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Fog returns Tonight. Dry Sunday. Showers develop Sunday Night.

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Issued at 3:54 PM CDT, Saturday, March 30th, 2012

A few Evening sprinkles/light rain showersMainly dry on SundayChance for showers Sunday Night-early Tuesday, maybe some thunder in southern areas
Weather Tidbits:

-As of March 30th:  6,766 record high temperatures in the U.S. this month with 6,803 record high minimum temperatures.  (HAMweather)

-March 2012 will likely go down as the warmest on record at Duluth, Minnesota.  The average monthly temperature going into Today was 39.2 degrees.  The previous warmest March was 38.8 degrees set in 1878!

-April 2012 outlook for Duluth, Minnesota:  33% chance for above normal temperatures with equal chances for above, below or normal precipitation.  (CPC)

Weather History:

On this date in 2010 and 1986:  A record high temperature of 71 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Today's Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Another day filled with widespread low cloudiness, although skies were clearing in far Northwest parts …

Snow and rainfall report from Thursday Night. A few Saturday showers. 80s, maybe 90s in SW Minnesota this weekend!

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Issued at 4:00 PM CDT, Friday, March 30th, 2012

Patchy fog continues TonightA few showers possible along with milder temperatures on SaturdayShower chances continue for Sunday and Monday
Snowfall report for Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Kabetogama, MN (St. Louis County)  4.7"
International Falls, MN (Koochiching County)  4.5"
3 miles north-northwest of Illgen City, MN (Lake County)  3.3"
3 miles east of Orr, MN (St. Louis County)  3.0"
14 miles west of Isabella, MN (Lake County)  3.0"
Silver Bay, MN (Lake County)  2.5"
Embarrass, MN (St. Louis County)  2.0"
Lutsen, MN (Cook County)  1.5"

5 miles northwest of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  0.10" A combination of sleet, freezing rain and snow accumulations measured at the National Weather Service.

Precipitation report for Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.26"
International Falls, MN:…

Mother Nature reminding us that it's still March and yes we can still get wintry precipitation, enjoy!

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Issued at 8:24 PM CDT, Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Snow/rain/and some sleet TonightSome accumulation of snow expected in parts of the area TonightGray skies continue for most of us on FridayA few showers possible this weekend
Today's Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Strong high pressure of 1030mb was in Northern Ontario Province with low pressure of 1004mb centered in Southeastern Nebraska.  A typical March pattern Today with the high to our north feeding dry/chilly air into Northeast Minnesota while farther inland temperatures remained around 5 degrees warmer than normal.  Some Morning sunshine gave way to increasing cloudiness.  Rain affected parts of Northcentral Minnesota Today while evaporative cooling caused the rain to mix with and change to snow and sleet at times during the Afternoon in parts of Northern Minnesota and the Iron Range.  A brief period of snow and sleet also moved through the Twin Ports around 2pm Today, but none of this stuck to …

A complete wind report from Tuesday. Rain/snow with some sticking snow Thursday Night, especially north of the Twin Ports

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Issued at 8:27 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Quiet weather TonightRain moves into western parts of the area Thursday AfternoonRain/snow for the entire Northland Thursday NightA few inches of snow likely Thursday Night, especially north of Duluth
Weather Tidbits:

*13,393 warm weather records in the U.S. just since March 1st, 2012 (Paul Douglas. St. Cloud Times)

*2,057 record high temperatures and 2,357 record high minimum temperatures in the U.S. from March 21st-28th.  (HAMweather)

*6 above! The low temperature one year ago Today at Duluth, Minnesota.

*Month to date precipitation total at Duluth, Minnesota:  1.35" which is 0.02" above average.

*Month to date snowfall total at Duluth, Minnesota:  11.9" which is 0.4" below average.

High temperature report for Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  67 degrees
Brainerd, MN:  66 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  67 degrees
Ashland, WI:  72 degrees
Hayward, WI:  70 degrees
Sky Ha…

Wicked winds and a dry slot on Tuesday! Cooler and less wind for Wednesday. Rain/snow Thursday PM-Friday AM.

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Issued at 9:06 PM CDT, Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Overcast with spotty light precip and brisk winds OvernightCooler temps and less wind for WednesdayNext system arrives Thursday and brings rain/snow to the area into Friday Morning
Precipitation report for Monday-Tuesday Morning, March 26th-27th, 2012
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Kabetogama, MN:  0.23"
International Falls, MN:  0.22"
Grand Portage, MN:  0.20"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.19"
Cook, MN:  0.19"
Finland, MN:  0.17"

Heaviest precip Monday Night was in Northern Minnesota.  Up to 1/2" toward the Ontario border!
















Weather Tidbits:

-High temperature of 35 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota on March 26th was our coldest high temperature since March 9th (26 degrees) Monday was also the 1st time since March 9th with a below average high temperature.

-Thru March 26th:  Record warmest March in history at both Duluth and International Falls, Minnesota.  The average monthly temperature at Duluth: …

Wind/showers/ice pellets/thunder Tonight! Near 60 in Duluth on Tuesday

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Issued at 4:04 PM CDT, Monday, March 26th, 2012

A strong spring storm to impact our weather into Tuesday NightSome rain, thunder and ice Tonight and Tuesday MorningGusty winds thru Tuesday NightAnother system possible late this weekMajor model differences showing up this weekend thru next week
Weather History:

On this date in 2007:  A record high temperature of 72 degrees occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.

