in Northeastern Minnesota with fires reported in Aitkin MN, Backus MN, Blackduck MN, Deer River MN, Hibbing MN, Tower MN, Cloquet MN, Littlefork MN, and Sandstone MN. On April 18th alone, there were 39 fires burning 400+ acres across Minnesota, the most significant ones occurring across the Northern part of the state. A fire near Hackensack Minnesota (Cass County) has been too intense for ground forces to handle thus Aircraft has been necessary in handling this fire.

*There have been 825 fires so far in 2010 in Minnesota which have burned 16, 260 acres.

*Fire Danger continues to be Very High across all of Northern Minnesota Today while all of Northwestern Wisconsin was under High or Very High Fire Danger Today per DNR.

*April 2010 precipitation total at Duluth, MN (thru the 19th) 0.41"
Normal: 1.22"
Departure: 0.81" …

4/17/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:03 PM CDT, Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1987... A record high temperature of 82 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

On this date in 1983... A record low temperature of 8 degrees occurred at Duluth, MN.

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

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1028 mb was located over Southeastern North Dakota at mid-Afternoon with low pressure of 1006 mb centered in Southeast Ontario Province. Mainly sunny skies were found across our local area Today with the only exception to this occurring in extreme Northeast Minnesota near Pigeon River and Grand Portage where some clouds have moved through at times Today. High temperatures Today were mainly in the upper 50s to the low/mid 60s with another day of very low dewpoints (teens and low 20s) with very low PWS generally around 0.20"!, this along with northwest/north winds of 10-20 mph with some highe…

4/16/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:29 PM CDT, Friday, April 16th, 2010

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

...RECORD WARM SPRING SO FAR IN DULUTH, MN...

Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

*The average Spring temperature thru the 15th of April is 40.1 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota. This ties with 1878 as being the warmest Spring in history.

*Warmest 1st half of April in history at Duluth, Minnesota with an average temperature thru the 15th of 46.3 degrees which is running 10.8 degrees Above Normal.

*International Falls, MN is having it's warmest Spring in history so far with an average temperature of 37.4 degrees.

*Brainerd, MN is also having it's warmest Spring in history so far with an average temperature of 39.7 degrees.

May 2010 outlook Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on Thursday, April 15th, 2010.

For Duluth:

Equal Chances for Above Normal, Below Normal, or Near Normal Temperatures.

33% chance for Below Normal Precipitation.

June 2010 thru August 2010 outlook issued by the C…

4/15/10: Cold front CU, Duluth, Minnesota

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A cold front passed thru the Twin Ports around 1PM Today which caused a wind shift to occur from the east to southwest, once that happened our temperatures increased from around 50 degrees to the low/mid 70s while strong SW winds gusted to 40 mph during the Afternoon hours. I thought a few storms would pop up east of the Twin Ports with this cold front Today, but no such luck, just some cumulus clouds that really didn't show any sign of development due to a lack of instability, minimal amounts of moisture was present, however, with dewpoints around 50-53 degrees, while shear was rather robust which combined with a lack of instability probably kept these clouds from growing further.http://www.facebook.com/timothy.burr1Tim