Radar loop ending at 6 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Areas of rain continue to lift to the north/east late this Wednesday afternoon as an area of low pressure passes over the upper Midwest. Rain should diminish later this evening.
Goes-16 water vapor satellite image from Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Weather pattern consists of an unusually strong/deep trough for this time of the year across the western U.S.; a ridge across the southeast U.S.; in between the trough and ridge is the favored storm track which is leading to very wet and stormy weather from the Plains to the upper Midwest.
21z RAP model 5-22-19
Will get rid of the strong east winds on Thursday but it won’t warm up very much with highs generally in the 50s to lower 60s in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
18z NAM model 5-22-19
Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, May 23, 2019.
Near normal lows tonight mainly in the 40s. Scattered showers will continue especially this evening while areas of fog persist for most of the night.
High temperature forecast for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Temperatures will be ‘warmer’ Thursday but still below normal for late May with highs Thursday in the mid 50s to low 60s.
12z European ensemble model 5-22-19
Temperature anomaly forecast valid through June 6, 2019.
More of the same! Cool bias continues into early June. Normal highs in the Northland range from the mid 60s to low 70s in late May/early June. Will have a couple days mixed in with temperatures close to average or even a little above average, but the overall trend is for cool/below normal temps to linger in the Northland for a while longer.
Blue and green colors=Below normal temperatures
Orange and red colors=Above normal temperatures
Rainfall Reports for May 22, 2019
Note: Rainfall totals listed below are from late Tuesday evening through Wednesday at 5 PM.
Walker, MN: 0.87 inch
Moose Lake, MN: 0.85 inch
Duluth, MN (Airport) 0.84 inch
Two Harbors, MN: 0.81 inch
Silver Bay, MN: 0.78 inch
Hill City, MN: 0.65 inch
Pine River, MN: 0.62 inch
Brainerd, MN: 0.62 inch
Saginaw, MN: 0.61 inch
Hinckley, MN: 0.58 inch
Superior, WI (Airport) 0.51 inch
McGregor, MN: 0.51 inch
Minong, WI: 0.50 inch
Orr, MN: 0.49 inch
Grand Marais, MN: 0.47 inch
Grand Rapids, MN: 0.46 inch
Crane Lake, MN: 0.46 inch
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN: 0.45 inch
Isabella, MN: 0.45 inch
Ashland, WI: 0.41 inch
Washburn, WI: 0.40 inch
Littlefork, MN: 0.39 inch
Solon Springs, WI: 0.37 inch
Glidden, WI: 0.35 inch
Hayward, WI: 0.34 inch
Barnes, WI: 0.33 inch
International Falls, MN: 0.30 inch
Clam Lake, WI: 0.30 inch
Forecast for Duluth
.Tonight… Scattered showers this evening. Areas of fog and drizzle. Mostly cloudy. Low 39 to 44. Wind east 10 to 15 mph becoming variable late.
.Thursday… Areas of fog possible early otherwise mostly cloudy (few peeks of sun possible) High 55 to 60. Wind west to northwest 10 to 20 mph.
.Friday… Breezy with rain. High 43 to 48. Wind east 15 to 25 mph.
Normal temperatures for May 23
May 23 Sunrise: 5:25 AM CDT
May 23 Sunset: 8:46 PM CDT