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7/31/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:34 PM CDT, Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Friday and early Saturday rainfall totals (7-30/7-31) from Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth MN: 0.04"

International Falls MN: 0.22"

Brainerd MN: 0.96"

Hibbing MN: 0.07"

Ashland WI: 0.17"

Cook MN: 0.51"

Kabetogama MN: 0.22"

Northome MN: 0.68"

2 miles South of Tower MN: 0.70"

Embarrass MN: 0.50"

Littlefork MN: 0.22"

Floodwood MN: 0.22"

9 miles North of Bayfield WI: 0.65"

5 miles Northwest of Washburn WI: 0.63"

Gurney WI: 0.85"

Weather History:

On this date in 2006...A record high temperature of 95 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

The widespread low cloudiness which developed across our area earlier Today finally gave way to some sunshine from west to east by This Afternoon...Once the sun came out, temperatures warmed up nicely with hi…

7/30/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:15 PM CDT, Friday, July 30th, 2010

UPDATED INFORMATION FROM TUESDAY'S (7/27/10) SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK...SOURCE: NWS DULUTH, MINNESOTA.

*3 confirmed tornadoes in Northwest Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010.

*Morse WI tornado (Ashland County) 6:24 PM CDT: Preliminary EF-1 rating with wind speeds of 86-110 mph.

*Eastern Ashland County Wisconsin tornado (7:12 PM CDT) Preliminary EF-0 rating with wind speeds of 65-85 mph.

*Turtle Flambeau Flowage tornado (Iron County) Start time: 7:20 PM CDT, 9.7 miles Southwest of Mercer Wisconsin. End time: 7:26 PM CDT, 6.5 miles Southwest of Mercer Wisconsin. Preliminary EF-1 rating with wind speeds of 86-110 mph. Path length: 4.8 miles. Max width: 3/8 miles or 660 yards.

July 2010, record setting at Duluth, MN. Source: NWS

Every day so far in July 2010 has featured a high temperature of at least 70 degrees at Duluth Minnesota. This is only the 2nd time in Duluth weather history which goes back 137 years for such a feat to …

7/29/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:43 PM CDT, Thursday, July 29th, 2010

...2 TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN FROM TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 27TH, 2010...

The National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota has confirmed that at least two tornadoes touched down late Tuesday Afternoon/Evening in Northwest Wisconsin.

***UPDATE AS OF 4:40 PM CDT: NWS DULUTH, MN has confirmed that a third tornado touched down in Ashland County Wisconsin Tuesday Evening, July 27th, 2010***

Source NWS Duluth, MN:

*A tornado touched down in the Turtle Flambeau Flowage area, near Springstead Landing in Iron County Wisconsin. The tornado in Iron County on Tuesday the 27th of July was the first observed tornado in 4 decades (40 years)!

*The second tornado touched down just north of Highway F along Roddis Lane Road in far Eastern Ashland County Wisconsin. The tornado in Ashland County on Tuesday the 27th of July was the first observed tornado in that area since May 1998!

14 warnings including 4 tornado warnings and 10 severe thunderst…

7/28/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:15 PM CDT, Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Another outbreak of severe thunderstorms and very heavy rainfall hit portions of Eastcentral Minnesota and most of Northwest Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010.

Local storm reports.
Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

*4:20 PM CDT 7/27/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 2 miles North of Aitkin MN (Aitkin County) Trees down near Aitkin. Reported wind gusts of 50 mph.

*4:58 PM CDT 7/27/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. Maple WI (Douglas County) Several powerlines down.

*5:00 PM CDT 7/27/10: 1.50" diameter hail. Proctor MN (St. Louis County)

*5:00 PM CDT 7/27/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 1 mile North of Blueberry WI (Douglas County) 3 large trees blown down.

*5:20 PM CDT 7/27/10: 1.00" diameter hail. 2 miles Southeast of Iron River WI (Bayfield County)

*5:20 PM CDT 7/27/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 5 miles Southeast of Iron River WI (Bayfield County) Trees down on RV trading camper at Twin Bear Campground.

*5:30 PM CDT 7/27/10: 1.75" diameter hail.…

7/27/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:02 PM CDT, Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

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

Weather tidbits:

*1, possibly 2 people were struck by lightning in Duluth Minnesota late This Afternoon.

