Sunday, July 30, 2017

Close to 90 degrees at International Falls, MN today, July 30th (High temp 88 F, Tied for 4th warmest high temp on record for July 30th) Another warm day ahead for Monday

/Issued 7:30 PM CDT, Sunday, July 30th, 2017/

Weather setup for later this week.  Note:  The track and timing of this system could change a bit compared to what this map is showing since this system is still a few days away.


Temperature departure map for the week of July 23, 2017


Precipitation departure map for the week of July 23, 2017

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

July 23-29, 2017

High temperatures

7/23:  65 F/-12 degrees below normal
7/24:  74 F/-3 degrees below normal
7/25:  74 F/-3 degrees below normal
7/26:  81 F/+4 degrees above normal
7/27:  76 F/-1 degree below normal
7/28:  78 F/+1 degree above normal
7/29:  83 F/+6 degrees above normal

Low temperatures

7/23:  52 F/-4 degrees below normal
7/24:  49 F/-7 degrees below normal
7/25:  54 F/-2 degrees below normal
7/26:  63 F/+7 degrees above normal
7/27:  56 F/Normal
7/28:  50 F/-6 degrees below normal
7/29:  57 F/+1 degree above normal

Total precipitation:  0.03"
Normal:  0.76"
Departure:  -0.73" below normal

Weather Synopsis

More beautiful summer weather in the Northland today with high temperatures mainly in the 80s while International Falls came up just two degrees shy of 90.  A few showers and thunderstorms moved through portions of far northern Minnesota this afternoon with locally heavy downpours and some lightning associated with that activity, most of which remained across northern parts of St. Louis county.  There were also a few isolated showers in the extreme southeast portion of northwest Wisconsin this afternoon.  Elsewhere, dry with a mix of sun/clouds today.

Through Tuesday:  Continued warm temperatures with highs Monday in the 80s.  Highs Tuesday ranging from the upper 70s to middle 80s.  Lows tonight and Monday night mainly in the 60s but a few locations could dip into the 50s.

Will see a cold front move slowly southeast through the Northland from late Monday night into Tuesday.  This boundary could bring a few showers or thunderstorms with it as it passes through the area.  Still not expecting any severe weather though with weak winds aloft and very little shear to speak of.  Moisture isn't the best, nor is the instability, but there should be enough of those two things to trigger a few showers or storms late Monday night or Tuesday.

Still looks like will get quite a shift in the weather pattern from mid to late week, could also turn kinda rainy especially Wednesday night into early Friday morning the way it looks now.  Gusty northeast winds are also possible later this week.

A top 5 warmest high temperature on record today, July 30th, 2017 at International Falls, Minnesota.  See top 5 list below

1:  94 F in 1995, 1975, 1970 and 1913
2:  92 F in 1955
3:  91 F in 2007
4:  88 F in 2017, 1987, 1972 and 1966
5:  87 F in 2000, 1957, 1916 and 1911

A few pics from Duluth, Minnesota (July 30, 2017)

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly clear.  Low 60 to 65.  Wind southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Monday...  Warm.  Partly cloudy.  High 83 to 86.  Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Tuesday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Isolated showers possible mainly early.  High 80 to 85.  Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest later in the day.

Normal temperatures for Monday

High:  77
Low:   56

Sunrise Monday:  5:48 AM CDT
Sunset Monday:   8:42 PM CDT