April 29, 2016 Weather Report – Gusty east wind returns on Saturday; 60s in Duluth on Monday-Tuesday, 70 later next week?

/Issued 5:13 PM CDT, Friday, April 29, 2016/

Another major spring storm hitting the Rockies and southern Plains tonight with snow on one side of the storm and a heavy rain and severe weather threat on the other side.  This storm won’t be hitting the Northland.  Source, NWS hazards map.

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

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

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Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  April 29, 2016

A nice spring day and the powerful lake wind even subsided at least for a day.  Strong high pressure remained anchored over Ontario Province which brought sunny to partly sunny skies to the Northland today with highs in the 50s to lower 60s with 40s closer to Lake Superior.  Winds were out of the north or east at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight through Saturday night (April 29-30)

Dry through Saturday night as high pressure stays put over central Canada.  Low pressure will lift northeast out of north Texas but this system will remain well to our south.  Clear to partly cloudy skies tonight and partly to mostly cloudy skies for Saturday.  Low temperatures tonight and Saturday night will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees but 20s are certainly possible in the traditional cold spots.  Highs on Saturday will range from the upper 30s and 40s near Lake Superior to the 50s elsewhere.  Winds will be out of the east or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph redeveloping near Lake Superior.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Sunday through Tuesday (May 1-3)

High pressure will continue to provide tranquil weather conditions in our area on Sunday and Monday.  Could be dealing with a few showers on Tuesday as an area of low pressure approaches from the northwest.

Highs on Sunday and Monday are expected to be in the 50s and 60s with cooler temperatures continuing near Lake Superior on Sunday but winds are forecast to shift to the west or northwest on Monday which means that milder temperatures will make it to waterfront areas.  Low temperatures Sunday night and Monday night will be in the 30s and 40s.

Highs on Tuesday are forecast to be in the 60s with a few 70s even possible, cooler 50s in far northeast Minnesota.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(May 4-9)

Near to above average temperatures are forecast during the long range.  There is a chance for widespread 60 and 70 degree high temperatures in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin especially from the 5th-7th the way it looks now.  Note:  Of course temperatures may be cooler near Lake Superior depending on what direction the wind is coming out of — At the moment the computer models are showing a southwesterly wind and that would result in warm temperatures making it to the waterfront but this could change in coming days.  As for rain chances…Not many during the long range.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Breezy.  Clear to partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

.Saturday…  Windy.  Partly cloudy.  High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

.Saturday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 32 to 37.  Wind northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Sunday…  Partly cloudy.  High 51 to 56 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Sunday night…  Mostly clear.  Low 35 to 40.

.Monday…  Partly cloudy.  High 60 to 65.

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

.Tuesday…  Partly sunny.  High 62 to 67.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  57
Low:   36

Sunrise Saturday:  5:54 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday:   8:18 PM CDT

Tim

April 28, 2016 Weather Report – Dry through the weekend

/Issued 7:50 PM CDT, Thursday, April 28, 2016/

24-hour snowfall map ending the morning of April 28, 2016.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate.  A swath of 4-8″+ of snow in portions of eastern Montana and the western Dakotas.

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

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

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  April 28, 2016

Partly to mostly cloudy skies were found in our area today with low pressure centered over the Ohio Valley while high pressure remained over central Canada.  There was some light rain at times today in far southern portions of the Northland otherwise it was dry.  Highs were in the 50s with upper 30s and 40s near Lake Superior.  Winds were out of the east or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph near Lake Superior.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight through Friday night (April 28-29)

Little or no change in the overall weather pattern as high pressure remains anchored to our north over Ontario Province while low pressure over the Ohio Valley moves off to the east while a new low pressure system heads northeast out of the southern Plains — Partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight with a few showers possible in far southern areas.  Generally partly cloudy sky conditions on the way for Friday.  Low temperatures tonight and Friday night will mainly be in the 30s to around 40 degrees although a few spots in far northeast Minnesota could drop into the 20s.  Highs on Friday will be in the 50s with 40s near Lake Superior.  Winds will be out of the north or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts tonight near Lake Superior.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Saturday through Monday (April 30-May 2)

Mainly dry from Saturday through Monday.  High pressure will remain in control of our weather on Saturday and Sunday, this high will finally move away on Monday and this will allow for a weak disturbance which approaches from the NW, this feature could touch off a few spotty showers in parts of the area on Monday but this doesn’t look like a real big deal at the moment.