Today's Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Deep low pressure of 994mb was centered in Northern Wyoming as of 3pm with high pressure of 1036mb over Eastern Ontario Province.  A huge temperature and dewpoint contrast was in place across the region Today.  At 3pm it was 30 degrees at Grand Marais, MN with a dewpoint of 12 while it was 78 degrees at Pierre, SD with a dewpoint of 54.  Sunshine was abundant in the Arrowhead of Minnesota Today with mostly cloudy-partly sunny skies elsewhere.  There have been a few showers of rain and even some sleet passing throug…

Ice and Wind Headlines

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Issued at 3:37 PM CDT, Monday, March 26th, 2012

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

A wind advisory is in effect from 12 PM Tuesday until 7 PM Tuesday for the following Counties: 

In Minnesota:  Cass...Crow Wing...Aitkin...Pine...Carlton...and Southern St. Louis. 

In Wisconsin:  Douglas and Burnett. 

Some cities included in the advisory are:  Cass Lake MN...Walker MN...Leader MN...Brainerd MN...Aitkin MN...McGregor MN...Hill City MN...Pine City MN...Hinckley MN...Moose Lake MN...Duluth MN...Floodwood MN...Superior WI...Solon Springs WI...and Siren WI.

Discussion:  Strong southwest winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph will develop Tuesday Afternoon.

Impacts:  Driving conditions could become hazardous especially for high profile vehicles.

A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected.  Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.  Use extra caution.

*FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY*
Source:  National Weather Se…

A chilly lake breeze in the Twin Ports on Monday. Some rain Monday Night, Ice north-northeast of Duluth? Near 60 on Tuesday?

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Issued at 7:21 PM CDT, Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Dry and cool TonightStrong low pressure to bring some wind and precipitation to the area Monday-early WednesdayAnother system possible late in the week
Weather Tidbits:

*Low temperature of 30 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota on March 25th is the 1st time since March 10th with a low temperature at or colder than 32 degrees.

*High temperature of 70 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota on March 25th marks the 4th time this month with a high temperature of at least 70 degrees.

*8 days so far this month at or above 70 degrees in the Twin Cities.  This breaks the record for 70 degree days during the month of March.  The previous record was 5 days in 1910.  (Paul Douglas. St. Cloud Times)

High temperature report for Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  70 degrees
Hibbing, MN:  67 degrees
Ashland, WI:  64 degrees
Pine River, MN:  68 degrees
Aitkin, MN:  70 degrees
Moose Lake, MN:  70 degrees
Hinckley, MN: …

Record warmth in Duluth Today! Cooler temperatures Sunday and Monday. Gusty east wind develops near Lake Superior on Monday.

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Issued at 4:55 PM CDT, Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Cooler temperatures moving in thru MondayA strong spring storm for early next week, possible icy mix northeast of Duluth?Severe thunderstorm potential in Western Minnesota MondayAnother system possible late next week
Weather Tidbits:

*0.54" of rain fell at Duluth, Minnesota between March 19th-22nd.

*18 preliminary tornado reports in the U.S. on Friday, March 23rd.  Tornadoes were reported in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Indiana.  (SPC)

*360 preliminary tornado reports in the U.S. so far this year.  Kentucky leads the way with 59 tornadoes.  Alabama is 2nd at 49 and Louisiana rounds out the top 3 with 32 tornadoes.  (SPC)

Today's Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Low clouds and fog earlier in the day gave way to some Afternoon sunshine.  Unseasonably warm temperatures continued Today with highs in the 60s to around 70 degrees.  Cooler 40s were found in Downtown Duluth and also along …

Pea soup fog continues in the Twin Ports thru Saturday AM. Frozen precip possible NE of Duluth next Monday Night/Tuesday AM?

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Issued at 3:47 PM CDT, Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Scattered showers and dense fog TonightSpotty Saturday showers, lingering fog?Drier/cooler air invades the area on SundayStrong spring storm to hit the region early next week
Rainfall report for Thursday-Friday Morning, March 22nd-23rd, 2012
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Kabetogama, MN:  1.29"
International Falls, MN:  0.68"
3 miles east of Orr, MN:  0.59"
Cook, MN:  0.54"
8 miles south of Bigfork, MN:  0.45"
Grand Marais, MN:  0.39"
Madeline Island, WI:  0.36"
Saxon, WI:  0.32"
Grand Portage, MN:  0.28"
Duluth, MN:  0.23"
Northome, MN:  0.23"
Dixon Lake, MN:  0.21"
3 miles northeast of Nisswa, MN:  0.15"
Hayward, WI:  0.14"
Gordon, WI:  0.14"
Hibbing, MN:  0.13"
4 miles west of Clam Lake, WI:  0.13"

Rainfall totals per MRCC:  Some spots up north had >0.50" amounts last night and This Morning.
















Weather Tidbits:

-Today marks the 1…

Today's Pollen map. Subzero cold late this weekend in Central-Eastern Canada? Some rain, puddles and fog in the Northland Tonight. Severe risk early next week?

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Issued at 3:42 PM CDT, Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Occasional rain Tonight with areas of fogScattered showers for FridaySpotty Saturday showers?  Mainly dry for SundayStrong storm set to hit the region early-mid part of next week
***RECORD EVENT***
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth and Chanhassen, Minnesota

March 19th, 2012:

Duluth, Minnesota:  Record high temperature of 72 degrees.  Previous record was 66 degrees set in 1910.

International Falls, Minnesota:  Record high temperature of 78 degrees.  Previous record was 60 degrees set in 1918.

Twin Cities, Minnesota:  Record high temperature of 79 degrees.  Previous record was 72 degrees set in 1910.

St. Cloud, Minnesota:  Record high temperature of 78 degrees.  Previous record was 71 degrees set in 1910.

Rochester, Minnesota:  Record high temperature of 77 degrees.  Previous record was 69 degrees set in 1910.

***RECORD EVENT***
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

March 20th, 2012:

Duluth, Minnesota:  Record high temper…