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11/30/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:57 PM CST, Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

...Another winter storm affects portions of the Northland, but snow amounts varied greatly...  In the end, snow totals ended up higher than forecasted from Duluth (away from Lake Superior) north through the Iron Range and south to parts of Carlton county.  Snow totals closer to Lake Superior were pretty much in line with what was forecasted...

Note:  Snow continues to come down late This Afternoon, thus the totals represented below may not reflect the final numbers.  Higher snow totals are in bold.

Breezy Point, MN (Crow Wing county)  3.0"
Saginaw, MN (St. Louis county)  9.0"
Cloquet, MN (Carlton county)  7.0"
Holyoke, MN (Carlton county)  7.6"
4 miles south of Bruno, MN (Pine county)  7.0"
5 miles north of Virginia, MN (St. Louis county)  7.0"
4 miles south of Sawyer, MN (Carlton county)  6.9"
Fort Ripley, MN (Crow Wing county)  5.5"
Nashwauk, MN (Itasca county)  5.3"
Wrenshall, MN (Carlto…

11/29/10: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 5:02 PM CST, Monday, November 29th, 2010

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

*Timing:

Until Noon CST Tuesday.

*Counties included in the warning:

Koochiching MN...Northern Itasca MN...and Cass MN...

*Some cities included in the warning:

International Falls MN...Northome MN...Togo MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...and Leader MN...

*Discussion:

Snow, heavy at times will occur in Northern Minnesota Tonight with snow continuing at times into Tuesday.  Some freezing drizzle could mix with the snow This Evening.  In addition to the snow, expect northwest winds to increase with gusts to 25 mph developing by Tuesday.  The snow will lead to icy roads and dangerous driving conditions.

*Snowfall totals of 4-8" are expected in the warning area by Tuesday Afternoon.

A winter storm warning for snow means snow accumulation is anticipated and that snowfall rates of one inch per hour or greater can be expected at times.  If you must travel exercise extreme caution and allow extra time to reach your destinat…

11/29/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:49 PM CST, Monday, November 29th, 2010

High temperature report for Sunday, November 28th, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.  Temperatures on Sunday were 10 to nearly 20 degrees above normal for late November.

Brainerd, MN:  45 degrees
Grand Marais, MN:  40 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  40 degrees
Ashland, WI:  44 degrees
Hayward, WI:  42 degrees
Eveleth, MN:  41 degrees
Longville, MN:  43 degrees
Moose Lake, MN:  45 degrees
Hinckley, MN:  46 degrees
Siren, WI:  44 degrees
Phillips, WI:  45 degrees
Bruno, MN:  42 degrees
Floodwood, MN:  41 degrees
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  41 degrees
Gurney, WI:  43 degrees
Upson, WI:  42 degrees
Danbury, WI:  46 degrees
Solon Springs, WI:  43 degrees

Weather tidbits:

*Sunday's high temperature of 38 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota was the first time since November 19th with a maximum temperature above freezing, the high temperature on the 19th was 34 degrees.

*A trace or more of snow fell everyday from November 13th-27th (15 days) at Duluth…

11/28/10: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 4:28 PM CST, Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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

*WINTER STORM WATCH*

*Timing:

Monday Evening through Tuesday Morning.

*Counties included in the watch:

Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...St. Louis MN...Lake MN...and Cook MN...

*Some cities included in the watch:

International Falls MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Brainerd MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...McGregor MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Cotton MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Isabella MN...Lutsen MN...Grand Marais MN...Hovland MN...and Grand Portage MN...

*Discussion:

A complex low pressure system will head northeast into the Central Plains on Monday before lifting into Western or Central Wisconsin Tuesday Morning, then into Western or Central Lake Superior by Tuesday Afte…

11/27/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:42 PM CST, Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Weather History:

On this date in 1998:  A record high temperature of 60 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1022 mb moved off to our south/east Today with a southerly flow developing in our area on the backside of that high.  Partly to mostly sunny skies occurred Today with high temperatures ranging from the upper teens to the middle 20s.  Winds turned into the south/southeast Today under 15 mph.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

A vigorous upper level trough covered Eastern Canada with a westerly flow aloft in place over the Upper Midwest while a new upper trough with 90-120 meter 12 hour 500 mb height falls tracks through the Western U.S. per water vapor satellite imagery and RUC model analysis.

