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9/30/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:33 PM CDT, Friday, September 30th, 2011

Rainfall report for Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.30"
Hibbing, MN:  0.26"
Ashland, WI:  0.28"
Hayward, WI:  0.47"
Bruno, MN:  0.47"
Dixon Lake, MN:  0.20"
Northome, MN:  0.26"
Cook, MN:  0.73"
Embarrass, MN:  0.55"
4 miles east of Island Lake, MN:  0.31"
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  0.37"
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  0.25"
Butternut, WI:  0.53"
Upson, WI:  1.24"
9 miles north of Bayfield, WI:  0.42"
Gordon, WI:  0.20"
Sarona, WI:  0.45"
Solon Springs, WI:  0.28"
Winter, WI:  0.45"

High winds hit portions of Upper Michigan and Wisconsin on Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Marquette, MI and Green Bay, WI

Menominee, Michigan (Airport)  59 mph
Bellevue, WI:  50 mph
Green Bay, WI (Airport:  47 mph
Green Bay, WI (Lighthouse)  71 mph
Deaths Door Airport, W…

9/29/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:12 PM CDT, Thursday, September 29th, 2011

High temperature report for Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  75 degrees
International Falls, MN:  82 degrees
Brainerd, MN:  82 degrees
Orr, MN:  81 degrees
Bigfork, MN:  82 degrees
Pine River, MN:  81 degrees
Cass Lake, MN:  84 degrees
Northome, MN:  80 degrees
Kabetogama, MN:  81 degrees

Weather Tidbits:
Source:  NOAA.  Paul Douglas (St. Cloud Times)

*Record wettest September at Baltimore, Maryland.  12.80" of rain has fallen so far this month beating the previous record of 12.41" which was set in 1934.

*Record wettest September at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  9.64" of rain has fallen so far this month beating the previous record of 6.63".

*Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has had it's wettest September on record and the wettest year on record.  Almost 60" of precipitation has fallen so far in 2011 which breaks the previous record wettest year of 59&q…

9/28/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:33 PM CDT, Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

*WIND ADVISORY*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Wind Advisory is in effect from 10AM CDT until 6PM CDT Thursday for the following Counties.  In Minnesota:  Southern 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 advisory are:  Leader MN...Brainerd MN...Hill City MN...Aitkin MN...McGregor MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Mercer WI...Danbury WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...and Park Falls WI.

Impacts:  Northwest winds will increase to 20 to 35 mph Thursday Morning.  Wind gusts as high as 45 mph are possible Thursday Afternoon.  Winds will diminish late Thursday Night.

A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expecte…

9/27/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:24 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Weather Tidbits:

*58.44" of precipitation has fallen so far this year at Central Park in New York City.  This is the 9th wettest year on record.  Note:  Records date back to 1869.  (Paul Douglas.  St. Cloud Times)

*High temperature at Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare) has failed to reach 65 degrees for 6 days in a row.  This has never happened before during the month of September.  Weather records for O'Hare date back to 1959. (Tom Skilling. WGN TV)

Quite a contrast in low temperatures over the Northland This Morning
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

International Falls, MN:  33 degrees/Duluth, MN:  56 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  39 degrees/Grand Marais, MN:  57 degrees
Ely, MN:  37 degrees/Silver Bay, MN:  57 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  29 degrees/Ashland, WI:  56 degrees

Rainfall report for Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Ashland, WI:  0.18"
Hayward, WI:  0.16"
3…

9/26/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:50 PM CDT, Monday, September 26th, 2011

Low temperature report for Monday, September 26th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

International Falls, MN:  31 degrees
Ely, MN:  32 degrees
Orr, MN:  32 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  30 degrees
Bigfork, MN:  30 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  28 degrees
Kabetogama, MN:  31 degrees
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  28 degrees
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  32 degrees

*Pagami Creek Fire Update*
Source:  Incident Information System

As of earlier Today, the fire was 53% contained with the size at 93,469 acres.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Upper low lingers over the Southern Great Lakes thru mid-week
*Rain showers possible at times for Northwest Wisconsin and far Eastern Minnesota Tonight-Tuesday
*Northern Minnesota stays dry thru Wednesday
*Cooler temperatures return late this week behind a rather strong cold front

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure averaging 1000mb was located in Nor…

9/24/11: Saturday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:43 PM CDT, Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Low temperature report for Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

International Falls, MN:  32 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  31 degrees
Ely, MN:  30 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  28 degrees
Eveleth, MN:  32 degrees
Pine River, MN:  32 degrees
Aitkin, MN:  30 degrees
McGregor, MN:  32 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  24 degrees

