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Another cool night ahead with a frost threat away from Lake Superior. Updated June climate outlooks.

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Issued at 4:12 PM CDT, Thursday, May 31st, 2012


Tonight:  Mostly clear, light winds, cool temperatures.  Possible frost!Friday:  A mix of sun/clouds, spotty showers West areas? Near normal temps.Saturday:  Near to slightly above avg. temps. Mix of sun/clouds.
*Updated climate outlook for June 2012 issued by the Climate Prediction Center*
-For Duluth, Minnesota:  A 40% chance for above normal temperatures with equal chances for above, below, or average precipitation.
































Low temperature report for May 31st, 2012 Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN:  34F International Falls, MN:  29F Hibbing, MN:  31F Two Harbors, MN:  30F Silver Bay, MN:  27F Grand Marais, MN:  28F Ely, MN:  30F Orr, MN:  28F Crane Lake, MN:  28F Cook, MN:  30F Superior, WI:  34F Northome, MN:  31F Embarrass, MN:  27F Kabetogama, MN:  30F 3 E of Orr, MN:  28F 2 S of Tower, MN:  29F Gurney, WI:  31F Upson, WI:  31F
Weather Tidbits:
*Low temperature of 34F on May 31st at the Duluth Airport is the colde…

Frost and Flood Headlines.

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Issued at 3:15 PM CDT, Thursday, May 31st, 2012

*Frost Advisory*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

A frost advisory is in effect from 1am to 7am CDT Friday for the following Counties.

In Northeast Minnesota:

Cook
Lake
Central/Northern St. Louis

In Northwest Wisconsin:

Bayfield
Ashland
Iron
Washburn
Sawyer
Price

Some cities included in the advisory are:  Grand Marais MN...Isabella MN...Silver Bay MN...Finland MN...Two Harbors MN...Cotton MN...Hibbing MN...Ely MN...Crane Lake MN...and Orr MN.

Port Wing WI...Bayfield WI...Ashland WI...Butternut WI...Hurley WI...Minong WI...Spooner WI...Hayward WI...and Park Falls WI.

Mostly clear skies and light winds will result in another chilly night in the Northland.  Low temperatures are forecast to fall to between 30 and 35 degrees.  Areas of frost are expected to develop Overnight.

A frost advisory means that frost is possible.  Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left unprotected.

*Flood Warning*
Source:  National Weather Servi…

The drought continues to improve in the Northland

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Issued at 11:03 AM CDT, Thursday, May 31st, 2012


-Minnesota Drought Monitor as of May 29, 2012 per Climate Prediction Center.














The very wet weather pattern as of late has eased the drought that had been in place over much of Minnesota.

*46.54% of Minnesota is abnormally dry which is down from 81.48% at this time last week and down from 99.21% on February 28th.

*14.08% of Minnesota is in Moderate Drought which is down from 32.59% at this time last week and down from 96.12% on February 28th.

*Severe Drought has been eliminated in Minnesota.  *24.10% of the state was in Severe Drought back on February 28th.















-Long Term Palmer Drought Severity Index shows that the Northwest 1/2 of Minnesota needs 3-6" of additional precipitation to get back to average.  Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin is doing much better.

-Seasonal Drought Outlook issued on May 17, 2012 by the Climate Prediction Center.  This is valid thru August 31, 2012.  Looks promising for the Northern Plains and Upper…

Frost possible late Tonight. 60s return on Thursday.

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Issued at 4:04 PM CDT, Wednesday, May 30th, 2012


Tonight:  Cool with some clouds.  Patchy frost?Thursday:  A mix of sun/clouds.  Milder temperaturesFriday:  A mix of sun/clouds.  Near normal temperatures
-Another night of a frost/freeze threat in the Northland.  No headlines for frost have been issued by the National Weather Service as of late This Afternoon, but this could change during the Evening hours.












