December 31, 2013 – Weather Report. 2013 done; Happy New Year!

/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

High:  19
Low:    3

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:53 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday:   4:31 PM CST

Tim

December 30, 2013 – Weather Report. Cold wave continues.

/Issued 3:38 PM CST, Monday, December 30, 2013/

*RAP model did a nice job with last night’s low temperature forecast so here’s what the 21z run shows for low temperatures Tonight.  The white shaded area represents low temperatures of 30 below to around 40 below Tonight.  The 30 below contour touches Duluth, I’m not going quite that cold for Tonight, but no matter what it’s going to be a brutally cold night.  Stay inside if you can.

Low temperature report for This Morning, December 30, 2013
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  -21F
International Falls, MN:  -37F
Brainerd, MN:  -27F
Hibbing, MN:  -33F
Ashland, WI:  -20F
Hayward, WI:  -28F
Sky Harbor, MN:  -18F
Two Harbors, MN:  -24F
Silver Bay, MN:  -26F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport)  -27F
Ely, MN:  -35F
Orr, MN:  -27F
Cook, MN:  -35F
Crane Lake, MN:  -36F
Eveleth, MN:  -31F
Bigfork, MN:  -33F
Grand Rapids, MN:  -29F
Longville, MN:  -31F
Moose Lake, MN:  -29F
Superior, WI:  -21F
Siren, WI:  -28F
Phillips, WI:  -30F
Duluth, MN (NWS)  -22F
12 N of Isle, MN:  -27F
3 E of Wright, MN:  -32F
Cass Lake, MN:  -26F
Babbitt, MN:  -38F
Brimson, MN:  -37F
Embarrass, MN:  -40F
4 E of Island Lake, MN:  -27F
3 E of Orr, MN:  -36F
Kabetogama, MN:  -34F
Butternut, WI:  -26F
Upson, WI:  -28F
4 W of Clam Lake, WI:  -30F
Winter, WI:  -29F

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

*So far this month there have been 22 dates with a sub-zero low temperature.  In December 2012 we had a total of 6 dates with a minimum temperature of 0F or colder.

*4 days so far this month with a high temperature of 0F or colder.

*The coldest temperature we had last winter was -22F which occurred on February 1.  I think will beat that this winter.

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*WIND CHILL WARNING includes the cities of Duluth and Superior*

A wind chill warning is in effect for all of Northeast Minnesota and a small part of Northwest Wisconsin from 10 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Tuesday.

Counties included in the warning:  Koochiching…Itasca…Cass…Crow Wing…Aitkin…Pine…Carlton…St. Louis…Lake…Cook…and Douglas.

Some cities included in the warning:  International Falls…Grand Rapids…Pine River…Brainerd…Aitkin…Hinckley…Cloquet…Duluth…Hibbing…Ely…Crane Lake…Two Harbors…Silver Bay…Grand Marais…Superior…and Solon Springs.

Impacts:  Wind chill values of 35 below to 45 below with some locales in far Northern Minnesota as low as 50 below.  Exposed flesh could freeze in a matter of minutes under these conditions.

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*WIND CHILL ADVISORY*

A wind chill advisory is in effect for most of Northwest Wisconsin from 10 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Tuesday.

Counties included in the advisory:  Bayfield…Ashland…Iron…Burnett…Washburn…Sawyer…and Price.

Some cities included in the advisory:  Port Wing…Bayfield…Ashland…Butternut…Gile…Upson…Hurley…Spooner…Shell Lake…Hayward…Exeland…Winter…Park Falls…and Phillips.

Impacts:  Wind chill values of 25 below to 35 below.  Exposed flesh will be susceptible to frost bite in 10 to 15 minutes.

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Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

A weak area of low pressure averaging 1020mb was over Northeast Nebraska late This Afternoon with high pressure sprawled out to our northwest/north.  Flurries and a little bit of light snow has been occurring Today generally along and south of Highway 2 due to that weak system passing well to our south Today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies were common with high temperatures only in the single digits below zero. Winds were out of the west or northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (December 30)

Bitterly cold temperatures will occur once again Tonight with high pressure in control.  Any lingering flurries and light snow will come to an end early This Evening with clear to partly cloudy skies occurring for the remainder of the night.  Low temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s below zero with 40s below in some parts of Northern Minnesota.  Winds will be out of the west or northwest at 5 to around 15 mph.

*Expected wind chills from late This Evening through Tuesday Morning.















