Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A stronger lake breeze/cooler temperatures near Lake Superior Wed-Fri, still mild farther inland from the big lake!

/Issued 5:38 PM CDT, Tuesday, March 28, 2017/

Source:  http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/

Source:  http://weather.cod.edu

Note:  The threat for severe thunderstorms continues across parts of the southern U.S. for the next several days.

Tonight's risk is as high as moderate (red shaded area on map)

Source:  http://kamala.cod.edu

Another day with an enhanced (orange) and slight (yellow) risk of severe thunderstorms ahead for Wednesday.

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

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

Number of days with at least 1.0" snow depth at Duluth, Minnesota (Airport)

2016-2017:  120 days (so far)
2015-2016:  123 days
2014-2015:  125 days
2013-2014:  148 days

Average is 133 days

Note:  Have to go back a few years to 2013-14 for an above average total, the last couple of years have had fewer days compared to average with a snow depth of at least one inch.

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota & northwest Wisconsin

Very nice weather continued today with high temperatures getting well into the 50s with even a few lower 60s in parts of the Northland, the only cool spot was near the immediate shore of Lake Superior with highs generally in the 40s today but even this is a little above average for late March.  High pressure remained in control of our weather today with this ridge extending from Ontario Province south to the central Great Lakes.  Skies were sunny to partly sunny today with a bit more clouds at times this afternoon in parts of east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

A pretty quiet weather pattern continues across the Northland for the next few days.  High pressure remains to our north while low pressure now over the southern Plains tracks east/northeast into southern Missouri by Thursday PM.  Mainly dry in our area through Thursday.  A stronger lake breeze is expected Wednesday and Thursday so afternoon temperatures near Lake Superior will be in the mid 30s to low 40s while inland locations remain in the 40s and 50s for daytime highs tomorrow and Thursday.  Lows tonight and Wednesday night will be in the 20s and 30s.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 29 to 33.  Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday...  Breezy and cooler.  Considerable cloudiness.  High 38 to 43.  Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  40
Low:   23

Sunrise Wednesday:  6:53 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   7:34 PM CDT