/Issued 3:27 PM CST, Tuesday, November 5, 2013/
*Water vapor satellite image from 3:30 PM 05 November, 2013. (Source, unisys weather)
Winter Weather Advisory continues through 9 AM CST Wednesday for all of Northwest Wisconsin.
This includes the following Counties: Douglas…Bayfield…Ashland…Iron…Burnett…Washburn…Sawyer…and Price.
Use caution if you have travel plans Tonight and Wednesday Morning. Be prepared for snow covered and slippery roads and allow extra time to reach your destination.
*Winter weather advisory Tonight and Wednesday AM for the area in purple. (Source, NWS Duluth hazards map)
Rainfall report for November 4, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: 0.28″
International Falls, MN: 0.15″
Grand Marais, MN: 0.44″
Hibbing, MN: 0.17″
Hayward, WI: 0.14″
3 E of Wright, MN: 0.18″
8 S of Bigfork, MN: 0.13″
Cass Lake, MN: 0.13″
Cook, MN: 0.20″
Duluth, MN (NWS) 0.28″
Grand Portage, MN: 0.58″
3 E of Orr, MN: 0.19″
Finland, MN: 0.47″
Upson, WI: 0.24″
9 N of Bayfield, WI: 0.23″
Gordon, WI: 0.16″
Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Partly to mostly cloudy skies were common Today with high temperatures in the 30s with low to mid 40s over portions of Northwest Wisconsin. Winds were out of the west or southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (November 5)
Low pressure averaging 1010mb was over Central Kansas late This Afternoon. This area of low pressure is forecast to move into Southern/Eastern Wisconsin by daybreak with really no strengthening expected.
Rain or a rain/snow mix will begin between 5-7 PM in Northwest Wisconsin. Precipitation will turn to all snow during the night thanks to evaporative cooling. There could be a 3-5 hour period of moderate to heavy snowfall Tonight mainly along a Shell Lake, Hayward, Glidden, and Mercer line and points south from there.
Far Northwest Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota will only see flurries or a little light snow at times Tonight with amounts of a dusting to 1″ at best.
Dry weather should continue along the North Shore, Iron Range and Borderland areas.
Low temperatures Tonight will be in the 20s and 30s under mostly cloudy skies with partly to mostly cloudy skies up north. Winds will be out of the west or north at 10 to 15 mph.
*Here’s my final snowfall accumulation map for Tonight and Wednesday Morning.
Wednesday and Wednesday Night (November 6)
Low pressure heads into the Eastern Great Lakes and eventually into Eastern Canada during this period. Any lingering snow over Northwest Wisconsin should come to an end Tomorrow Morning. The rest of this period is looking dry area-wide. Highs will be in the 30s to low 40s. Lows will be in the 20s to low 30s with a few teens possible. Winds will be out of the west or northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: Medium to high.
Thursday through Saturday (November 7-9)
Dry weather is expected on Thursday with highs in the 30s with lows in the teens and 20s. The next system arrives Friday and exits on Saturday. The computer models are showing a more northerly track to this late week system which means milder temperatures and generally light/scattered precipitation which will be in the form of rain or a rain/snow mix on Friday and Saturday. High temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s on Friday and mainly in the 30s on Saturday. Lows Friday Night will be in the 30s.
*Here’s the setup for Friday/Saturday. Things could change during the next few days so check back for updates. (Source, 18z NAM/WRF model per dupage site)
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: Medium.
Near to below average temperatures are forecast during this period. There is a chance for a little snow or rain sometime during the 11th-12th time frame. Another shot for unsettled weather (rain/snow) is possible toward the 15th.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Mostly cloudy. Flurries possible late. Low 27 to 32. Wind west to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly sunny. High 36 to 41. Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 23 to 28. Wind northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Partly cloudy. High 33 to 38.
.Thursday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 20 to 25.
.Friday… Mostly cloudy. High 38 to 43.
.Friday Night… Mostly cloudy. Rain showers possible. Low 30 to 35.
.Saturday… Mostly cloudy. Flurries possible. High 35 to 40.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Wednesday: 6:58 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday: 4:45 PM CST
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