Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016 - Air Pollution Health Advisory for northeast Minnesota through Saturday evening; Fire Weather Watch for Saturday; Storm reports and high temperature report from today included in this post

/Issued 8:06 PM CDT, Friday, May 6, 2016/

Here's a few visible satellite images from early this evening showing the different plumes of smoke which are southeast bound as winds turn out of the northwest or north.

Saskatchewan Province
















eastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan Province.
















southern Ontario Province and northern Minnesota.
















Another dangerous fire weather day is possible on Saturday in northern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.  Source, Aerisweather.com; National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Fire Weather Watch:  http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=fire%20weather%20watch
















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Local Storm Reports for May 6, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*4:00 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25".  Twig, MN (St. Louis County)

*4:24 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.50".  0.25-0.50" hail.  Duration of hail approximately 3 minutes.

Source, Duluth News Tribune:  Wildfire forces evacuations on eastern Iron Range - The U.S. Forest Service reported that the fire burning in the Skibo area, about 6 miles southeast of Hoyt Lakes was reported at about 3 PM today and now is estimated at 100 acres and growing.  More information can be found at this link:  http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/iron-range/4027098-wildfire-forces-evacuations-eastern-iron-range

Updated story at 8 PM on the wildfire burning on the eastern Iron Range - http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/iron-range/4027098-wildfire-prompts-evacuations-eastern-iron-range

High temperature report for May 6, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  92 F
International Falls, MN:  86 F
Brainerd, MN:  90 F
Grand Marais, MN:  78 F
Hibbing, MN:  87 F

Ashland, WI:  93 F
Hayward, WI:  90 F
Sky Harbor, MN:  91 F
Two Harbors, MN:  93 F
Silver Bay, MN:  91 F

Ely, MN:  90 F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport)  88 F
Orr, MN:  88 F
Cook, MN:  88 F
Crane Lake, MN:  86 F

Grand Rapids, MN:  88 F
Longville, MN:  90 F
Pine River, MN:  90 F
Aitkin, MN:  91 F
Moose Lake, MN:  91 F

Cloquet, MN:  91 F
Superior, WI:  95 F
Solon Springs, WI:  90 F
Siren, WI:  90 F

Weather Tidbits:

**Duluth Harbor temperature climbed 50 degrees today from the morning low of 41 degrees to the afternoon high of 91 degrees.

**Superior Airport temperature climbed 54 degrees today from the morning low of 41 degrees to the afternoon high of 95 degrees.

Record high temperature of 92 degrees today, May 6, 2016 at Duluth Minnesota -- Previous record 82 degrees set in 2000 and 1934.

Record high temperature of 86 degrees tied today, May 6, 2016 at International Falls, Minnesota.  Ties the previous record from 1918.

***Air Pollution Health Advisory for northeast Minnesota until 10 PM CDT Saturday***  More infomation at this link:  https://www.pca.state.mn.us/news/mpca-issues-air-pollution-health-advisory-northeast-minnesota-0?WT.mc_id=0ef8ffe7aad5ed07ba6b0096d56a8fe1

Tim