Thursday, January 26, 2017

Half inch of snow last night at Duluth, MN (Heaviest total in about 2 weeks) Cooler but still above average temps through the weekend; Monday mauler watch (Potentially 1"+ snow totals)

/Issued 4:45 PM CST, Thursday, January 26, 2017/

Blue outlined area on map is where some snow could fall early next week, most likely from Monday into early Tuesday.


















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




















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




















Winter 2016-2017 snowfall totals for select cities

Note:  Totals listed below are from December 1-January 25

Duluth, MN:  32.1" (-1.9" below normal)
International Falls, MN:  40.3" (+12.7" above normal)
Twin Cities, MN:  23.6" (+1.7" above normal)
St. Cloud, MN:  18.0" (+1.4" above normal)
Grand Forks, ND:  36.6" (+17.0" above normal)
Eau Claire, WI:  32.5" (12.3" above normal)
Green Bay, WI:  31.8" (8.2" above normal)

Annual 2016-2017 snowfall totals for select cities

Note:  Totals listed below are from July 1-January 25

Duluth, MN:  40.2" (-9.9" below normal)
International Falls, MN:  48.7" (+5.1" above normal)
Twin Cities, MN:  25.9" (-5.9" below normal)
St. Cloud, MN:  25.3" (-0.5" below normal)
Grand Forks, ND:  37.5" (+10.8" above normal)
Eau Claire, WI:  34.2" (+7.7" above normal)
Green Bay, WI:  32.7" (+4.9" above normal)

Duluth's snowfall total so far for this winter is running around 2" below normal while the annual 2016-2017 snowfall total is around 10" below normal.

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota

*0.5" snowfall total on January 25 -- This is the heaviest daily snowfall total in about 2 weeks, or on January 11th (1.0" snowfall total)

*18 subzero nights so far this winter; Last winter thru January 25th there had been 10 subzero nights.

*Two major thaws so far this winter (High temperature of at least 32 degrees) The first one occurred from December 20th-26th -- The second one from January 16th-24th.

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Finally saw some sun in parts of the Northland today with partly sunny to mostly cloudy sky conditions.  Highs were still above normal with readings in the 20s to lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy skies are forecast to persist through Saturday but like today expect some breaks in the clouds from time to time.  A few snow showers and flurries are possible with the best chance coming Friday evening into Saturday as a cold front drops through the Northland.

Lows tonight and Friday night will be in the teens and 20s.  Highs on Friday and Saturday mainly in the 20s.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Considerable cloudiness.  Low 15 to 20.  Wind west at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday...  Considerable cloudiness.  High 24 to 29.  Wind west at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday night...  Snow showers and flurries with accumulations less than an inch.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  20
Low:     2

Sunrise Friday:  7:38 AM CST
Sunset Friday:   5:05 PM CST

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