Friday, August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016: Wettest July in history at Brainerd, Mora, Longville, Bruno and a few other cities in Minnesota with around a foot or more of rainfall reported in a few cities. Nice weekend ahead

/Issued 4:46 PM CDT, Friday, August 5, 2016/

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

*4th wettest July on record in Minnesota*

"July total rainfall was above normal for most places in Minnesota, except for a few cities in northern Minnesota which were drier than normal.  Many climate observers reported total monthly rainfall that was 2-3 times normal, and on a statewide basis it was the 4th wettest July in history and wettest since 1993".

Wettest July in history at the following locations in Minnesota:

Garrison:  13.44"
Brainerd:  11.65"
Longville:  11.14"
Mora:  10.02"
Bruno:  9.92"
Morris:  9.88"
St James:  9.12"

August 4 storm related power outage update
Source:  Twitter


-Power back for most Brainerd Lakes area; 500 out in hard hit Ojibwa, Nashway Rds, NW Gull. If no svc call 80030POWER

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  August 5, 2016

Not a bad early August day although it was a tad cloudy at times, but there still was some sun on occasion which helped to warm temperatures into the 70s which is seasonable for this time of year.  A few spotty showers have been moving southeast across portions of northeast Minnesota today with most of those showers east/northeast of a line from Orr to Two Harbors.  Winds today were out of the northwest or west at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Tonight through Sunday night (August 5-7)

A few spotty showers will linger this evening in far northeast Minnesota, and that same area could get a few more spotty showers on Saturday -- Otherwise it looks dry this weekend over most of the Northland under partly to at times mostly cloudy skies.  High pressure will build southeast into the Upper Midwest through Sunday morning with this high exiting to the east by late Sunday afternoon.

Low temperatures tonight, Saturday night and Sunday night are forecast to be in the 50s to around 60 degrees but 40s are quite possible in the typical cold spots around the area.  High temperatures for Saturday and Sunday should mainly be in the 70s.  Winds will be out of the west or northwest at 10 to 15 mph tonight, and from 10 to 20 mph on Saturday.  Winds on Sunday should turn more variable in direction at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast

Monday (August 8)  Dry weather should continue with highs in the 70s to lower 80s; Lows Monday night in the 50s and 60s.

Tuesday (August 9)  A cold front is forecast to move into the Upper Midwest which could bring a few showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Northland possibly as soon as late Monday night but more likely on Tuesday if anything happens at all.  Highs on Tuesday are forecast to be in the 70s and 80s.