It’s a long winter around here, just remember that if you’re a fan of cold and snowy weather, your time will come, be patient! For now we torch!
Goes-16 low level water vapor satellite loop from Friday, December 14, 2018.
Active weather across the southern/eastern U.S. and over the Pacific northwest today.
12z GEFS model 12-14-18
So far this month, thru the 14th, only 1.0 inch of snow at Duluth, Minnesota (Average for December is 17.7 inches) I don’t think our chances are very good that will reach our average snowfall total for the month, but there are signs that point to a little snowier pattern setting up later next week and beyond, probably won’t be any major snowfalls though, but if you stack up a few systems in a row, you could pick up several inches of snow, but just not from one single system, they’d be from a few different systems. And of course if the storm tracks don’t set up right, then it’s entirely possible that most of the Northland continues to miss out on the snow.
…Climate Data for December 13, 2018…
International Falls, Minnesota
Tied for the 5th highest maximum temperature on record for December 13 with a high on Thursday of 34 degrees. The record high temperature for December 13 is 45 degrees set in 1913.
Weather Synopsis for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Finally got rid of the inversion, low clouds and fog today. Lots of sunshine across the area today with just a few passing mid to high level clouds. A very mild day with highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s!
RAP model analysis from late Friday afternoon showed an upper level ridge over the central/northern Rockies with a NW flow aloft over the upper Midwest, or to the east of that upper ridge. 850mb temperatures at 4 PM Friday ranged from 0C in extreme northeast Minnesota to +4C across western, central and southern Minnesota.
High pressure centered to the southwest of Minnesota this Friday afternoon will move over the central/eastern Great Lakes on Saturday which will shift our wind direction from SW to S-SE. Other than that, not a whole lot of weather to talk about through the weekend with clear to partly cloudy skies expected tonight and Saturday followed by partly to mostly cloudy skies Saturday night and Sunday. A cold front will pass through the upper Midwest later this weekend which will cause an increase in cloud cover but no precipitation.
Note: There is a chance that we could develop some low clouds/areas of freezing fog tonight into Saturday morning but whatever forms should dissipate by Saturday afternoon.
Lows tonight will be in the teens and 20s. Highs Saturday in the 30s and 40s. Highs Sunday mainly in the 30s. Turns slightly cooler on Monday, then warms up to well above normal levels once again for next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Duluth, Minnesota Climate Normals for December 15
Sunrise Saturday: 7:47 AM CST
Sunset Saturday: 4:21 PM CST