High temperatures on Saturday will be in the 50s to around 60 degrees, highs on Sunday and Monday will be in the 50s and 60s.  Note:  Cooler temperatures will continue near Lake Superior mainly on Saturday and Sunday.

Low temperatures Saturday night will be in the 30s with lows Sunday night in the 30s and 40s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Low to Medium.

(May 3-8)

Near to possibly above average temperatures are expected during the long range.  No signs of any major storm systems affecting our area through May 8th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Breezy.  Low 31 to 36.  Wind east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

.Friday…  Partly cloudy.  High 50 to 55 but cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday night…  Mostly clear.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 10 to 15 mph.

.Saturday…  Partly cloudy.  High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Saturday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.

.Sunday…  Partly cloudy.  High 51 to 56 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Sunday night…  Mostly clear.  Low 37 to 42.

.Monday…  Partly to mostly sunny.  High 58 to 63.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  56
Low:   36

Sunrise Friday:  5:56 AM CDT
Sunset Friday:   8:16 PM CDT

Tim

April 27, 2016 Weather Report – Looking back at the deadly tornado outbreaks of April 2011 and April 1974; "Researchers discover ‘tsunamis’ on Great Lakes". Gusty east winds continue near Lake Superior; Snow tonight in parts of South Dakota

/Issued 5:33 PM CDT, Wednesday, April 27, 2016/

Looking back at the deadly tornado outbreak 5 years ago from April 26-28, 2011.  Source, NOAA.

Comparing the Super Outbreaks of April 1974 and April 2011 – Source, ustornadoes.com

Full story from ustornadoes.com at the following link – http://www.ustornadoes.com/2013/04/26/discussing-the-super-outbreaks-of-1974-and-2011-was-one-more-super-than-the-other/

A wicked spring storm whipped up monster size waves along the North Shore of Lake Superior on Monday, April 25, 2016 — More at this link:  http://www.startribune.com/epic-size-waves-crash-on-lake-superior-s-shore/377327461/

Tsunamis on the on Great Lakes, wait, what??? — http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4017706-researchers-discover-tsunamis-great-lakes

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




















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




















A significant severe weather event on April 26, 2016 but the number of tornadoes was quite low at 8.  Damaging wind and large hail made up most of the storm reports from Tuesday.  Source, Storm Prediction Center.

Red dots=Tornado
Blue dots=Damaging winds (58 mph or stronger)
Green dots=Large hail (1.00″ or greater in diameter)















Warnings map for April 27, 2016 – Over 150 warnings Thru 5 PM.

Red polygons=Tornado warning
Blue polygons=Severe thunderstorm warning
Green=Flash flood warning













Over 500 warnings on April 26, 2016.

Red polygons=Tornado warning
Blue polygons=Severe thunderstorm warning
Green=Flash flood warning













Visible satellite image/weather conditions from 5 PM CDT, April 27, 2016.
















Snow tonight in parts of South Dakota.  RAP model (20z run) snowfall accumulation forecast.




















Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  April 27, 2016

Strong low pressure of 998mb was over southeast Nebraska late this afternoon with strong high pressure of 1026mb over western Ontario Province.  Sunshine this morning gave way to increasing cloudiness over all but extreme northern Minnesota this afternoon.  High temperatures were mainly in the 50s today with the usual cooler 30s and 40s closer to Lake Superior.  Winds were out of the east or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph near Lake Superior for the 4th day in a row.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight through Thursday night (April 27-28)

Low pressure will track from southeast Nebraska to the Ohio Valley through Thursday night while high pressure remains to our north over Ontario Province.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected in our area.  There is a chance for a few rain showers in far southern portions of the Northland tonight and Thursday, dry elsewhere.  Low temperatures tonight and Thursday night will mainly be in the 30s with highs on Thursday in the 40s and 50s.  I bet you know what direction the wind will be coming out of…East or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph near Lake Superior.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Friday through Sunday (April 29-May 1)

