Sunday, October 30, 2016

Clouds, drizzle and some showers on Monday (Gusty south winds, highs near 50) Could be close to 60 degrees on Wednesday

/Issued 7:35 PM CDT, Sunday, October 30, 2016/

Not a lot of rain expected around our area with Monday's storm.  Source:

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Monday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Temperature departure map for the week of October 23rd.  Source:

Above average temperatures last week in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with a small area of near to below average temperatures in northern Wisconsin (Green area on map)

Precipitation departure map for the week of October 23rd.  Source:

Below average precipitation totals last week over northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

October 23-29, 2016

High temperatures:

10/23:  48 F/Normal
10/24:  53 F/+5 degrees above normal
10/25:  47 F/Normal
10/26:  42 F/-5 degrees below normal
10/27:  50 F/+4 degrees above normal
10/28:  53 F/+7 degrees above normal
10/29:  52 F/+7 degrees above normal

Low temperatures:

10/23:  31 F/-2 degrees below normal
10/24:  32 F/Normal
10/25:  35 F/+3 degrees above normal
10/26:  39 F/+7 degrees above normal
10/27:  39 F/+8 degrees above normal
10/28:  41 F/+10 degrees above normal
10/29:  41 F/+11 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  0.13"
Normal:  0.55"
Departure:  -0.42" below normal

Weather Summary for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Partly to mostly sunny skies today in far northern Minnesota while it was mostly cloudy for areas farther south.  Highs today mainly in the 40s with a variable wind at around 10 mph.

Forecast Discussion for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

.Short Term Forecast...

Tonight through Monday night (October 30-31)

High pressure over southeast Minnesota early this evening moves off to the east while low pressure now over the northern Rockies heads into the Dakotas on Monday and will move into western Ontario Province by late Monday night.

Low level jet out of the S-SW will increase to 40-50+ knots ahead of this system on Monday, and will shift to the W/SW Monday night as the low passes NW of our area.  A warm and moist advection pattern gets underway tonight and will peak on Monday when dew points rise into the 40s to around 50 degrees while PWATS climb to between 0.75-0.90".

Partly to mostly cloudy tonight, mostly cloudy Monday and Monday night -- Scattered rain showers and possibly some drizzle is expected in parts of the Northland on Monday into Monday evening.

Low temperatures tonight in the 30s to near 40 degrees.  Highs on Monday and lows Monday night will be in the 40s to lower 50s.

Winds tonight shifting to the south/southeast at 5 to 15 mph.  South or southeast winds on Monday at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Winds shift to the southwest Monday night at 15 to 30 mph.

.Long Range Forecast...

Tuesday and Wednesday (November 1-2)

Dry and mild temperatures as November gets underway.  High temperatures in the 40s and 50s on Tuesday with lows Tuesday night in the 30s to lower 40s.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the 50s with temperatures near 60 degrees possible over southern portions of the Northland.

Note:  No signs of any significant cold airmass or snow affecting the Northland at least through November 8th.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Considerable cloudiness.  Low 35 to 40.  Wind becoming south to southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

.Monday...  Breezy.  Mostly cloudy.  Scattered showers and drizzle possible.  High 50 to 55.  Wind south to southeast at 15 to 25 mph.

Normal temperatures for Monday

High:  44
Low:   30

Sunrise Monday:  7:50 AM CDT
Sunset Monday:   5:54 PM CDT