/Issued 5:23 PM CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018/
12z European Ensemble model (EPS) 10-26-2018
Radar loop ending at 6:25 PM CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018. Yep, it’s going to be a wet night across much of the Northland.
21z RAP model 10-26-2018
Should see a rather large temperature gradient setup on Saturday with a shot of warmer air south of an area of low pressure while north of the low, temperatures remain seasonably cool.
Goes-16 Upper level water vapor satellite loop from Friday, October 26, 2018.
It’s a parade of storms as an active weather pattern has setup as we head toward the final few days of October.
Total Precipitation (Percent of Mean) for October 2018 thru the 25th
Certainly has been a wet month from the central Plains to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes with precipitation totals running anywhere from 1 to 5 times above average thru the 25th. More stats below.
12z European Ensemble model 10-26-2018
Rainfall totals for October 25-26, 2018
Note: Totals listed below are from 7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday
12 N Isle, MN: 0.79 in
25 E Ely, MN: 0.78 in
10 W Gunflint Lake, MN: 0.55 in
12 N Grand Rapids, MN: 0.52 in
Wolfridge, MN: 0.49 in
Cass Lake, MN: 0.48 in
3 E Wright, MN: 0.36 in
4 E Island Lake, MN: 0.31 in
Babbitt, MN: 0.30 in
Duluth Airport: 0.27 in
8.8 N Bayfield, WI: 0.25 in
Cook, MN: 0.23 in
International Falls, MN: 0.18 in
3 E Orr, MN: 0.15 in
2 E Poplar, WI: 0.12 in
3 S Ashland, WI: 0.10 in
Gordon, WI: 0.03 in
Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota
Today (Oct 26) marks the 19th day so far this month with at least a trace of precipitation; Only 7 days so far this month without any precipitation.
October 2018 Precipitation Totals thru the 25th
Marquette, MI: 6.08″ (+2.89″ above normal)
Eau Claire, WI: 4.73″ (+2.74″ above normal)
Brainerd, MN: 4.30″ (+1.81″ above normal)
Duluth, MN: 3.89″ (+1.50″ above normal)
St. Cloud, MN: 3.23″ (+1.11″ above normal)
International Falls, MN: 2.80″ (+1.06″ above normal)
Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin
For the most part it’s been another gloomy October day around here but there were a few exceptions mainly in parts of northwest Wisconsin where some peeks of sun were found today, and even here in Duluth we had a few peeks of sun this morning, but those didn’t last too long. Otherwise we’ve seen a rather large but slow moving area of light to moderate rainfall affect much of northeast and east-central Minnesota into far northwest portions of Wisconsin today. Highs were mainly in the 40s with a few spots in northwest Wisconsin making it into the low 50s.
Light rain, drizzle and some fog will linger over the Northland tonight but the rain should dissipate slowly from SW-NE during the day Saturday, but this break in the rain will be brief as another round of rain moves through our area from NW-SE for Saturday night. Rain will come to an end Sunday morning with most of Sunday actually looking dry, although cool and on the breezy side!
Temps will be milder than average at night due to the clouds with lows tonight and Saturday night in the upper 30s to middle 40s. Highs Saturday and Sunday will range from the lower 40s to lower 50s, and it will be rather breezy on Sunday with NW winds gusting to around 30 mph as we get a weak shot of cold air advection behind the low that will affect us Saturday night.
Duluth, Minnesota Climate Normals for October 27
Sunrise Saturday: 7:44 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday: 6:01 PM CDT