Weather Tidbits:
-It's been an active stretch in regards to the number of severe weather reports across the U.S.  47 tornado reports and 1,669 severe weather reports from May 20-29.  (SPC)
5/20:  86/0 tornadoes 5/21:  111/3 tornadoes 5/22:  156/0 tornadoes 5/23:  106/1 tornado 5/24:  69/2 tornadoes 5/25:  78/32 tornadoes 5/26:  61/0 tornadoes 5/27:  245/5 tornadoes 5/28:  233/1 tornado 5/29:  524/3 tornadoes
Weather History:
On this date in 1990:  A record low temperature of 29F occurred at Duluth, Minnesota.
Today's Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsi…

*Updated Flood Information*

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Issued at 3:46 PM CDT, Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

*Flood Warning*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota

Flood Warning remains in effect for the St. Louis River at Scanlon affecting Carlton County.

*At 1:30 PM CDT Today the stage was10.7 feet.
*Flood stage is 10.5 feet.
*Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

*The river will continue to rise to near 10.9 feet during the rest of the Afternoon.  The river will fall below flood stage Saturday Evening.

*At 11.0 feet businesses in Scanlon adjacent to the river are affected.

*Flood Warning*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota

Flood Warning remains in effect for the Mississippi River near Aitkin.

*At 1:00 PM CDT Today the stage was 15.0 feet.
*Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
*Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.

*The river will remain near 15.0 feet This Afternoon.  Additional rises are possible thereafter.

*At 15.0 feet minor flooding of low lying areas occurs in Aitkin.

*Flood Warning*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota

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Autumn is in the air, for now. Possible frost Tonight north of Duluth.

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Issued at 8:20 PM CDT, Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


Tonight:  Cool.  Frost possible North areas.  Clearing skies lateWednesday:  Cool with a mix of sun/clouds.  Dry.Thursday:  Continued dry and a little warmer
-Still quite an expansive area of clouds covering Northern Minnesota early This Evening.  Going to have to get some clearing to take place Overnight in order for some frost to form.  Frost Advisory in effect 4am-7am north of the Twin Ports.

















May 20th-26th high temperature report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
5/20:  56F/8 degrees below normal 5/21:  71F/7 degrees above normal 5/22:  66F/2 degrees above normal 5/23:  69F/5 degrees above normal 5/24:  59F/6 degrees below normal 5/25:  65F/normal 5/26:  60F/5 degrees below normal
May 20th-26th low temperature report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
5/20:  42F/normal 5/21:  39F/3 degrees below normal 5/22:  51F/9 degrees above normal 5/23:  53F/10 degrees above normal 5/24:  53F/10 degrees above normal 5/25:  47F/4 degrees …

Flood and Frost Headlines

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Issued at 4:24 PM CDT, Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

*Flood Warning*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota

Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River near Brainerd affecting Crow Wing County.

*At 3:30pm Tuesday the stage was 14.2 feet.
*Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
*At 13.0 feet this will cause minor flooding of low lying areas.

*Flood Warning*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota

Flood Warning continues until Friday Morning for the St. Louis River at Scanlon affecting Carlton County.

*At 11:30am Tuesday the stage was 10.6 feet.
*Flood stage is 10.5 feet.
*Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
*The river will continue to rise to near 10.7 feet around Midnight Tomorrow.  The river will fall below flood stage early Friday Morning.

*At 10.5 feet flooding of two businesses occurs in Scanlon.

*Flood Warning*
Source:  NWS Duluth, Minnesota

Flood Warning in effect for Pine County in Eastcentral Minnesota and for Southern Carlton County in Northeast Minnesota until 11am CDT Thursday.

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A wild Memorial Day Weekend with heavy rain and severe weather. A complete list of rainfall and storm reports. Lots of radar grabs from Monday's storms.

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Issued at 12:15 PM CDT, Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

-Doppler radar rainfall estimates for the past few days.  A ton of rain in Northeast-Eastern Minnesota and far Northwest Wisconsin.



























