/Issued 4:13 PM CDT, Thursday, August 1, 2013/
Source: Paul Douglas St. Cloud Times weather blog.
August climate normals for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
Normal temperature: 64.3 degrees
Normal precipitation: 3.70″
Sunrise on the 1st: 5:49 AM CDT
Sunrise on the 31st: 6:27 AM CDT
Sunset on the 1st: 8:40 PM CDT
Sunset on the 31st: 7:49 PM CDT
LRC verification for July 2013
Mean temperature: 67.7 degrees
Actual: 67.8 degrees
Error: 0.1 degrees
Total precipitation: 4.47″
LRC forecast for August 2013
Mean temperature: 64.6 degrees
Departure: +0.3 degrees
Total precipitation: 6.45″
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
A northwest flow covered the Upper Midwest as we kick off the month of August. Upper level troughs were over the Northeast U.S., Central Canada, and Pacific Northwest with an upper level ridge covering the Rockies and Southern U.S. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies were common in our area Today with a few showers in Northern Minnesota. Highs were generally in the 70s with westerly winds at 5 to around 20 mph.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (August 1)
A few showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm will continue to affect portions of the Northland Tonight otherwise expect partly to mostly cloudy skies with lows in the 40s and 50s. Winds will be out of the north or west at 5 to 15 mph.
Friday and Friday Night (August 2)
Looks dry this period with highs in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s and 50s. Winds will be out of the north or west at 10 to 15 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Saturday through Monday (August 3-5)
Dry weather continues Saturday and Sunday. May see a few showers on Monday. Highs in the 60s and 70s during this period with lows Saturday Night and Sunday Night in the 40s and 50s.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
Near normal temperatures are expected on the 6th, after that it looks cooler with temperatures mainly below the seasonal averages from the 7th-11th. A few showers are possible between the 6th-8th.
*The 1st half of this month continues to look cooler than average over much of the Central-Northern Plains, Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Warmer more typical summer temperatures are expected in Alaska, much of Mexico, Florida, Northwest U.S. and Western Canada-in other words kind of a flip-flop temperature pattern outside of Florida and Mexico. (Source, NAEFS model)
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated showers possible mainly through Midnight. Low 52 to 57. Wind west to northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
.Friday… Partly cloudy. High 70 to 75. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Friday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 50 to 55. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Saturday… Partly cloudy. High 70 to 75.
.Saturday Night… Mostly clear. Low 47 to 52.
.Sunday… Partly cloudy. High 70 to 75.
.Sunday Night… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 50 to 55.
.Monday… Partly sunny. High 70 to 75.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Friday: 5:50 AM CDT
Sunset Friday: 8:38 PM CDT