/Issued 4:31 PM CST, Sunday, January 28, 2018/
Monday will be dry, but there is a minor snow event on the way for Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday – Greatest snow amounts at the moment look like they will remain north of Duluth with up to 3 inches of new snow possible in parts of northern Minnesota, and also along the North Shore especially northeast of Silver Bay.
Temperature departure map for the week of January 21, 2018.
Precipitation departure map for the week of January 21, 2018.
Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota
January 21-27, 2018
High Temperatures/Departure from Normal
1/21: 36 F/+17 degrees above normal
1/22: 28 F/+9 degrees above normal
1/23: 23 F/+4 degrees above normal
1/24: 24 F/+5 degrees above normal
1/25: 24 F/+5 degrees above normal
1/26: 45 F/+26 degrees above normal
1/27: 31 F/+11 degrees above normal
Low Temperatures/Departure from Normal
1/21: 23 F/+22 degrees above normal
1/22: 14 F/+13 degrees above normal
1/23: 3 F/+2 degrees above normal
1/24: 2 F/+1 degree above normal
1/25: 21 F/+20 degrees above normal
1/26: 24 F/+23 degrees above normal
1/27: 13 F/+11 degrees above normal
Note: Average temperature for the week of January 21, 2018: 22.2 degrees (+12.0 degrees above normal) Source: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Total Precipitation: 0.10 inches
Normal: 0.19 inches
Departure: -0.09 inches below normal
State Average for Minnesota for the week of January 21, 2018
Temperature: 25.1 degrees
Departure: +13.6 degrees above normal
Precipitation: 0.47 inches
Departure: +0.33 inches above normal
Note: After a very cold start to January, a couple of thaws recently have sent the monthly temperature above average across the Northland – Check out the stats below.
International Falls, Minnesota
Average Temperature: 6.6 degrees
Departure: +2.4 degrees above normal
Average Temperature: 15.0 degrees
Departure: +1.7 degrees above normal
Average Temperature: 11.6 degrees
Departure: +1.5 degrees above normal
Average Temperature: 7.3 degrees
Departure: +0.8 degrees above normal
A colder weather pattern is setting up and will linger for a while as the upper level winds shift out of the northwest. Sunday afternoon 850mb temperatures ranged from -6 to -12C across the Northland with temperatures ranging from the single digits above zero in northern Minnesota to the teens in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, although a few spots in northwest Wisconsin were up around 20 degrees at 1 PM today. Sky conditions ranged from mostly cloudy in northwest Wisconsin and near Lake Superior while mostly sunny skies were found over northern Minnesota. There’s been some light lake effect snow showers and flurries today, mainly affecting the South Shore of Lake Superior.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with more clouds and some flurries/snow showers continuing over parts of northwest Wisconsin, and along the South Shore. Colder tonight with widespread subzero lows expected, likely the coldest night we’ve had around here in about 2 weeks! Lows will be in the single digits and teens below with 20s below possible in the typical cold spots.
Monday: Below normal temps, but should have quite a bit of sunshine on Monday. Highs will be in the single digits and teens with lows Monday night in the single digits, teens and 20s below zero.
Note: Our next snow event looks to impact the Northland from Tuesday into Wednesday as an area of low pressure moves east out of the northern Plains and southern Canadian Provinces — This system should bring some snow at times to northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin for Tuesday and Wednesday. The story of the winter has been for minor snow events affecting our area, and this system will be no exception, as snowfall amounts look to remain on the light side, but possibly enough snow to cause some slick travel conditions. Will warm-up briefly midweek before arctic air moves in later this week.
Note: If I take a bit of break from my blog and social media this week, it’s because I’m already getting tired of reading tweets, facebook posts about the cold temperatures that are expected in Minnesota next Sunday for the Super Bowl. I realize there are people that will be traveling to Minnesota from other states this week because of the Super Bowl, but I’m pretty we all know that it’s winter, the game is in Minnesota, and there’s pretty good odds that it will be cold around here. But, honestly it doesn’t even look all that cold next Sunday per latest model trends, but I know the media folks have to hype it up, cold cold cold!!!!!!!! Oh, plus the game is indoors, so who really cares how cold it might be outside! Remember the hash tag #BoldNorth Okay then. Carry on folks.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Clear to partly cloudy. Low 3 below to 8 below. Wind north to northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
.Monday… Partly cloudy. High 9 to 14. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Tuesday… Increasing cloudiness. Light snow possible later in the day. High 15 to 20. Wind south at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Monday
Sunrise Monday: 7:37 AM CST
Sunset Monday: 5:08 PM CST