Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A little bit nicer on Wednesday; High around 60 with some sun

/Issued 4:47 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 27, 2016/

A sluggish low! Humid cyclonic flow with areas of rain along with cool temperatures continued today in most of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin on the back side of a potent low pressure system over eastern Lake Superior - This system will drop south and is expected to reach eastern Kentucky by Thursday, but after that the computer models show this system lifting back to the north, likely moving over the eastern Great lakes region once again this weekend - Although this system is forecast to return to the Great Lakes region this weekend it doesn't look like it'll be far enough west to produce any additional rain in the Northland late this week or this weekend.

Source, http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/ water vapor satellite imagery from this afternoon, September 27, 2016.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

Wednesday's high temperature forecast.  Source, NWS Duluth, Minnesota.

A few days of strong west winds have churned up Lake Superior which has led to cooling water temperatures.  Source, https://www.glerl.noaa.gov//res/glcfs/

September 25 water temperature:  56 degrees

September 27 water temperature:  53 degrees

6-hour rainfall reports for September 27, 2016
Source:  MesoWest

Note:  Totals listed below ending around 4 PM today.

Kabetogama, MN:  0.27"
McGregor, MN:  0.21"
Aitkin, MN:  0.18"
Siren, WI:  0.17"
Isabella, MN:  0.16"

Glidden, WI:  0.15"
Clam Lake, WI:  0.15"
Cass Lake, MN:  0.14"
Grand Rapids, MN:  0.13"
Superior, WI:  0.13"

International Falls, MN:  0.12"
Duluth, MN (Airport)  0.11"
Minong, WI:  0.11"
Washburn, WI:  0.10"
Hinckley, MN:  0.09"

Phillips, WI:  0.08"
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN:  0.07"
Two Harbors, MN:  0.05"

Weather Summary for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin
Date:  September 27, 2016

Below average high temperatures in the area today with temperatures in the mid 40s to low 50s which is roughly 10 degrees below average for late September.  For the most part skies were mostly cloudy today but a few locations had a few peeks of sun.  There has also been an area of light rain which moved S/SE across the Northland today.

Forecast Discussion for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

.Short Term Forecast...

Tonight through Wednesday night (September 27-28)

Low pressure over eastern Lake Superior this afternoon will drop south toward the Ohio Valley on Wednesday while high pressure remains to our west/northwest.

Light rain will end this evening in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with a chance for a few lingering showers through the night mainly around Lake Superior.  Lows tonight will be in the 40s to lower 50s with north winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday - Yes, parts of the area will likely have more sun by tomorrow afternoon compared to what we have seen the past few days.

Showers are also possible on Wednesday mainly over parts of northern Wisconsin.

Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 50s and 60s with lows Wednesday night in the 40s with 30s possible in the typical cold spots.

Winds tomorrow will be out of the north or northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Extended Forecast...

Thursday and Friday (September 29-30)

Mainly dry late this week but as winds turn to the east there is potential for low clouds and possibly some drizzle to develop near Lake Superior.  High temperatures generally in the 60s Thursday and Friday with lows Thursday night in the 40s with 30s once again possible in the typical cold spots.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  A few lingering showers otherwise mostly cloudy.  Low 46 to 51.  Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Wednesday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 57 to 62.  Wind north to northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  60
Low:   41

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:04 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   6:53 PM CDT