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7/29/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:35 PM CDT, Friday, July 29th, 2011

*6th WARMEST JULY TO DATE AT DULUTH, MINNESOTA*
Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

6th warmest July to date at Duluth, Minnesota.  Through July 28th, the average temperature is 69.6 degrees.

Warmest July thru the 28th:  71.7 degrees in 2006
2nd warmest:  71.4 degrees in 1921 and 1881
4th warmest:  70.7 degrees in 1936
5th warmest:  70.4 degrees in 1878
6th warmest:  69.6 degrees in 2011

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Isolated showers/thunderstorms for Southern areas Tonight
-Severe risk Saturday-Saturday Evening
-Dry push for most areas on Sunday
-Next threat for showers/thunderstorms occurs early next week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A weak boundary was over Central Minnesota Today and a few showers and thunderstorms have been developing at times near that front from Central Minnesota to Northwest Wisconsin while Northern areas have stayed dry.  Partly to mostly sunny skies covered our area Today with h…

7/28/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:59 PM CDT, Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Incredible rain totals during the past 24 hours in portions of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Source:  WGN TV.  NWS Chicago, IL and La Crosse, WI.

Galena, Illinois:  14.50"
Dubuque, Iowa:  14.30"/fell in 12 hours!
Sinsinawa, Wisconsin:  10.11"

Weather Tidbits:

*68,028 lightning strokes occurred last night in Eastern Iowa, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin (WGN TV)
*Winds gusted to 92 mph off Chicago's shoreline with those storms last night (WGN TV)
*Wettest July ever at Chicago O'Hare.  9.80" of rain has fallen so far in July 2011 which beats the previous record of 9.56" set in 1889.  (WGN TV)
*July 2011 is the 9th wettest month in Chicago, Illinois.  The wettest month on record occurred in August, 1987 when 17.10" of rain fell.  (WGN TV)

*2.38" of rain has fallen at Duluth, Minnesota during the past 10 days.
*16 days so far this month with at least a trace of rain at Duluth, Minnesota.
*4.4…

7/27/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:01 PM CDT, Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Rainfall report for Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning, July 26th-27th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Note:  Higher totals are in bold.

Duluth, MN:  0.65"
International Falls, MN:  0.38"
Brainerd, MN:  0.82"
Hibbing, MN:  0.52"
Ashland, WI:  0.40"
Hayward, WI:  0.30"
7 miles northwest of Brainerd, MN:  1.95"
Bruno, MN:  0.78"
12 miles north of Isle, MN:  1.14"
3 miles northeast of Nisswa, MN:  1.27"
Gull Lake Dam, MN:  2.23"
Northome, MN:  0.34"
Floodwood, MN:  0.47"
Pillager, MN:  2.81"
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  0.42"
Upson, WI:  0.74"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.54"
Gordon, WI:  1.20"
Solon Springs, WI:  0.68"

Note:  Lightning hits a tree and starts 3 house fires in Duluth, Minnesota at 4:10 AM Today.  The fires were on East 9th Street in Duluth with one house extensively damaged.  No injuries were reported.  Source:  NNC

WEATHER H…

7/25/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:15 PM CDT, Monday, July 25th, 2011

Local Storm Report from Saturday, July 23rd, 2011.
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

*11:47 PM CDT 7/23/11:  1.00" HAIL.  7 miles west-northwest of Phillips, WI (Price County)  Occurred in Lugerville Township.

*10:55 AM CDT 7/23/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  51 mph.  5 miles southwest of Phillips, WI (Price County)

Weather History:

On this date in 1989:  A record high temperature of 89 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Pleasant summer weather Tonight and Tuesday
-Lake breeze returns Tuesday and Wednesday with cooler temperatures near Lake Superior
-Possible rain/thunderstorm complex Tuesday Night-Wednesday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A weak surface trough continues to push S-SE Today and as of late This Afternoon this boundary extended from Northern Wisconsin back to Eastcentral Minnesota.  Strong winds in the mid and upper levels of th…

7/24/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 6:51 PM CDT, Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Rainfall report for Saturday, July 23rd, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth, MN:  0.90"
Brainerd, MN:  0.29"
Hibbing, MN:  0.50"
Bruno, MN:  0.46"
6 miles west of Sandstone, MN:  0.74"
Cook, MN:  0.42"
Embarrass, MN:  0.38"
Floodwood, MN:  0.34"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.33"
Finland, MN:  0.29"
Ashland, WI:  0.46"
Butternut, WI:  0.60"
9 miles north of Bayfield, WI:  0.40"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.46"
Winter, WI:  0.55"

Weather Tidbits:

