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5/31/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:03 PM CDT, Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

*WIND ADVISORY*

National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 PM CDT Tonight for the following counties:  Itasca MN...Cass MN...Crow Wing MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...Central and Southern St. Louis MN...Southern Lake MN...Southern Cook MN...Douglas WI...Burnett WI...and Washburn WI.  Some cities included in the advisory are:  Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Leader MN...Brainerd MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Wright MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Lutsen MN...Grand Marais MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Siren WI...and Spooner WI.

Impacts:  Strong southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts over 40 mph This Evening.  Strong winds may result in some tree branches or weaker trees being blown down.  This may result in some power outages This Evening.  Any loose outdoor items such …

5/29/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 6:38 PM CDT, Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Weather Tidbits:
Source:  SPC

*330 Tornado reports in the U.S. so far in May
*Year to date severe weather reports in the U.S.:  12,978
*Year to date tornado reports in the U.S.:  1,371
*15 tornado reports in Minnesota so far for 2011
*35 tornado reports in Wisconsin so far in 2011

Additional storm reports from Saturday, May 28th, 2011.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

*2:45 PM CDT 5/28/11:  0.75" HAIL.  14 miles west of Isabella, MN (Lake county)

*2:58 PM CDT 5/28/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  5 miles east-southeast of Ely, MN (Lake county)  A couple trees blown down along the Kawishiwi Trail.

*3:28 PM CDT 5/28/11:  1.00" HAIL.  5 miles north of Silver Bay, MN (Lake county)

*3:32 PM CDT 5/28/11:  FUNNEL CLOUD.  4 miles north of Silver Bay, MN (Lake county)

*3:40 PM CDT 5/28/11:  0.75" HAIL.  1 mile west of Illgen City, MN (Lake county)

*3:45 PM CDT 5/28/11:  FUNNEL CLOUD.  2 miles east-southeast of Illgen City, MN (Lake count…

5/28/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:05 PM CDT, Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Local storm reports from Saturday Afternoon, May 28th, 2011.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

*2:40 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  6 miles south of Tower, MN (St. Louis county)  Tree blown down blocking Highway 135 near Highway 26.

*3:35 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Gilbert, MN (St. Louis county)  Tree down in Gilbert.

*3:50 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 miles north of Side Lake, MN (St. Louis county)  3 trees down blocking Highway 5 and Perch Lake Road.

*3:11 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  47 mph at Hibbing, MN (St. Louis county)

*3:35 PM CDT:  FUNNEL CLOUD.  3 miles north of Silver Bay, MN (Lake county)

*3:25 PM CDT:  FUNNEL CLOUD.  5 miles west of Silver Bay, MN (Lake county)  Rotating wall cloud with brief funnels or vorticies dipping out of the base of the cloud, no contact with the ground.

Rainfall report for Friday through around 7 AM CDT Saturday, May 27th-28th, 2011.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Duluth, MN:  0.19"…

5/27/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:14 PM CDT, Friday, May 27th, 2011

Low temperature report for Friday, May 27th, 2011.  Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Grand Marais, MN:  31 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  26 degrees
Ashland, WI:  28 degrees
Hayward, WI:  32 degrees
Silver Bay, MN:  27 degrees
Ely, MN:  27 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  28 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  28 degrees
Floodwood, MN:  29 degrees
4 miles east of Island Lake, MN:  29 degrees
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  26 degrees
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  30 degrees
Finland, MN:  32 degrees
Gurney, WI:  26 degrees
Madeline Island, WI:  28 degrees
Upson, WI:  29 degrees
Solon Springs, WI:  32 degrees

Weather History:

On this date in 2008:  A record low temperature of 31 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Rain overspreads the area Tonight
-Scattered showers/thunderstorms for Saturday
-Isolated risk for severe weather Saturday Afternoon
-Dry Sunday
-Memorial Day severe weather threat?

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

5/26/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:53 PM CDT, Thursday, May 26th, 2011

*FREEZE WARNING*

The National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota has issued a Freeze Warning from 12 AM CDT Tonight until 8 AM CDT Friday for the following counties:  Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Aitkin MN...Pine MN...Carlton MN...St. Louis MN...Northern Lake MN...Northern Cook MN...Douglas WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Iron WI...Burnett WI...Washburn WI...Sawyer WI...and Price WI.  Some cities included in the warning are:  International Falls MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Wright MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Forest Center MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Upson WI...Hurley WI...Siren WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...and Park Falls WI.

*Temperatures will fall into the 20s away from Lake Superior and within a few degrees of freezing near t…

5/25/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:21 PM CDT, Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

*FREEZE WARNING*

The National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota has issued a Freeze Warning from 12 AM CDT Tonight until 8 AM CDT Thursday for the following Counties:  Koochiching MN...Itasca MN...Central and Northern St. Louis MN...Lake MN...and Cook MN.  Some cities included in the warning:  International Falls MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Isabella MN...and Grand Marais MN.

