Posts

Showing posts from September, 2010

9/29/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:26 PM CDT, Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Note:  Arctic air is building over portions of Alaska...Here are some low temperatures from Monday Night/Tuesday Morning in Northern Alaska.  A brief cool snap is forecasted to move into the Upper Midwest this weekend, with perhaps a stronger cold air surge sometime around the middle part of October, although without any snow cover just yet, we won't be dealing with any subzero cold just yet.

Eielson AFB:  3 degrees
Fort Yukon:  0 degrees
Bettles:  0 degrees
Circle Hot Springs:  -5 degrees
Near Delta:  -3 degrees
Chicken:  -5 degrees

Weather History:

On this date in 1984...  A record low temperature of 25 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure of 996 mb was centered in Northern Ontario Province as of 4 PM with a cold front attached to this low continuing on it's eastward track through Central Wisconsin late Today.  This system…

9/28/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:04 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Weather tidbits:

*65 degree high temperature on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at Duluth, Minnesota was the warmest high temperature since September 12th when the high temperature was 68 degrees.

*9/27/10 marked only the 6th time this month with an above normal high temperature at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Plenty of clouds persisted throughout the day in Northwest Wisconsin back through Eastern and Northeastern Minnesota while skies started to clear out This Afternoon over Northern Minnesota.  High temperatures Today ranged from the upper 40s to middle 50s near Lake Superior with mid 50s to lower 60s for the rest of our area.  Winds Today were out of the east, south or north under 20 mph.  Surface map as of 2 PM featured high pressure of 1014 mb centered over Central Ontario Province with low pressure of 998 mb centered in Southeast Ontario Province with lo…

9/27/10: Thunderstorm in Duluth, Minnesota

Image
Here's a few photos from Today's surprise thunderstorms that hit Duluth, Minnesota around 2 PM CDT.  Enjoy the pics.  I also shot some video which includes quite a bit of loud thunder, but I used common sense and didn't venture too far outside since the lightning Today was the dangerous Cloud to Ground stuff.  The videos can be found on my youtube page...http://www.youtube.com/burr30 or my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/timothy.burr1



9/27/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:14 PM CDT, Monday, September 27th, 2010

Weather tidbits:

*Low temperature of 31 degrees at the Duluth Airport on Sunday, September 26th, 2010 was the first time since May 10th, 2010 with a minimum temperature of 32 degrees or lower.

*Last year's first freezing (32 degrees) low temperature occurred on October 8th at Duluth, Minnesota compared to September 26th this year.

Low temperature report for Monday, September 27th, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Hayward WI:  33 degrees
Sky Harbor MN:  32 degrees
Two Harbors MN:  34 degrees
Silver Bay MN:  28 degrees
Superior WI:  34 degrees
Embarrass MN:  22 degrees
Floodwood MN:  28 degrees
Butternut WI:  30 degrees
Upson WI:  30 degrees
Gordon WI:  30 degrees
Spooner WI:  31 degrees
Solon Springs WI:  33 degrees

Low temperature report for Sunday, September 26th, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth MN:  31 degrees
International Falls MN:  34 degrees
Hibbing MN:  27 degrees
Ashland WI:  28 degrees
Hayward WI:  27 de…

9/25/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:29 PM CDT, Saturday, September 25th, 2010

All headlines issued by the National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*FREEZE WARNING*

Timing:

1 AM CDT Tonight until 8 AM CDT Sunday

Counties included in the warning:

Northern Cook MN...Northern Lake MN...Central and Northern St. Louis MN...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...and Price WI...

Some cities included in the warning:

Forest Center MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Orr MN...Hibbing MN...Melrude MN...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Mercer WI...Minong WI...Shell Lake WI...Hayward WI...Exeland WI...Park Falls WI...Phillips WI...and Ogema WI...

Discussion:

Mostly clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to fall into the middle 20s to lower 30s in the warning area Tonight and early Sunday which will result in a widespread frost and killing freeze.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely.  These conditions will k…

9/24/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:25 PM CDT, Friday, September 24th, 2010

...Recap of Thursday's strong storm system that affected the Upper Midwest...

