September 30, 2015 Weather Report – Cool with areas of frost tonight; Brisk east winds the next few days near Lake Superior; Monthly outlook for October included in this post; 2nd snowiest September on record at Fairbanks, Alaska

/Issued 4:25 PM CDT, Wednesday, September 30, 2015/

A blocked up weather pattern for the next several days – The Northland will benefit from this however as will have an extended period of dry weather through the weekend with cool temperatures especially near Lake Superior as an easterly wind increases during the next few days.

The image below is the 500mb heights map valid for Friday, October 2, 2015 per 9.30.15 12z EUROPEAN model.  Source, OWxData.com

Blue lines=Upper level trough/upper low positions (lower heights)
Red X’s=Upper level ridges/highs (higher heights)

NWS hazards map.  Blue=Frost advisory.  More information at the link below.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=frost%20advisory

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Thursday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Low temperature map for Tuesday morning, September 29, 2015.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.

Low temperature map for Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.

October 2015 temperature anomaly map per 00z CFS model from September 29, 2015.  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Looks like Minnesota and Wisconsin will be about 1 to nearly 3 degrees above average in October if this forecast verifies with the greatest surplus across Northwestern Minnesota.














October 2015 precipitation anomaly map per 00z CFS model from September 29, 2015.  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Drier than normal conditions expected in Northern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin.














Well we kick off the month of October on Thursday – Here are the averages for October at Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

Temperature:  43.2 degrees
Precipitation:  2.85″
Snowfall:  2.3″

Astronomical data:

Sunrise on the 1st:  7:07 AM CDT
Sunrise on the 31st:  7:48 AM CDT

Sunset on the 1st:  6:49 PM CDT
Sunset on the 31st:  5:56 PM CDT

A look back at the past 5 October snowfall totals at Duluth, Minnesota – Airport location

2010:  7.7″
2011:  Trace
2012:  1.1″
2013:  0.3″
2014:  0.1″

Low temperature report for September 30, 2015
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN (Airport)  34 F
International Falls, MN:  28 F
Brainerd, MN:  32 F
Hibbing, MN:  27 F
Ashland, WI:  28 F
Hayward, WI:  29 F
Two Harbors, MN:  34 F

Silver Bay, MN:  30 F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport)  28 F
Ely, MN:  27 F
Orr, MN:  28 F
Cook, MN:  28 F
Crane Lake, MN:  27 F
Eveleth, MN:  30 F

Bigfork, MN:  28 F
Grand Rapids, MN:  30 F
Longville, MN:  30 F
Pine River, MN:  32 F
Aitkin, MN:  30 F
Moose Lake, MN:  30 F
Hinckley, MN:  32 F

Cloquet, MN:  32 F
McGregor, MN:  34 F
Superior, WI:  30 F
Solon Springs, WI:  28 F
Siren, WI:  32 F
Phillips, WI:  28 F
3 E of Wright, MN:  30 F

Cass Lake, MN:  32 F
Northome, MN:  26 F
Togo, MN:  25 F
25 E of Ely, MN:  31 F
Cotton, MN:  28 F
Embarrass, MN:  24 F
Floodwood, MN:  29 F

Grand Portage, MN:  33 F
4 E of Island Lake, MN:  32 F
Kabetogama, MN:  26 F
3 E of Orr, MN:  26 F
Butternut, WI:  28 F
1 WSW of Saxon, WI:  29 F
Park Falls, WI:  30 F
4 W of Clam Lake, WI:  30 F

Weather Tidbits:

*11.2″ of snow at Fairbanks, Alaska on September 29 – This was a record for the month of September.  September 2015 is also the 2nd snowiest on record at Fairbanks, Alaska with 18.2″ of snow.  The snowiest September on record occurred in 1992 with 24.4″ of snow.  Source, @climatololgist49

*7.68″ of precipitation this month at Anchorage, Alaska – This makes September 2015 the wettest on record and the 4th wettest month overall.  Source, @climatologist49

Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  September 30, 2015

Strong high pressure averaging 1032mb was over Hudson Bay Canada today with a dry easterly flow developing over the Northland under sunny skies with just a few clouds in extreme Northern Minnesota.  Highs today were near to above average on this last day of September with highs in the 50s near Lake Superior with 60s elsewhere.  Winds were out of the south or east at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (September 30)

