Saturday, October 8, 2016

May 15th the last time the Duluth Airport had a low temperature at or below 32 degrees - Might get close to the freezing mark at the Airport tonight; Frost Advisory in effect for the entire Northland

/Issued 6:32 PM CDT, Saturday, October 8, 2016/


More information on the frost advisory at this link per NWS Duluth

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source,

Sunday's high temperature forecast.  Source,

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota

*Low temperature of 34 degrees this morning, October 8th - Coldest minimum temperature since May 15th (28 degrees)

*High temperature of 44 degrees on October 7th - Coldest maximum temperature since May 14th (38 degrees)

*Still haven't had the first fall freeze but were getting close (Temperature 32 degrees or colder) The average date for the first fall freeze is September 30th; Last fall it occurred on October 7th.  Note:  This is the 5th year in a row where the first fall freeze has occurred later than normal (2012-2016) and the 10th time this has happened since 2000 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)

Weather Summary for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin
Date:  October 8, 2016

Mostly cloudy to partially sunny skies across the area today with cool temperatures continuing as highs topped out in the 40s to lower 50s.  Winds were out of the west or northwest at 5 to 15 mph - So much less wind today compared to Friday.  Surface map early this evening had a high pressure ridge still west of the Upper Midwest.

Forecast Discussion for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

.Short Term Forecast...

Tonight (October 8)

Mostly cloudy skies should gradually give way to some clearing during the night.  High pressure will move over the Northland tonight which will promote good radiational cooling if or when skies clear.  Low temperatures will mainly be in the 30s but some locations could drop into the 20s.  Light and variable wind direction at around 10 mph.

Sunday (October 9)

Warm air advection pattern develops on Sunday with 850mb temperatures of 0 to around -3 degrees Celsius this evening climbing to +4 to +12 degrees Celsius from northeast-southwest by Sunday evening.

High pressure moves off to the east while a warm front passes through the Northland Sunday night.  Shouldn't be any precipitation as that warm front moves through.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected on Sunday with highs in the 50s with 40s along the North Shore and over the Arrowhead of Minnesota.  Lows Sunday night will be in the 40s.  Winds will be out of the south or southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Extended Forecast...

Monday (October 10)

Dry and mild on Monday with a gusty south-southwest wind.  Highs will be in the 60s to lower 70s which would be 10-20 degrees above average.  The reason for this warmup - Low pressure well to our north with a cold front to our west, this puts the Northland in the warm sector of this system with a gusty/mild southwesterly wind.

A cold front will begin to move into western portions of the area Monday night and that is where some showers could occur, the rest of the area stays dry.  Lows will be in the 40s and 50s.

Tuesday (October 11)

A cold front moves across the Northland with a chance for showers on Tuesday.  Still mild ahead of this front with highs in northwest Wisconsin reaching the 60s to around 70 degrees while northern Minnesota will have highs in the 40s and 50s.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

Event:  *Frost Advisory*
Timing:  3 AM to 8 AM CDT Sunday

.Tonight...  Mostly cloudy with clearing skies later in the night.  Areas of frost developing toward daybreak.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind northwest around 10 mph.

.Sunday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 50 to 55.  Wind south to southeast at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  55
Low:   37

Sunrise Sunday:  7:19 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday:   6:32 PM CDT