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8/31/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:15 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A cold front which brought the showers and embedded thunderstorms to the area last night and early Today was now centered over Eastern Minnesota as of 3 PM. A muggy and warm airmass continued along and ahead of this boundary Today with drier and cooler conditions behind this front. High temperatures were in the 70s to lower 80s Today with dewpoints ranging from the 50s in Western-Northwest areas (behind the cold front) to the 60s/70s elsewhere. Winds Today were out of the south or west at 10-20 mph with a few higher gusts.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

Broad upper level trough continued to cover the Western U.S. Today with an 80 knot mid level jet streak and a 110 knot upper level jet streak in place over parts of the Northern Plains/Upper Midwest Today out ahead of this 500 mb trough.

Tonight:

Look for the cold front to pass through Eastern Minnes…

8/30/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:32 PM CDT, Monday, August 30th, 2010

Weather Tibits:

*Today marks the 4th day in a row with a maximum temperature of at least 80 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota.

*Today's high temperature of at least 80 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota marks the 14th day this month with a high temperature at or above 80 degrees.

*Since June 1st, 2010 there's been measurable rain (trace or greater) on 52 of those days in Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather History:

On this date in 2009... A record low temperature of 38 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A very humid and warm day with dewpoints in the middle 60s to lower 70s with PWS of 1.40-1.70"! High temperatures Today were in the middle 80s to lower 90s which is way above average for late August by some 10-20 degrees! There were some showers over portions of Northeast/Eastcentral Minnesota and far Northwest Wisconsin earlier Today, but that activity diminis…

8/29/10: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:47 PM CDT, Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Weather Tidbits:

*4 consecutive days (8/25-8/28) and counting with no rain at Duluth, Minnesota. The last time we put together 4 days in a row without any rain was back on July 6th-9th!

*693 severe weather reports in Minnesota so far this year with 123 tornado reports! Source: Paul Douglas, St. Cloud times.

Weather History:

On this date last year the high temperature was just 56 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Warm weather continued Today with high temperatures mainly in the 80s which is 10-20 degrees above normal for late August, however, an onshore wind developed This Afternoon around the head of Lake Superior which caused temperatures to fall back into the 60s and 70s This Afternoon. Dewpoints were still rather low Today with readings in the mid 50s to lower 60s, but a muggier airmass consisting of dewpoints in the 65-68 degree range were beginning to …

8/27/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:37 PM CDT, Friday, August 27th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1984... A record high temperature of 92 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

On this date in 1986... A record low temperature of 32 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Mainly sunny skies with mild temperatures and comfortable humidity continued across the area Today with highs generally in the lower to middle 80s, but cooler 60s and 70s did prevail from Superior and Downtown Duluth up along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Dewpoints This Afternoon were in the upper 50s to lower 60s with PWS around 0.80". Winds Today were out of the south at 10-20 mph with higher gusts away from Lake Superior. Surface map late Today featured an area of high pressure of 1020 mb over Eastern Illinois with low pressure of 998 mb covering the Central Dakotas. A weak surface trough extended from Northwest Wisconsin toward the We…

8/26/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:39 PM CDT, Thursday, August 26th, 2010

A hint of Autumn in the air earlier Today in parts of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Here are some low temperatures from Today. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Hibbing MN: 39 degrees

International Falls MN: 40 degrees

Silver Bay MN: 37 degrees

Grand Marais MN: 36 degrees

Cook MN: 39 degrees

Hayward WI: 40 degrees

2 miles South of Tower MN: 38 degrees

Embarrass MN: 36 degrees

3 miles East of Orr MN: 39 degrees

Weather Headlines:

*Tranquil weather to hold through the weekend

*Changes ahead for next week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A great late Summer day (very typical for late August) across our area with plenty of sunshine, comfortable humidity with Afternoon dewpoints generally in the 50s along with southerly winds around 20 mph or less, although a light east wind has developed This Afternoon at the Duluth Harbor. Highs Today were generally in the 70s, except upper …

8/25/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:19 PM CDT, Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Updated information about the tornado outbreak that hit Minnesota on June 17th, 2010. Source: National Weather Service Chanhassen, Minnesota.