Tonight:

Partly cloudy skies will be found in our area with warm advection continuing thanks to southerly winds.  Lows Tonight will be …

11/26/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 6:15 PM CST, Friday, November 26th, 2010

Snowfall report from Wednesday and Thursday, November 24th-25th.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota. 

Note:  The higher snow totals are in bold.

Kabetogama, MN (St. Louis county)  11.3"
International Falls, MN (Koochiching county)  8.5"
Littlefork, MN (Koochiching county)  7.7"
21 miles north of Grand Marais, MN (Cook county)  5.5"
8 miles south of Bigfork, MN (Itasca county)  5.5"
3 miles west of Bayfield, WI (Bayfield county)  5.0"
4 miles south of Bruno, MN (Pine county)  4.0"
Saginaw, MN (St. Louis county)  4.0"
South Range, WI (Douglas county)  4.0"
Oulu, WI (Bayfield county)  4.0"
Cotton, MN (St. Louis county)  3.8"
10 miles south-southeast of Superior, WI (Douglas county)  3.8"
Lutsen, MN (Cook county)  3.3"
Floodwood, MN (St. Louis county)  3.0"
Ely, MN (St. Louis county)  3.0"
Lake Nebagamon, WI (Douglas county)  2.8"
Embarrass, MN (St. Louis county) …

11/24/10: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:00 PM CST, Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Low temperature report for Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth, MN:  6 degrees
International Falls, MN:  -5 degrees
Grand Marais, MN:  -2 degrees
Ely, MN:  -2 degrees
Orr, MN:  -4 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  -6 degrees
Bigfork, MN:  0 degrees
Littlefork, MN:  -2 degrees
Northome, MN:  -1 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  -3 degrees
Kabetogama, MN:  -3 degrees
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  -7 degrees

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure of 1006 mb has moved into Eastern North Dakota as of 3 PM with a secondary low of 1000 mb over Northeast Kansas.  A strong S/SE low level jet of 40-55 knots was in place across the Upper Midwest Today out ahead of this storm.  Warm and moist advection combined with very strong lift has led to the development of a band of snow from Northern through Central to Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin, some of the snow has b…

11/24/10: WINTER STORM WARNING INFORMATION

Issued at 7:17 AM CST, Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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

...All previously issued winter weather advisories remain in effect...refer to previous updates from Tuesday Evening for this information...

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

*Timing:

3 PM CST This Afternoon until Noon CST Thursday.

*Counties included in the warning:

Cook MN...and Lake MN...

*Some cities included in the warning:

Grand Portage MN...Hovland MN...Grand Marais MN...Lutsen MN...Forest Center MN...Isabella MN...Silver Bay MN...Finland MN...Two Harbors MN...and Larsmont MN...

*Discussion:

Snow, heavy at times will move into the Arrowhead of Minnesota by late This Afternoon with snow continuing Tonight before tapering off on Thursday.  Hourly snowfall rates could reach 1-2" at times Tonight.  Total snowfall accumulations of 6-10" are expected by Thursday.

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means heavy snow accumulation is anticipated and that snowfall rat…

11/23/10: *UPDATED WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION*

Issued at 4:40 PM CST, Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

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

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

*Timing:

Noon CST Wednesday until 4 AM CST Thursday.

*Counties included in the advisory:

Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...Southern St. Louis MN...Southern Itasca MN...Douglas WI...Burnett WI...and Washburn WI...

*Some cities included in the advisory:

Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Pine River MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Hill City MN...McGregor MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Grantsburg WI...Danbury WI...Minong WI...and Spooner WI...

*Discussion:

Snow will overspread the advisory area Wednesday Afternoon with snow continuing into Wednesday Evening before ending from south to north Wednesday Night.  The potential does exist for heavy snow bursts to develop which could lead to hourly snowfall rates of 1-2" from late Wedne…

11/23/10: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:03 PM CST, Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Snowfall report from Monday, November 22nd, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN. 
Note:  The higher totals are in bold.