*Rainfall totals for the Saturday Night/Sunday Morning period; May 26-27, 2012*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Northwest Wisconsin:

Oulu (Bayfield County)  1.25"
Clam Lake (Ashland County)  1.21"
10 N of Brule (Douglas County)  1.50"
5 S of Herbster (Bayfield County)  1.10"
10 S of Superior (Douglas County)  2.81" measured at Pattison State Park

Northeast Minnesota:

3 N of Merrifield (Crow Wing County)  3.14"
Aitkin (Aitkin County)  1.22"
Leech Lake (Cass County)  1.35"
Pine Center (Crow Wing County)  1.61"
Hibbing (St. Louis County)  1.09"
Pillager (Cass County)  2.00"
7 NW of Brainerd (Crow Wing County)  3.08"
Wrenshall (Carlton County)  1.74"
3 N of Brainerd (Crow Wing County)  3.42"
2 NE of Nisswa (Crow Wing County)  …

Memorial Day Severe Weather Risk!

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Issued a 12:08 PM CDT, Monday, May 28th, 2012

...Storm Prediction Center has all of Northwest Wisconsin and parts of Northeast and Eastcentral Minnesota in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms This Afternoon-early This Evening.

Morning clouds are breaking up early This Afternoon, with skies becoming partly sunny into mid-Afternoon, the airmass will become unstable enough to cause a few lines of showers and thunderstorms across the Northland This Afternoon and early This Evening.  Additional support by way of a secondary cold front will also aid in the formation of some convection Today.

The main hazards from severe thunderstorms Today:

-Large hail (1" or greater in diameter)
-Damaging winds (60mph or greater)
-Brief heavy rainfall
-Dangerous lightning

*If you will be outdoors This Afternoon in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin make sure to keep an eye to the sky and have a way to be notified should severe weather approach your area.

*Thunderstorms are expected to move …

Weather Update. Severe weather/flood threat. Latest river stages for the Mississippi and St. Louis.

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Issued at 2:33 PM CDT, Sunday, May 27th, 2012

*Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain potential into Tonight*

Numerous thunderstorms in a west to east band hit portions of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin early This Morning.  Those storms produced very heavy rainfall amounts along with dangerous lightning.  Here are some rainfall totals from the storms Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.  Source:  NWS Duluth, MN.

Northeast Minnesota:

3 N of Merrifield (Crow Wing County)  3.14"
Leech Lake (Cass County)  1.35"
Pine Center (Crow Wing County)  1.61"
Hibbing (St. Louis County)  1.09"
Pillager (Cass County)  2.00"
7 NW of Brainerd (Crow Wing County)  3.08"
Wrenshall (Carlton County)  1.74"
3 N of Brainerd (Crow Wing County)  3.42"
2 NE of Nisswa (Crow Wing County)  2.26"
Aitkin (Aitkin County)  1.22"

Northwest Wisconsin:

Oulu (Bayfield County)  1.25"
Clam Lake (Ashland County)  1.21"
10 N of Brule (Douglas County)  1.50"
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Heavy rain/severe weather/and May snow!?! A little something for everybody!

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Issued at 4:52 PM CDT, Saturday, May 26th, 2012


Tonight:  Showers/t-storms (heavy rain & severe potential)Sunday:  Showers/t-storms (heavy rain & severe potential)Memorial Day:  Lingering showers.  Shifting winds.
-Sunday's severe weather forecast per SPC.  A fairly high probability for severe thunderstorms for Sunday and Sunday Night in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  Note the hatched area, significant severe weather events are possible in this area.












-The entire Northland is under a Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms on Sunday.












Today's Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Deep low pressure of 994mb was centered over the Central Rockies.  A well defined warm front attached to this low stretched west-east from Central Nebraska to Central Iowa late This Afternoon.  An amazing temperature contrast near this warm front Today with Afternoon temperatures ranging from 57F at International Falls to 70F at Luverne to the 80s in Northern …