Portions of the Northland could be treated to a colorful sunset this evening thanks to a plume of wildfire smoke which is pushing south out of northern Minnesota late this Tuesday afternoon, this smoke is coming out of western Canada and is pushing to the east/southeast due to the upper level winds which are out of the northwest today, some smoke/haze could linger across the area into Wednesday.
May has been a very active month for tornadoes and severe weather.
Through May 27: 442 tornado reports
The May average is 276
The only dates so far this month with no tornado reports were May 10, 14 and 15.
Note: Minnesota has had 5 tornado reports so far this month, 2 of them occurred this past Friday evening (May 24) in northwest Minnesota, 3 more tornadoes on Memorial Day (May 27) in far southern Minnesota.
Low temperature forecast for Wednesday morning, May 29.
Not as cold Wednesday morning compared to Tuesday morning when several locations in northern Minnesota had temperatures near the freezing mark, a few locations even dipped into the upper 20s! The cold spot Tuesday morning (May 28) was 27 degrees at Crane Lake, Minnesota.
Lows Wednesday morning will mainly be in the 40s but a few 30s can’t be ruled out in low lying areas, away from Lake Superior.
High temperature forecast for Wednesday, May 29.
A very nice late spring day ahead on Wednesday with highs in the low to mid 70s under partly to mostly sunny skies.
Keeping an eye on Friday for the potential of some showers and thunderstorms across the Northland. Timing of the surface fronts and how much moisture and instability can develop ahead of this system will determine where convection develops and how widespread it will be Friday and or Friday night. At the moment it doesn’t look like there will be any severe weather, but a few of the storms could be on the strong side especially late Friday afternoon or Friday evening. Stay tuned.
•Here’s a look at when the first 80 degree high temperature has occurred at Duluth, Minnesota from 2000-2018.
•Earliest first 80 since 2000 occurred on April 14 (2003)
•Latest first 80 since 2000 occurred on June 29 (2004)
Note: The average date for first 80 degree high is May 23 (1875-2018 climate period)
2000: May 5
2001: April 29
2002: May 30
2003: April 14
2004: June 29
2005: June 19
2006: June 7
2007: May 9
2008: June 20
2009: May 20
2010: May 25
2011: June 6
2012: May 14
2013: May 15
2014: May 24
2015: May 27
2016: May 6
2017: June 3
2018: May 7
Forecast for Duluth
.Tonight… Partly cloudy. Low 42 to 47. wind variable around 10 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly cloudy. Warmest temp so far this year? High 73 to 78. Wind west 10 to 20 mph. Note: Warmest temperature so far this year is 75 degrees on May 14.
.Thursday… Turning cooler (lake wind develops) Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated showers possible. High 68 to 73 with falling temperatures. Wind becoming east 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for May 29
May 29 Sunrise: 5:20 AM CDT
May 29 Sunset: 8:52 PM CDT