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6/30/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:50 PM CDT, Thursday, June 30th, 2011

*HEAT ADVISORY*
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Heat Advisory is in effect until 9 PM CDT This Evening for the following counties.  In Minnesota:  Koochiching...Itasca...Cass...Crow Wing...and Aitkin.  Some cities included in the advisory:  International Falls MN...Littlefork MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Leader MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Hill City MN...and McGregor MN.

*High temperatures in the 80s to lower 90s combined with dewpoints in the lower 70s will produce heat index values of 95 to 100 degrees into early This Evening.

*These hot and humid conditions will potentially produce a heightened risk of heat related stress and illness.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected.  The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which illnesses are possible.  Drink plenty of fluids...Stay in air-conditioned room...Stay out of the sun...and ch…

6/29/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:37 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Weather History:

On this date in 1992:  A record low temperature of 40 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Few showers/thunderstorms possible into Thursday A.M.
-Extreme instability and tropical like dewpoints Thursday
-Severe risk if thunderstorms can develop Thursday Night
-Excessive heat advisories/warnings hoisted for portions of Minnesota for Thursday
-Risk for showers/thunderstorms once again on Friday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1018mb was centered in Eastern Illinois This Afternoon with deep low pressure of 996mb in Southcentral Alberta Province with a 1000mb low along the Montana-North Dakota border.  Broad southerly flow was occurring Today across the Upper Midwest with increasing amounts of humidity, especially away from Lake Superior.  Afternoon dewpoints were in the 50s and 60s across our area with PWS ranging from 0.80-1.00&qu…

6/28/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:38 PM CDT, Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Local storm report for Monday Evening, June 27th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

*8:05 PM CDT 6/27/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  Little Marais, MN (Lake county)  0.80" of rain fell in just 15 minutes.

*8:30 PM CDT 6/27/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  Silver Bay, MN (Lake county)  0.70" of rain

*9:09 PM CDT 6/27/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  Grand Marais, MN (Cook county)  0.97" of rain fell in less than 4 minutes.

*9:15 PM CDT 6/27/11:  FLASH FLOOD.  7 miles northeast of Little Marais, MN (Cook county)  Water over state Highway 61 between county road 6 and the Manitou River.

Rainfall report for Monday, June 27th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Note:  Heaviest totals are in bold.

Duluth, MN:  0.26"
International Falls, MN:  0.76"
Hibbing, MN:  1.24"
8 miles south of Bigfork, MN:  1.25"
Littlefork, MN:  0.75"
Pokegema Dam, MN:  1.65"
Babbitt, MN:  2.31"
Cook, MN:  3.34"
Embarrass, MN:  1.40"
Kabetogama, MN:  0.92"
3 m…

6/27/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:36 PM CDT, Monday, June 27th, 2011

Rainfall report for Sunday thru Monday Morning, June 26th-27th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Note:  Highest totals are in bold.

International Falls, MN:  0.58"
Hibbing, MN:  0.23"
Cass Lake, MN:  0.96"
Littlefork, MN:  0.33"
Northome, MN:  1.19"
Cook, MN:  2.10"
Embarrass, MN:  0.38"
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  1.06"
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  0.50"
2 miles south of Cohasset, MN:  2.30"
3 miles southeast of Cohasset, MN:  3.00"
16 miles north of Deer River, MN:  3.00"
1 mile southwest of Round Lake, MN:  2.84"
11 miles north of Marcell, MN:  5.25"
8 miles northeast of Cook, MN:  5.40"
Wirt, MN:  3.10"
15 miles north of Grand Rapids, MN:  3.15"

Local storm report for Monday, June 27th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

*8:35 AM CDT 6/27/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  37 mph.  Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca county)

*8:40 AM CDT 6/27/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Grand…

6/26/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:01 PM CDT, Sunday, June 26th, 2011

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Occasional rain/scattered thunderstorms Tonight
-Shower chances linger into Monday
-Dry weather Tuesday and Wednesday
-Near to slightly below average temperatures thru Tuesday
-Warm wave mid to late week, especially away from Lake Superior
-Pattern change after the 4th of July?

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A cold front was moving into extreme Northwest Minnesota late This Afternoon.  A moist airmass was in place out ahead of this front Today with dewpoints from 55 to around 65 degrees, PWS around 1.30" with 850mb td's from +8 to +12 degrees C.  An area of showers and isolated thunderstorms pushed through parts of Northern Minnesota This Morning.  Behind these showers, skies were partly sunny to mostly cloudy in Northern-Eastern Minnesota and partly cloudy to mostly sunny in Northwest Wisconsin.  Highs Today were in the 70s, with 50s in Superior and the D…

6/25/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:30 PM CDT, Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, MN (Airport location)

*76 degree high temperature on June 24th...Warmest maximum temperature since June 6th when it was 83 degrees.
*June 24th was our 1st time above 70 degrees since June 17th.
*3.46" of rain so far this month which is 0.09" ABOVE AVERAGE.
*11.76" of precipitation since January 1st which is 0.29" BELOW AVERAGE.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Most areas stay dry Tonight
-Threat for showers/thunderstorms increase Sunday Afternoon into Monday
-Dry weather returns next Tuesday/Wednesday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1014mb has moved off to our east Today with southerly winds occurring across our area on the backside of this high.  An area of rain has been affecting portions of Southeast Minnesota and Southwest Wisconsin Today while scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are developing in Western North Dakota late T…

6/23/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:46 PM CDT, Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

EF-0 TORNADO on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 in Anoka county, Minnesota.
Source:  NWS Chanhassen, MN.