Weather Tidbits:

*8 waterspouts have been sighted Today off the shores of Lake Michigan.  As many as 5 waterspouts were sighted in the Chicago, Illinois area with 3 waterspouts off the Milwaukee Shoreline.  (NWS/WGN TV)

Weather History:

On this date in 2000:  A record low temperature of 26 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Little change in the weather pattern thru early next week
*Rain showers could fall at times in Northwest Wisconsin from Sunday-Tuesday
*A couple showers could sneak into Northeast Minnesota early next week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota …

9/23/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:41 PM CDT, Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Weather Tidbits:

September 22nd was the 1st time since May 2nd with a high temperature failing to reach at least 50 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota.

Low temperature report for Friday, September 23rd. 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

International Falls, MN:  28 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  32 degrees
Orr, MN:  28 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  30 degrees
Longville, MN:  30 degrees
Pine River, MN:  30 degrees
Kabetogama, MN:  29 degrees

*Pagami Creek Wildfire Update*
Source:  Incident Information System

Pagami Creek fire was 35% contained as of late This Morning.  Size of the fire was at 93,669 acres.

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Stagnent weather pattern into early next week
*Rain showers associated with a cut-off low should remain southeast of our area this weekend
*Near normal temperatures expected for the next couple days

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure ridge averaging 1…

9/22/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:39 PM CDT, Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Rainfall report for Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.16"
Ashland, WI:  0.29"
Hayward, WI:  0.30"
Cook, MN:  0.16"
Embarrass, MN:  0.13"
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  0.26"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.14"
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  0.16"
Butternut, WI:  0.23"
Upson, WI:  0.47"
9 miles north of Bayfield, WI:  0.27"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.21"
Gordon, WI:  0.32"

WEATHER HEADLINES:

*Chilly temps with lingering clouds and spotty showers Tonight
*Near to below average temperatures Friday into the weekend
*Looks dry this weekend into most of next week

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

High pressure ridge averaging 1024mb extended from the Eastern Dakotas to Western Ontario Province with low pressure of 1011mb centered in Southern Hudson Bay Canada.  Partly sunny…

9/21/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:26 PM CDT, Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Rainfall report for Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.15"
International Falls, MN:  0.71"
Brainerd, MN:  0.24"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.67"
Hibbing, MN:  0.43"
Ashland, WI:  0.19"
Dixon Lake, MN:  0.41"
Northome, MN:  0.40"
Walker, MN:  0.30"
Cook, MN:  0.53"
Embarrass, MN:  0.63"
Floodwood, MN:  0.56"
Grand Portage, MN:  0.68"
Kabetogama, MN:  0.86"
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  0.19"
2 miles south of Tower, MN:  0.64"
Madeline Island, WI:  0.79"
Solon Springs, WI:  0.32"

30 day outlook for October 2011
Source:  Climate Prediction Center

For Duluth, Minnesota:

33% chance for Above Normal Temperatures with Equal Chances for Above Normal, Below Normal or Normal Precipitation.

90 day outlook for October-December 2011
Source:  Climate Prediction Center

For Duluth, Minnesota:

Equal chances for Above …

9/20/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:01 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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

*10 separate billion dollar weather disasters in the U.S. so far in 2011...Most on record.

*Number of 100 degree days so far in 2011*

Wichita Falls, Texas:  95 days/old record was 79 days
San Angelo, Texas:  93 days/old record was 60 days
Waco, Texas:  79 days/old record was 63 days
Austin, Texas:  76 days/old record was 69 days

WEATHER HEADLINES:

-Slow moving storm keeps skies fairly gray into Thursday
-Winds increase for a time This Evening, then pick up once again on Wednesday
-Occasional rain through Wednesday Afternoon

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Today's Weather:

Low pressure of 1000mb was centered in Eastern North Dakota as of 3PM with a cold front attached to this low surging NE out of Central Minnesota This Afternoon.  Some rain did occur at times Today with the bulk of the steadier rain as of late Afternoon affecting the Arrowhead…

9/19/11: Monday's Weather Report

Issued at 3:49 PM CDT, Monday, September 19th, 2011

*Pagami Creek Fire Update*
Source:  Incident Information System

As of Sunday Evening, September 18th the fire was 19% contained.  The size of the fire was at 93,898 acres.  598 personnel have been assigned to battle the Pagami Creek fire.

