/Issued 5:41 PM CDT, Tuesday, October 3, 2017/
This next storm is still a few days so things could change a bit from what is shown on the map below.
Today’s storm as seen on visible satellite imagery — A classic looking fall storm! Dry slot noted by the clearing skies moving east out of western and central Minnesota, while cold air along with snow and rain showers occur on the west/southwest side of this system from eastern Montana into western North Dakota.
Rainfall reports for October 2-3, 2017
Lake Nebagamon, WI: 5.75 in
Superior, WI (Midtown) ~5.00″ report from @DanPavlatos
Solon Springs, WI 2 N: 4.20 in
Bruno, MN 4 S: 4.10 in
Finlayson, MN 6 SW: 3.05 in
Brimson, MN: 2.80 in
Oulu, WI: 2.78 in
Grantsburg, WI: 2.61 in
Gordon, WI: 2.46 in
Kettle River, MN: 2.39 in
Superior, WI: 2.35 in
Two Harbors, MN 1 NW: 2.25 in
Hayward, WI: 2.25 in
Washburn, WI: 2.09 in
Grand Marais, MN: 2.02 in
Danbury, WI: 1.91 in
Wolfridge, MN (ELC) 1.83 in
Clam Lake, WI 4 W: 1.76 in
Iron Junction, MN 2 W: 1.70 in
Duluth, MN (Airport) 1.67 in
Isle, MN 12 N: 1.57 in
Ashland, WI: 1.54 in
Silver Bay, MN: 1.52 in
Embarrass, MN: 1.26 in
Floodwood, MN: 1.22 in
Brainerd, MN: 1.18 in
Hibbing, MN (Airport) 1.04 in
Cook, MN: 0.73 in
Winter, WI: 0.66 in
International Falls, MN: 0.24 in
Note: Record rainfall totals at both St. Cloud and Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 2, 2017.
St. Cloud, MN
New record: 1.55″
Old record: 1.13″ set in 1982
Twin Cities, MN:
New record: 2.18″
Old record: 0.90″ set in 2013
Note: Another record rainfall total at St. Cloud, Minnesota on October 3, 2017
New record: 1.36″
Old record: 1.25″ set in 1990
Note: 3rd wettest October 3rd on record at Duluth, Minnesota with a rainfall total today of 1.37 inches. The wettest October 3rd on record occurred in 2005 with 2.08 inches of rain.
Cold front has cleared the Northland this afternoon, and all the rain that fell last night into this morning in east central and northeast Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin has ended as well. Late this afternoon skies ranged from partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Highs today were in the 60s to lower 70s in northwest Wisconsin and in the 50s over north central Minnesota.
A break from the rain through Thursday night — High pressure will build into the upper Midwest through Thursday. Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight with sun/clouds for Wednesday.
Lows tonight and Wednesday night will be in the 30s and 40s with highs Wednesday in the 50s with Thursday’s highs in the 50s to lower 60s.
Rain could return to parts of the Northland Friday and Saturday but the track of this next system is still a little uncertain.
Note: I’m still keeping an eye on next week for a decent shot of cold air that could affect the Northland. Timing looks to be from Tuesday-Thursday (October 10-12) Daytime highs could struggle to get out of the 40s, and there could even be a few flakes of snow up north during the middle of next week. Stay tuned!
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Partly cloudy. Breezy. Low 40 to 45. Wind northwest at 15 to 25 mph becoming southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly to mostly sunny. High 54 to 57. Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Thursday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 55 to 60. Wind west to southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Wednesday
Sunrise Wednesday: 7:12 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday: 6:42 PM CDT