*Temperatures Overnight will fall into the 20s in Northern Minnesota with a widespread freeze expected.  All but the most hearty young plants will be damaged or killed by the freeze.  Landscaping and certain hearty early plant species such as carrots and onions are not apt to be harmed.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely.  These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.  Cover tender young plants or move them ind…

5/24/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:04 PM CDT, Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

*FROST ADVISORY*

The National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota has issued a Frost Advisory from 3 AM CDT Tonight until 7 AM CDT Wednesday.  Counties included in the advisory are:  Koochiching MN...Northern Itasca MN...and Northern St. Louis MN.  Some cities included in the advisory are:  International Falls, MN...Northome MN...Bigfork MN...Togo MN...Crane Lake MN...and Ely MN.

Temperatures will drop to the upper 20s to lower 30s early Wednesday Morning which will result in areas of frost in far Northern Minnesota Tonight.

Unprotected tender plants could be damaged or killed by near or below freezing temperatures.

A frost advisory means that frost is possible.  Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.  Cover tender plants or take them indoors.

Additional storm reports from Sunday, May 22nd, 2011.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

*4:18 PM CDT 5/22/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 miles north of Mercer, WI (Iron county)  Several…

5/23/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:18 PM CDT, Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A significant severe weather outbreak affected portions of the Upper Midwest and Central Plains on Saturday and Sunday, May 21st-22nd, 2011.  Latest info. via SPC, TWC, and the Associated Press.

277 severe weather reports/22 tornado reports on Saturday, May 21st, 2011.
789 severe weather reports/51 tornado reports on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011.

Two day total:  1,066 severe weather reports/73 tornado reports.

14 tornado reports in Minnesota and 13 tornado reports in Wisconsin on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011.

30 injuries and 1 fatality from a tornado that struck Minneapolis, Minnesota (northern suburbs) on Sunday Afternoon.

Joplin, Missouri tornado from Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 has been rated an EF4 (preliminary rating) with winds greater than 190 mph.  Death toll from this tornado has climbed to 116 which makes it the single deadliest tornado since Woodward, Oklahoma on April 9th, 1947 which killed 181 people.  Red Cross reports that 75% of Joplin, Miss…

5/21/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:56 PM CDT, Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Rainfall totals from Friday Night and Saturday Morning...Ending around 6 AM CDT Today.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Brainerd, MN:  0.55"
4 miles south of Bruno, MN:  0.30"
12 miles north of Isle, MN:  0.87"
3 miles northeast of Nisswa, MN:  0.67"
Dixon Lake, MN:  0.20"

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Periods of rain continuing into Monday
-Scattered thunderstorms Tonight and Sunday
-A couple strong storms possible Sunday Afternoon for parts of the area
-Cool/drier weather takes over after Monday and persists into the middle of the week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure of 996mb was centered in extreme Northwest South Dakota as of 4 PM CDT Today.  A rather large area of rain has been lifting north across our area Today, as of late Afternoon the majority of the steadier rainfall has pushed into far Northern Minnesota through the Arrowhead and down through portions of…

5/20/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:53 PM CDT, Friday, May 20th, 2011

Weather History:

On this date in 2009:  A record high temperature of 88 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.
On this date in 1986:  A record low temperature of 26 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*72 degrees, high temperature so far Today at Duluth, MN.  1st time above 70 degrees since May 11th
*Periods of rain thru Monday
*Scattered thunderstorm risk Saturday and Sunday
*Frost potential the middle of next week?

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure of 1002mb was centered in Western South Dakota This Afternoon.  The airmass ahead of this storm consists of dewpoints in the 50s, PWS of 1.00-1.40" with 850 mb td's of +8 to +10 degrees C.  Some rain showers have been affecting Western-Southern parts of our area Today while the rest of us remained dry for one more day.  Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies covered the area Today with highs in the 60s …

5/19/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:22 PM CDT, Thursday, May 19th, 2011

30 day outlook for June 2011.  Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on Thursday, May 19th, 2011.

For Duluth, Minnesota:

40% chance for below average temperatures with a 33% chance for above average precipitation.

90 day outlook for June-August 2011.  Issued by the Climate Prediction Center on Thursday, May 19th, 2011.

For Duluth, Minnesota:

33% chance for below average temperatures with equal chances for below average, near, or above average precipitation.

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota:

-Today marks the 4th day in a row with a high temperature of at least 60 degrees.  October 7th-10th, 2011 was the last time this happened.
-Today marks the 5th consecutive day without precipitation.  The end of March (27th-30th) was the last time we put together at least 4 days with 0.00" of precip.
-May precipitation total (thru the 18th)  0.62" which is 0.92" below average. 
-11 days so far in May with at least a trace of precipita…