*Number of confirmed tornadoes from 6/17/10: 27, but the final count will likely top 40. As it stands now, June 17th, 2010 will go down as the biggest tornado outbreak to ever hit Minnesota. The previous record of 27 tornadoes occurred on June 16th, 1992.

*Three EF-4 tornadoes occurred in Minnesota on June 17th, 2010. This was the first EF-4 tornado across the state since the Granite Falls EF-4 back on July 25th, 2000.

*June 17th, 2010 had the greatest number of tornadoes (EF4 or greater) in one day in Minnesota since the Black Sunday outbreak on April 30th, 1967.

*Four EF-4 tornadoes across the Upper Midwest on June 17th, 2010 (3 in Minnesota) (1 in North Dakota) makes it the most of any outbreak in the U.S. since the "Super Tuesday Outbreak" which occurred on February 5th-6th, 2008…

8/24/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:07 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota: Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

*Average Monthly Temperature through August 23rd: 67.8 degrees
Departure: 3.2 degrees Above Normal.

*Rainfall total through August 23rd: 6.11"
Departure: 3.08" Above Normal.

*August 2010 has produced 10 days (so far) with a maximum temperature of at least 80 degrees.

Rainfall report for Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from earlier Today, Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth MN: 0.11"

International Falls MN: 0.43"

Brainerd MN: 0.50"

Hibbing MN: 0.81"

Cass Lake MN: 0.36"

Cook MN: 0.49"

Kabetogama MN: 0.57"

Northome MN: 0.32"

2 miles South of Tower MN: 0.56"

Littlefork MN: 0.40"

Dixon Lake MN: 0.35"

Floodwood MN: 0.42"

3 miles East of Orr MN: 0.55"

Hinckley MN: 0.31"

3 miles South of Ashland WI: 0.11"

Gordon WI: 0.16"

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minn…

8/23/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:13 PM CDT, Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A well defined cold front was marching east through the Dakotas and was entering the extreme Western part of Minnesota as of mid-Afternoon. Very warm, humid and windy conditions were found ahead of this boundary Today with much cooler, breezy and less humid conditions in wake of the frontal passage. High temperatures were in the middle 80s to lower 90s in our local area Today with cooler 60s and 70s from Superior and Downtown Duluth and along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Dewpoints Today were generally in the 60s to around 70 degrees. Winds Today were out of the south at 10-25 mph with occasional higher gusts. Very strong winds occurred for a time earlier This Afternoon in Northwestern Minnesota with wind gusts >40 mph! An area of showers were found near the cold front This Afternoon from Northwest Minnesota back through the Eastern Dakotas…

8/21/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:48 PM CDT, Saturday, August 21st, 2010

So far the Summer of 2010 has been very wet across most of the Northland...Here are some rainfall totals and the departure from normal during the period from May 22nd through August 20th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

Winter WI (Sawyer County) 23.70"/10.50" Above Normal
Duluth MN (St. Louis County) 18.30"/6.08" Above Normal
Gordon WI (Douglas County) 18.59"/5.93" Above Normal
International Falls MN (Koochiching County) 16.16"/5.79" Above Normal
Federal Dam MN (Cass County) 13.99"/2.16" Above Normal
Tower MN (St. Louis County) 13.33"/0.48" Above Normal
Grand Portage MN (Cook County) 7.18"/2.42" Below Normal

Rainfall report from Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Date: Friday, August 20th, 2010. Source…

8/20/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:50 PM CDT, Friday, August 20th, 2010

Note: Heavy rainfall and isolated severe weather affected portions of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin late last night/This Morning as a bow echo and large complex of rain/thunderstorms moved quickly toward the northeast.

Local Storm Report from Friday, August 20th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, MN.

*2:56 AM CDT 8/20/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. McGrath MN (Aitkin County) Some trees down.