Dry this weekend but still on the cool side especially near Lake Superior.  High pressure remains to our north while another area of low pressure tracks east/northeast out of the southern and central Plains — Rain associated with this storm will stay well south of the Northland the way it looks now.  High temperatures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be in the 50s with 40s near Lake Superior.  Low temperatures Friday night and Saturday night will be in the 30s but 20s are possible in the typical cold spots.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(May 2-7)

High temperatures should warm into the 50s and 60s next week which is pretty close to average for early May.  It looks like will get rid of the east wind in Duluth so the milder temperatures should also occur below the hill in Duluth next Monday-Wednesday (May 2-4)

Could be some showers around parts of the Northland on the 3rd-4th but no major rain events through the long range the way it looks now.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Windy.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 30 mph.

.Thursday…  Windy.  Partly sunny.  High 40 to 45.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 30 mph.

.Thursday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday…  Partly cloudy.  High 48 to 53 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Friday night…  Mostly clear.  Low 30 to 35.

.Saturday…  Partly to mostly sunny.  High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Saturday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.

.Sunday…  Partly sunny.  High 48 to 53 but cooler near Lake Superior.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  56
Low:   35

Sunrise Thursday:  5:57 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday:   8:15 PM CDT

Tim

April 26, 2016 Weather Report – Gusty east wind continues near Lake Superior for the next few days

/Issued 7:00 PM CDT, Tuesday, April, 26, 2016/

Closing in on 300 warnings so far today (April 26) The bulk of them have been severe thunderstorm warnings (Blue polygons)  Only 11 tornado warnings (Red polygons) so far with just one preliminary tornado report in southern Kansas this afternoon. Source, http://www.nws.noaa.gov/regsci/gis/index.html

Clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms during the past 12 hours across the central Plains and Ohio Valley.

Visible satellite image from late this afternoon shows clearing skies from NE-SW as dry air pushes south out of Ontario Province and Lake Superior.

Active tornado (red) or severe thunderstorm (blue) watches that are in effect thru the evening hours.  Source, Storm Prediction Center.

So far no tornadoes as of 6 PM today, but here’s where tornadoes are most common on the 26th of April based on climatology (1982-2011) Today’s potential outbreak fits in nicely with where severe storms/tornadoes tend to occur in late April.  Source, NOAA; Storm Prediction Center.

Quite an impressive visible satellite image from late this afternoon, April 26, 2016 — An explosion of severe thunderstorms from central and eastern Kansas south through Oklahoma into parts of Texas, other severe storms farther east in Missouri.  Source, http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/1min/

13 consecutive above average temperature months at Duluth, Minnesota (March 2015 – March 2016)  Will this streak be broken this month?  Going into today the average temperature for April was -1.2 degrees below average — Temperatures for the rest of April will likely be below average in Duluth and if this verifies, then April 2016 will be the first below average temperature month since February 2015 (Over one year ago)

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

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

Rainfall reports for April 25-26, 2016 thru 7 AM CDT April 26
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, MN:  0.16″
International Falls, MN:  0.71″
Brainerd, MN:  0.13″
Grand Marais, MN:  0.24″
Hibbing, MN:  0.22″

Hayward, WI:  0.55″
Cass Lake, MN:  0.19″
12 N of Grand Rapids, MN:  1.02″
25 E of Ely, MN:  0.33″
Cook, MN:  0.58″

Cotton, MN:  0.36″
Duluth, MN (NWS)  0.23″
Embarrass, MN:  0.31″
Grand Portage, MN:  0.16″
10 W of Gunflint Lake, MN:  0.29″

4 E of Island Lake, MN:  0.28″
Kabetogama, MN:  0.82″
3 E of Orr, MN:  0.84″
Butternut, WI:  1.00″
1 WSW of Saxon, WI:  0.59″
Mercer, WI:  0.41″
Park Falls, WI:  0.54″
4 W of Clam Lake, WI:  0.58″

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  April 26, 2016

High pressure over Ontario Province has been advecting dry air south/west into the Northland today, this has resulted in clearing skies from NE-SW with high temperatures in the upper 40s to low/mid 50s with upper 30s closer to Lake Superior.  Still breezy near Lake Superior today with east winds at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Elsewhere winds were out of the east or northeast at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight through Wednesday night (April 26-27)