New Year’s Eve Day/Night (December 31)

2013 will end on a very cold note but it will be mainly dry.  Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected with highs only in the single digits and teens below zero with lows in the teens, 20s, and 30s below.  Northwest or north winds are expected at 5 to around 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

New Year’s Day through Friday (January 1-3)

Still looks very cold Wednesday and Thursday with only slight improvement expected on Friday.  Lake effect snow showers could increase a bit from Wednesday into Thursday along the South Shore of Lake Superior as north winds develop behind a storm system which will be moving east/northeast toward the Ohio Valley.  It looks mainly dry for areas away from the South Shore on Wednesday and Thursday.  Some light snow could move into our by Friday as a low pressure system approaches from the Western U.S.  High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the single digits below to around 10 above.  Highs on Thursday will be in the single digits below to single digits above zero.  Highs on Friday will be in the single digits and teens. Low temperatures Wednesday Night and Thursday Night will be in the teens, 20s, and 30s below.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  High.

(January 4-9)

Some light snow is possible on Saturday (4th) as low pressure passes through the Upper Midwest and Northern Great Lakes.  Otherwise the rest of this period looks mainly dry at the moment.  Near average temperatures are possible on Saturday, after that it looks like temperatures will go below average once again with the possibility of a major shot of cold air sometime between the 5th-7th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR

*WIND CHILL WARNING*
Timing:  10 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Tuesday.

.Tonight…  Bitterly cold.  Flurries early.  Becoming mostly clear.  Low 22 below to 27 below.  Wind west to northwest at 5 to 12 mph.  Wind chill values of 35 below to 45 below.

.New Year’s Eve…  Frigid.  Mostly sunny.  High 5 below to 10 below.  Wind northwest at 5 to 15 mph. Wind chill values of 35 below to 45 below during the Morning.

.Tuesday Night…  Bitterly cold.  Mostly clear.  Low 23 below to 28 below.  Wind north to northwest around 10 mph.

.New Year’s Day…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Very cold.  High 0 to 5.

.Wednesday Night…  Partly cloudy.  Frigid.  Low 15 below to 20 below.

.Thursday…  Partly cloudy.  High 0 to 5.

.Thursday Night…  Partly cloudy.  Frigid.  Low 15 below to 20 below.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Flurries possible.  High 7 to 12.

Normal temperatures for Tomorrow

High:  19
Low:    3

Sunrise Tuesday:  7:54 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday:   4:30 PM CST

Tim

December 29, 2013 – Weather Report. Bitter cold Tonight; Might climb above 0 on Monday with a little light snow possible.

/Issued 2:10 PM CST, Sunday, December 29, 2013/

*18z RAP model shows widespread 20s below zero across the Northland Tonight, the white areas represent lows in the 30s below.














Snowfall report for December 28-29, 2013
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Gile, WI (Iron County)  4.0″
1 WSW of Saxon, WI (Iron County)  3.8″
Upson, WI (Iron County)  3.0″
1 S of International Falls, MN (Koochiching County)  2.6″

3 E of Sand Bay, WI (Bayfield County)  2.0″
1 WNW of Whyte, MN (Lake County)  2.0″
Ashland, WI (Ashland County)  1.9″
2 SSW of Kabetogama, MN (St. Louis County)  1.7″

13 WNW of Odanah, WI (Ashland County)  1.4″
3 E of Orr, MN (St. Louis County)  1.1″
5 N of Babbitt, MN (St. Louis County)  1.0″
Embarrass, MN (St. Louis County)  1.0″
6 NE of Iron River, WI (Bayfield County)  2.5″
Montreal, WI (Iron County)  2.5″
4 SSW of Cornucopia, WI (Bayfield County)  4.0″

Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, MN (Airport location)

December 22-28, 2013

High temperatures:

12/22:  18F/2 degrees below normal
12/23:  2F/18 degrees below normal
12/24:  7F/13 degrees below normal
12/25:  17F/3 degrees below normal
12/26:  13F/7 degrees below normal
12/27:  35F/15 degrees above normal
12/28:  31F/11 degrees above normal

Low temperatures:

12/22:  2F/3 degrees below normal
12/23:  -9F/14 degrees below normal
12/24:  -17F/21 degrees below normal
12/25:  -1F/5 degrees below normal
12/26:  -6F/10 degrees below normal
12/27:  -1F/5 degrees below normal
12/28:  7F/4 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  0.33″
Average:  0.26″
Departure:  +0.07″ above normal

*Last week’s temperature departure map.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.

