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8/31/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:16 PM CDT, Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Rainfall report for Tuesday-Wednesday Morning, August 30th-31st, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.38"
International Falls, MN:  0.35"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.23"
Hibbing, MN:  0.23"
Hayward, WI:  0.36"
3 miles northeast of Nisswa, MN:  0.26"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.24"

Very impressive Mid-Atlantic rainfall totals this month  (totals and avg. thru the 30th)
Source:  National Weather Service

Philadelphia, PA:  19.31".  Average:  3.40"
Trenton, NJ:  14.85".  Average:  3.98"
Atlantic City, NJ:  11.11".  Average:  4.01"
Central Park, NY:  18.95".  Average:  4.44"

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Low clouds, fog and drizzle continues Tonight and possibly into Thursday for some areas
*Chance for showers and thunderstorms late Tonight-early Friday
*Severe and heavy rain threat for Thursday and Thursday Night
*Labor Day weekend looks general…

8/29/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:25 PM CDT, Monday, August 29th, 2011

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Small chances for showers/thunderstorms Tonight
-Showers possible at times Tuesday and Wednesday along with near to below average temperatures
-Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday or early Friday
-A hint of fall by Labor Day weekend

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Late This Afternoon...A cold front was moving south into extreme Northern Minnesota with low pressure of 1004mb centered near Hudson Bay Canada with high pressure of 1016mb in Southeast Wisconsin.  A warm W-SW wind was found in our area Today along with partly cloudy to sunny skies.  High temperatures made it into the upper 70s to lower 80s which is around 5-10 degrees above average for late August.  Dewpoints Today were mainly in the 50s with west or southwest winds at 10-20 mph.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

W-NW 500mb flow was in place across the Upper Midwest per RUC model analysis and water va…

8/28/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:16 PM CDT, Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Weather History:

On this date in 1984:  A record high temperature of 91 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.
On this date in 1982:  A record low temperature of 34 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Spotty rain showers Tonight
-Monday may be one of the warmer days of the week
-Small chance for showers/thunderstorms Monday Afternoon-Evening
-Risk for showers/thunderstorms Tuesday, possibly lingering into the end of the week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1016mb covered Northern Minnesota late Today.  A weak disturbance embedded in the northwest upper level flow caused some clouds and scattered mostly light rain showers across Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin Today.  High temperatures were generally in the lower to middle 70s with variable winds under 15 mph.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

Northwest H5 flow continues Today with Trop…

8/26/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:55 PM CDT, Friday, August 26th, 2011

Weather Tidbits:

-Mandatory evacuation ordered for low-lying areas of New York City for the first time in the city's history according to Mayor Bloomberg as Hurricane Irene approaches this weekend.  (Weatherunderground)
-65 million people are in the path of Hurricane Irene this weekend (MPRweather)
-Today marked the 8th day this month with a maximum temperature of at least 80 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota.  August 2010 had 15 days with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees.

Local Storm Report for Friday, August 26th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*11:18 AM CDT 8/26/11:  0.75" HAIL.  6 miles southeast of Sea Gull Lake, MN (Cook County)

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Dry air and comfortable temperatures ahead thru Saturday Night
*Small rain chances Sunday-Monday
*Pattern shift for the middle/end of next week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A cold front has move…

8/25/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:27 PM CDT, Thursday, August 25th, 2011

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*A few showers/thunderstorms late Tonight-Friday
*Dry Friday Night-Sunday Morning
*Shower threat returns Sunday Afternoon-early Monday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A very pleasant late summer day with plenty of sunshine along with high temperatures in the 70s to lower 80s.  Dewpoints were generally in the 50s to around 60 degrees.  Winds were from the southwest or west under 20 mph.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

W-NW 500mb flow covered the Upper Midwest with an upper level ridge in place from the Rockies through the Central-Southern U.S.  Water vapor satellite imagery shows one disturbance passing E-SE through Minnesota and Wisconsin, ridging and little moisture in place resulted in no precipitation with this disturbance.  The next disturbance was moving east through the Northern Rockies into the Northern Plains per water vapor satellite imagery.

