/Issued 8:06 PM CDT, Saturday, March 30th, 2013/
Rainfall report for March 30, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: 0.44″
Brainerd, MN: 0.14″
Grand Marais, MN: 0.22″
Hibbing, MN: 0.27″
Hayward, WI: 0.15″
Bruno, MN: 0.15″
3 W of Wright, MN: 0.31″
12 N of Grand Rapids, MN: 0.27″
Babbitt, MN: 0.21″
Floodwood, MN: 0.32″
4 E of Island Lake, MN: 0.31″
Finland, MN: 0.34″
Ashland, WI: 0.21″
Gurney, WI: 0.20″
4 W of Clam Lake, WI: 0.22″
Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota
*It finally happened! The temperature climbed to a balmy 52 degrees Today, March 30th. This is the 1st day at or above 50F since Thanksgiving (November 22, 2012)
*March 2013 will be the 4th month in a row that’ll finish above average in precipitation (Dec-Mar)
*2.03″ of precipitation has fallen this month which is 0.60″ above average. Since January 1st, we’ve had 4.58″ of precipitation which is 1.38″ wetter than normal.
*25.5″ of snow for March, probably won’t add anymore to this total, either way it’s well above average. For the season, were at 78.3″, and by the looks of the long range models, I don’t think will add much more to the seasonal total. By the way, we average 86.1″ in a season.
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Started out gloomy as rain came to an end which was followed by a period fog which was locally dense in some areas. It did clear up in most areas during the Afternoon as low pressure responsible for last night’s rainfall in the Northland moved off to our east. Very nice early spring temperatures with highs in the 40s and 50s Today, winds were out of the west or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term – Confidence: High.
Tonight (March 30th)
Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found in our area with the possibility for a few flurries and snow showers. Lows will be in the 20s to lower 30s with west or northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday and Sunday Night (March 31st)
A colder airmass will drop south into the Northland during this period as low pressure to our east and high pressure to our west leads to a brisk NW flow. Highs Tomorrow will be in the 20s and 30s with lows Sunday Night in the single digits and teens. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are forecast with a few snow showers or flurries possible. Winds out of the northwest will be in the 10 to 25 mph range.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Monday through Wednesday (April 1st-3rd)
Monday and Tuesday look pretty chilly especially for early April standards with highs on both of those days in the 20s, with maybe a few 30s for some by Tuesday. Wednesday will feature modifying temperatures as high pressure moves to our east and we get into a southerly flow with highs getting back into the 30s and 40s. Lows Monday Night and Tuesday Night are forecast to be in the single digits and teens. This period looks mostly dry at this time.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: Medium.
Low pressure passes by to our north on Thursday (4th) A cold front attached to that low will move through our area, still looks like this system will come through on the dry side with precipitation more likely to our north in Ontario. A pattern change is becoming more likely beginning late next week into the following week. It appears that a deep trough will setup over the Western U.S., ridging over the Southeast U.S., and a potentially wet/stormy SW flow for the Plains, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. There could be some rain in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin next Saturday (6th) with some more rain possible toward the 8th the way it looks now. Near to below average temperatures are forecast from the 4th-6th. Near to above average temperatures for the 7th-8th.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 20 to 25. Wind west to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Easter Sunday…. Breezy. Around 20 degrees colder than Saturday. Considerable cloudiness. Flurries or snow showers possible. High 30 to 35. Wind northwest at 15 to 25 mph.
.Sunday Night… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 10 to 15. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Monday… Cold for April. Partly cloudy. High 23 to 28.
.Monday Night… Mostly clear. Low 5 to 10.
.Tuesday… Partly cloudy. High 28 to 33.
.Tuesday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 10 to 15.
.Wednesday… Partly cloudy. High 40 to 45.
Normal temperatures for Tomorrow
Sunrise Sunday: 6:49 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday: 7:37 PM CDT