Saturday, January 21, 2017

Around 20 tornadoes reported so far today in parts of the southeast U.S. with more severe weather through Sunday. Mild and gloomy weather in the Northland through Monday

/Issued 6:12 PM CST, Saturday, January 21, 2017/

Source:  http://weather.cod.edu/
















Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Moderate, Enhanced and Slight risks for severe thunderstorms tonight in the southeast U.S.














Red boxes=Tornado watches -- Additional watches will likely be issued through the night.  Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/















Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Enhanced and Slight risks for severe thunderstorms on Sunday from North Carolina to eastern Alabama to Florida.














Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Storm reports map for January 21, 2017

Red dots=Tornado reports
Blue dots=Wind reports
Green dots=Hail reports















Source:  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Storm reports map for January 20, 2017

Red dots=Tornado reports
Blue dots=Wind reports
Green dots=Hail reports















No changes to the map I made on Friday, but there are major disagreements in the computer models with the NAM being much further to the south with the surface low for next Tuesday and Wednesday which would mean that most of the snow would remain over far southern Minnesota or in Iowa.  Stay tuned.
















Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/




















Sunday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/




















Note:  Record warm low temperature at Duluth, Minnesota on January 20, 2017.

New record:  33 degrees
Old record:  31 degrees set in 1919

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

More of the same.  Unseasonably mild with fog and drizzle.  Highs today were in the 30s.

Low pressure and an upper level trough will linger over the northern Plains, upper Midwest and western Great Lakes through Monday.  Expect areas of fog and some drizzle into Monday with some improvements possible from time to time but overall more gloomy weather the next few days.  It will remain mild though with temperatures generally in the 30s with a few locations possibly reaching 40 degrees Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon.

Normal temperatures at Duluth for Sunday

High:  19
Low:     1

Sunrise Sunday:  7:44 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   4:58 PM CST

Tim