*The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth Minnesota was struck by lightning late Today which caused the bridge to stay up for over an hour. As of 8 PM, the lift bridge was back up and running.

*Reports of large hail and areas of wind damage around the Twin Ports with the severe thunderstorms that moved thru the city around 5 PM Today.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms some of which were severe developed late last night over Eastern North Dakota with even a report of a tornado near Fargo North Dakota around 2 AM last night...This activity moved through Western-Southern parts of our local area This Morning with a few severe thunderstorm warnings issued for parts of Cass, Crow Wing and A…

7/26/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:27 PM CDT, Monday, July 26th, 2010

...Severe weather possible beginning late Tonight and continuing through Tuesday Evening...Damaging wind, large hail, heavy rainfall, dangerous lightning and isolated tornadoes are possible!

Weather History: On this date in 1991, a record low temperature of 40 degrees occurred at Duluth Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Another warm day across our area with high temperatures mostly in the lower to middle 80s. Dewpoints have come up compared to 24 hours ago, but even muggier air will head into our area on Tuesday. Dewpoints This Afternoon were generally in the 60-64 degree range with upper 50s in the Arrowhead of Minnesota. 70+ degree dewpoints covered portions of Western Minnesota and the Dakotas and even as far north as Manitoba Province Canada Today! PWS This Afternoon ranged from 0.90"-1.30" across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin with 850 mb td's…

7/25/10: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:23 PM CDT, Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1989, a record high temperature of 89 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather tidbits:

*2nd wettest July so far at International Falls, Minnesota. 8.31" of rain has fallen at International Falls, MN thru July 24th, 2010. This is 5.64" Above the normal amount of 2.67"! The wettest July on record occurred in 1966 when 9.52" of rain fell. There is a chance that July 2010 will go down as the wettest of all time at International Falls Minnesota.

Rainfall totals from Saturday, July 24th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

St. Louis County:

Duluth MN: 0.44"

Hibbing MN: 0.21"

Crow Wing County:

Brainerd MN: 0.13"

Ashland County:

Butternut WI: 0.27"

Sawyer County:

Hayward WI: 0.43"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1020 mb was centered along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border as of mid-Afternoon. Mostly sunn…

7/23/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:46 PM CDT, Friday, July 23rd, 2010

*2 tornadoes reported in Western Minnesota on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 per Storm Prediction Center.

The first tornado was reported at 5:45 PM CDT, 6 miles Northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota (Beltrami County)

The second tornado was reported at 8:05 PM CDT, 4 miles South of Brandon, Minnesota or west of Alexandria, MN (Douglas County)

Rainfall reports from Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 from Northern Minnesota. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Koochiching County:

International Falls MN: 0.91"

Littlefork MN: 1.19"

Cass County:

Cass Lake MN: 0.27"

St. Louis County:

Hibbing MN: 0.14"

Cook MN: 0.43"

Kabetogama MN: 1.04"

3 miles East of Orr MN: 0.94"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure (1002) mb was centered near Thunder Bay Ontario Canada as of mid-Afternoon. A stationary front stretched from Central Wisconsin to Southeast Minnesota to Northern Iowa. This boundary se…

7/22/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:22 PM CDT, Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

There's been some showers roaming through our area Today, but the majority of these showers have been on the light side with the exceptions being north of the Iron Range across Southern Koochiching and Northern St. Louis Counties MN and also in Central-Southern Price County WI, those areas did see some heavier showers at times with doppler radar rainfall estimates nearing a half inch or so in some locations. Otherwise skies have been mostly cloudy Today with some breaks for sunshine especially in Northern and Eastern Minnesota. High temperatures Today were mainly in the 70s, but a few locations in Western-Northern Minnesota were close to 80 degrees late Today. Dewpoints This Afternoon were in the upper 50s in far Northeast Minnesota with 60s elsewhere. Surface map as of 3 PM featured a warm front which extended from Northern Iowa to Southern Wi…

7/21/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:17 PM CDT, Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Rainfall totals across Northern Minnesota from Tuesday, July 20th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

St. Louis County:

Duluth MN: 0.14"

Hibbing MN: 0.28"

Cook MN: 0.13"

Embarrass MN: 0.36"

Koochiching County:

Northome MN: 0.27"

Cook County:

Grand Marais MN: 0.37"

