/Issued 4:13 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 3, 2013/
*Now that were into September it’s not unusual to get frost here in the Northland. The map below shows when on average the 1st fall frost will occur.
-Northern MN September 11-20.
-For Duluth and Superior September 21-30, this also includes all of Northern Wisconsin.
Note: Some portions of Northern Minnesota have already seen frost.
*Fall freeze map.
-For most of the Northland (dark green area) October 1-10 for the 1st fall freeze. The exception to that is the blue area in Northern Minnesota where the 1st fall freeze usually occurs between September 21-30.
Note: Both maps are from the Midwest Regional Climate Center.
A cold end to August over parts of Alaska.
Source: Twitter @Joe Renken
August 31, 2013 Morning low temperatures:
Bettles: 15 degrees. This is the coldest low temperature ever recorded in the month of August at Bettles. The previous coldest minimum temperature was 22 degrees on August 30, 1969.
Chandalar DOT: 17 degrees
Coldfoot DOT: 17 degrees
Norutak Lake (west of Bettles) 13 degrees.
Note: Those 3 temperatures listed above were not all-time record low temperatures during the month of August but were all close to the records.
*Low temperature of 46F at the Duluth Airport This Morning (September 3) is the coolest low temperature since August 14 (43F)
*86 days so far this year with a high temperature of at least 70 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location) Note: The annual average is 85 days.
Low temperature report for September 3, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
International Falls, MN: 38 degrees
Hibbing, MN: 34 degrees
Hayward, WI: 36 degrees
Grand Marais, MN (Airport) 37 degrees
Ely, MN: 36 degrees
Cook, MN: 36 degrees
Crane Lake, MN: 34 degrees
Bigfork, MN: 36 degrees
Moose Lake, MN: 36 degrees
Siren, WI: 37 degrees
Togo, MN: 32 degrees
Brimson, MN: 31 degrees
Embarrass, MN: 33 degrees
Winter, WI: 37 degrees
3 E of Orr, MN: 36 degrees
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
A warmer day throughout the Northland with high temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s. Southwest winds increased out ahead of a cold front which as of 4 PM was just entering far Northwest Minnesota. Those SW winds helped to bring the warmth back into Minnesota.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (September 3)
A cold front will move south and pass through the area during the night. No rain is expected with this front, but some clouds will probably develop. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s. Winds will turn from the southwest to the north at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday and Wednesday Night (September 4)
A cooler airmass pushes back into the Northland during this period as high pressure builds in from the NNW. Highs Tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s to around 50 degrees with 30s possible in the typical cold spots. Winds will be out of the north or east at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph near Lake Superior.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Thursday through Saturday (September 5-7)
Thursday and Friday look generally dry at this time. A cold front moves through the area Friday Night/Saturday and could generate a few showers, but this doesn’t look like a real big threat at the moment. High temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s Thursday and Friday with lows in the 50s to lower 60s. Highs on Saturday will be in the 70s with cooler temperatures near Lake Superior.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
Showers are possible at times from Sunday-Tuesday (8th-10th) Could even see a few thunderstorms as well. A low pressure system moving in from the Northern Rockies/Western High Plains will be the cause of this rain threat late this weekend – early next week. Temperatures should be close to average through this period.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Clear to partly cloudy. Low 55 to 60. Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph, becoming north to northeast after 2 AM.
.Wednesday… Breezy and cooler. Partly cloudy. High 65 to 70. Wind northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
.Wednesday Night… Mostly clear. Low 45 to 50. Wind northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Partly cloudy. High 70 to 75.
.Thursday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 50 to 55.
.Friday… Partly sunny. High 75 to 80.
.Friday Night… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 55 to 60.
.Saturday… Partly sunny. High 70 to 75 but cooler near Lake Superior.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Wednesday: 6:33 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday: 7:42 PM CDT