Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 Weather Report - 2nd warmest March 9th on record at International Falls; 3rd warmest at Duluth, Minnesota. High temperature report included in this post

/Issued 7:03 PM CDT, Monday, March 9, 2015/

Weather Tidbits:

*3rd warmest March 9th on record at Duluth, Minnesota.  The high temperature at the Duluth Airport was 51 degrees Today -- 3rd warmest on record dating back to 1874.  Only March 9, 1911 and March 9, 1977 were warmer than Today.

*2nd warmest March 9th on record at International Falls, Minnesota.  The high temperature at International Falls was 49 degrees Today -- 2nd warmest on record dating back to 1897.  Only March 9, 1977 was warmer than Today.

*Duluth missed its record high temperature for March 9th by just 3 degrees, while International Falls missed their record high temperature by just 2 degrees.

*The record high temperature at Duluth for March 10th is 54 degrees which was set in 1990 and in 1902.  There is a chance we tie this record Tomorrow.

*The first 50 degree high temperature of 2015 occurred Today, March 9th compared to March 10th last year.  So quite similar for that 1st 50 degree maximum temperature between this year and last.

High temperature report for March 9, 2015
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Aitkin, MN:  55F
McGregor, MN:  52F
Moose Lake, MN:  54F
Cloquet, MN:  52F
Walker, MN:  54F
2 ENE of East Gull Lake, MN:  56F
Brainerd, MN:  50F
3 WSW of Inger, MN:  56F
Bigfork, MN:  52F
Grand Rapids, MN:  50F
Littlefork, MN:  52F
International Falls, MN:  49F
Two Harbors, MN:  55F
Hinckley, MN:  54F
1 SSE of Duluth, MN:  57F
Sky Harbor Airport, MN:  54F
Duluth MN (Airport)  50F
1 E of Odanah, WI:  56F
Ashland, WI:  56F
Glidden, WI:  52F
Siren, WI:  51F
1 NNW of Superior, WI:  57F
Superior, WI (Airport)  54F
Hayward, WI:  50F
8 WNW of Minong, WI:  54F

Weather Summary for March 9, 2015
Location:  Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

What a day!  Well above normal temperatures throughout the Northland Today as high temperatures soared into the mid 40s to mid 50s which is 10-20 degrees warmer than normal for the 9th of March.  Sky conditions varied from mostly cloudy to mostly sunny and winds were out of the southwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast - Confidence:  High.

Tonight (March 9)

Low pressure which is over Southern Saskatchewan early This Evening tracks east during the night.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found in our area with low temperatures mainly in the 30s although a few of the typical cold spots could drop into the 20s.  Winds will be out of the southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday and Tuesday Night (March 10)

Low pressure moves through Central/Eastern Canada during this period while a cold front drops south through the Northland on Tuesday which will be followed by an area of high pressure which moves into the region for Tuesday Night.  Partly cloudy skies are forecast this period with another mild day ahead on Tuesday as high temperatures climb into the 40s and 50s once again.  Lows Tuesday Night will be in the 20s to around 30 degrees.  Winds will be out of the southwest, west, or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Extended Forecast - Confidence:  High.

Wednesday through Friday (March 11-13)

High pressure moves off to the east on Wednesday with low pressure passing through the Upper Midwest late this week.  Little to no precipitation is anticipated at this time even as that low moves through later in the week.  High temperatures are expected to be in the 40s and 50s from Wednesday through Friday although it will be cooler near Lake Superior where highs should remain in the low/mid 30s.  Low temperatures Wednesday Night and Thursday Night will be in the 30s with 20s near Lake Superior.

Long Range Forecast - Confidence:  High.

(March 14-19)

Above average temperatures are forecast from the 14th-16th with temperatures dropping to more normal levels from the 17th-19th.  There continues to be a chance that much of the Northland will be in the 50s, maybe even into the 60s on Sunday/Monday (15th-16th)  Little to no precipitation during the long range the way it looks now.


.Tonight...  Partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Tuesday...  Partly cloudy.  Record or near record warmth possible.  High 48 to 53.  Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Note:  Record high for Tuesday is 54 degrees which was set in 1990 and in 1902.

.Tuesday Night...  Partly cloudy.  Low 25 to 30.  Wind west at 5 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday...  Partly cloudy.  High 45 to 50 but turning cooler near Lake Superior.

.Wednesday Night...  Partly cloudy.  Low 27 to 32.

.Thursday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 35 to 40 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Thursday Night...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 28 to 33.

.Friday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 40 to 45 but cooler near Lake Superior.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  32
Low:  15

Sunrise Tuesday:  7:31 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday:   7:07 PM CDT