*68 degree high temperature at Duluth, MN on July 23rd was the coldest maximum temperature since July 14th when it was 62 degrees.
*Saturday's high of 68 degrees at Duluth, MN occurred at 12:10 AM, temperatures fell into the 50s and remained in the 50s throughout the day.
*6.86" of rain fell in around 3 hours time on July 23rd at O'Hare Airport (Chicago, Illinois)  This makes it the wettest calendar day at O…

7/22/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:08 PM CDT, Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Additional information regarding the heat wave that affected the Northland from July 16th-20th, 2011.
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

*Highest dewpoint ever recorded at Duluth, MN was 78 degrees which occurred on August 24th, 2003, this record still stands after this current heat wave.
*77 degree dewpoint occurred at Duluth, MN on July 17th, 2011 between the hours of 4-7 PM CDT.
*A dewpoint of 77 or 78 degrees at Duluth, MN has been reported only 6 times in the last 31 years prior to July 17th, 2011.
*Highest heat index in the Northland occurred just northeast of Hayward, WI in the town of Seeley on July 17th, 2011.  Heat index temperature was 118 degrees!

Weather Tidbits:

*11 days so far this summer with a 90 degree or warmer high temperature in the Twin Cities, MN.  Average for an entire summer is 13 days.  (Paul Douglas.  St. Cloud Times)
*1,149 daily high maximum temperature records occurred between the period of Jul…

7/21/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:28 PM CDT, Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Rainfall report from Tuesday through around 6 AM CDT Wednesday, July 19th-20th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Note:  Highest totals are in bold.

Duluth, MN:  0.81"
Brainerd, MN:  0.72"
Grand Marais, MN:  2.92"
Hibbing, MN:  0.64"
7 miles northwest of Brainerd, MN:  0.93"
Bruno, MN:  1.03"
12 miles north of Isle, MN:  0.69"
Dixon Lake, MN:  1.75"
Northome, MN:  0.62"
Floodwood, MN:  1.49"
Butternut, WI:  0.49
Park Falls, WI:  0.33"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.78"
Gordon, WI:  1.16"
Sarona, WI:  0.83"
Solon Springs, WI:  1.49"
Webster, WI:  0.89"

High temperature report from Wednesday, July 20th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth, MN:  91 degrees
Brainerd, MN:  94 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  91 degrees
Ashland, WI:  95 degrees
Hayward, WI:  93 degrees
Sky Harbor, MN:  93 degrees
Ely, MN:  90 degrees
Eveleth, MN:  93 degrees
Grand Rapids, MN:  91 …

7/19-7/20/11: Additional Storm Reports from Tuesday and other reports from Wednesday.

Issued at 4:16 PM CDT, Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Local Storm Report
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

*3:27 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  3 miles southwest of Cromwell, MN (Carlton County)  6-8" diameter tree limbs blown down.

*6:18 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Minong, WI (Washburn County)  Trees and branches blown down, some on power lines.

*8:00 AM CDT 7/20/11:  FLASH FLOOD.  Grand Marais, MN (Cook County)  Flooding on 1st street and Broadway.

*8:34 AM CDT 7/20/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  1.90".  Wrenshall, MN (Carlton County)  Total from Tuesday's storms.

*8:22 AM CDT 7/20/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  5.00".  20 miles north of Grand Marais, MN (Cook County)  Some local roads washed out.  Measured at Golden Eagle Lodge on the Gunflint Trail.

*7:00 AM CDT 7/20/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  2.83".  Grand Marais, MN (Cook County)

*7:00 AM CDT 7/20/11:  HEAVY RAIN.  1.76".  20 miles north-northwest of Grand Marais, MN (Cook County)

*6:54 AM CDT …

7/19/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:39 PM CDT, Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Local Storm Report from July 19th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

*12:45 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  50 mph.  10 miles north of Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca County)

*2:10 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  5 miles east of Cromwell, MN (Carlton County)  9" trees snapped.  Large oak tree down on power line.

*2:28 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Mahtowa, MN (Carlton County)  Numerous maple trees down.

*2:10 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  4 miles south of Cromwell, MN (Carlton County)  Several trees snapped off over Highway 73.

*6:00 PM CDT 7/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  5 miles northwest of Stone Lake, WI (Washburn County)  Many 16" diameter maples snapped off.  Large oak topped and large oak uprooted.

