Saturday, November 19, 2016

Power outage update and snowfall reports from Friday in this post. Cold tonight (Subzero lows possible north of Duluth) Mainly dry Sun-Mon; Next system Tue PM-Wed with possible snow/mixed precipitation

/Issued 6:45 PM CST, Saturday, November 19, 2016/

Power outage update as of 6 PM, Saturday, November 19, 2016

Lake Country Power:  Number of outages:  183; Members affected:  3,517
Link to the outage map

Update from Lake Country Power

Minnesota Power:  Number of outages:  23; Customers affected:  151.  Note:  Power is expected to be restored around 8 PM this evening according to the outage map


Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Sunday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Time to see how my snowfall forecast verified for the winter storm on November 18th.  I did pretty good in some areas, not too good in others.  The 10-15" area was a little farther west than what I had forecasted, and also a little more to the southwest.

*Snowfall reports from November 18-19, 2016

Leader, MN 5 E:  25.0"
Orr, MN 3 E:  24.8"
Tower, MN 3 S:  19.0"
Nisswa, MN:  18.0"
Grand Rapids, MN 6 SSW:  17.5"
Grand Rapids, MN 12 N:  16.0"

Casino, MN 4 ESE:  16.0"
Winton, MN:  14.4"
Brainerd, MN 7 NW:  13.8"
Brainerd, MN:  11.1"
Isabella, MN 14 W:  11.0"
Wright, MN 3 E:  8.1"

Gile, WI:  7.3"
Gunflint Lake, MN:  7.2"
Cotton, MN 3 SE:  5.5"
Bruno, MN 3 SSW:  5.5"
Oulu, WI:  5.0"
Island Lake, MN:  4.2"

Duluth, MN (NWS)  3.5"
International Falls, MN:  3.4"
Silver Bay, MN:  3.3"
Beaver Bay, MN:  2.5"
Esko, MN 1 E:  2.3"
Wales, MN:  2.0"
Park Falls, WI 1 N:  2.0"
Ashland, WI:  1.1"

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota

*Low temperature of 26 degrees on November 18th was the coldest minimum temperature since April 12th, over 7 months ago (17 degrees)

*2nd wettest November 18th on record -- Yesterday's precipitation total was 0.74".  Note:  The wettest November 18th on record is 0.75" which was set in 1991.

Weather Summary for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Much colder temperatures in wake of Friday's powerful winter storm.  Highs today were mainly in the 20s with a brisk wind out of the north or northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Low pressure has moved into eastern Canada today but clouds and a few snow flurries lingered behind this low with some lake effect snow showers along the South Shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin.  The coldest airmass so far this fall moved into the Upper Midwest today with early evening 850mb temperatures ranging from -10 to -14 C!

Forecast Discussion for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

.Short Term Forecast...

Tonight (November 19)

Partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight with low temperatures in the single digits to around 20 degrees but subzero lows are possible in the typical cold spots across northern Minnesota.  Winds will be out of the north, west or southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday (November 20)

A weak cold front moves through parts of the Northland on Sunday but high pressure will be the main weather feature with the ridge extending from western Ontario Province to near the Ohio Valley.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies with highs mainly in the 20s.  Lows Sunday night will range from the single digits to lower 20s but subzero lows are possible again in the Arrowhead of Minnesota.  Winds will be out of the east or southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

.Extended Forecast...

Monday (November 21)

Mainly dry on Monday with highs in the 20s to lower 30s.  Lows Monday night will be in the teens and 20s.

Tuesday and Wednesday (November 22-23)

Snow or mixed precipitation is possible Tuesday and Wednesday as low pressure heads east/northeast out of the central Plains -- There are some differences in the track of surface low and also in the amount of precipitation that falls across the Northland but there is potential for a few inches of snow in parts of area from Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 10 to 15.  Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Sunday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 24 to 29.  Wind southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  33
Low:   20

Sunrise Sunday:  7:19 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   4:29 PM CST