/Issued 5:21 PM CDT, Monday, August 21, 2017/
Radar loop ending at 5:15 PM CDT, August 21, 2017. A large area of rain moving east through southern Minnesota with scattered showers tracking east/northeast across north central and northeast Minnesota late this afternoon.
Watch the quick moving area of darkening on visible satellite image from today — That is the eclipse moving quickly toward the southeast!
Meteorological summer 2017 temperature stats for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
Note: Meteorological summer is the period from June 1 through August 31
Number of 70 degree days so far this summer (thru Aug 20) 62 days
Number of 70 degree days last summer (June 1 – Aug 31) 75 days
Note: The average for summer is 65 days
Number of 70 degree days so far this year: 67 days
Number of 70 degree days last year: 102 days
Note: The annual average is 86 days at or above 70 degrees
Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
August 13-19, 2017
High temperatures and departure from normal
8/13: 71 F/-4 degrees below normal
8/14: 70 F/-5 degrees below normal
8/15: 71 F/-4 degrees below normal
8/16: 65 F/-10 degrees below normal
8/17: 62 F/-12 degrees below normal
8/18: 71 F/-3 degrees below normal
8/19: 80 F/+6 degrees above normal
Low temperatures and departure from normal
8/13: 55 F/Normal
8/14: 53 F/-2 degrees below normal
8/15: 52 F/-3 degrees below normal
8/16: 56 F/+1 degree above normal
8/17: 58 F/+3 degrees above normal
8/18: 55 F/Normal
8/19: 57 F/+3 degrees above normal
Note: Average temperature for the week of August 13, 2017 was 62.6 degrees (-2.1 degrees below average) Source: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Total precipitation: 1.68″
Departure: +0.85″ above normal
Note: The average temperature across the state of Minnesota for the week of August 13, 2017 was 65.2 degrees (-3.2 degrees below average) Source: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us
A mid and upper level system is digging southeast out of Manitoba Province this afternoon with weak 12-hour 500mb height falls centered over the Red River Valley. Skies across the Northland were mostly cloudy today and this really hampered viewing the great Eclipse of 2017. There’s been some rain showers passing through parts of the area today, and high temps were cooler compared to this past weekend with highs today in the 60s and 70s.
Areas of rain and showers will be found in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin tonight. Pockets of heavier rain are possible especially in parts of northern Wisconsin. Isolated thunderstorms could also develop this evening but severe weather is not expected. Mostly cloudy skies tonight with some partial clearing possible later on. Showers should come to an end overnight with patchy fog developing toward daybreak. Lows in the 40s and 50s.
Partly to mostly sunny skies for Tuesday. A few afternoon showers but nothing widespread. Highs will be in the mid 60s to low/mid 70s.
Mid to late week doesn’t look too bad but this weekend could be a different story as there is a potential for a slow moving low pressure system to affect the Northland with occasional rain from late Friday night through Sunday along with cool temperatures especially the daytime highs Saturday and Sunday, will see if things will change just a bit the next few days.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Occasional rain showers this evening under mostly cloudy skies. Some clearing late. Low 50 to 55. Wind east around 10 mph becoming northwest late.
.Tuesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated afternoon showers possible. High 68 to 73. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 63 to 68. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 6:16 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday: 8:06 PM CDT