/Issued 6:02 PM CDT, Saturday, November 4, 2017/
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM this evening for parts of northern Minnesota.
21z HRRR model – Future radar from 7 PM this evening through 9 AM Sunday. Snow in blue, rain in green.
Radar loop ending at 5:30 PM CDT, November 4, 2017.
Snow in blue; Rain in green
European model continues to be the most aggressive model in bringing in some arctic air toward mid/late next week. The GFS and Canadian models are quite a bit warmer for late next week. Stay tuned.
Here’s the forecast temperatures for Duluth, Minnesota through November 13, 2017 per 12z European model. Normal highs for the week ahead are around 40 degrees, normal low is in the mid 20s — As you can see we’re well below average, especially from Monday-Friday, this is when we could have a top 5 coldest high and or low temperature on record. Note: High temperatures in blue; Low temperatures in green on the graph below.
Snowfall reports for November 3-4, 2017
Seeley, WI6 SE: 4.1″
Butternut, WI 3 SW: 3.5″
Park Falls, WI 1 N: 3.0″
Clam Lake, WI 3 WNW: 3.0″
Hinckley, MN: 3.0″
Duluth, MN (Airport) 3.0″
Ely, MN: 2.5″
Winter, WI: 2.4″
Island Lake, MN 4 E: 2.1″
Lester Park, MN 2 NNE: 2.1″
Iron Junction, MN 3 W: 2.0″
Holyoke, MN: 1.5″
Gile, WI: 1.3″
Cloquet, MN 1 SE: 1.0″
*4th snowiest November 3 on record at Duluth, Minnesota with a snowfall total of 2.1 inches on Friday. The snowiest November 3 on record occurred in 1992 with 5.3 inches of snow.
*4th wettest November 3 on record at Duluth, Minnesota with a total of 0.22 inches of precipitation. The wettest November 3 on record occurred in 1919 with 0.56 inches of precipitation.
Low pressure of 1010mb is over southern Manitoba Province at 5 PM today with a cold front extending south of that low through the eastern Dakotas with an upper level low covering central Saskatchewan Province — This system will continue to move to the east tonight with the surface low and cold front exiting the Northland by Sunday morning.
To the north, expect occasional snow tonight with additional accumulations ranging from 1 to 3 inches. Warmer air farther south will cause mostly light rain and drizzle tonight with precipitation possibly mixing with or ending briefly as snow early Sunday morning but no accumulation is expected. The North Shore of Lake Superior (Higher Terrain) could see a mix of light snow, rain and possible freezing rain tonight with hazardous driving conditions possible. Also for tonight expect areas of fog which could become dense especially over east central Minnesota.
Lows tonight will be in the 30s except in far western-northern areas where lows will drop into the 20s.
Highs Sunday will range from the upper 20s to upper 30s with the mildest temperatures around the Hayward and Park Falls area.
Note: There are no major storm systems expected to impact the Northland through next Friday (10th) The main weather story for our area will be the colder than normal temperatures which could include the first near zero to subzero low temperatures over parts of the area sometime the middle of next week. A weak system passing by to our south on Monday could bring a few snow showers to southern areas for Monday otherwise next week looks fairly dry at the moment.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Areas of fog and drizzle with occasional light rain. Low 30 to 33. Wind east to southeast at 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest overnight.
.Sunday… Breezy. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 33 to 36. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
.Monday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 26 to 31. Wind west at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Sunday
Sunrise Sunday: 6:57 AM CST
Sunset Sunday: 4:47 PM CST