/Issued 4:11 PM CDT, Monday, October 7, 2013/
Rainfall report for October 5-6, 2013 (ending around 7 AM the Morning of the 6th)
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: 0.94″
International Falls, MN: 0.52″
Brainerd, MN: 0.55″
Grand Marais, MN: 0.94″
Ashland, WI: 1.27″
Hayward, WI: 0.60″
12 N of Isle, MN: 0.45″
3 NE of Nisswa, MN: 0.51″
3 E of Wright, MN: 0.70″
12 N of Grand Rapids, MN: 1.40″
Northome, MN: 0.81″
Cook, MN: 0.54″
Duluth, MN (NWS) 0.97″
4 E of Island Lake, MN: 0.86″
3 E of Orr, MN: 0.54″
Silver Bay, MN: 1.08″
Finland, MN: 1.28″
Butternut, WI: 0.84″
Gurney, WI: 0.71″
Madeline Island, WI: 1.06″
Upson, WI: 0.70″
9 N of Bayfield, WI: 1.13″
4 W of Clam Lake, WI: 0.86″
Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
September 29-October 5, 2013
Note: I highlighted the greater departure from normals in both high and low temperatures.
9/29: 71F/12 degrees above normal
9/30: 74F/15 degrees above normal
10/1: 72F/14 degrees above normal
10/2: 74F/16 degrees above normal
10/4: 55F/2 degrees below normal
10/5: 49F/8 degrees below normal
9/29: 42F/1 degree above normal
9/30: 57F/17 degrees above normal
10/1: 47F/7 degrees above normal
10/2: 43F/3 degrees above normal
10/3: 51F/12 degrees above normal
10/4: 49F/10 degrees above normal
10/5: 47F/8 degrees above normal
Total precipitation: 1.65″
*Last week’s temperature departure map. Warmer than normal over much of MN and WI. (Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center)
*Last week was a rare one as precipitation was above average for a change in Duluth, in fact our precipitation total was 200% above what would typically fall during the 29th of September – 5th of October. (Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center)
-The EF4 tornado that hit Wayne, Nebraska on October 4, 2013 was 1 of the strongest tornadoes to occur during the month of October. Only 4 other EF4’s and 1 EF5 in October since 1950 in Nebraska.
-Duluth, Minnesota has had more rain during the first 7 days of October (1.76″) compared to what we had all of September (1.26″)
-October is off to a wet and warm start in Duluth. Total precipitation: 1.76″ which is 1.00″ above normal. The average temperature of 53.2F is 5.1 degrees warmer than average.
October 4-5, 2013 mega storm that hit the Black Hills of South Dakota was one for the record books.
Source: National Weather Service Rapid City, South Dakota
Maximum 1 day snowfall total:
1) 20.0″ April 18, 1970
2) 19.2″ April 22, 2001
3) 19.0″ October 4, 2013
Maximum 3 day snowfall total:
1) 25.6″ April 14, 1927
2) 23.1″ October 5, 2013
3) 22.4″ April 10, 2013
Maximum 1 day snowfall total for October:
1) 19.0″ October 4, 2013
2) 9.9″ October 19, 1919
3) 7.0″ October 20, 1906
Maximum October monthly snowfall total:
1) 23.1″ 2013
2) 15.1″ 1919
3) 9.5″ 1932
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
A beautiful fall day throughout the Northland as sunshine returned after a few days hiding behind the clouds. High temperatures were in the upper 50s to middle 60s with northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph with a few higher gusts.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (October 7)
High pressure will be over the Upper Midwest Tonight resulting in mostly clear skies. Lows will be in the 30s and 40s with winds becoming south at 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday and Tuesday Night (October 8)
Dry weather during this period under mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the 60s and even some 70s which is well above normal for October. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s. Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Wednesday through Friday (October 9-11)
Dry weather continues on Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the 60s and 70s with lows mainly in the 40s. A strong area of low pressure is forecast to move almost due north out of the Western High Plains and into the Northern Plains on Friday. This system won’t have much moisture to work with, but the forcing will be strong with the approaching low, warm front, and cold front…Result from that could be some scattered rain showers in the Northland on Friday and Friday Night. High temperatures on Friday will be in the 50s and 60s.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: Medium.
Could see a few showers linger on Saturday as low pressure lifts north into Manitoba and Ontario. Some more showers could occur at times from the 13th-17th due to a few other weather systems that may affect the Upper Midwest. Near to below average temperatures are forecast during this period.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Mostly clear. Low 39 to 44. Wind west at 10 to 15 mph becoming south late.
.Tuesday… Mostly sunny. High 68 to 73. Wind south at 10 to 20 mph.
.Tuesday Night… Mostly clear. Low 45 to 50. Wind south to southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly cloudy. High 67 to 72.
.Wednesday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 45 to 50.
.Thursday… Partly cloudy. High 63 to 68.
.Thursday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 48 to 53.
.Friday… Showers possible late. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 60 to 65.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Tuesday: 7:17 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday: 6:34 PM CDT