Butternut WI (Ashland county)  1.0"
International Falls MN (Koochiching county)  7.1"
5 miles south of Herbster WI (Bayfield county)  3.5"
8 miles northeast of Cook MN (St. Louis county)  3.5"
Gile WI (Iron county)  4.0"
2 miles south of Northome MN (Koochiching county)  7.6"
9 miles northeast of Hayward WI (Sawyer county)  1.5"
Embarrass MN (St. Louis county)  4.5"
Culver MN (St. Louis county)  4.0"
Montreal WI (Iron county)  4.0"
5 miles northwest of Canyon MN (St. Louis county)  5.0"
Gurney WI (Iron county)  3.5"
Cornucopia WI (Bayfield county)  3.5"
Cotton MN (St. Louis county)  5.2"
Silver Bay MN (Lake county)  2.3"
Grand Rapids MN (Itasca county)  4.9"
2 miles south-southeast of Kabetogama MN (St. Louis county)  8.7"
Ely MN (St. Lou…

11/23/10: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 1:07 PM CST, Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

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

*WINTER STORM WATCH*

*Timing:

Wednesday Afternoon through late Wednesday Night.

*Counties included in the watch:

Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...Southern and Central St. Louis MN...Douglas WI...Burnett WI...and Washburn WI...

*Some cities included in the watch:

Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...McGregor MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Danbury WI...Grantsburg WI...Minong WI...and Shell Lake WI...

*Discussion:

An area of low pressure is forecast to lift north/northeast from the Plains to the Upper Midwest Wednesday into Thursday.  A period of snow, heavy at times which could mix with freezing drizzle or sleet is expected to overspread the watch area Wednesday Afternoon into Wednesday Night before precipitation tapers off on Thursday.

*Snowfall rates of 1-2" an hour may occur…

11/22/10: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:25 PM CST, Monday, November 22nd, 2010

...ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN MAY CONTINUE THRU EARLY NEXT WEEK...

Storm number one which affected Minnesota from Saturday Night into Sunday produced widespread freezing drizzle and light snow.  A spokesperson from MN-DOT told KARE 11 television station that this was the worst ice storm he had seen  in 29 years of working at MN-DOT.  There were hundreds of accidents around Minnesota on Sunday.

Local storm report from Sunday, November 21st, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

*6:30 AM CST 11/21/10:  Freezing rain.  Cornucopia, WI (Bayfield county)  Thin glaze on surfaces.
*1:53 AM CST 11/21/10:  Freezing rain.  Webster, WI (Burnett county)  Glazed roads
*6:30 AM CST 11/21/10:  1.0" snow.  Northome, MN (Koochiching county)
*6:30 AM CST 11/21/10:  1.5" snow.  Kabetogama, MN (St. Louis county)
*8:00 AM CST 11/21/10:  1.8" snow.  Littlefork, MN (Koochiching county)
*8:00 AM CST 11/21/10:  1.1" snow.  Togo, MN (Itasca count…

11/22/10: WINTER STORM WARNING INFORMATION

Issued at 1:40 PM CST, Monday, November 22nd, 2010

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

*WINTER STORM WARNING*

*Timing:

Until Midnight CST Tonight.

*Counties included in the warning:

Koochiching MN...Northern Itasca MN...and Northern St. Louis MN...

*Some cities included in the warning:

International Falls MN...Big Falls MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Togo MN...Crane Lake MN...Orr MN...and Ely MN...

*Discussion:

Snow, heavy at times will continue into This Evening before tapering off Overnight.  Snowfall rates could approach an inch an hour through early This Evening.

*Snowfall totals of 4-8" are expected in the warning area by late Tonight.

A winter storm warning for heavy snow means heavy snow accumulation is anticipated and that hourly snowfall rates of one inch per hour or greater can be expected at times.  Expect snow and ice covered roads and visibility less than one quarter in spots.

Tim

11/22/10: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 10:12 AM CST, Monday, November 22nd, 2010

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

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

*Timing:

Until Midnight CST Tonight.

*Counties included in the advisory:

Itasca MN...Koochiching MN...Northern Aitkin MN...Carlton MN...St. Louis MN...Lake MN...Cook MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...

*Some cities included in the advisory:

Grand Rapids MN...Squaw Lake MN...Bigfork MN...Togo MN...Northome MN...Big Falls MN...International Falls MN...Hill City MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Cotton MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Forest Center MN...Silver Bay MN...Two Harbors MN...Lutsen MN...Grand Marais MN...Hovland MN...Grand Portage MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...and Mercer WI...

*Discussion:

Snow will continue to expand in coverage in the advisory area through mid-Afternoon with snow conti…

11/21/10: Sunday's Weather Update

Issued at 4:11 PM CST, Sunday, November 21st, 2010

...Tonight...  Expect areas of light freezing drizzle, light snow, and patchy fog to continue in Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin This Evening before precipitation ends as the first low pressure system exits to our north/east.  Temperatures Tonight will be in the teens and 20s across the local area with variable winds under 15 mph.

