Not a lot of warmth out there today, however temps are in the 50s in southern Minnesota this Monday afternoon so I guess that’s a whole lot better compared to the temperatures up here in the Northland.
Still seeing some light snow in far northeast Minnesota late this Monday afternoon.
Significant river flooding continues in parts of the Midwest and upper Midwest, the outlook below is valid through May 4, 2019.
Red outlined areas=Ongoing significant river flooding
Goes-16 infrared satellite loop from Monday, April 29, 2019.
Today’s spring snow storm doesn’t look like much on satellite imagery, but it produced a lot of late season snow in the Arrowhead and along the North Shore of Lake Superior in northeast Minnesota. A decent amount of lift from an approaching low and surface trough combined with additional lift due to easterly winds coming off Lake Superior helped to produce heavy bands of snow today along the North Shore.
Snowfall Reports from Monday, April 29, 2019
4 W Grand Marais, MN: 11.9 inch
3 SE Finland, MN: 11.6 inch
12 N Grand Marais, MN: 10.0 inch
Silver Bay, MN: 8.0 inch
7 W Hovland, MN: 7.5 inch
1 E Silver Bay, MN: 5.2 inch
7 NW Two Harbors, MN: 4.8 inch
1 SSW Ely, MN: 3.0 inch
7 WSW Pine River, MN: 2.0 inch
4 SE Britt, MN: 2.0 inch
1 NNW Big Falls, MN: 1.8 inch
1 N Cloquet, MN: 1.0 inch
Duluth Airport: 0.6 inch
3 ENE Wright, MN: 0.5 inch
3 W Iron Junction, MN: 0.5 inch
International Falls, MN: 0.4 inch
5 NW Walker, MN: 0.3 inch
3 SSW Bruno, MN: 0.2 inch
Note: Snowfall of 0.6 inches in Duluth today (April 29)
•15th time since 1885 with at least 0.1 inch of snow on April 29
•The last time we had at least 0.1 inch of snow on April 29 was in 2002, or 17 years ago
Weather Synopsis for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
I guess today was the first day of ‘second winter’ Portions of the North Shore of Lake Superior got pasted with a lot of heavy wet snow today with over a half-foot of accumulation roughly from Two Harbors to Grand Marais. The rest of the area saw wet snow and rain today with snowfall amounts anywhere from a coating to a few inches. Cold and blustery today under mostly cloudy skies. Highs were in the 30s, except for low to mid 40s in far southern portions of the area from Brainerd to Hinckley, Siren and Hayward.
The setup through Thursday is rather complex but basically we’re looking at a strong area of high pressure near Hudson Bay Canada which will keep a gusty and chilly NE wind locked in near Lake Superior at least through Wednesday. Meanwhile to our south a frontal boundary will be draped generally SW-NE from the Southern-Central Plains to the Ohio Valley/Southern Great Lakes. Waves of low pressure are forecast to ride along this boundary through midweek. The computer models are struggling with how much precipitation occurs in our area through Thursday. At the very least we can expect occasional light rain, drizzle and some wet snow at times through Thursday morning, but there is a chance that a heavier swath of rain or wet snow impacts a portion of the Northland sometime in the Tuesday night-Wednesday night time frame, however, confidence is quite low on if this will even happen due to poor agreement between the various computer models.
Tonight: Areas of light snow and drizzle will continue tonight mainly near Lake Superior, otherwise mostly cloudy skies tonight with lows in the 30s.
Tuesday: Some light snow and drizzle at times mainly near Lake Superior. There could also be some light rain in other parts of the area especially later in the day or Tuesday night. Mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies Tuesday with highs in the 30s and 40s.
Forecast for Duluth
.Tonight… Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle or flurries possible. Low 30 to 35. Wind north to northeast 10 to 15 mph.
.Tuesday… Breezy and cool. Considerable cloudiness. Drizzle or a few snow showers possible. High 35 to 40. Wind east to northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
.Wednesday… Breezy and cool. Mostly cloudy. Some light rain or snow possible at times. High 35 to 40. Wind east to northeast 15 to 25 mph.
Normal temperatures for April 30
April 30 Sunrise: 5:55 AM CDT
April 30 Sunset: 8:17 PM CDT