*Last week’s precipitation departure map.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.

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*Wind chill headlines remain in effect Tonight through Noon Monday for all of NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.  Note:  Lighter blue area is a wind chill advisory.
















*WIND CHILL WARNING*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

A wind chill warning is in effect until 12 PM CST Monday for the following counties in Northeast Minnesota: Central and Northern St. Louis…Lake…and Cook.  Some cities included in the warning: Hibbing…Ely…Crane Lake…Two Harbors…Finland…Isabella…Lutsen…Grand Marais…Hovland…and Grand Portage.

-Wind chill values of 35 below to 45 below.  Exposed flesh could freeze within a matter of minutes if precautions are not taken.

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*WIND CHILL ADVISORY includes the cities of Duluth and Superior*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

A wind chill advisory is in effect until 12 PM CST Monday for the following counties…In Minnesota: Koochiching…Itasca…Cass…Crow Wing…Aitkin…Pine…Carlton…Southern St. Louis.  In Wisconsin: Douglas…Bayfield…Ashland…Iron…Burnett…Washburn…Sawyer…and Price.  Some cities included in the advisory:  International Falls…Grand Rapids…Walker…Brainerd…Aitkin…Pine City…Moose Lake…Cloquet…Duluth…Superior…Solon Springs…Bayfield…Ashland…Hurley…Siren…Shell Lake…Hayward…and Park Falls.

-Wind chill values of 25 below to 35 below.  Exposed flesh could be susceptible to frost bite if precautions are not taken.

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Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Low pressure of 1002mb was over Southeast Ontario with arctic high pressure of 1032mb over Southern South Dakota.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies were common in parts of Northwest Wisconsin while clouds earlier in the day gave way to quite a bit of Afternoon sunshine in Northern-Eastern Minnesota.  Scattered snow showers and flurries occurred Today mainly along the South Shore of Lake Superior.  Frigid temperatures were the main weather story Today with highs only in the single digits and teens below zero with mid-Afternoon wind chills in the teens and 20s below.  Winds Today were out of the northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (December 29)

Clear to partly cloudy skies will be found in our area Tonight as high pressure moves over the Upper Midwest.  Low temperatures will be in the teens, 20s, and 30s below with winds out of the west or south at around 10 mph.

Monday and Monday Night (December 30)

Cold temperatures will continue.  A weak system will drop southeast out of the Northern Plains and will bring some light snow or flurries to parts of the Northland Tomorrow and early Tomorrow Night.  At the moment it looks like most of the light snow would fall along and south of Highway 2.  Not expecting much accumulation with all the cold/dry air in place.  Probably only a dusting to a half inch from Cass Lake and Brainerd toward the Twin Ports, I-35 corridor and in most of Northwest Wisconsin.  Most of Monday Night should be dry after some early Evening flakes.

High temperatures will be in the single digits below to single digits above zero with lows in the single digits, teens, and 20s below.  Winds will be out of the south or west Tomorrow at 5 to 15 mph.  Winds Tomorrow Night will be out of the northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tuesday through Thursday (December 31-January 2)

Arctic air will continue to grip the Northland during this period as the Polar Vortex covers Hudson Bay and much of Eastern Canada.  This will keep our area locked in a NW flow aloft which will help keep the much below average temperatures in place.

There will be a snow event that’ll affect areas south/southeast of the Northland from Tuesday Night through early Thursday, but right now it looks like all the accumulating snow will stay away from our area, but the exception to that may be along the South Shore of Lake Superior where north winds could result in an increase in lake effect snow from Wednesday into Thursday.

High temperatures on Tuesday will be in the single digits and teens below with lows in the teens and 20s below with a few 30s below possible in Northern Minnesota.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the single digits below to teens above zero with lows ranging from the single digits above to teens below.  Highs on Thursday will be in the single digits below to single digits above zero.

*Here’s the early call on the Tuesday Night/Wednesday snow event per Weather Prediction Center.  At least 4″ of snow is possible in the blue and green outlined areas on the map.  Stay weather aware if you have travel plans in Southern parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and over parts of Iowa and Illinois around mid-week.














Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  High.

(January 3-8)

Some snow is possible from the 3rd-5th as a low pressure system approaches from the west or northwest. At the moment this doesn’t look like it’ll be a major snow event for our area, but the potential is there for at least a minor snow event.  Below average temperatures continue during this period.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR

*WIND CHILL ADVISORY*
Timing:  Until 12 PM CST Monday.

