/Issued 4:16 PM CDT, Tuesday, August 27, 2013/
*Green outline area on the map indicates a slight risk for excessive rainfall for Thursday and Thursday Night. It’s still a few days away and things could certainly change so stay tuned. (Source, Weather Prediction Center)
*Local Storm Reports for August 26-27, 2013*
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
-5:40 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. 4 E of Pine River, MN (Crow Wing County) Trees down on County road 1 east of Pine River.
-5:51 PM CDT 8/26/13: HEAVY RAIN. 0.60″. Alborn, MN (St Louis County) Fell in one half hour.
-6:18 PM CDT 8/26/13: 0.25″ HAIL. Crosby, MN (Crow Wing County) Some leaves taken down also.
-6:20 PM CDT 8/26/13: HEAVY RAIN. 0.75″. Crosby, MN (Crow Wing County)
-5:58 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Breezy Point, MN (Crow Wing County) Tree down at Breezy Point resort.
-7:25 PM CDT 8/26/13: HEAVY RAIN. 0.86″. Kettle River, MN (Carlton County) Fell in 15 minutes.
-8:26 PM CDT 8/26/13: HEAVY RAIN. 1.12″. 8 N of Bayfield, WI (Bayfield County) Minor flooding occurred.
-8:55 PM CDT 8/26/13: 2.00″ HAIL. 4 N of Motley, MN (Cass County)
-9:17 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Lake Nebagamon, WI (Douglas County) Branches flying through air.
-9:25 PM CDT 8/26/13: HEAVY RAIN. 1.00″. 2 NW of Stone Lake, WI (Washburn County) Fell in 25 minutes.
-9:48 PM CDT 8/26/13: 1.75″ HAIL. 2 S of Brainerd, MN (Crow Wing County)
-9:48 PM CDT 8/26/13: 65mph THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST. 2 S of Brainerd, MN (Crow Wing County)
-9:52 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Drummond, WI (Bayfield County) Numerous trees down between Drummond and Cable on US Highway 63 and on side roads in the same area.
-10:05 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Gordon, WI (Douglas County) Tree down near Gordon.
-10:14 PM CDT 8/26/13: 1.75″ HAIL. Pine Center, MN (Crow Wing County)
-8:48 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Hayward, WI (Sawyer County) Trees and powerlines down across county.
-8:55 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Cable, WI (Bayfield County) Lots of trees and powerlines down near Cable.
-9:32 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. Mellen, WI (Ashland County) Power out on the Mellen radio transmitter.
-9:42 PM CDT 8/26/13: THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE. 6 E of Mellen, WI (Iron County) Tree down on Wisconsin 77, just east of the county line.
-1:30 AM CDT 8/27/13: LIGHTNING. Mercer, WI (Iron County) House hit by lightning.
-5:55 AM CDT 8/27/13: HEAVY RAIN. 6.00″. Remer, MN (Cass County)
-6:03 AM CDT 8/27/13: HEAVY RAIN. 2.63″. 3 SW of Butternut, WI (Price County)
-6:03 AM CDT 8/27/13: HEAVY RAIN. 5.80″. 1 S of Maple, WI (Douglas County)
-5:55 AM CDT 8/27/13: HEAVY RAIN. 6.00″. Poplar, WI (Douglas County)
*Storm reports map for 26August, 2013. Blue dots=Damaging wind reports. Green dots=Large hail reports. (Source, NWS Storm Prediction Center)
Rainfall report for August 26-27, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: 0.90″
Hibbing, MN: 0.63″
Ashland, WI: 0.89″
Hayward, WI: 1.10″
4 S of Bruno, MN: 0.80″
7 NW of Brainerd, MN: 0.18″
12 N of Isle, MN: 0.58″
NWS Duluth, MN: 0.93″
4 E of Island Lake, MN: 0.44″
Silver Bay, MN: 0.19″
Butternut, WI: 2.63″
Gile, WI: 2.35″
Gurney, WI: 1.56″
Upson, WI: 1.57″
9 N of Bayfield, WI: 1.90″
Gordon, WI: 1.58″
4 W of Clam Lake, WI: 2.92″
Hawthorne, WI: 4.00″
Pattison Park, WI: 2.02″
Solon Springs, WI: 2.50″
*Radar estimated rainfall for the period August 25-26, 2013. Definitely picked up some much needed rain in much of the Northland these past 2 days. (Source, National Weather Service Duluth, MN via Facebook)
*Latest 80 degree low temperature in Twin Cities history occurred on Monday, August 26, 2013. The Morning low of 80 on Monday also ties with the warmest minimum temperature in the month of August. Note: Previous latest 80 degree low temps include: August 2, 1955; August 6, 2001; August 10, 1944; August 22, 1968; August 25, 2013; August 26, 2013 – Latest in history. (Source, Paul Douglas St. Cloud Times)
*Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota ties daily dew point record with a 77 degree dew point as of 3 PM Today, August 27, 2013. (Source, Twitter @MPRweather via Mark Seeley)
*Here’s an interesting one. Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location) had 3 consecutive days with measurable rain (0.01″ or greater) July 25-27. Fast forward one month to that same time period, and well it happened again. 3 days in a row with measurable rain, August 25-27.
*Today is the 13th day in a row with a high temperature of at least 80F at the Duluth Airport. The record for consecutive days at or above 80F is 15 days. Going to be close! (Source, NWS Duluth, MN)
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Low pressure was over Southeast Minnesota late This Afternoon with a cold front extending from Central Wisconsin to Southern Minnesota. It was another very warm and humid day in most of the Northland with high temperatures in the 80s to lower 90s with dew points in the 60s and lower 70s. The exception to all this was near Lake Superior where high temperatures were in the 70s thanks to an east wind off the big lake, there was also some low clouds and dense fog at times around the head of the lake Today.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight through Wednesday Night (August 27-28)
Much quieter weather conditions are expected for most of us during this period with generally clear to partly cloudy skies…The potential trouble spot may be in Western parts of our area on Wednesday, that’s where there could be some showers at times. It’ll remain warm and quite humid with lows Tonight and Wednesday Night in the 60s with a few 70s even possible Tomorrow Night. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 80s to lower 90s with cooler temperatures near Lake Superior. Dew points for the most part should hold in the 60s through this period. Fog and low clouds moving off Lake Superior may affect portions of the North Shore and South Shore at times Tonight and Wednesday AM. Winds during this period will be out of the north or east at 5 to 15 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Thursday through Saturday (August 29-31)
Looking at 2 weather systems impacting the Northland during this period. The 1st looks like it’ll be on Thursday, the other on Saturday. Both systems should be able to tap into the moist/unstable airmass that’ll be in place, so the potential does exist for some showers and thunderstorms from Thursday into early Friday, and again Saturday PM. High temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s from Thursday through Saturday with lows Thursday Night and Friday Night generally in the 60s.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
Near to possibly below average temperatures for the 1st-3rd, then we should see near to possibly above average temperatures return from the 4th-6th. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible toward the 3rd-5th the way it looks now.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Clear to partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog possible. Low 60 to 65. Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Areas of dense fog possible especially during the Morning. Partly to mostly sunny. High 80 to 85 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 60 to 65. Wind east at 5 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Showers or thunderstorms possible. High 75 to 80.
.Thursday Night… Showers or thunderstorms possible. Low 60 to 65.
.Friday… Partly sunny. High 80 to 85 but cooler near Lake Superior.
.Friday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 60 to 65.
.Saturday… Partly sunny. Showers or thunderstorms possible. High 80 to 85.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Wednesday: 6:23 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday: 7:55 PM CDT