Mostly clear and chilly with areas of frost.  Low temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s but a few 20s cannot be ruled out in the traditional cold spots.  Winds will be out of the east at 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday and Thursday night (October 1)

Dry.  Partly cloudy skies with highs in the 50s to lower 60s, lows Thursday night in the 30s and 40s. Winds will be out of the east at 5 to 15 mph with higher gusts developing near Lake Superior.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Friday through Sunday (October 2-4)

Dry.  Strong high pressure will be anchored to our northeast through the weekend with a broad easterly flow across the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.  High temperatures from Friday through Sunday are expected to be in the 50s with lows Friday night and Saturday night in the 30s and 40s.

Note:  There’s still a chance we could be dealing with some lake effect clouds and possibly a few lake effect rain showers from Thursday through Saturday for areas near Lake Superior.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(October 5-10)

About the only rain chance I’m seeing during the long range comes on the 6th-7th otherwise it’s looking pretty quiet/dry around here.  Temperatures should be fairly close to seasonal averages from the 5th-10th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

Event:  *FROST ADVISORY*
Timing:  Midnight tonight to 8 AM CDT Thursday

.Tonight…  Mostly clear.  Areas of frost late.  Low 35 to 40.  Wind east at 5 to 15 mph.

.Thursday…  Breezy.  Mostly sunny.  High 50 to 55.  Wind east at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 38 to 43.  Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 50 to 55.

.Friday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 38 to 43.

.Saturday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 50 to 55.

.Saturday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 37 to 42.

.Sunday…  Partly cloudy.  High 52 to 57.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  59
Low:   40

Sunrise Thursday:  7:07 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday:   6:49 PM CDT

Tim

September 29, 2015 Weather Report – Freeze warning for the entire Northland tonight; Seasonable temps and more sun on the way for Wednesday; Record low temperature tied today at International Falls, Minnesota

/Issued 7:40 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 29, 2015/

7-day precipitation forecast valid through Tuesday, October 6, 2015.  Source, Weather Prediction Center.  A lot of rain is expected over the Eastern U.S. with widespread rain totals of 3-8″+ expected between now and early next week.  Another corridor of locally heavy precipitation across the Rockies into the Western/Central Plains over the next several days.















Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















Wednesday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















All of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin is under a freeze warning for late tonight/Wednesday morning.  Source, NWS hazards map.  More information at the link below.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=freeze%20warning















Low temperature report for September 29, 2015
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

14 W of Isabella, MN:  18 F
International Falls, MN:  23 F
Hibbing, MN:  28 F
Silver Bay, MN:  34 F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport)  28 F
Ely, MN:  28 F
Orr, MN:  30 F
Cook, MN:  27 F
Crane Lake, MN:  27 F
Eveleth, MN:  32 F
Bigfork, MN:  25 F
Grand Rapids, MN:  28 F
Longville, MN:  28 F
Pine River, MN:  32 F
Aitkin, MN:  30 F
Cloquet, MN:  32 F
Walker, MN:  31 F
3 E of Wright, MN:  32 F
Cass Lake, MN:  31 F
Northome, MN:  26 F
Togo, MN:  23 F
25 E of Ely, MN:  31 F
Cotton, MN:  28 F
Duluth, MN (National Weather Service)  35 F
Embarrass, MN:  24 F
Floodwood, MN:  29 F
4 E of Island Lake, MN:  32 F
Kabetogama, MN:  27 F
3 E of Orr, MN:  27 F
7 NW of Two Harbors, MN:  32 F

*RECORD EVENT*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Record low temperature tied today at International Falls, Minnesota.  The low temperature was 23 degrees today, September 29, 2015 which ties the previous record low temperature of 23 degrees which was set in 1907.

Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  September 29, 2015

High pressure of 1024mb moved into the Upper Midwest today.  Generally sunny skies were found over the area today with seasonably cool high temperatures in the 50s to around 60 degrees.  Winds were out of the north, west, or east at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (September 29)

Clear and chilly with frost and a hard freeze for most areas by daybreak.  Low temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s with teens possible in the traditional cold spots.  Light winds out of the south, west, or east at 10 mph or less.

