Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016: Areas of frost and near record cold once again tonight in parts of the Northland; One day heat blast away from Lake Superior on Friday, temps 80s and 90s, dew points near 70; Much colder near Lake Superior

/Issued 12:12 PM CDT, Tuesday, June 7, 2016/

*Near record cold this morning at International Falls, Minnesota.
*Areas of frost late tonight-early Wednesday morning in northeast Minnesota.

Low temperature report for June 7, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

5 NW of Ash Lake, MN:  33 F
International Falls, MN:  33 F
7 E of Effie, MN:  34 F
3 E of Orr, MN:  34 F
Bigfork, MN:  36 F
4 S of Emily, MN:  36 F
Embarrass, MN:  36 F
Cook, MN:  36 F
Chisholm/Hibbing, MN (Airport)  37 F
Aitkin, MN:  39 F
Littlefork, MN:  39 F

An unseasonably cool airmass for early June covered Ontario Province with the southern flank of this chilly air spilling south into the Northland.  Late this morning, 850mb temperatures ranged from 0 to -4C from Ontario Province south to north central Lake Superior with temperatures only in the mid 30s to mid 40s at 11 AM today in that aforementioned corridor.

-International Falls, Minnesota missed their record low for June 7th by just 2 degrees; Low temperature this morning was 33 degrees.  The record low for June 7th is 31 degrees set in 1983.

-The record low temperature at International Falls for June 8th is also 31 degrees which was set in 1978.  Could be close to that record once again early Wednesday morning.

-It will also be a chilly late night in Duluth although I don't think will set or tie the record low temperature for June 8th which is 33 degrees set in 1885.

-A brief blast of heat and humidity still looks likely late this week - Most likely on Friday.  High temperatures are expected to reach the 80s and maybe the 90s in most of the Northland with dew points rising into the 60s to lower 70s.  Note:  Lake Superior will stick out like a sore thumb however, with an onshore wind keeping temperatures only in the 40s and 50s along the North Shore to Downtown Duluth and Superior on Friday, so if you prefer the heat and humidity and you live close to Lake Superior, get away from the lake on Friday.

Projected high temperatures for Friday, June 10th per 12z 12km NAM; Source, TropicalTidbits.com