Tonight:

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8/24/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:04 PM CDT, Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Weather Tidbits:

*4 tornado reports in Central and Eastern Wisconsin from August 23rd, 2011 (SPC)
*2011 preliminary tornado count stands at 44 in Wisconsin and 30 in Minnesota (SPC)

Rainfall report for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.22"
Hayward, WI:  0.25"
4 miles east of Island Lake, MN:  0.31"
Ashland, WI:  0.56"
Park Falls, WI:  0.59"
9 miles north of Bayfield, WI:  0.27"
Sarona, WI:  0.88"
Webster, WI:  0.73"

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Dry weather into Thursday Evening
-Breezy Tonight
-A risk for showers/thunderstorms late Thursday Night into Friday
-A 50/50 weekend with Saturday looking like the dry day

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Strong low pressure of 991mb was centered in Eastern Ontario Province late This Afternoon with high pressure of 1016mb covering the Dakotas.  A tight pr…

8/23/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:24 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Weather Tidbits:

*5.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Southern Colorado early Tuesday Morning.  Biggest quake to hit the state in 40 years.  (CNN)
*5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Virginia at 1:51 PM EDT/12:51 PM CDT This Afternoon.  It was centered near Louisa, Virginia; 40 miles northwest of Richmond.  This earthquake was felt as far away as New York City, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta.  (TWC)

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Humid This Evening with a slight risk for showers/thunderstorms
-Windy and much less humid for Wednesday
-Most areas will be dry Tomorrow and Thursday
-Small chance for showers/thunderstorms returns for Friday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

A potent disturbance has been moving E-SE across Minnesota and into Wisconsin Today.  Showers and thunderstorms developed late last night and continued into early This Afternoon generally along and south of Highway 2.  Non…

8/22/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:04 PM CDT, Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Note:  So far August 2011 is averaging above normal in terms of temperatures at Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location), only 2 other months prior to August has ended up having above average temperatures thus far.  The numbers below represent the departure from the average monthly temperature. 

For example:  January's average monthly temperature is 7.1 degrees...Average temperature this January was 5.8 degrees so we were -1.3 degrees below average for the month.

January 2011:  -1.3 degrees
February 2011:  -0.3 degrees
March 2011:  -1.4 degrees
April 2011:  +0.1 degrees
May 2011:  -2.1 degrees
June 2011:  -1.9 degrees
July 2011:  +4.3 degrees
August 2011:    +2.2 degrees...thru the 22nd

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Warmer and more humid weather into Tuesday
*Increasing instability leads to a risk of showers/t-storms late Tonight into Tuesday Evening
*Less humid by mid-week with continued mild temperatures

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota a…

8/21/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:39 PM CDT, Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Local Storm Report for Friday, August 19th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*2:25 AM CDT 8/19/11:  1.00" HAIL.  Remer, MN (Cass County)

*3:02 AM CDT 8/19/11:  1.75" HAIL.  9 miles west of Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca County)

*2:25 AM CDT 8/19/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  Cass Lake, MN (Cass County)  Eastward extension of wind damage path from Beltrami County along Roosevelt Road

*7:12 AM CDT 8/19/11:  0.25" HAIL.  Couderay, WI (Sawyer County)

Local Storm Report for Saturday, August 20th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*4:40 PM CDT 8/20/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  45 MPH.  1 mile west of Cass Lake, MN (Cass County)  A few trees snapped with gust front.

*7:58 PM CDT 8/20/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  57 MPH.  Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Reported by the Blatnik Bridge MNDOT weather station, approximately 120 feet above the lake surface.

Rainfall report for Friday, August 19th…

8/20/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:38 PM CDT, Saturday, August 20th, 2011

*EF-1 TORNADO IN FAR NORTHEAST WISCONSIN ON AUGUST 19TH, 2011*
Source:  National Weather Service Green Bay, Wisconsin.

*Timing:  4:43 PM CDT on Friday, August 19th, 2011.
*Rating:  EF-1 with winds of 105 mph
*Path length:  The tornado touched down north of Long Lake, near Long Lake Road and moved southeast to the north side of Wausaukee.  It was on the ground for about 15 minutes before dissipating west of the Menominee River near Mud Lake at 4:58 PM CDT.
*Path Width:  125 yards.
*Path Length:  5 miles
*Fatalities:  1

*EF-0 TORNADO IN FAR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN ON AUGUST 19TH, 2011*
Source:  National Weather Service Marquette, Michigan.

*Timing:  7:15 AM CDT on Friday, August 19th, 2011.
*Location:  Ontonagon, Michigan.
*Rating:  A strong EF-0 with maximum winds of 85 mph.
*The tornado was on the ground for 3/4 miles and the maximum damage path width at it's widest point was about 125 yards.

Low temperature report for Saturday, August …

8/18/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:17 PM CDT, Thursday, August 18th, 2011

30 day outlook for September 2011.
Source:  Climate Prediction Center

For Duluth, Minnesota:

Equal chances for Above, Below or Normal temperatures and precipitation.

