/Issued 3:55 PM CDT, Wednesday, August 14, 2013/
Source: 2012 State of the Climate Report; NCDC; NOAA
-The global surface temperature in 2012 ranked among the top 10 warmest years on record.
-Since 1976, every year has been warmer than the long-term average.
-Including the 2012 temperature, Earth is warming at a rate of 0.06 degrees celsius or 0.11 degrees fahrenheit per decade since 1880 and a more rapid rate of 0.16 degrees celsius or 0.28 degrees fahrenheit per decade since 1970.
-The Northland was also toasty last year with Duluth and International Falls, Minnesota both having their 3rd warmest year on record. Duluth’s average temperature in 2012 was 44.0 degrees, and at International Falls, the average temperature in 2012 was 40.5 degrees.
Low temperature report for August 14, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
International Falls, MN: 35F
Hibbing, MN: 37F
Hayward, WI: 36F
Two Harbors, MN: 39F
Silver Bay, MN: 32F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport) 32F
Ely, MN: 36F
Orr, MN: 36F
Cook, MN: 34F
Crane Lake, MN: 34F
Bigfork, MN: 39F
McGregor, MN: 39F
Togo, MN: 32F
Brimson, MN: 30F
Embarrass, MN: 31F
Kabetogama, MN: 37F
3 E of Orr, MN: 35F
Butternut, WI: 37F
*An autumn like chill north of the Twin Ports This Morning with another Morning that had lows in the 30s in parts of Northern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin. (Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center)
Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
A chilly mid-August Morning turns into a pleasantly mild mid-August Afternoon. High temperatures were in the 70s with 60s closer to the North Shore of Lake Superior. Sky conditions varied between mostly sunny and mostly cloudy and winds were light and variable at around 5-13 mph.
Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight through Thursday Night (August 14-15)
High pressure continues to rule our weather. Expect partly cloudy skies with lows Tonight and Thursday Night in the 40s and 50s with highs Tomorrow mainly in the 70s to around 80 degrees with cooler temperatures along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Winds during this period will be out of the south or west at 5 to 15 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Friday through Sunday (August 16-18)
Warmer weather makes a return visit to the region this weekend as southerly winds increase out ahead of a cold front which is forecast to remain west/north of our area through Sunday. High temperatures are expected to be in the 70s and 80s Friday through Sunday with 90s possible a little farther to the west. Low temps Friday Night and Saturday Night will be in the 50s and 60s. Right now it looks mainly dry through this period, but a few showers or thunderstorms might affect parts of the Northland by Sunday.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
Near to above average temperatures are forecast during this period with a few showers or thunderstorms possible at times as a couple of disturbances move across the Northern tier of the U.S.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Partly cloudy. Low 45 to 50 Inland and in the 50s closer to Lake Superior. Wind south around 10 mph.
.Thursday… Partly cloudy. High 72 to 77. Wind southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Thursday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 50 to 55. Wind south around 10 mph.
.Friday… Partly cloudy. High 80 to 85.
.Friday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 55 to 60.
.Saturday… Partly cloudy. High 81 to 86.
.Saturday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 57 to 62.
.Sunday… Partly to mostly sunny. High 80 to 85.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Thursday: 6:07 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday: 8:18 PM CDT