Location:  From near the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and Central Ave. in Blaine...Northwest to about 1/2 mile northwest of the intersection of County Highway 14 and Hanson Boulevard in far Northern Coon Rapids.

Path Length:  Approximately 5 and one half miles.

Maximum wind speeds:  70-80 mph.

Time:  2 minutes either way of 3:12 PM CDT on June 21st, the tornado was on the ground until around 3:25 PM CDT per radar estimates.

Note:  Within the 7 county Twin Cities Metro area including Eastern Wright county, there have been 6 tornadoes thus far in 2011.  The remainder of the 52 counties in the NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen county warning area have seen 5 thus far.

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

*Average June temperature thru the 22nd:  56.8 degrees/2.2 degrees BELOW AVERAGE
*7 days so far this month with a high temperature of…

6/22/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:02 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

*FLOOD ADVISORY*
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

*Small Stream Flood Advisory* for minor flooding of poor drainage areas for Southcentral St. Louis county in Northeast Minnesota...This includes the city of Duluth until 815 PM CDT Tonight.

At 2 PM CDT a trained weather spotter reported that Keene Creek in Duluth had overflowed its banks and water was flooding private property.  The flooding was occurring near the intersection of Getchell and Saint Louis River Roads.

Minor flood will continue along portions of Keene Creek and possibly other creeks in the Duluth area through early This Evening.  This includes the following streams and drainages...Chester Creek...Rocky Run...Mission Creek...Stewart Creek...Midway River...Buckingham Creek...Keene Creek...Pine River...Tischer Creek...Amity Creek...and East Branch Amity Creek.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain.  Do not attempt to t…

6/21/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:03 PM CDT, Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

...STRONG EARLY SUMMER STORM LINGERS INTO EARLY THURSDAY...

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH*
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Wednesday Afternoon for the following counties in Northeast Minnesota:  Cook and Lake.  Some cities included in the watch are:  Grand Marais MN...Lutsen MN...Forest Center MN...Isabella MN...Silver Bay MN...Finland MN...and Two Harbors MN.

Impacts:  Rain and a few thunderstorms will continue into Wednesday.  Locally heavy rainfall is possible.  Due to the steep terrain in the Arrowhead there is a threat for flash flooding.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.  Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.  You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

*WIND ADVISORY*
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Wind Advisory is in effect until 10 PM CDT Tonight for the following counties.  In Minnesota:  Southern Lake.…

6/20/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:35 PM CDT, Monday, June 20th, 2011

Weather History:

On this date in 1995:  A record high temperature of 88 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.
On this date in 1992:  A record low temperature of 31 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Strong early Summer storm still taking aim at the Northland
-Rain overspreads the area Tuesday-Tuesday Night
-Locally heavy rainfall still possible with some flooding Tuesday-Wednesday
-Strong winds developing near Lake Superior, gales possible Tuesday-Wednesday
-Temperatures start to moderate closer to average levels by the weekend

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Deep low pressure of 992mb was centered along the Northern Kansas-Southern Nebraska state line with a warm front connected to this low located in Northern Missouri.  High pressure of 1018mb was nosing south from Northern Ontario Province.  Dry air has been advecting south/west from Northern Canada Today and…

6/19/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 6:39 PM CDT, Sunday, June 19th, 2011

...POWERFUL LATE SPRING STORM MONDAY NIGHT-WEDNESDAY...

Rainfall report for Saturday and Sunday Morning, June 18th-19th, 2011
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

International Falls, MN:  0.94"
Ashland, WI:  0.63"
Hayward, WI:  0.18"
Littlefork, MN:  0.50"
Embarrass, MN:  0.98"
Kabetogama, MN:  1.40"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.53"
Butternut, WI:  0.80"
Gurney, WI:  0.80"
Upson, WI:  0.30"
9 miles north of Bayfield, WI:  0.72"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.26"
Winter, WI:  0.74"

Local storm report from Sunday, June 19th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

4:00 AM CDT 6/19/11:  FLASH FLOOD.  2 miles east of Duxbury, MN (Pine county)  Road washed out near Tamarack River Road, west of Markville.  Radar estimates around 1.00" an hour rainfall rates near the area.

Weather history:

On this date in 1992:  A record low temperature of 34 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Areas of …

6/18/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:52 PM CDT, Saturday, June 18th, 2011

*FLASH FLOOD WATCH*
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Flash Flood Watch has been issued until 1 PM CDT Sunday for the following counties.  In Minnesota:  Southern Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...and Southern St. Louis.  In Wisconsin:  Douglas...Burnett...Bayfield...Washburn...Sawyer...Ashland...Iron...and Price.  Some cities included in the watch are:  Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Bruno MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Wrenshall MN...Cloquet MN...Cromwell MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Danbury WI...Grantsburg WI...Siren WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Minong WI...Spooner WI...Shell Lake WI...Hayward WI...Exeland WI...Loretta WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Upson WI...Hurley WI...Mercer WI...Park Falls WI...Phillips WI...and Ogema WI.

Impacts:  Rain with embedded thunderstorms will develop This Evening and will continue into Sunday Morning.  Deep moisture in place will cause areas of heavy rain.  Light winds…