High pressure will remain to our north while low pressure heads slowly east/northeast through the central Plains — Expect partly to at times mostly cloudy skies through tomorrow night with gusty east winds persisting near Lake Superior.  Most if not all the rain associated with the Plains low is expected to stay south of the Northland through Wednesday night.  Low temperatures tonight and Wednesday night will mainly be in the 30s but a few spots up north could drop into the 20s tonight, highs on Wednesday should be similar to today with 40s and 50s expected but it will be cooler near Lake Superior.  Winds through Wednesday night will be out of the east or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with stronger gusts near Lake Superior.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Thursday through Saturday (April 28-30)

The weather pattern changes little during the Thursday-Saturday time frame…High pressure will remain to our north with low pressure to our south/east.  Generally dry weather for our area late this week with high temperatures in the 40s and 50s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Low temperatures Thursday night and Friday night should mainly be in the 30s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(May 1-6)

Near to below average temperatures on May 1-2 followed by near to possibly above average temperatures from the 3rd-6th…There is a potential for near 70 degree high temperatures in parts of the Northland next week especially during the mid to late portion of the week.  Looks pretty dry across our area as well during the long range.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Breezy.  Clear to partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 25 mph.

.Wednesday…  Windy.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 42 to 47 but cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 30 mph.

.Wednesday night…  Windy.  Partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 30 mph.

.Thursday…  Partly sunny.  High 40 to 45 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.

.Friday…  Partly cloudy.  High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior.

.Friday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.

.Saturday…  Partly cloudy.  High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  55
Low:   35

Sunrise Wednesday:  5:59 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   8:14 PM CDT

Tim

April 25, 2016 Weather Report – Severe weather outbreak possible on Tuesday across the Central Plains. 2 tornadoes in far southern Minnesota Sunday evening. 1-3" of rain in parts of the Northland since Saturday evening

/Issued 6:11 PM CDT, Monday, April 25, 2016/

Could be a big day on Tuesday for severe weather and tornadoes from southern Nebraska to central Kansas to central Oklahoma — Here’s one model’s take on how things could ‘play out’ Tuesday afternoon/evening.  Source, 12z WRF-NMMB model from Pivotalweather.com

Supercell (rotating thunderstorms) late Tuesday afternoon extending from far southern Nebraska to central Oklahoma.

A dangerous outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes including the potential for strong and long tracked tornadoes is possible on Tuesday, April 26 in the central Plains.  Below is the severe weather outlook for Tuesday per WSI; Storm Prediction Center.

























Another day featuring a 40-45 degree temperature difference.  70s in southern Wisconsin vs. mid 30s in Duluth, Minnesota.

24-hour precipitation map ending the morning of April 25, 2016.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.

1-3″+ rain amounts along and south of Highway 2 in northeast Minnesota with generally a half inch or less from the Iron Range on north.  Rain totals in most of northwest Wisconsin thru this morning have been in the 1-3″ range.
















48-hour lightning map ending at 5:30 PM CDT April 25, 2016.  Quite active on Sunday and Monday morning in parts of central and southern Minnesota east into parts of Wisconsin.  Note:  Lightning strikes are shown as red, orange and yellow colors on this map.
















2 preliminary tornado reports Sunday evening, April 24, 2016 in far southern Minnesota.  Source, National Weather Service Chanhassen, MN; Storm Prediction Center.

*7:31 PM CDT:  Tornado — 1 S of Delavan, MN (Faribault County)
*7:45 PM CDT:  Tornado — Bricelyn, MN (Faribault County)

U.S. storm reports map for April 24, 2016.

Red dots=Tornado
Green dots=Large hail (1.00″ or greater in diameter)
Blue dots=Damaging wind (58 mph or stronger)















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

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

A few pictures I took of the big waves on Lake Superior in the Brighton Beach area from April 25, 2016.  Enjoy!














































*Local Storm Reports for April 24, 2016*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

*4:00 PM CDT 4/24/16:  NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  2 ESE of Arnold, MN (St. Louis County)  Healthy 8″ diameter tree snapped 8 feet up.

*5:00 PM CDT 4/24/16:  NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE.  1 N of Hermantown, MN (St. Louis County)  8″ diameter tree broken off 30 feet up.

