Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Milder temperatures return Wednesday (Highs in the 20s to around 30) Snow showers/flurries late tonight-Thu; More snow chances Fri PM-Sat AM

/Issued 4:49 PM CST, Tuesday, December 27, 2016/

Still keeping an eye on a clipper for late this week; Based on the current track there should be some light snow in most of the Northland with accumulations generally in the 1-3" range in most of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/

Wednesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/

Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota

December 18-24, 2016

High temperatures:

12/18:  -4 F/-25 degrees below average
12/19:  23 F/+2 degrees above average
12/20:  36 F/+15 degrees above average
12/21:  33 F/+12 degrees above average
12/22:  39 F/+19 degrees above average
12/23:  36 F/+16 degrees above average
12/24:  33 F/+13 degrees above average

Low temperatures:

12/18:  -21 F/-27 degrees below average
12/19:  -9 F/-15 degrees below average
12/20:  21 F/+15 degrees above average
12/21:  18 F/+13 degrees above average
12/22:  19 F/+14 degrees above average
12/23:  25 F/+20 degrees above average
12/24:  20 F/+16 degrees above average

Total precipitation:  0.02"
Normal:  0.26"
Departure:  -0.24" below average

Weather Summary

*Chilly day across the Northland; Highs generally in the upper single digits to the middle teens which is 5-10 degrees below average.  Clouds and a few flurries this morning did give way to quite a bit of afternoon sunshine except over the Bayfield Peninsula where lake effect clouds/snow showers occurred through the day.

*Clouds will be on the increase later tonight with some light snow or flurries developing in northern Minnesota.  Lows in the single digits below to teens above zero.

*Mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday.  Snow showers and flurries especially in northern Minnesota where up to 1" of accumulation is possible.  Note:  The Arrowhead and North Shore could get up to 2" of snow tomorrow thanks to a southerly wind coming off Lake Superior which may lead to a bit of lake enhanced/lake effect snowfall especially northeast of Two Harbors.

*A warm front will pass through the area tonight, followed by a cold front on Wednesday -- Milder temperatures will return to northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with highs Wednesday in the 20s to around 30 degrees.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear this evening, increasing cloudiness late.  Low 5 to 10 with slowing rising temperatures overnight.  Wind west at 5 to 15 mph becoming south.

.Wednesday...  Mostly cloudy.  Occasional snow showers and flurries.  Milder.  High 26 to 31.  Wind south at 10 to 15 mph.

Duluth climate normals for Wednesday

High:  20
Low:     3

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:54 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday:   4:28 PM CST