Wednesday and Wednesday night (September 30)

The month of September ends on a quiet note as high pressure pushes off to our north/east.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies tomorrow and partly to mostly cloudy skies tomorrow night.  Highs will be in the 50s to lower 60s with lows in the 30s and 40s.  Winds will be out of the south or east at 10 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Thursday through Saturday (October 1-3)

Strong high pressure will be centered to our northeast with low pressure well to our southwest – A broad easterly flow will develop during this period with gusty east winds likely to develop near Lake Superior.  Mainly dry weather is expected Thursday through Saturday but a few lake effect rain showers could develop along the North and South Shore of Lake Superior.  

High temperatures are expected to be in the 50s to lower 60s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with lows Thursday night and Friday night in the 30s and 40s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(October 4-9)

Near to below average temperatures are expected from the 4th-9th.  Could be some rain on the 6th-7th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

Event:  *FREEZE WARNING*
Timing:  Midnight tonight to 8 AM CDT Wednesday


.Tonight…  Clear.  Frost and freeze overnight.  Low 31 to 36.  Wind light and variable around 10 mph.

.Wednesday…  Mostly sunny.  High 55 to 60.  Wind east to southeast at 10 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.  Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 51 to 56.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 50 to 55.

.Friday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 38 to 43.

.Saturday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 50 to 55.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  59
Low:   40

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:06 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   6:51 PM CDT

Tim


September 28, 2015 Weather Report – Freeze and frost headlines in effect in parts of the Northland late tonight-Tuesday AM; Sunshine and 50s on the way for Tuesday

/Issued 4:50 PM CDT, Monday, September 28, 2015/

-Freeze warning north of Duluth; Frost advisory for Duluth, North Shore, and Brainerd Lakes area.  More details at the links below.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=freeze%20warning

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=frost%20advisory

7-day rainfall forecast valid through Monday, October 5, 2015.  Source, Weather Prediction Center.  Looks pretty dry in Minnesota and most of Wisconsin for the next several days.

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Tuesday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  September 28, 2015

Cold front pushed off to the south/east today but an upper level disturbance passing through the area resulted in mostly cloudy skies along with some rain showers and sprinkles at times along and south of Highway 2.  As of late afternoon clouds and spotty showers continued across Northwest Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota but skies have cleared out quite nicely over Northern Minnesota.  High temperatures today were in the 60s to lower 70s so still above average although cooler than the past few days.  Winds today were out of the north or west at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight through Tuesday night (September 28-29)

High pressure builds in from the west-northwest and will pass through the area on Tuesday.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight with clear to partly cloudy skies tomorrow and tomorrow night.  Low temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s tonight with 20s in Northern Minnesota, highs on Tuesday will mainly be in the 50s with a few 60s possible in far Southern areas.  Lows Tuesday night will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees with 20s in the traditional cold spots.  Winds will be out of the north or northwest at 10 to 15 mph tonight and Tuesday and light and variable Tuesday night.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Wednesday through Friday (September 30-October 2)

Mid to late week looks mainly dry although a few showers could affect Western-Southwest portions of the Northland Wednesday or Thursday but this doesn’t look like a big deal.  High pressure will strengthen to our northeast by late week which will cause gusty east winds near Lake Superior by Thursday and Friday.

High temperatures are forecast to be in the 50s to lower 60s on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with lows Wednesday night and Thursday night in the 30s and 40s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(October 3-8)

Near to below average temperatures are expected from the 3rd-8th.  Quite an amplified/blocked up weather pattern late this week into the weekend but for our area this means mainly dry weather with all of the rain well to our south and also along the East Coast.  There is one exception though and this being near Lake Superior where a few lake effect rain showers could develop on Friday and Saturday.
The 6th-8th time frame could feature a system approaching the west/southwest which could spread some rain into the Northland.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

Event:  *FROST ADVISORY FOR DULUTH*
Timing:  Midnight tonight to 8 AM CDT Tuesday.

.Tonight…  Mostly clear.  Areas of frost late mainly away from Lake Superior.  Low 36 to 41.  Wind north to northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday…  Mostly sunny.  High 54 to 59.  Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday night…  Mostly clear.  Low 35 to 40.  Wind light and variable.

.Wednesday…  Partly sunny.  High 53 to 58.

.Wednesday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Thursday…  Partly sunny.  High 51 to 56.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 52 to 57.

