/Issued 5:40 PM CDT, Wednesday, May 9, 2018/
Radar loop through 5:35 PM CDT, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
The last batch of rain should exit northeast Minnesota before 9 PM this evening, and probably around Midnight in northwest Wisconsin.
Goes-16 visible satellite loop from Wednesday, May 9, 2018 — Low pressure still affecting most of the Northland today with widespread clouds and areas of rain, but skies are clearing in northern North Dakota-far northwest Minnesota, and this clearing will eventually push farther southeast and into our area by later tonight.
24-hour rainfall reports from May 8-9, 2018
Note: 24 hour totals from 08 May – 09 May ending between 6-9 AM on the 9th
Northome, MN: 1.22 in
3 E Orr, MN: 1.07 in
5 W Bigfork, MN: 1.01 in
Littlefork, MN: 0.87 in
25 E Ely, MN: 0.80 in
Winton, MN: 0.74 in
Bayfield, WI: 0.66 in
Cook, MN: 0.66 in
5 NW Hovland, MN: 0.51 in
4 W Grand Portage, MN: 0.50 in
International Falls, MN: 0.47 in
Walker, MN: 0.46 in
4 W Grand Marais, MN: 0.46 in
Grand Portage, MN: 0.42 in
Cass Lake, MN: 0.40 in
Hovland, MN: 0.37 in
Embarrass, MN: 0.36 in
Silver Bay, MN: 0.34 in
Lutsen, MN: 0.33 in
6 WSW Ino, WI: 0.32 in
6 ENE Patzau, WI: 0.31 in
1 NE Esko, MN: 0.28 in
Bruno, MN: 0.28 in
11 SSE Brule, WI: 0.27 in
Wolf Ridge, MN: 0.26 in
Floodwood, MN: 0.25 in
Gary New Duluth, MN: 0.24 in
Island Lake, MN: 0.22 in
Winter, WI: 0.21 in
4 SSE South Range, WI: 0.21 in
Wrenshall, MN: 0.20 in
Ashland, WI: 0.20 in
Lester Park, MN: 0.15 in
3 W Two Harbors, MN: 0.14 in
Duluth Airport: 0.13 in
Chisholm, MN: 0.13 in
Hurley, WI: 0.12 in
Hayward, WI: 0.09 in
April 2018 U.S. Climate Report
•Average U.S. temperature was 48.9 degrees, 2.2 degrees below the 20th century average, making it the 13th coldest April on record and coldest since April 1997!
•22 states had an April temperature that ranked among the 10 coldest on record. Eight states had their second coldest April on record (South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and Michigan) And two states Iowa and Wisconsin were record cold.
A damp spring day across the area as light rain and drizzle along with areas of fog continued today as low pressure exits into Wisconsin. Highs today ranged from the mid 40s to mid 50s with International Falls the warm spot at 5 PM with a temperature of 59 degrees.
Light rain, drizzle with areas of fog will persist into mid evening in parts of northeast and east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin while clearing skies move southeast into north central Minnesota. Skies will then become mostly clear overnight in eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
Fog should become less of an issue later tonight as N-NW winds increase a bit, but patchy frost could develop by daybreak as low temperatures fall into the 30s with even some 20s up north.
Thursday should feature quite a bit more sun compared to the past few days as high pressure builds southeast into the area. Won’t be very warm though as northerly winds keep high temperatures up to around 5 degrees cooler than average with highs Thursday in the 50s to lower 60s.
East wind returns Friday as low pressure passes south of our area. Most of the rain with this system should stay over the southern half of Minnesota into central/southern Wisconsin. Highs Friday ranging from the 40s near Lake Superior to the 50s over the rest of the area.
This weekend looks dry with warmer temperatures returning by Sunday. Highs Saturday are forecast to be in the 50s to lower 60s with Sunday’s highs getting into the 60s to around 70 degrees.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Lingering light rain, drizzle and fog this evening followed by decreasing cloudiness. Low 34 to 39. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts possible.
.Thursday… Mostly sunny. High 54 to 58. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Friday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 45 to 50. Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Thursday
Sunrise Thursday: 5:40 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday: 8:31 PM CDT