Rainfall report for Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.26"
International Falls, MN:  0.26"
Brainerd, MN:  0.18"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.57"
Hibbing, MN:  0.16"
Ashland, WI:  0.53"
Hayward, WI:  0.57"
12 miles north of Isle, MN:  0.40"
Cass Lake, MN:  0.29"
Northome, MN:  0.24"
Cook, MN:  0.18"
Embarrass, MN:  0.25"
Floodwood, MN:  0.45"
Grand Portage, MN:  0.44"
Illgen City, MN:  0.85"
Kabetogama, MN:  0.22"
Silver Bay, MN:  0.52"
Finland, MN:  0.57"
Butternut, WI:  0.38"
Madeline Island, WI:  0.44"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.53"
Solon …

9/16/11: Friday's Weather Report

Issued at 5:25 PM CDT, Friday, September 16th, 2011

Low temperature report for Friday, September 16th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  32 degrees.  Note:  Just 2 degrees shy of the record low for Today
International Falls, MN:  23 degrees
Brainerd, MN:  32 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  22 degrees
Ashland, WI:  27 degrees
Hayward, WI:  27 degrees
Two Harbors, MN:  27 degrees
Silver Bay, MN:  25 degrees
Grand Marais, MN:  25 degrees
Ely, MN:  23 degrees
Crane Lake, MN:  23 degrees
Bigfork, MN:  25 degrees
Moose Lake, MN:  28 degrees
Superior, WI:  25 degrees
Bruno, MN:  27 degrees
Northome, MN:  26 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  19 degrees
Kabetogama, MN:  23 degrees
Finland, MN:  29 degrees
Butternut, WI:  29 degrees
Upson, WI:  27 degrees
4 miles west of Clam Lake, MN:  29 degrees
Solon Springs, WI:  28 degrees

*Record low temperature at International Falls, Minnesota Today*

Low temperature at International Falls, Minnesota on Friday, September 16th, 2011 fell to 2…

9/15/11: Thursday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:22 PM CDT, Thursday, September 15th, 2011

*FREEZE WARNING*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Freeze Warning is in effect from 12 AM CDT Tonight until 8 AM CDT Friday...Counties included in the warning are.  In Minnesota:  Koochiching...Itasca...Cass...Crow Wing...Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...St. Louis...Lake...and Cook.  In Wisconsin:  Douglas...Bayfield...Ashland...Iron...Burnett...Washburn...Sawyer...and Price.  Some cities included in the warning are:  International Falls MN...Grand Rapids MN...Walker MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Moose Lake MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Isabella MN...Grand Marais MN...Superior WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Hurley WI...Grantsburg WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...and Park Falls WI.

Impacts:  Low temperatures falling into the 20s with a hard killing freeze Overnight.  Sensitive outdoor plants and other vegetation will be damaged if left uncovered.

A freeze warning mean…

9/14/11: Wednesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:27 PM CDT, Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

*FREEZE WARNING*

Freeze Warning is in effect from 12 AM CDT until 8 AM CDT Thursday for the following Counties.  In Minnesota:  Koochiching...Itasca...Cass...Crow Wing...Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...St. Louis...Lake...and Cook.  In Wisconsin:  Douglas...Bayfield...Burnett...Washburn...and Sawyer.  Some cities included in the warning are:  International Falls MN...Littlefork MN...Togo MN...Bigfork MN...Grand Rapids MN...Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Pine River MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Cloquet MN...Duluth MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN....Two Harbors MN...Silver Bay MN...Grand Marais MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Cable WI...Danbury WI...Grantsbug WI...Minong WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...and Winter WI.

Impacts:  Low temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 20s Tonight with slightly milder temperatures close to Lake Superior.  Some teens ar…

9/13/11: Tuesday's Weather Report

Issued at 4:28 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

High temperature report for Monday, September 12th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  82 degrees
Brainerd, MN:  87 degrees
Hayward, WI:  85 degrees
Sky Harbor, MN:  84 degrees
Silver Bay, MN:  84 degrees
Eveleth, MN:  82 degrees
Longville, MN:  84 degrees
Hinckley, MN:  84 degrees
Superior, WI:  86 degrees
Siren, WI:  86 degrees
Phillips, WI:  84 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  83 degrees
Finland, MN:  84 degrees
Ashland, WI:  88 degrees
Upson, WI:  83 degrees
9 miles north of Bayfield, WI:  90 degrees
Solon Springs, WI:  86 degrees

Low temperature report for Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Hibbing, MN:  33 degrees
Aitkin, MN:  37 degrees
Bigfork, MN:  37 degrees
Embarrass, MN:  32 degrees
Silver Bay, MN:  37 degrees
Orr, MN:  37 degrees

Note:  A strong cold front passed through the Northland Monday Evening ushering in a colder airmass.  Here are some temperatu…