Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 5, 2016: 40-50+ mph wind gusts reported in Duluth today with numerous reports of small hail around the Northland; Local Storm reports in this post. Cooler and breezy with more showers on the way for Monday

/Issued 6:03 PM CDT, Sunday, June 5, 2016/















Low temperature forecast for tonight.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















High temperature forecast for Monday.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















Last week's temperature departure map.















Last week's precipitation departure map.















*Local Storm Reports for June 5, 2016*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*12:52 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.75" diameter.  5 NW of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Reported at the Duluth National Weather Service.

*1:04 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  1 E of Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Reported at Canal Park.  Estimated wind gust 45 mph; Hail fell for 3 minutes.

*1:12 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  48 mph.  2 SE of Duluth, MN.  Reported at Sky Harbor Airport.

*1:45 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  Iron River, WI (Bayfield County)

*1:47 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  Wascott, WI (Douglas County)

*1:00 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  52 mph.  2 SE of Duluth, MN.  Reported at a Marine Weather Station in the Duluth Harbor.

*12:49 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  Saginaw, MN (St. Louis County)

*2:14 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  2 S of Proctor, MN (St. Louis County)

*2:21 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.75" diameter.  2 N of Gary New Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)

*2:31 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.75" diameter.  Park Falls, WI (Price County)  Dime sized hail.

*2:52 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  45 mph.  2 E of Butternut, WI (Ashland County)

*3:00 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  Butternut, WI (Ashland County)

*2:22 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  49 mph.  3 W of Clam Lake, WI (Bayfield County)

*2:22 PM CDT:  THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST.  43 mph.  2 SE of Bayfield, WI (Ashland County)

*2:57 PM CDT:  HAIL.  0.25" diameter.  2 E of Tower, MN (St. Louis County)

*2:18 PM CDT:  HAIL.  1.50" diameter.  1 N of Gary New Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Delayed report.

*4:45 PM CDT:  NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  3 SSW of International Falls, MN (Koochiching County)  Steel Quonset Hut for storing alphafa blown into woods.

Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, MN (Airport location)

May 29-June 4, 2016

High temperatures:

5/29:  70 F/+4 degrees above normal
5/30:  81 F/+15 degrees above normal
5/31:  53 F/-14 degrees below normal
6/1:  66 F/-1 degree below normal
6/2:  66 F/-1 degree below normal
6/3:  58 F/-9 degrees below normal
6/4:  59 F/-9 degrees below normal

Low temperatures:

5/29:  52 F/+8 degrees above normal
5/30:  50 F/+6 degrees above normal
5/31:  42 F/-3 degrees below normal
6/1:  41 F/-4 degrees below normal
6/2:  50 F/+5 degrees above normal
6/3:  47 F/+1 degree above normal
6/4:  44 F/-2 degrees below normal

Total precipitation:  1.06"
Normal:  0.80"
Departure:  +0.26" above normal

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  June 5, 2016

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have been moving northwest to southeast across most of the area this afternoon.  These storms have been producing torrential downpours, lightning, wind gusts from 30-50 mph and some small hail -- Occasionally a few of these storms have pulsed to severe levels with potential for wind gusts to 60 mph and 1.00 inch diameter hail.

The setup in place today was a good one to produce this convection.  Cold air aloft combined with strong mid/upper level winds were in place today and there was just enough fuel in the atmosphere to develop these storms.

Outside of the rain, skies were partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 60s and 70s with 80 degree temperatures toward Brainerd.  Winds were out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts even outside of the thunderstorms.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Confidence:  High.

Tonight:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will gradually decrease in coverage and intensity from northwest to southeast this evening but the risk for heavy downpours, small hail, gusty winds and lightning will continue at least until around 8-9 PM this evening.  Overnight expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with more showers moving into parts of northern Minnesota.  Low temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s with northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  On the weather map tonight -- Strong area of low pressure will remain along the Ontario-Quebec Province line tonight while an upper low/trough continues to cover the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.

Monday:  Cooler and breezy with occasional rain showers.  Very little change in the weather pattern for tomorrow with low pressure over far western Quebec Province while an upper level low/trough continues to cover the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.  Not as much instability for tomorrow due to more cloud cover resulting in cooler temperatures than what we had on Sunday so the threat for thunderstorms isn't as high as it was today, but still could see a few thunderstorms pop up during the afternoon hours.  Highs will be in the 50s and 60s with lows in the 40s to around 50 degrees.  Winds will remain out of the northwest at 10 to 25 mph.















Normal temperatures for June 6th at Duluth.

High:  68
Low:  46

Sunrise Monday:  5:16 AM CDT
Sunset Monday:   9:00 PM CDT

Tim