.Tonight…  Bitterly cold.  Mostly clear.  Low 20 below to 25 below.  Wind west around 10 mph.  Wind chill values of 25 below to 35 below.

.Monday…  Becoming mostly cloudy.  Flurries and light snow possible during the Afternoon.  High 2 below to 3 above.  Wind southwest around 10 mph.  Wind chill values of 25 below to 35 below through Noon.

.Monday Night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Flurries and light snow possible early.  Total snowfall accumulations less than 1″.  Very cold.  Low 15 below to 20 below.  Wind northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.New Year’s Eve…  Very cold.  Partly cloudy.  High 3 below to 8 below.

.Tuesday Night…  Partly cloudy.  Very cold.  Low 15 below to 20 below.

.New Year’s Day…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 3 to 8.

.Wednesday Night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 5 below to 10 below.

.Thursday…  Partly sunny.  High 0 to 5 below.

Normal temperatures for Today

High:  19
Low:    3

Sunrise Monday:  7:54 AM CST
Sunset Monday:   4:29 PM CST

Tim

December 28, 2013 – Weather Report. Arctic air moving in; Dangerous wind chills develop late Tonight-Sunday.

/Issued 4:32 PM CST, Saturday, December 28, 2013/

*Here’s the weather setup as of 5 PM Today.















Today’s Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Low pressure of 1006mb was centered near Minneapolis late This Afternoon with arctic air rushing south/southeast out of Western/far Northern Minnesota.  There was a huge contrast in temperatures This Afternoon ranging from -6F at Hallock to 30F in St. Cloud to 45F in the Twin Cities with 50s and even a few 60s showing up over parts of Iowa and Eastern Nebraska.  Here in the Northland high temperatures were in the 20s and 30s Today with single digits showing up late Today over far Northern Minnesota. Mostly cloudy skies prevailed Today with areas of fog and light freezing drizzle.  Snow also occurred in Northern Minnesota and some snow also developed at times This Afternoon along the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Winds Today were out of the north or east at 5 to 15 mph with gusts over 20 mph in some areas This Afternoon.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (December 28)

Arctic air moves in Tonight as low pressure heads into Central Wisconsin This Evening and into Northern Michigan by daybreak.  Light snow and flurries will be widespread before Midnight and will then diminish from NW-SE Overnight.

Heavier lake effect snow is expected along the South Shore of Lake Superior by late This Evening as winds shift to the north and 850mb temperatures fall to between -12 and -16C.

Expect hazardous driving conditions throughout the Northland Tonight with possible snow/ice covered roads.  Be prepared for falling temperatures and dangerous wind chills later Tonight.  Visibilities could be limited at times due to falling/blowing snow.

Low temperatures will range from the single digits, teens, and 20s below across Northern/Eastern Minnesota to the single digits below to single digits above zero in Northwest Wisconsin.  Winds will shift to the north/northwest Tonight at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts possible.

Expect wind chill values to fall into the 30 below to 50 below range later Tonight in Northern Minnesota and from 15 below to 35 below in Northwest Wisconsin.

*Wind chill temperature forecast for late Tonight through Sunday Morning.













*Total snowfall accumulation forecast by Sunday AM.



















Sunday and Sunday Night (December 29)

High pressure builds into the Northern Plains while arctic air tightens it’s grip on the Northland.  Highs will only be in the single digits and teens below with lows in the teens, 20s, and 30s below zero.  Partly cloudy skies are expected with lake effect snow possible along the South Shore of Lake Superior.  Winds will be out of the northwest or west at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Monday through Wednesday (December 30-January 1)

A few snow showers or flurries might clip the Western/Southern portion of the Northland on Monday thanks to a weak system dropping S-SE out of the Northern Plains.  Otherwise this period looks generally dry as the Polar Vortex sets up to our north/northeast in Ontario and over Hudson Bay.  High temperatures from Monday through Wednesday will range from around 10 below to the single digits above zero.  Low temps Monday Night and Tuesday Night will range from the teens, 20s, to the 30s below.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  High.

(January 2-7)

Below average temperatures should continue through this period.  There is a potential for some snow late next week —  around the 3rd-4th.  Might be another system toward the 6th-7th per long range computer models with both the GFS and EURO showing a pretty significant snow event affecting parts of the Upper Midwest.  Stay tuned!