*6:00 PM CDT 7/19/11:  2.00" HAIL.  5 miles northwest of Stone Lake, WI (Washburn County)

*6:10 PM CDT 7/19/11:  1.75" HAIL.  Birchwood, WI (Washburn County)

*5:57 PM …

7/18/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:05 PM CDT, Monday, July 18th, 2011

High temperature report for Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

International Falls, MN:  91 degrees
Ashland, WI:  93 degrees
Hayward, WI:  92 degrees
Two Harbors, MN:  90 degrees
Silver Bay, MN:  90 degrees
Bigfork, MN:  91 degrees
McGregor, MN:  90 degrees
Hinckley, MN:  90 degrees
Superior, WI:  90 degrees
Siren, WI:  91 degrees
Phillips, WI:  91 degrees
Floodwood, MN:  90 degrees
Ashland, WI:  94 degrees
Park Falls, WI:  91 degrees
Upson, WI:  91 degrees
Solon Springs, WI:  93 degrees
Winter, WI:  91 degrees

Rainfall report for Sunday and early Monday, July 17th-18th, 2011
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Hibbing, MN:  0.20"
Hayward, WI:  0.96"
Cass Lake, MN:  0.19"
Northome, MN:  0.65"
Walker, MN:  0.15"
Finland, MN:  0.22"
Butternut, WI:  0.24"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.49"
Winter, WI:  0.37"

Weather Tidbits:

*Today marks the 3rd day in a row with a high temperature …

July 17th-18th, 2011 STORM REPORTS

Issued at 3:48 PM CDT, Monday, July 18th, 2011

Local Storm Report:
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

*6:50 AM CDT 7/18/11:  1.00" HAIL.  3 miles east of Finland, MN (Lake County)

*6:50 PM CDT 7/17/11:  LIGHTNING.  Mercer, WI (Iron County)  Lightning hit a shed and started a fire on Fisher Lake Road in Mercer.

*7:15 PM CDT 7/17/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 mile northeast of Turtle Flambeau, WI (Iron County)  Some campers stranded on the flowage.  Their canoes or watercraft were blown away from the campsite.

*7:00 PM CDT 7/17/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Park Falls, WI (Price County)  Power poles blown down in addition to tree damage.

*7:45 PM CDT 7/17/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  8 miles northeast of Phillips, WI (Price County)  Tree limbs and power lines down in the Township of Emery.

*7:42 PM CDT 7/17/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Hayward, WI (Sawyer County)  Multiple reports of trees blown down and tree limbs bringing down power lines in and around Hayward.

*5:50 PM CD…

7/16/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:17 PM CDT, Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Climate Summary for select Minnesota cities.  Valid July 1st-15th, 2011.
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average monthly temperature:  68.2 degrees/3.3 degrees Above Average
7 days so far this month with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees
1 day so far this month with a high temperature of at least 90 degrees

Precipitation total:  2.10"/0.01" Below Average
8 days so far this month with at least a trace of rain

International Falls, Minnesota:

Average monthly temperature:  65.8 degrees/0.3 degrees Above Average
10 days so far this month with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees

Precipitation total:  1.70"/0.05" Below Average
6 days so far this month with at least a trace of rain

Twin Cities, Minnesota:

Average monthly temperature:  76.9 degrees/4.2 degrees Above Average
7 days so far this month with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees
4 days so far this month with a high…

HEAT HEADLINES***UPDATED

Issued at 3:52 PM CDT, Saturday, July 16th, 2011

*EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Excessive Heat Warning is in effect until 10 PM CDT Wednesday for the following Counties:  In Minnesota:  Southern Itasca...Cass...Crow Wing...Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...and Southern St. Louis.  In Wisconsin:  Douglas...Bayfield...Ashland...Iron...Burnett...Washburn...Sawyer...and Price.  Some cities included in the warning are:  Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Leader MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Hill City MN...McGregor MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Wright MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Upson WI...Hurley WI...Montreal WI...Mercer WI...Danbury WI...Siren WI...Grantsburg WI...Minong WI...Shell Lake WI...Hayward WI...Winter WI...Park Falls WI...Phillips WI...and Ogema WI.

Impacts:  Afternoon temperatures will reach well into the 90s away from the Lake …

7/15/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:42 PM CDT, Friday, July 15th, 2011

Weather History:

On this date in 2006:  A record high temperature of 96 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Low confidence forecast through early next week
-Thunderstorm timing and where they occur is very uncertain
-Marine layer may come and go near Lake Superior into early next week
-Dangerous combination of heat/humidity for Inland locations thru at least early next week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Warm front has remained in Southern Minnesota Today due in part to a complex of strong to severe thunderstorms which formed early This Morning in Westcentral Minnesota, this complex of storms then tracked E-SE through portions of Central, Southern and Eastern Minnesota through early Afternoon...Convection near this warm front has prevented it from shifting farther north Today.  A weak surface trough was analyzed over Northern-Western Minnesota late Today, but abu…