Normal temperatures for Monday

High:  60
Low:   41

Sunrise Tuesday:  7:04 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday:   6:53 PM CDT

Tim

September 27, 2015 Weather Report – Clouds and spotty showers tonight; Cooler but still near to above average high temps on the way for Monday. 100 days so far this year at or above 70 F at the Duluth Airport, well above average!

/Issued 5:53 PM CDT, Sunday, September 27, 2015/

Visible satellite image from 5:30 PM CDT today.  Cold front is moving out of Northwest Minnesota late this afternoon with areas of clouds found along and ahead of this front, these clouds are moving toward the east and may impact the lunar eclipse that will take place between 8:07 PM and 11:27 PM tonight.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/















Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















Monday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.



















Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota – Airport location

September 20-26, 2015

High temperatures:

9/20:  70 F/7 degrees above normal
9/21:  77 F/14 degrees above normal
9/22:  68 F/6 degrees above normal
9/23:  54 F/8 degrees below normal
9/24:  58 F/3 degrees below normal
9/25:  59 F/2 degrees below normal
9/26:  68 F/7 degrees above normal

Low temperatures:

9/20:  48 F/4 degrees above normal
9/21:  55 F/11 degrees above normal
9/22:  52 F/8 degrees above normal
9/23:  49 F/6 degrees above normal
9/24:  53 F/10 degrees above normal
9/25:  53 F/11 degrees above normal
9/26:  53 F/11 degrees above normal

Total precipitation:  1.60″
Normal:  0.95″
Departure:  +0.65″ above normal


Last week’s temperature departure map.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.  Well above normal temperatures last week across Minnesota and Wisconsin.



















Last week’s precipitation departure map.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.  200% of normal in the Twin Ports in terms of the amount of rain we had last week, in other words very wet!




















Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  September 27, 2015

Cold front as of 5 PM extends from west of International Falls to East Central South Dakota.  Warm southerly breezes out ahead of this front today with high temperatures mainly in the 70s with a few locations very close to 80 degrees this afternoon! The marine layer finally eroded close to Lake Superior but it took all morning to do so.  Sky conditions varied from sunny to mostly sunny in Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin to partly to mostly cloudy over Northern Minnesota.  Winds today were out of the south or southwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Note:  A big day in Duluth today as today marks the 100th day this year with a high temperature of at least 70 degrees at the Airport.  The record is 109 days which was set in 2012.  Looking over the long range model data shows that will likely fall short of breaking the 109 day mark but either way we are well above normal as the annual average for days at or above 70 F is 85 days.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (September 27)

A cold front will continue to move toward the east and by daybreak should extend from Northwest Wisconsin Southwest Minnesota.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found over the area tonight with a chance for a few showers or isolated thunderstorms.  Low temperatures will be in the 50s to lower 60s with 40s in Northern Minnesota.  Winds will be out of the southwest or north/northwest at 5 to 15 mph with higher gusts.

Monday and Monday night (September 28)

Cooler but still near or above average temperatures on Monday with highs in the 60s to around 70 degrees.  Low temperatures Monday night will be in the 30s and 40s with a chance for frost in Northern Minnesota.  A cold front will settle south/east of our area on Monday as high pressure builds in from the W/NW.  There could be a few showers or sprinkles over parts of the Northland on Monday with mainly dry weather expected for Monday night.  Winds during this period will be out of the north or west at 10 to 20 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

Tuesday through Thursday (September 29-October 1)

Dry on Tuesday as high pressure passes through the region.  High temperatures in the 50s to around 60 degrees with lows Tuesday night in the 30s with a few of the typical cold spots possibly falling into the 20s.  Note:  Potential for scattered frost over parts of the Northland Tuesday night.

High pressure moves off to the east on Wednesday-Thursday.  A few showers are possible on the back side of this high mainly over Western-Southern portions of the Northland for Wednesday and Thursday.  

High temperatures are forecast to be in the 50s to low 60s Wednesday and Thursday with lows Wednesday night mainly in the 40s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(October 2-7)

Near to below average temperatures are expected from the 2nd-5th with near normal temperatures on the 6th-7th.  Strong high pressure and a pretty blocked up weather pattern will be setting up late this week/weekend with a high to our N/NE and low pressure over the Plains.  Gusty east winds will likely develop near Lake Superior late this week lingering into the weekend and we could even be dealing with a few lake effect rain showers.  Most of the Northland will be dry however during the 2nd-5th time period.  Could be more of a widespread rain event toward the 6th-7th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Isolated showers possible late.  Low 55 to 60.  Wind south to southwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming north late.

