/Issued 6:00 PM CDT, Wednesday, April 4, 2018/
12z Euro Ensemble model from April 4, 2018
Low Temperature reports from Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018
Crane Lake, MN: -8 F
Embarrass, MN: -6 F
International Falls, MN: -4 F
Longville, MN: -2 F
Pine River, MN: -2 F
Bigfork, MN: -2 F
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: -1 F
Northome, MN: -1 F
Kettle River, MN: 0 F
Orr, MN: 0 F
Hurley, WI: 0 F
Cook, MN: 0 F
Ely, MN: 1 F
Brainerd, MN: 1 F
Aitkin, MN: 3 F
Siren, WI: 4 F
Grand Rapids, MN: 5 F
Duluth Airport: 9 F
*2nd coldest high temperature on record for April 3 at Brainerd, Minnesota. High temperature on Tuesday was 27 degrees. The record cold high temperature for April 3 is 22 degrees set in 1920.
*3rd coldest high temperature on record for April 3 at International Falls, Minnesota. High temperature on Tuesday was 22 degrees. The record cold high temp for April 3 is 15 degrees set in 1920.
*3rd coldest high temperature on record for April 3 at Ashland, Wisconsin. High temperature on Tuesday was 29 degrees. The record cold high temp for April 3 is 24 degrees set in 1954.
*3rd coldest high temperature on record for April 3 at Hibbing, Minnesota. High temperature on Tuesday was 25 degrees. The record cold high temperature for April 3 is 24 degrees set in 2003 and 1954.
Snowfall Reports for April 2-3, 2018
1 S Phillips, WI: 6.1 inches
3 N Butternut, WI: 4.0 inches
Willow River, MN: 3.5 inches
Sarona, WI: 3.3 inches
1 NE Esko, MN: 3.2 inches
Moose Lake, MN: 2.6 inches
Grantsburg, WI: 2.5 inches
Ashland, WI: 2.2 inches
1 SSW Ely, MN: 2.0 inches
Duluth Airport: 2.0 inches
Gordon, WI: 1.9 inches
1 WSW Maple, WI: 1.5 inches
Hurley, WI: 1.0 inch
Superior, WI: 1.0 inch
Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota
•Seasonal snowfall total is up to 75.9 inches which is -4.2 inches below average through April 4.
•2.0 inch snowfall on Tuesday tied with April 3, 2003 for 9th snowiest April 3 on record – The snowiest April 3 occurred in 2007 with 12.1 inches of snow.
•7.2 inches of snow since the official start of spring (March 20)
•Today is the 6th day in a row with a high temperature colder than 32 degrees. There is a chance will hit the freezing mark Thursday, if we don’t, then will likely have to wait until sometime early next week to do so.
Still cold and there’s been some light flurries and snow showers passing through parts of the Northland today.
A reinforcing shot of cold arctic air on the way for Thursday-Friday with the coldest air over us on Friday. A cold front or more of a trough will pass through the area Thursday with scattered snow showers affecting the Northland. A few of these snow showers could be heavy at times with a quick half inch to one inch of accumulation but not everyone will get these heavier snow showers.
Lows tonight will range from around zero to the teens above with highs Thursday in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Highs for Friday (April 6) are forecast to be in the mid teens to mid 20s with record or a top 5 coldest maximum temperature quite possible for some locations in the Northland.
Note: It’ll remain chilly through the weekend, and our next shot for some accumulating snow comes Sunday especially during the Sunday afternoon-Sunday night time frame, and next week although still a ways out has potential to be wet/white at times with one or two stronger low pressure systems potentially impacting northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Still way too early to know the exact timing, tracks of these systems, and whether or not they bring rain, snow or a bit of both to our area. Stay tuned!
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 12 to 17. Wind west at 10 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Snow showers and flurries at times with partial sun. High 30 to 34. Wind west at 10 to 20 mph.
.Friday… Partly to mostly sunny. Flurries possible. High 20 to 25. Wind northwest at 15 to 25 mph.
Normal temperatures for Thursday
Sunrise Thursday: 6:40 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday: 7:44 PM CDT