...Monday and Monday Night...  As one system moves out, a new one will move in...  Low pressure will track from the Central Plains, reaching Northern Wisconsin early Monday Evening, then Central/Northern Lake Superior by Monday Night.  Strong forcing will develop across the Upper Midwest during this period and this should result in a widespread snow event for our local area.  The snow will spread in from the southwest with locations from Walker and Brainerd down to Pine City seeing some snow move in Tomorrow Morning, then it will overspread the Twin Ports, Iron Range, Arrowhead, and Northwest Wiscon…

11/21/10: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 7:15 AM CST, Sunday, November 21st, 2010

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

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

*Timing:

Until 6 PM CST This Evening.

*Counties included in the advisory:

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

*Some cities included in the advisory:

Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Leader MN...Brainerd MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...McGregor MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Hibbing MN...Cotton MN...Two Harbors MN...Isabella MN...Silver Bay MN...Lutsen MN...Grand Marais MN...and Grand Portage MN...

*Discussion:

A mixture of light snow and light freezing rain/freezing drizzle along with areas of fog will be found in the advisory area through early This Evening.  Snowfall accumulations of 1-3" are possible with ice accumulations under 0.10".  The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports tha…

11/20/10: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:03 PM CST, Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Low temperature report for Saturday, November 20th, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth, MN:  10 degrees
Two Harbors, MN:  10 degrees
Grand Marais, MN:  5 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  9 degrees
Cloquet, MN:  9 degrees
Superior, WI:  14 degrees
Siren, WI:  12 degrees
Northome, MN:  9 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  9 degrees
Floodwood, MN:  9 degrees
Winter, WI:  12 degrees

December 2010 outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center on Thursday, November 18th, 2010.

For Duluth, Minnesota:

*Equal chances for Above Normal, Below Normal, or Normal Temperatures and Precipitation.

December 2010 through February 2011 outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center on Thursday, November 18th, 2010.

For Duluth, Minnesota:

*33% chance for Below Normal Temperatures.
*Equal chances for Above Normal, Below Normal, or Normal Precipitation.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Arctic high pressure 1032-…

11/20/10: WINTER WEATHER HEADLINE INFORMATION

Issued at 3:28 PM CST, Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

*Timing:

Midnight CST Tonight until 6 PM CST Sunday.

*Counties included in the advisory:

Koochiching MN...Northern Itasca MN...and Northern St. Louis MN...

*Some cities included in the advisory:

International Falls MN...Big Falls MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Togo MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...and Orr MN...

*Discussion:

Snow will overspread the advisory area late Tonight with occasional snow continuing on Sunday before tapering off Sunday Evening.  Total snowfall accumulations of 2-5" are expected by Sunday Night.  Roads may become snow covered and slippery late Tonight through Sunday.

A winter weather advisory means that accumulating snow will cause travel difficulties.  Be prepared for snow covered roads and reduced visibility and use caution while driving.  Allow extra time to reach your destination.

*FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY*

*Tim…

11/19/10: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:49 PM CST, Friday, November 19th, 2010

Local storm report from Friday, November 19th, 2010.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

*8:30 AM CST 11/19/10:  Freezing rain.  20 miles north of Tofte, MN (Cook county)  Thin coating of ice on top of about 0.8" of snow.
*8:36 AM CST 11/19/10:  Freezing rain.  Emily, MN (Crow Wing county)  Freezing drizzle resulting in glare ice including on county road 1 near Emily.
*8:22 AM CST 11/19/10:  2.0" snow.  Grand Portage, MN (Cook County)
*8:05 AM CST 11/19/10:  2.5" snow.  11 miles northeast of Grand Marais, MN (Cook county)
*6:43 AM CST 11/19/10:  1.0" snow.  Kabetogama, MN (St. Louis county)
*6:00 AM CST 11/19/10:  1.0" snow.  Cook, MN (St. Louis county)
*5:51 AM CST 11/19/10:  1.4" snow.  International Falls, MN (Koochiching county)
*5:44 AM CST 11/19/10:  Freezing rain.  0.10" ice accumulation.  25 miles northwest of Duluth, MN at Lake Nichols (St. Louis county)
*4:06 AM CST 11/19/10:  Freezing rain.  2 miles …