/Issued 3:22 PM CDT, Friday, October 31, 2014/
Snowfall report for October 30-31, 2014
Source: National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota
Gile, WI (Iron County) 6.8″
1 ESE of Mercer, WI (Iron County) 4.0″
2 NW of Mellen, WI (Ashland County) 3.1″
Glidden, WI (Ashland County) 3.0″
Hurley, WI (Iron County) 3.0″
3 N of Butternut, WI (Ashland County) 2.5″
4 W of Clam Lake, WI (Bayfield County) 2.2″
14 W of Isabella, MN (Lake County) 2.0″
Gurney, WI (Iron County) 0.8″
Silver Bay, MN (Lake County) 0.5″
25 E of Ely, MN (Lake County) 0.5″
Grand Marais, MN (Cook County) 0.5″
Finland, MN (Lake County) 0.3″
Ashland, WI (Ashland County) 0.3″
3 S of Ashland, WI (Ashland County) 0.2″
Winter, WI (Sawyer County) 0.2″
Snowfall map for October 30-31, 2014 ending the Morning of the 31st. Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.
Note: The Duluth Airport picked up 0.1″ of snow last night, October 30, 2014. This is the first measurable snow (0.1″ or greater accumulation) since April 30th.
November averages for Duluth, Minnesota – Airport location
Temperature: 28.8 degrees
Sunrise on the 1st: 7:51 AM CDT
Sunrise on the 30th: 7:31 AM CST
Sunset on the 1st: 5:53 PM CDT
Sunset on the 30th: 4:23 PM CST
Weather Summary for October 31, 2014
Location: Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
High pressure of 1034mb was over northern Minnesota late This Afternoon with low pressure of 1012mb in southeast Ontario. Quite an impressive shot of cold air as we wrap up the month of October with high temperatures Today only in the 30s, this despite a good deal of sunshine. Lake effect snow which developed over Ashland and Iron Counties in northwest Wisconsin early This Morning did taper off This Afternoon as the setup to support lake effect begins to weaken, but before the snow ended – several inches of accumulation was reported (see totals above) Winds Today were out of the north or northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts especially before Noon.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight through Saturday Night (October 31-November 1)
High pressure will control the Northland’s weather this period. Clear to partly cloudy skies will occur with lows Tonight in the teens and 20s; highs on Saturday will be in the 30s to low 40s; lows Saturday Night will be in the 20s to low 30s. Winds will shift to the south at 5-15 mph with higher gusts developing Tomorrow and Tomorrow Night.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Sunday through Tuesday (November 2-4)
An area of low pressure is forecast to pass west/north of our area through this period. A few showers are possible on Monday and Tuesday but right now this still doesn’t look like it’ll be a real big deal. High temperatures on Sunday will be in the 40s with 30s along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Highs on Monday will be in the 40s to lower 50s. Highs on Tuesday will be in the 40s. Lows Sunday Night and Monday Night should mainly be in the 30s.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: Medium.
Rain or snow showers are possible on Wednesday (5th) A few showers on the 7th-8th, and perhaps some more rain or snow sometime around the 9th or 10th. Near normal temperatures are expected during this period. Note: The weather pattern for next week is fairly active with several smaller systems possibly affecting the Upper Midwest. A more important system toward the 9th-10th? We shall see…
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Clear. Cold. Low 20 to 25. Wind becoming south around 10 mph.
.Saturday… Partly cloudy. High 36 to 41. Wind south at 10 to 20 mph.
.Saturday Night… Mostly clear. Low 25 to 30. Wind south at 5 to 15 mph.
.Sunday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 41 to 46.
.Sunday Night… Mostly cloudy. Low 34 to 38.
.Monday… Mostly cloudy. Showers possible. High 45 to 50.
.Monday Night… Mostly cloudy. Showers possible. Low 33 to 38.
.Tuesday… Mostly cloudy. High 40 to 45.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Saturday: 7:51 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday: 5:53 PM CDT