June 30, 2019 Storm and Rainfall Reports from around the Northland; risk for heavy rain/t-storms late tonight-Monday central/eastern MN into north-central WI

/Issued 2:05 PM CDT, Sunday, June 30, 2019/

Local Storm Reports from June 30, 2019
Source:  https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

•10:56 AM:  Hail — 0.70 inch.  3 NNW Beroun, MN (Pine County)

•10:21 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — 3 NE Askov, MN (Pine County)  Broken tree limbs blown onto road.

•9:40 AM:  Hail — 0.70 inch.  Kimberly, MN (Aitkin County)

•9:31 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — 3 SE Rossburg, MN (Aitkin County)  Uprooted trees blown over road.

•8:52 AM:  Hail — 0.88 inch.  3 S Pine River, MN (Cass County)

•8:10 AM:  Hail — 1.75 inch.  2 E Remer, MN (Cass County)  Golfball sized hail.

•8:05 AM:  Hail — 1.75 inch.  1 SE Remer, MN (Cass County)  Golfball sized hail.

•8:01 AM:  Hail — 2.75 inch.  2 WNW Remer, MN (Cass County)  Baseball sized hail.

•7:02 AM:  Hail — 1.00 inch.  Deer River, MN (Itasca County)  Quarter sized hail.

•5:25 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — 3 WNW Glory, MN (Aitkin County)  Large branch fell off of tree and aqua jump flipped over.

•5:19 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Gust — 41 mph.  6 SE Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  Reported at Sky Harbor Airport.

•5:13 AM:  Hail — 1.00 inch.  Marcell, MN (Itasca County)  Quarter sized hail.

•4:56 AM:  Hail — 0.25 inch.  Pine River, MN (Cass County)

•3:54 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — Markham, MN (St. Louis County)  Tall tree snapped in the middle.

•3:35 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — 6 NW Swatara, MN (Aitkin County)  Uprooted tree 12 inches in diameter.

•3:31 AM:  Hail — 0.88 inch.  1 SE Inguadona, MN (Cass County)

•3:24 AM:  Hail — 0.25 inch.  Remer, MN (Cass County)

•3:18 AM:  Hail — 0.70 inch.  5 N Remer, MN (Cass County)

•3:18 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — 7 SE Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca County)  White pine tree limbs down which were around 6 inches in diameter and 8 to 10 feet long.

•2:55 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — Keewatin, MN (Itasca County)  Large tree snapped in half and another tree had a large broken limb land on the roof of a house.

•2:28 AM:  Thunderstorm Wind Damage — 13 ESE Marcell, MN (Itasca County)  Two tall trees uprooted and fell on a swing set.

Rainfall Reports from June 30, 2019
Source:  https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Hill City, MN:  2.72 inch
Cass Lake, MN (DNR)  2.36 inch
7 SE Grand Rapids, MN:  2.33 inch
1.4 NNW Duluth, MN:  2.13 inch
Grand Rapids, MN:  2.01 inch
1 S Askov, MN:  1.88 inch
4 S Bruno, MN:  1.85 inch
Lakeside, MN:  1.83 inch
Duluth, MN:  1.58 inch
1 SSW Lester Park, MN:  1.56 inch
Culver, MN:  1.52 inch
1.2 W Solon Springs, WI:  1.43 inch
2.3 S Wrenshall, MN:  1.37 inch
3 E Wright, MN:  1.34 inch
7 N McGregor, MN:  1.27 inch
Solon Springs, WI:  1.26 inch
South Range, WI:  1.25 inch
Hayward, WI:  1.25 inch
Pine River, MN:  1.24 inch
Superior, WI (Airport)  1.23 inch
Minong, WI:  1.18 inch
5.6 NE Carlton, MN:  1.15 inch
2 E Esko, MN:  1.15 inch
Morgan Park, MN:  1.12 inch
Walker, MN:  1.07 inch
Northome, MN:  1.04 inch
Winter, WI:  1.03 inch

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

18z HRRR model 6-30-19

Radar forecast valid from 7 PM Sunday to 7 PM Monday.

A frontal boundary will be stalled out well south of the Northland through Monday night.  Abundant moisture and some instability near this boundary will lead to the development of more showers and thunderstorms tonight through the day Monday, at the moment it looks like most of the rain would remain south of Highway 2 in northeast Minnesota while affecting most of northwest Wisconsin with northern Minnesota and the Arrowhead staying mainly dry tonight and Monday.

