Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Colder temperatures the next few days (Subzero lows Thursday night) Warming up this weekend with rain possible Monday. Snowfall reports from last night and February climate summaries in this post

/Issued 5:55 PM CST, Wednesday, March 1, 2017/
















Source:  http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu
















February 2017 temperature departure map.  Source:   http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu




















February 2017 snowfall departure map.  Source:   http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu




















February 2017 precipitation departure map.  Source:   http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu




















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




















Thursday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov




















Snowfall reports from around the Northland
Source:  http://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Cornucopia, WI 4 E:  6.8"
Washburn, WI:  6.0"
Holyoke, MN 2 E:  5.7"
Ashland, WI:  5.6"
Bruno, MN 3 SSW:  5.2"
Gary New Duluth, MN 2 NNW:  4.5"
Superior, WI 1 E:  4.3"
Lester Park, MN:  4.3"
Hinckley, MN 1 WSW:  4.0"
Two Harbors, MN:  4.0"
Duluth, MN 2 NW:  3.9"
Maple, WI 1 WSW:  3.8"
Moose Lake, MN:  3.8"
Drummond, WI 12 W:  3.5"
Gordon, WI:  3.0"
Duluth, MN (NWS)  2.6"
Cloquet, MN 2 WNW:  2.5"
Malmo, MN 1 SE:  2.4"
Grantsburg, WI 1 SSW:  2.3"
Hurley, WI 1 NW:  2.0"
Seeley, WI 2 WNW:  1.8"

February climate summaries for select cities

Duluth, Minnesota

Average temperature:  22.5 degrees
Departure:  +7.4 degrees above normal

Note:  9th warmest February on record

Total precipitation:  1.80"
Departure:  +0.99" above normal

Note:  14th wettest February on record

Total snowfall:  14.1"
Departure:  +1.7" above normal

International Falls, Minnesota

Average temperature:  17.2 degrees
Departure:  +6.9 degrees above normal

Note:  11th warmest February on record

Total precipitation:  1.48"
Departure:  +0.91" above normal

Note:  7th wettest February on record

Total snowfall:  12.5"
Departure:  +1.7" above normal

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Average temperature:  31.2 degrees
Departure:  +10.3 degrees above normal

Note:  7th warmest February on record

Total precipitation:  0.64"
Departure:  -0.13" below normal

Total snowfall:  0.3"
Departure:  -7.3" below normal

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Average temperature:  27.6 degrees
Departure:  +10.6 degrees above normal

Note:  3rd warmest February on record

Total precipitation:  0.78"
Departure:  +0.19" above normal

Total snowfall:  2.8"
Departure:  -4.2" below normal

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Average temperature:  27.6 degrees
Departure:  +8.2 degrees above normal

Note:  6th warmest February on record

Total precipitation:  1.71"
Departure:  +0.90" above normal

Total snowfall:  10.7"
Departure:  +3.4" above normal

Marquette, Michigan

Average temperature:  22.0 degrees
Departure:  +6.5 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  2.84"
Departure:  +0.70" above normal

Total snowfall:  34.7"
Departure:  -1.2" below normal

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

A pretty nice day as we kick off the month of March -- Mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies were common with afternoon temperatures in the 20s and 30s.

The big weather story for the next few days will be the return of arctic air, something we really haven't seen since early February!

Tonight will feature some passing flurries or snow showers along with partly to mostly cloudy skies as lows fall into the single digits below to the teens above zero.

Cold front cuts through the Northland on Thursday with strong high pressure building in behind this boundary.  H85 temperatures are forecast to fall to between -15 and -25 degrees C from Thursday into Friday morning.

Daytime highs on Thursday will be in the teens and 20s with lows Thursday night in the single digits below to single digits above zero with teens below possible in the typical cold spots.  Highs on Friday will be in the teens and 20s once again.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  A few flurries possible.  Low 7 to 12.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday...  Partly cloudy.  High 16 to 21.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  29
Low:   12

Sunrise Thursday:  6:46 AM CST
Sunset Thursday:   5:56 PM CST

Tim