*Highest wind reports over the past 24 hours ending at Noon CDT April 25, 2016*

Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

1 N of Knife River, MN:  49 mph
The Bay of Grand Marais, MN:  49 mph
12 NE of Sand Bay, WI:  48 mph
Duluth Airport:  47 mph
Sky Harbor Airport:  47 mph
French River, MN:  45 mph
Two Harbors, MN:  45 mph
Cloquet, MN:  43 mph
1 NE of Duluth, MN:  40 mph
Superior Airport:  39 mph

*Rainfall reports over the past 48 hours*
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth

Note:  Totals listed below are thru around Midnight last night.

Kettle River, MN:  3.73″
4 S of Saint Mathias, MN:  3.45″
1 SW of Hinckley, MN:  2.10″
2 E of Butternut, WI:  2.80″

2 W of Yellowlake, WI:  2.05″
7 W of Couderay, WI:  2.76″
Jacobson, MN:  1.37″
Scanlon, MN:  1.16″

1 ESE of Esko, MN:  1.40″
1 SE of Moose Lake, MN:  2.02″
East Gull Lake, MN:  3.32″
1 SW of Breezy Point, MN:  2.04″

1 WSW of Willow River, MN:  1.99″
Floodwood, MN:  1.43″
Brookston, MN:  1.91″
Glidden, WI:  1.43″

11 SSE of Brule, WI:  2.38″
Danbury, WI:  2.04″
2 ENE of Oliver, WI:  1.33″
3 ENE of South Range, WI:  1.56″

1 NNW of Superior, WI:  1.90″
10 WSW of Fifield, WI:  1.35″
Hayward, WI:  2.52″
7 WNW of Minong, WI:  2.09″

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  April 25, 2016

A windy, raw and wet day in most of the Northland as low pressure moved into southern Wisconsin.  High temperatures were only in the 30s and 40s with east or northeast winds at 10 to 20 mph with gusts from 25 to 45 mph continuing around Lake Superior where some scattered tree damage and power outages have occurred since late Sunday afternoon in and around the Duluth area.  Temperatures aloft have cooled enough in parts of far northeast Minnesota to cause the rain to mix with snow this afternoon mainly from Silver Bay to Grand Marais and along the Higher Terrain adjacent to Lake Superior.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (April 25)

Low pressure will move over the southern Great Lakes while a lingering trough remains over the Upper Midwest.  Mostly cloudy skies with lingering areas of light rain, drizzle and some wet snow tonight in parts of the Northland with low temperatures generally in the 30s.  Winds remain out of the east or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph near Lake Superior.

Tuesday and Tuesday night (April 26)

High pressure will be centered over central Canada while the next area of low pressure heads northeast out of the central Rockies to the western High Plains — Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies are forecast tomorrow with highs in the 40s and 50s with 30s closer to Lake Superior.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies Tuesday night with lows mainly in the 30s.  Winds will be out of the east or northeast at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts near Lake Superior.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Wednesday through Friday (April 27-29)

Mid to late week will feature strong high pressure to our north while low pressure moves slowly east out of the central Plains, rain associated with that low should remain south of the Northland on Wednesday and Thursday.

High temperatures on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are expected to be in the 40s and 50s with cooler temperatures each day near Lake Superior.  Low temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday night will be in the 30s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(April 30-May 5)

There will be another low pressure system across the central Plains, Ohio Valley and into portions of the Great Lakes during the April 30-May 3 time frame — At this time it looks like most if not all of the precipitation associated with this storm will remain south of the Northland, however, this could change if the storm track shifts north in coming days.

Below average temperatures are expected in the Northland during the long range.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Windy.  Areas of fog and drizzle with flurries also possible.  Low 31 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

.Tuesday…  Windy.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 38 to 43.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 30 mph.

.Tuesday night…  Breezy.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 25 mph.

.Wednesday…  Breezy.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 37 to 42.  Wind east to northeast at 15 to 25 mph.

.Wednesday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.

.Thursday…  Partly sunny.  High 38 to 43.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 30 to 35.

.Friday…  Partly sunny.  High 43 to 48 but cooler near Lake Superior.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  55
Low:   34

Sunrise Tuesday:  6:01 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday:   8:12 PM CDT

Tim