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR

*WIND CHILL WARNING FOR DULUTH*
Timing:  9 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Sunday.

*WIND CHILL ADVISORY FOR SUPERIOR*
Timing:  9 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Sunday.

.Tonight…  Breezy and turning frigid.  Light snow and flurries ending around 1 AM.  Total snowfall accumulations of 1″ or less.  Low 10 below to 15 below.  Wind northeast at 10 to 20 mph becoming north to northwest before Midnight.  Wind chill values of 30 below to 45 below.

.Sunday…  Frigid.  Mostly sunny.  High 0 to 5 with falling temperatures.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Wind chill values of 30 below to 45 below before Noon.

.Sunday Night…  Bitterly cold.  Mostly clear.  Low 20 below to 25 below.  Wind west at 5 to 15 mph.

.Monday…  Frigid.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 2 below to 3 above.

.Monday Night…  Bitterly cold.  Partly cloudy.  Low 20 below to 25 below.

.Tuesday…  Frigid.  Mostly sunny.  High 5 below to 10 below.

.Tuesday Night…  Bitterly cold.  Partly cloudy.  Low 22 below to 27 below.

.Wednesday…  Frigid.  Partly cloudy.  High 0 to 5 below.

Normal temperatures for Tomorrow

High:  19
Low:    3

Sunrise Sunday:  7:54 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   4:28 PM CST

Tim

December 28, 2013 – Midday Weather Update; Wind chill headlines and lake effect snow advisory for parts of the Northland.

/Issued 12:38 PM CST, Saturday, December 28, 2013/

-Dangerously low wind chills move into parts of the Northland later This Evening.














-Here’s my final snowfall accumulation map for Today and Tonight.  The highest amounts should be over Northwest Wisconsin along the South Shore (3-6″+)  Probably 1-3″ along the Borderland, Arrowhead, and over most of the Iron Range.  Elsewhere I’m expecting snow totals to stay under 2″.



















Note:  Winter weather and wind chill headlines are in effect for much of the Northland, details below. Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

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*WIND CHILL WARNING includes the city of Duluth*

Timing:  9 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Sunday.

Location:  Northern and Northeast Minnesota.

Counties included in the warning:

Koochiching MN
Itasca MN
Cass MN
Crow Wing MN
Aitkin MN
Pine MN
Carlton MN
St. Louis MN
Lake MN
Cook MN

Some cities included in the warning:

International Falls…Bigfork…Grand Rapids…Walker…Cass Lake…Pine River…Brainerd…Aitkin…Pine City…Hinckley…Moose Lake…Cloquet…Duluth…Hibbing…Ely…Crane Lake…Two Harbors…Isabella…Finland…Silver Bay…Lutsen…Grand Marais…Hovland…and Grand Portage.

Wind chill values:  40 below to 50 below from late This Evening through Sunday Morning.

Impacts:  Exposed flesh could freeze in a matter of minutes.

**A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values.  This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken**

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*WIND CHILL ADVISORY includes the city of Superior*

Timing:  9 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Sunday.

Location:  A portion of Northwest Wisconsin.

Counties included in the advisory:

Douglas WI
Burnett WI
Washburn WI

Some cities included in the advisory:

Superior…Solon Springs…Siren…Grantsburg…Minong…Shell Lake…and Spooner.

Wind chill values:  25 below to 35 below zero.

**A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills.  This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.  If you must venture outdoors make sure you wear a hat and gloves**

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*LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY*

Timing:  8 PM Tonight until 12 PM CST Sunday.

Location:  A portion of the South Shore of Lake Superior in Northwest Wisconsin.

Counties included in the advisory:

Bayfield WI
Ashland WI
Iron WI

Some cities included in the advisory:

Port Wing…Cornucopia…Washburn…Bayfield…Iron River…Moquah…Ashland…Odanah…High Bridge…Mellen…Butternut…Gile…Upson…and Hurley.

Impacts:  Snow showers will increase in coverage and intensity This Evening with snow showers, heavy at times occurring Overnight Tonight through Sunday Morning.

Snow accumulations:  3-6″ with locally higher amounts possible.

Winds/visibility:  North winds of 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Winds becoming northwest Sunday Morning.

**A lake effect snow advisory means lake effect snow is forecast that will make travel difficult in some areas.  Lake effect snow showers typically align themselves in bands and will likely be intense enough to drop several inches of snow in localized areas.  Use caution when traveling**

Tim