*7:24 AM CDT 8/20/10: 1.25" diameter hail. Kennan WI (Price County)

*8:00 AM CDT 8/20/10: Heavy rain, 2.26". Cass Lake MN (Cass County)

*8:00 AM CDT 8/20/10: Heavy rain, 1.65". Floodwood MN (St. Louis County)

*9:30 AM CDT 8/20/10: Heavy rain, 2.29". Phillips WI (Price County)

*10:00 AM CDT 8/20/10: 0.88" diameter hail. Mercer WI (Iron County)

*10:05 AM CDT 8/20/10: 1.00" diameter hail. Mercer WI (Iron County) Trees down and power outages as well.

*11:00 AM CDT 8/20/10: Heavy rain, 0.92". Duluth MN-Na…

8/19/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:37 PM CDT, Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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

*FLOOD WATCH*

A Flood Watch has been issued for portions of Northeast and Eastcentral Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

Timing: Midnight CDT Tonight through Friday Evening.

Counties affected:

Cook MN...Lake MN...Central and Southern St. Louis MN...Aitkin MN...Carlton MN...Pine MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...and Sawyer WI...

Some cities included in the watch:

Grand Marais MN...Silver Bay MN...Isabella MN...Two Harbors MN...Hibbing MN...Cotton MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...McGregor MN...Cloquet MN...Moose Lake MN...Hinckley MN...Pine City MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Danbury WI...Siren WI...Minong WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...Loretta WI...and Exeland WI...

Recent heavy rainfall combined with additional chances for locally heavy rain beginning late Tonight and la…

8/18/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:16 PM CDT, Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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

Note: A *FLASH FLOOD WARNING* remains in effect until 6:15 PM CDT This Evening for Douglas County in Northwest Wisconsin. Some cities included in the warning are...Chaffey WI...South Range WI...Wentworth WI...Poplar WI...Patzau WI...Maple WI...Lake Nebagamon WI...Hawthorne WI...Blueberry WI...And Bennett WI... Thunderstorms earlier Today has resulted in heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warned area. Local Law Enforcement reported a number of county roads washed out from thunderstorms Today. County roads reported washed out so far include...Highway V, South of Mc Kinley...Highway W...And standing water on a number of other county roads.

Quite a difference in weather was found across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin last night and Today. Very cool low temperatures occurred in far Northern Minnesota last night while heavy rainfall and thundersto…

8/17/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:10 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Weather Tibits:

*August 15th and 16th, 2010 featured back to back days with high temperatures in the 60s at Duluth, Minnesota. The last time this happened was back on June 15th-16th, 2010.

Low temperature report across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin from Tuesday, August 17th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

International Falls MN: 41 degrees

Hibbing MN: 38 degrees

Two Harbors MN: 43 degrees

Orr MN: 39 degrees

Bigfork MN: 39 degrees

Longville MN: 39 degrees

Hayward WI: 41 degrees

Cass Lake MN: 40 degrees

Northome MN: 40 degrees

Embarrass MN: 40 degrees

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1020 mb has moved into Eastern Iowa as of mid-Afternoon with a southerly flow now occurring on the backside of this high in Minnesota which is beginning to transport 55-65 degree dewpoints which were located in Western-Southern Minnesota, Southeast South Dakota, Nebraska…

8/16/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:21 PM CDT, Monday, August 16th, 2010

Local Storm Reports from Friday, August 13th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

*2:27 PM CDT 8/13/10: 1.00" diameter hail. 4 miles Southeast of Pine City MN (Pine County) Hail was reported along Highway 70, east of Rock Creek Minnesota.

*3:05 PM CDT 8/13/10: Flash Flood. 4 miles Southeast of Pine City MN (Pine County) Water over Highway 70, about 3 miles East of Interstate 35. Also, water flowing over some rural roads in Southern Pine County (Rock Creek area)

*3:08 PM CDT 8/13/10: 1.50" of rain, fell in 20-30 minutes. 4 miles North of Grantsburg WI (Burnett County)

*4:03 PM CDT 8/13/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 6 miles Southwest of Pine City MN (Pine County) Trees down in the Southwest part of Pine City.

*4:07 PM CDT 8/13/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 1 mile West of Pine City MN (Pine County) Power lines downed.

*4:15 PM CDT 8/13/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. Hinckley MN (Pine County) Power lines blown down.

*4…