Grand Portage MN: 0.26"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mostly sunny skies covered our area Today with high temperatures in the upper 70s to low/mid 80s along with tolerable amounts of humidity as dewpoints were generally in the 55-64 degree range with early Evening PWS of 1.00" around the Brainerd Lakes/Pine City-Hinckley area, east to the Siren/Grantsburg area in Northwest Wisconsin with 0.70"-0.90" PWS across Northern Minnesota and the rest of Northwestern Wisconsin. Winds Today were out of the west or northwest under 20 mph. Surface map as of 8 PM featured high pressu…

7/20/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:12 PM CDT, Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Note: 6th wettest July so far at International Falls, Minnesota. 7.23" of rain has fallen thru July 19th, 2010. The wettest July ever recorded at International Falls happened in 1966 when 9.52" of rain fell.

Here are some rainfall totals across Northern Minnesota from Monday Morning through Tuesday Morning. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Hibbing MN: 0.09"

Cass Lake MN: 0.39"

Northome MN: 0.18"

Embarrass MN: 0.37"

Dixon Lake MN: 0.26"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A couple of upper level disturbances passing through the Upper Midwest along with a pool of chilly air aloft (500 mb temps around -13 degrees) in conjunction with some surface heating with increasing amounts of instability caused scattered showers and a few thunderstorms around our local area Today. The thunderstorms that have developed This Afternoon have stayed below severe levels, b…

7/19/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:41 PM CDT, Monday, July 19th, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Partly to mostly cloudy skies along with a few showers were common across our local area Today, most of the showers have been light, but a few locales north of the Iron Range and also down near Brainerd have seen some heavier showers at times Today. High temperatures were in the 70s to around 80 degrees Today with dewpoints in the 50s to lower 60s, PWS of 1.00-1.20". Winds Today were out of the generally out of the west or south under 15 mph.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

West/northwest flow aloft prevailed over the Upper Midwest Today with an upper level low digging south-southeast out of Western Alberta Province and Eastern British Columbia per water vapor satellite imagery. A couple of disturbances embedded within this W/NW 500 mb flow continued to move east across the Northern U.S. Today.

Tonight through Tuesday Night:

Partly-mostly cloudy sk…

July 17th, 2010:

All these videos were shot from Princeton Minnesota Saturday Evening, July 17th, 2010. Enjoy.Tim

Saturday, July 17th, 2010 Storm Chase

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First tornadic supercell of the day, this was in the town of Medina Minnesota (west suburbs of Minneapolis) A tornado was reported, probably a rain wrapped one, 2 miles southwest of Watertown Minnesota at 5:01 PM CDT which was about 15-20 miles off to our west-southwest. This supercell was dropping more south then east, so we were unable to drop far enough to the southwest to get onto that side of the storm. In the photo above you can clearly see the inflow cloud aka beaver tail, also the lowering (wall cloud) Very good inflow winds in Medina while this picture was taken. The next picture was taken from Plymouth Minnesota, a little east-southeast of Medina MN, the supercell we had been following was starting to weaken now as it no longer had the inflow cloud or wall cloud visible in the storm. This first supercell held up for quite sometime...Tracking mainly southeast or south-southeast along the Interstate 94 corridor in Central Minnesota before finally weakening southwest of the Twi…

7/18/10: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:32 PM CDT, Sunday, July 18th, 2010

...ANOTHER OUTBREAK OF SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED ACROSS PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA ON SATURDAY, JULY 17TH, 2010...

*Tornado reports in Minnesota from 7/17/10: 8

4:16 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. 2 miles Southeast of Kingston, Minnesota (Meeker County)

5:01 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. 2 miles Southwest of Watertown, Minnesota (Carver County)

6:58 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. 1 mile South of Cushing, Minnesota (Morrison County)

7:25 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. 3 miles South of Foreston, Minnesota (Mille Lacs County)

8:20 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. Dayton, Minnesota. (Hennepin County)

8:22 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. 5 miles North-Northwest of Lake Wilson, Minnesota. (Murrary County)

8:27 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. Anoka, Minnesota. (Anoka County)

8:57 PM CDT 7/17/10: Tornado. Lake Elmo, Minnesota. (Washington County)

2010 Tornado Reports per Storm Prediction Center, ending on July 17th, 2010.

*Minnesota: 89-1st place
*Texas: 87-2nd place
*Kansas: 80-3rd plac…