Sunday, March 26, 2017

Crappy weather continues tonight (Fog, lingering drizzle) A 'little' nicer Mon-Tue. Rainfall reports from today in this post

/Issued 5:10 PM CDT, Sunday, March 26, 2017/

7-day precipitation forecast valid through Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Source:

20z HRRR model visibility forecast valid for Monday morning.  Areas of fog are expected in the Northland tonight into Monday morning with visibility reduced to a mile or less in some areas.  Source:



Moderate (Red) Enhanced (Orange) and Slight risks (Yellow) of severe thunderstorms tonight stretching from far southern Kansas to portions of north Texas.

Today's setup over the southern Plains per early Sunday afternoon Goes-16 water vapor satellite image.  Source:

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Monday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Temperature departure map for the week of March 19, 2017.  Source:

Precipitation departure map for the week of March 19, 2017.  Source:

Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota

March 19-25, 2017

High temperatures:

3/19:  43 F/+8 degrees above normal
3/20:  51 F/+15 degrees above normal
3/21:  37 F/+1 degree above normal
3/22:  33 F/-4 degrees below normal
3/23:  36 F/-1 degree below normal
3/24:  38 F/Normal
3/25:  35 F/-3 degrees below normal

Low temperatures:

3/19:  24 F/+5 degrees above normal
3/20:  34 F/+15 degrees above normal
3/21:  16 F/-4 degrees below normal
3/22:  11 F/-9 degrees below normal
3/23:  28 F/+8 degrees above normal
3/24:  33 F/+12 degrees above normal
3/25:  30 F/+9 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  0.23"
Normal:  0.36"
Departure:  -0.13" below normal

Precipitation reports from today, March 26, 2017

Grand Marais, MN:  0.20"
Siren, WI:  0.18"
Washburn, WI:  0.13"
Ashland, WI:  0.12"
Isabella, MN:  0.10"
Clam Lake, WI:  0.08"
Duluth, MN (Airport)  0.07"
Hayward, WI:  0.06"
Two Harbors, MN:  0.06"
Solon Springs, WI:  0.04"
Superior, WI:  0.03"

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota & northwest Wisconsin

Damp and drizzly weather to close out the weekend.  Low pressure averaging 1010mb was along the Wisconsin-Illinois state line at 4 PM today -- This system brought a narrow band of drizzle and light rain to parts of northwest Wisconsin, far eastern Minnesota and along the North Shore.  Earlier this morning there were also reports of some freezing drizzle or freezing rain but temperatures warmed up enough by mid morning which ended any threat of freezing rain.  Highs today were generally in the mid 30s to low 40s with a few mid 40s in far northern Minnesota where there has been some breaks in the clouds today.

Mostly cloudy skies continue tonight with areas of drizzle/light rain in far eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin gradually ending during the night as low pressure heads northeast into Lake Huron.  A cold front passes through the Northland Monday and then washes out as high pressure builds into the upper Midwest/western Great Lakes region.

Should see a bit more sun tomorrow and Tuesday compared to the last few days but there will also be some lingering cloud cover.

Low temperatures tonight and Monday night will be in the 20s and 30s with highs Monday and Tuesday in the 40s and 50s but cooler temperatures are expected near Lake Superior.

Note:  No big storms, soaking rains or winter storms affecting the Northland through the next 7 days.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly cloudy.  Patchy fog.  Lingering drizzle especially this evening.  Low 30 to 33.  Wind north to northeast at 5 to 15 mph.

.Monday...  Patchy fog possible early.  Mostly cloudy.  Some sun possible during the afternoon.  High 41 to 45.  Wind north to northeast at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Monday

High:  39
Low:   22

Sunrise Monday:  6:57 AM CDT
Sunset Monday:   7:32 PM CDT