90 day outlook for September-November 2011.
Source:  Climate Prediction Center

For Duluth, Minnesota:

40% chance for Above Average Temperatures.
Equal chances for Above, Below or Normal precipitation.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Risk for showers/thunderstorms thru early Friday Afternoon
-Small chance for severe weather Tonight
-Spotty weekend showers with near average temperatures

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Above average temperatures throughout the area Today as highs topped out in the upper 70s to low/mid 80s.  Moisture has been increasing with early Evening dewpoints ranging from 65-70 degrees in the Brainerd Lakes area with 55-65 degree dewpoints in Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  Winds Today were out of the sou…

8/17/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:49 PM CDT, Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Local Storm Report for Tuesday, August 16th, 2011.
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

*5:20 PM CDT 8/17/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  43 mph/37 knots.  11 miles east-northeast of Duluth, Minnesota.

*5:34 PM CDT 8/17/11:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  43 mph/37 knots.  Duluth, Minnesota.  Harbor location, along Lake Superior.

Rainfall report for Tuesday, August 16th, 2011.
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Duluth, MN:  0.41"
Brainerd, MN:  0.42"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.21"
Hibbing, MN:  0.19"
Bruno, MN:  0.72"
3 miles west-southwest of Hinckley, MN:  1.12"
3 miles northeast of Nisswa, MN:  0.40"
Cook, MN:  0.54"
Floodwood, MN:  0.50"
Kabetogama, MN:  0.36"
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  0.34"
Ashland, WI:  0.26"
Butternut, WI:  0.29"
Upson, WI:  0.30"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.47"
Gordon, WI:  0.52"
Sarona, WI:  1.00"
We…

8/16/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 8:08 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

August 1st-15th Climate Summary for select cities.

Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Average temperature:  68.2 degrees
Departure from average:  +2.6 degrees

Precipitation total:  4.28"
Departure from average:  +2.53"

International Falls, Minnesota:

Average temperature:  65.3 degrees
Departure from average:  +0.6 degrees

Precipitation total:  1.23"
Departure from average:  -0.15"

Twin Cities, Minnesota:

Average temperature:  74.8 degrees
Departure from average:  +2.4 degrees

Precipitation total:  1.45"
Departure from average:  -0.75"

St. Cloud, Minnesota:

Average temperature:  71.3 degrees
Departure from average:  +2.2 degrees

Precipitation total:  2.88"
Departure from average:  +1.14"

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Shower/thunderstorm threat ends by Midnight
-Breezy, dry with near average temperatures for Wednesday
-Chance for showers/thunderstorms return late this week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnes…

8/15/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:48 PM CDT, Monday, August 15th, 2011

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

*23 days so far in 2011 with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees
*Thru this sametime last year we had 27 days with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees
*The month's of May, June, July and August 2010 had a total of 33 days with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees with zero days in the 90s
*Total number of days in the 90s so far in 2011:  3

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Risk for showers and thunderstorms mainly for Northern areas Tonight and Tuesday Morning
-Cold front triggers a new round of convection Tuesday Afternoon into early Wednesday
-A few severe thunderstorms possible on Tuesday
-Dry and less humid for Wednesday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1014mb was located east of our area while low pressure of 1004-1008mb stretched from Central Saskatchewan Province to the Western Dakotas.  One cold fr…

8/14/11: Sunday's Weather Report

Issued at 7:07 PM CDT, Sunday, August 14th, 2011

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Patchy fog redevelops late Tonight
-Mild temperatures thru Tuesday
-Slight risk of showers/thunderstorms Tonight and Monday
-Better risk of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday-early Wednesday
-Some threat for severe weather Tuesday

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure of 1016mb extended from Northern Iowa to Central Wisconsin early This Evening.  A very pleasant summer day across the area with high temperatures in the 70s to lower 80s, skies were partly to mostly sunny with winds from the north or southwest under 20 mph.  There was a stray shower or two that popped up during the Afternoon in Northeast Minnesota, but these didn't last too long.

Today's Upper Level Analysis:

Northwest 500mb flow continued across the Upper Midwest Today on the backside of a potent upper level trough which covered the Eastern Great Lakes, Northeast U.S. and Eastern Canad…

8/13/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 2:35 PM CDT, Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Rainfall report for Friday through Saturday Morning, August 12th-13th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.34"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.15"
Hibbing, MN:  0.28"
Floowood, MN:  0.97"
4 miles east of Island, MN:  0.69"
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  0.58"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.17"

Rainfall report for Thursday Night and Friday Morning, August 11th-12th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

International Falls, MN:  0.28"
Hibbing, MN:  0.27"
Leech Lake Dam, MN:  0.90"
Pokegema Dam, MN:  0.39"
Embarrass, MN:  0.17"
Finland, MN:  0.21"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.13"

Weather Tidbits:
Source:  Paul Douglas/St. Cloud Times

*Consecutive number of days with a high temperature of at least 100 degrees at Dallas, Texas ends at 40.  August 11th's high temperature failed to reach the century mark.  The record of 42 days set in 1982 still stands.
*Wi…