Rainfall report for Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Danbury WI (Burnett County)  3.61"
Butternut WI (Ashland County)  2.93"
International Falls MN (Koochiching County)  2.37"
4 miles west of Clam Lake WI (Burnett County)  2.51"
Finland MN (Lake County)  1.42"
Sarona WI (Washburn County)  2.51"
Hayward WI (Sawyer County)  1.91"
Kabetogama MN (St. Louis County)  1.70"
Northome MN (Koochiching County)  2.85"
Ashland WI (Ashland County)  2.22"
Silver Bay MN (Lake County)  1.21"
Gurney WI (Iron County)  1.98"
4 miles south of Bruno MN (Pine County)  1.10"
Cloquet MN (Carlton County)  1.20"
Maple WI (Douglas County)  1.55"
Gile WI (Iron County)  2.40"
4 miles north of Grantsburg WI (Burnett County)  4.10"
Trade Lake WI…

9/24/10: FALL FOLIAGE REPORT NUMBER 2

Issued at 3:36 PM CDT, Friday, September 24th, 2010

Fall Foliage Report for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  Sources:  Minnesota DNR and Travelwisconsin.com

In Minnesota:

25-50% color change in Duluth and the Jay Cooke State Park area.

10-25% color change around the Brainerd Minnesota area.

50-75% color change along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

75-100% color change for Southern Koochiching and the Northcentral part of Itasca County...This would include the areas from Bigfork and Marcell, west to Spring Lake and Wirt, and north to Craigville.

The remainder of Northern-Northeast and Eastern Minnesota are experiencing 50-75% color change at this time.

Note:  Peak conditions should take place within the next week or so.

In Wisconsin:

Douglas County (Superior)  51-75% color change

Bayfield County (Bayfield and Cable)  26-50% color change

Ashland County (Ashland)  26-50% color change

Iron County (Hurley and Mercer)  76-100% color change

Burnett County (Grantsburg)  51-75% color change

9/23/10: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:37 PM CDT, Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

...1 IN 25 YEAR FLOOD FOR SOME COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...

A serious situation has developed from Southcentral Minnesota through Central Wisconsin as wave after wave of heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms developed along and north of a warm front from Thursday Evening through Today...  Here are some of the storm reports via the weather channel and local storm spotters and media reports from the affected areas...

*Roads closed in/out of Arcadia, Wisconsin
*Owatonna, Truman, Minnesota and Arcadia, Wisconsin have been hit the worst, so far.
*Pulaski, Wisconsin.  Water over hood of car, foundations of homes.
*Mandatory evacuation in Arcadia, Wisconsin due to flooding.
*Pine Island, Minnesota...Volunteers needed to help sandbag.
*Northbound Highway 52 between County Road 11 and Highway 60 in Pine Island, Minnesota could be closed for up to one week per MNDOT report due to flooding.
*Wood county Wisconsin...Emergency management s…

9/22/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:33 PM CDT, Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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

*FLOOD WATCH*

Timing:

1 AM CDT Tonight through late Thursday Night

Counties included in the watch:

Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...Pine MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...and Price WI...

Some cities included in the watch:

Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Pillager MN...Fifty Lakes MN...Brainerd MN...Pine Center MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...McGrath MN...Floodwood MN...Duluth MN...Cromwell MN...Moose Lake MN...Hinckley MN...Pine City MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Mercer WI...Danbury WI...Grantsburg WI...Minong WI...Shell Lake WI...Hayward WI...Exeland WI...Park Falls WI...Phillips WI...and Ogema WI...

Discussion:

Rainfall totals of 1-4" are possible in the watch area from Tonight …

9/21/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:18 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Local Storm Report for Monday Night/Tuesday Morning, September 20th-21st, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

*10:55 PM CDT 9/20/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 1 mile west of Kimball WI (Iron County) Trees down over Lake Head Road, south of U.S. Highway 2.

*4:20 AM CDT 9/21/10: 0.75" diameter hail. Hurley WI (Iron County)

*4:25 AM CDT 9/21/10: Thunderstorm Wind Damage. 3 miles northwest of Hurley WI (Iron County) Several trees over Defer Road.

Note: Temperatures aloft were just too warm for thunderstorms to develop in Northeast Minnesota Monday Night, and by the time the air aloft cooled enough, the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms had shifted into Northwest Wisconsin through the southern half of Minnesota early Tuesday Morning as the low pressure system and it's warm front and cold front exited the north-east parts of Minnesota around Midnight-1 AM This Morning. The Storm Prediction Center did issue a *Seve…

9/20/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:54 PM CDT, Monday, September 20th, 2010

Low temperature report for Monday, September 20th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