.Monday…  Cooler.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 65 to 70.  Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Monday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.  Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday…  Partly cloudy.  High 53 to 58.

.Tuesday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 35 to 40.

.Wednesday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 54 to 59.

.Wednesday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Thursday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 55 to 60.

Normal temperatures for Monday

High:  60
Low:   41

Sunrise Monday:  7:03 AM CDT
Sunset Monday:   6:55 PM CDT

Tim

September 26, 2015 Weather Report – More dense fog and drizzle near Lake Superior tonight; Finally warming up into the 70s with sun and gusty southwest winds on Sunday!

/Issued 8:24 PM CDT, Saturday, September 26, 2015/

The marine layer isn’t budging! East wind continued today which led to another day of fog, drizzle, and gloomy overcast skies near Lake Superior while locations away from Lake Superior enjoyed lots of sun and warm temperatures today.  Will finally get a wind shift near Lake Superior on Sunday so it will warm up quite a bit tomorrow.  Source, visible satellite image (5 PM today) http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Dense fog advisory continues tonight for the area shaded in gray on the map.  More information at this link:  http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=dense%20fog%20advisory

Cold front (Blue line on the map) moves into Minnesota Sunday afternoon/Night – A few showers or isolated thunderstorms could develop over parts of the Northland Sunday night as that front moves through.  Source, Weather Prediction Center.

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Sunday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  September 26, 2015

Strong high pressure was over the Northeast U.S. today with low pressure over the Western High Plains.  An easterly to southeasterly flow off that high which was well to our east led to another day of low clouds, fog and some drizzle near Lake Superior while fog and low clouds for inland locations burned off this morning giving way to a lot of afternoon sunshine.  Highs today ranged from the 50s and 60s near Lake Superior to the 70s elsewhere.  Winds were out of the south or east today at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (September 26)

Clear to partly cloudy tonight with dense fog and drizzle persisting near Lake Superior while patchy fog is possible elsewhere.  Lows will be in the 50s to lower 60s with south winds at 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday and Sunday night (September 27)

A cold front will move southeast into the Northland late Sunday afternoon through Sunday night.  Not a lot of moisture or instability over our area as that front approaches but there could be just enough of both to produce a few spotty showers or isolated thunderstorms in parts of the Northland Sunday evening-overnight.

Mild and breezy on Sunday with highs in the 70s to lower 80s with cooler temperatures along the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Lows Sunday night will be in the 50s to lower 60s with 40s in the Northwest portion of the Northland.  Winds tomorrow will be out of the south or southwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Winds tomorrow night will be out of the southwest or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

Monday through Wednesday (September 28-30)

Dry on Monday and it will be cooler with highs in the 50s and 60s, lows Monday night will be in the 30s and 40s with a few spots in the Southern portion of the area holding in the low 50s.  A weak disturbance approaching from the Northern Plains Monday night could bring a few rain showers to Southern parts of the area.

Mainly dry for Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s with lows Tuesday night in the 30s and 40s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Low.

(October 1-6)

Strong high pressure sets up to our east with low pressure to our southwest.  Whether or not we get any rain from that system over the Plains will depend on the position/track of that system during the 2nd-4th time frame.  Near normal temperatures are forecast from the 1st-6th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

Event:  *DENSE FOG ADVISORY*
Timing:  Until Midnight CDT Tonight.

.Tonight…  Dense fog possibly lifting after 2 AM.  Areas of drizzle.  Low 50 to 55.  Wind southeast around 10 mph gradually becoming south to southwest toward daybreak.

.Sunday…  Breezy and milder! Partly cloudy.  High 72 to 77.  Wind southwest at 15 to 25 mph.

.Sunday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Isolated showers possible between 9 PM and 1 AM.  Low 55 to 60.  Wind south to southwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest after Midnight.

.Monday…  Partly to mostly sunny.  High 65 to 70.

.Monday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 43 to 48.

.Tuesday…  Partly cloudy.  High 58 to 63.

.Tuesday night…  Mostly clear.  Low 40 to 45.

.Wednesday…  Partly sunny.  High 58 to 63.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  60
Low:   42

Sunrise Sunday:  7:02 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday:   6:57 PM CDT

Tim