/Issued 4:29 PM CST, Tuesday, December 31, 2013/
*There’s been a little bit of snow Today over parts of Southern Minnesota with generally 1″ to around 3″ of accumulation. (Source, WSI/Intellicast.com)
First off I just want to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.
Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
The cold wave continues. Daytime highs were only in the single digits and teens below across the Northland Today under lots of sunshine as we close out 2013.
Weather Synopsis for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin:
Expect another frigid night as low temperatures bottom out in the 20s and 30s below with a few spots up North possibly dropping into the 40s below. Mostly clear skies are expected with north or northwest winds at around 10 mph. High pressure will be in control of our weather through Thursday, this keeps us mainly dry but on the cold side. High temps Tomorrow and Thursday will range from around 10 below to the single digits above zero. Lows Wednesday Night will be in the teens, 20s, and 30s below.
Note: Low pressure passing well to our south through Thursday combined with the high over the Upper Midwest and Ontario will result in northerly winds over Lake Superior, this could lead to an increase in lake effect snow showers along the South Shore of Lake Superior from late Tomorrow Afternoon through Thursday. Ashland and Iron Counties look to be impacted the most and that area could pick up a couple inches of snow by Thursday.
What’s ahead after Thursday?
Looking at a minor snow event which begins Friday Afternoon and ends either late Friday Night or Saturday AM. The system responsible for giving us this snow is actually fairly deep with a sub-1000mb low tracking through Ontario or a little south of there late this week, the track of this system is unfavorable though to give us a more significant snowfall.
Behind that system will be another shot of cold arctic air which pours into the Northland this weekend and lingers into early next week.
*No travel issues from snow here in the Northland through Wednesday, but if you do have travel plans to Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, or Detroit be prepared for some snow. (Source, WSI/Intellicast.com)
Low temperature report for This Morning December 31, 2013
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN: -21F
International Falls, MN: -36F
Hibbing, MN: -35F
Hayward, WI: -22F
Two Harbors, MN: -24F
Silver Bay, MN: -33F
Ely, MN: -36F
Orr, MN: -29F
Cook, MN: -35F
Crane Lake, MN: -38F
Eveleth, MN: -33F
Bigfork, MN: -33F
Longville, MN: -29F
Pine River, MN: -27F
Moose Lake, MN: -27F
Superior, WI: -21F
Siren, WI: -23F
Duluth, MN (NWS) -22F
3 E of Wright, MN: -31F
Cass Lake, MN: -26F
Babbitt, MN: -42F
Brimson, MN: -42F
Embarrass, MN: -43F
Floodwood, MN: -32F
Kabetogama, MN: -35F
3 E of Orr, MN: -35F
2 S of Tower, MN: -36F
Butternut, WI: -26F
Upson, WI: -28F
4 W of Clam Lake, WI: -29F
*NWS hazards map.
Light blue=Wind Chill Advisory (Feels like temperature -25 to -35)
Darker blue=Wind Chill Warning (Feels like temperature -30 to -50)
Expiration times for both are 12 PM CST Wednesday.
*A pretty cool visible satellite image from 2:15 PM Today. Blue circled areas is ice which continues to form over portions of Western Lake Superior with all this cold weather we’ve had lately. The brown outlined area represents ice-free water This Afternoon.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
*WIND CHILL WARNING FOR DULUTH*
Timing: Until 12 PM CST Wednesday.
*WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR SUPERIOR*
Timing: Until 12 PM CST Wednesday.
.Tonight… Bitterly cold. Mostly clear. Low 20 below to 25 below. Wind northwest around 10 mph. Wind chill values of 30 below to 45 below.
.New Year’s Day… Frigid. Partly cloudy. High 0 to 5 below. Wind north to northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Wind chill values of 30 below to 45 below during the Morning.
.Wednesday Night… Bitterly cold. Clear to partly cloudy. Low 17 below to 22 below. Wind north to northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Very cold. Partly cloudy. High 0 to 5.
.Thursday Night… Frigid. Mostly clear. Low 15 below to 20 below.
.Friday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 7 to 12.
.Friday Night… Mostly cloudy. Flurries possible. Low 3 to 7.
.Saturday… Mostly cloudy. Flurries possible. High 13 to 18.
Normal temperatures for Tomorrow
Sunrise Wednesday: 7:53 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday: 4:31 PM CST