Sunday, January 15, 2017

January thaw through the 22nd; Mainly dry the next several days (Rain is possible next weekend)

/Issued 2:40 PM CST, Sunday, January 15, 2017/

Sunday afternoon visible satellite image.  Source:

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Monday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Temperature departure map for the week of January 8, 2017.  Source:

Precipitation departure map for the week of January 8, 2017.  Source:

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

January 8-14, 2017

High temperatures:

1/8:  10 F/-9 degrees below normal
1/9:  20 F/+1 degree above normal
1/10:  24 F/+5 degrees above normal
1/11:  5 F/-14 degrees below normal
1/12:  9 F/-10 degrees below normal
1/13:  5 F/-14 degrees below normal
1/14:  20 F/+1 degree above normal

Low temperatures:

1/8:  -13 F/-15 degrees below normal
1/9:  8 F/+6 degrees above normal
1/10:  -2 F/-3 degrees below normal
1/11:  -8 F/-9 degrees below normal
1/12:  -15 F/-16 degrees below normal
1/13:  -22 F/-23 degrees below normal
1/14:  2 F/+1 degree above normal

Total precipitation:  0.44"
Normal:  0.24"
Departure:  +0.20" above normal

Weather Synopsis:

Temperatures continue to warm-up as our January thaw has arrived! Abundant sunshine throughout the Northland today with highs in the upper 20s to the low/mid 30s (Above normal temps by 10-15 degrees today)

*A pretty quite weather week ahead for the Northland.  The storm which has been hitting the southern and central Plains the past few days will lift northeast into the southern Great Lakes by Tuesday morning, the majority of the mixed precipitation with this storm will stay south of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin during the Monday afternoon-Tuesday morning time frame, however, a little light snow could make its way into the Hayward Lakes area in northwest Wisconsin early Tuesday morning but this shouldn't amount to much the way it looks now.

*Lows tonight will be in the single digits below to teens above zero; Highs on Monday in the 20s to lower 30s with lows Monday night in the single digits to around 20 degrees.

*The weather pattern could turn more active across the upper Midwest between the 21st-25th as a deep trough of low pressure sets up over the western U.S. and Plains while an upper level ridge develops north of the Great Lakes.  There is a chance for a larger storm system to develop between the 21st-25th but the track and intensity is uncertain -- Rain is possible in the Northland next weekend (21st-22nd) followed by a chance for snow or rain from the 23rd-25th.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear this evening with partly to mostly cloudy skies later on.  Low 13 to 18.  Wind southwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.Monday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 28 to 33.  Wind southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Monday

High:  19
Low:     1

Sunrise Monday:  7:48 AM CST
Sunset Monday:   4:49 PM CST