International Falls MN: 34 degrees

Ashland WI: 34 degrees

Silver Bay MN: 30 degrees

Grand Marais MN: 30 degrees

Ely MN: 30 degrees

Superior WI: 37 degrees

Embarrass MN: 28 degrees

3 miles east of Orr MN: 31 degrees

2 miles south of Tower MN: 33 degrees

Butternut WI: 35 degrees

Upson WI: 33 degrees

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Quick changes are taking place across the Upper Midwest Today as a strong area of low pressure (1000 mb) which was centered in southern South Dakota at 4 PM heads northeast. A very strong warm front extends east of that low through the south half of Minnesota late Today and seperates 80 and 90 degree heat and 60+ degree dewpoints from southern Minnesota through parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota to temperatures in the 50s and dewpoints in the 40s and 50s across …

9/19/10: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:45 PM CDT, Sunday, September 19th, 2010

...RECORD COLD SEPTEMBER IN PROGRESS AT DULUTH, MINNESOTA...

*The average temperature through the first 18 days of September, 2010 was 52.9 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota making it the 8th coldest start to a September on record. The coldest September ever recorded in Duluth, Minnesota occurred in 1974 with an average temperature of 50.5 degrees. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Note: Meteorological summer (June-August) was the 8th warmest on record at Duluth, Minnesota.

Low temperature report for Sunday, September 19th, 2010. Source: NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth MN: 36 degrees

International Falls MN: 33 degrees

Hibbing MN: 30 degrees

Ashland WI: 35 degrees

Hayward WI: 31 degrees

Ely MN: 32 degrees

Bigfork MN: 34 degrees

Pine River MN: 34 degrees

Moose Lake MN: 32 degrees

McGregor MN: 34 degrees

Superior WI: 36 degrees

Siren WI: 34 degrees

Phillips WI: 36 degrees

Bruno MN: 32 degrees

Cook MN: 32 degrees

Embarrass MN: 27 degrees

Floodwood MN: 31 degrees

Kabeto…

9/18/10: Weather Report

Issued at 4:37 PM CDT, Saturday, September 18th, 2010

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

*FROST ADVISORY*

Timing:

12 AM CDT Tonight until 6 AM CDT Sunday

Counties included in the advisory:

Southern St. Louis MN...Aitkin MN...Crow Wing MN...Cass MN...Carlton MN...Pine MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...and Price WI...

Some cities included in the advisory:

Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...Brainerd MN...Cross Lake MN...Pine Center MN...Leader MN...Longville MN...Cass Lake MN...Cromwell MN...Moose Lake MN...Hinckley MN...Pine City MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Mercer WI...Danbury WI...Grantsburg WI...Minong WI...Shell Lake WI...Hayward WI...Exeland WI...Park Falls WI...Phillips WI...and Ogema WI...

Discussion:

Mostly clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop into the middle …

9/17/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:43 PM CDT, Friday, September 17th, 2010

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

*FROST ADVISORY*

Timing:

3 AM CDT until 8 AM CDT Saturday.

Counties included in the advisory:

Southern Cook MN...Southern Lake MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Carlton MN...Aitkin MN...Crow Wing MN...and Cass MN...

Some cities included in the advisory:

Grand Portage MN...Hovland MN...Grand Marais MN...Finland MN...Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...Duluth MN...Brookston MN...Floodwood MN...Cromwell MN...Carlton MN...Moose Lake MN...Hill City MN...McGrath MN...Aitkin MN...Cross Lake MN...Brainerd MN...and Pine Center MN...

Discussion:

Temperatures are expected to dip into the middle 30s Tonight in the advisory area which will result in areas of frost Overnight into early Saturday Morning.

A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

*FREEZE WARNING*

Timing:

3 AM CDT until 8 AM CDT Saturday.

Counties included in the warn…

9/17/10: FALL FOLIAGE REPORT

Issued at 2:28 PM CDT, Friday, September 17th, 2010

Fall foliage reports will be issued each Friday Afternoon until past peak conditions occur.

Report as of September 15th-16th, 2010. Source: Minnesota DNR and travelwisconsin.com

In Northern Minnesota:

Northwest-western Koochiching and far western Cass counties: 25-50% color.
Indus, Manitou, Loman, Northome, Gemmell and Mizpah in Koochiching county including locations along and west of Highway 71 and Highway 11 are some locations that are seeing some nice color change per minnesota dnr.

The Walker and Hackensack areas in western Cass county are other spots that are seeing some nice color change at this time.

The remainder of Northeast and Eastcentral Minnesota are seeing 10-25% color change at this time with the exception being in the Twin Ports, down through Jay Cooke State Park and also in the southwestern portion of Crow Wing county where only 0-10% color change has been reported by the Minnesota DNR.

In Northwest Wisconsin:

Douglas cou…