/Issued 4:23 PM CDT, Sunday, March 11, 2018/
NWS hazards map.
Several inches of snow tonight and Monday for parts of Kentucky, northern Tennessee, west Virginia, Virginia and west/northern North Carolina.
20z NWS NDFD
12z GEFS model from March 11, 2018.
Note: For us locally here in the Northland the weather pattern could turn more active/stormier after next weekend (17th-18th)
Temperature departure map for the week of March 4, 2018.
Precipitation departure map for the week of March 4, 2018.
Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota
March 4-10, 2018
High Temperatures/Departure from Normal
3/4: 36F/+6 degrees above normal
3/5: 33F/+3 degrees above normal
3/6: 28F/-2 degrees below normal
3/7: 25F/-6 degrees below normal
3/8: 32F/+1 degree above normal
3/9: 33F/+1 degree above normal
3/10: 33F/+1 degree above normal
Low Temperatures/Departure from Normal
3/4: 32F/+19 degrees above normal
3/5: 26F/+13 degrees above normal
3/6: 13F/-1 degree below normal
3/7: 5F/-9 degrees below normal
3/8: 9F/-5 degrees below normal
3/9: 4F/-11 degrees below normal
3/10: 4F/-11 degrees below normal
Note: Average temperature for the week of March 4, 2018: 22.4 degrees (0.0 degrees or normal for the week) Source: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Total Precipitation: 0.01 inches
Normal: 0.31 inches
Departure: -0.30 inches below normal
State Average for Minnesota for the week of March 4, 2018
Average Temperature: 24.5 degrees
Departure: -0.1 degrees below normal
Total Precipitation: 0.53 inches
Departure: +0.27 inches above normal
•We’re back into a dry weather pattern here in the Twin Ports during the last 2 weeks with just 0.10 inches of precipitation from February 25 through March 10. Note: Normal amount of precipitation from Feb 25 – Mar 10 is 0.60 inches.
•Snowfall of 0.3 inches at the Duluth Airport on March 11 was the first measurable snow of at least 0.1 inches since February 25 (About 2 weeks ago)
•By this time last year we had 4 days with a temperature of at least 50 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota. So far this year, zero days with a 50 degree or warmer temperature. Lots more snow on the ground this year vs. last year with the snow depth as of March 11 sitting at 15 inches compared to just 3 inches last year on today’s date.
Lots of clouds over the area today with light snow showers and flurries at times. Skies have been clearing a bit this afternoon in west-north sections of the Northland, and this clearing trend has been moving toward the south/east. Northwest flow aloft prevailed across the upper Midwest today with high pressure to our west while a weak trough/disturbance moves through our area which led to the clouds/snow showers. Highs today were in the low to mid 30s which is right around average for March 11.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies will linger over the Northland tonight. A cold front will pass through the area later tonight with a few flurries/snow showers possible in spots beginning late tonight and lingering into Monday. Lake effect snow showers are also expected Monday into Tuesday along the South Shore of Lake Superior impacting portions of Bayfield, Ashland and Iron County in northwest Wisconsin. Otherwise the main story will be high pressure which slides slowly south/east out of the northern Plains through Tuesday.
Lows tonight will be in the teens and 20s with highs Monday in the upper 20s to middle 30s. Colder Monday night and Tuesday with lows tomorrow night in single digits and teens with highs Tuesday in the 20s to lower 30s.
Will warm up a bit on Wednesday but colder temperatures look to return for the end of the week (Thursday and Friday)
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 20 to 25. Wind west at 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest.
.Monday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 30 to 35. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Tuesday… Partly cloudy. High 28 to 33. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Monday
Sunrise Monday: 7:27 AM CDT
Sunset Monday: 7:10 PM CDT