Monday, May 29, 2017

Record cold high temperature possible Tuesday at International Falls. Cool temps, lingering clouds and some showers into Tue; Warming up mid-week

/Issued 4:41 PM CDT, Monday, May 29, 2017/


May 2017 temperature departure map (1st-28th)

-Blue colors indicate below average temperatures
-Orange colors indicate above average temperatures
-Areas in white near normal temperatures

Temperatures and radar from 2 PM today


Weather Synopsis

A cool and moist NW flow remained over the Northland today with low pressure at the surface and aloft centered to our NE.  Cold air advection continued today with 850mb temperatures in the +4 to +6C range.  Highs today were only in the 50s with lower 60s in eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.  Skies were generally overcast today with scattered showers moving NW-SE across the area.

Will continue to be under the influence of the Ontario low and cold upper level trough into Tuesday.  Little change in the weather as skies remain overcast for the most part with a few breaks in the clouds possible at times, there will also be more scattered showers and some drizzle tonight and Tuesday.  Temperatures will cool even further as 850mb temperatures fall to around 0C on Tuesday with 925mb temperatures dropping to around +4C.

Lows tonight will mainly be in the 40s with highs Tuesday only in the 40s and 50s.

Note:  A record cold high temperature is certainly possible at International Falls, Minnesota Tuesday (May 30th)  See stats below.

53 F (1978)
54 F (2015)
55 F (2009)

A drier and milder weather pattern sets up for Wednesday and Thursday with daytime highs getting into the 60s to lower 70s Wednesday with widespread 70s expected Thursday.

A couple pics I took Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Considerable cloudiness.  A few showers possible mainly this evening.  Low 44 to 48.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Tuesday...  Mostly cloudy.  Occasional showers.  High 50 to 55.  Wind west to northwest at 15 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  66
Low:   44

Sunrise Tuesday:  5:19 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday:   8:54 PM CDT