Note:  The risk for additional severe thunderstorms is very low through Monday, but lightning and heavy downpours will occur in any thunderstorm with a low risk for small hail and gusty winds as well.

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

18z HRRR model 6-30-19

As alluded to above there will be an abundance of moisture in place to produce torrential rainfall where storms occur tonight and Monday with potential for 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts across central/eastern Minnesota into parts of southern Minnesota, and east through central/northern Wisconsin.

PWATS or precipitable water of 1.50 to nearly 2.25 inches with dew points in the 60s and 70s will be in place through Monday across central, eastern and southern Minnesota into north-central Wisconsin so certainly will be a heavy rain threat which could lead to some flooding later tonight or Monday.

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

Goes-16 infrared satellite loop from Sunday, June 30, 2019.

An impressive satellite loop showing the cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms which impacted much of the Northland earlier this Sunday morning.

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

Radar loop from earlier Sunday morning, June 30, 2019.

Rain ends this evening; warm and mainly dry Friday-Saturday; t-storms possible Sunday

/Issued 5:20 PM CDT, Thursday, June 27, 2019/

Northland forecast valid June 28 through June 30, 2019

•Warm temperatures and somewhat muggy weather the next few days with the most humid day occurring on Sunday the way it looks now.

•Dew points Friday and Saturday ranging from around 50 degrees to the middle 60s, highest dew points generally along and south of the Highway 2 corridor.

•Dew points on Sunday could climb to between 65 and 75 degrees across the entire Northland, perhaps a little lower near Lake Superior if temperatures are cooler.

•Highs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mainly in the 80s.

•Temperatures may be cooler near Lake Superior if or when a lake breeze develops.  The way it looks now is that will have an east wind Friday, although not very strong so temps may only be a little cooler than locations farther away from the lake.  Winds Saturday may be more out of the south/southeast most of the day before possibly turning more out of the northeast later in the day, so Saturday may end up being quite warm even near Lake Superior until the wind turns more to the northeast later in the afternoon or evening.

•After the rain moves out this evening we’re looking at mainly dry conditions from late tonight through the day Saturday as an upper level ridge builds north into the upper Midwest, this will help keep any thunderstorm clusters from impacting the Northland as they pass west and south and away from our area through Saturday.

•The risk for showers and thunderstorms increases from late Saturday night through Sunday evening thanks to a warm front which builds northeast while a cold front approaches from the west.  Note:  There is some potential for strong to severe thunderstorms late this weekend as there should be enough instability and moisture in place to develop convection, whether or not there is a lot of severe weather will depend on the timing of the frontal boundaries, the strength of the low level jet and winds aloft and how much wind shear is available, but the general pattern supports a strong to severe thunderstorm risk on Sunday.  Stay tuned.

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota

•High temperature of 86 degrees on June 26 was the first 80 degree or warmer temperature since June 8.

•4 days at or above 80 degrees so far this month, average number of days in June with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees is 5.  Note:  Last June had 7 days with a high temp of at least 80 degrees.

Rainfall Reports from June 27, 2019
Source:  https://mesowest.utah.edu

Note:  Totals listed below are through 4 PM Thursday, June 27.

Hill City, MN:  1.05 inch
Grand Rapids, MN:  0.90 inch
Brainerd, MN:  0.73 inch
Saginaw, MN:  0.69 inch
Moose Lake, MN:  0.53 inch
Washburn, WI:  0.47 inch
Ashland, Wisconsin:  0.31 inch
Superior Airport:  0.31 inch
Duluth Airport:  0.24 inch
Clam Lake, WI:  0.18 inch
Eveleth-Virginia, MN:  0.13 inch
Minong, WI:  0.12 inch
Siren, WI:  0.10 inch
Hayward, WI:  0.07 inch
Solon Springs, WI:  0.05 inch
Silver Bay, MN:  0.04 inch

Source:  https://lab.weathermodels.com

You can really pick out where the MCS tracked today by the temperatures from late this Thursday afternoon — Warmest temps surround the track of today’s MCS with rain cooled air in the middle.

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

12z European ensemble model 6-27-19

The weather pattern could be an active one at times for the next 2 weeks with potential for thunderstorm clusters to impact parts of the Northern Plains and upper Midwest, similar to what we saw today. 

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

12z European ensemble model 6-27-19

Source:  https://www.tropicaltidbits.com

18z NAM model 6-27-19

Source:  https://www.pivotalweather.com

The first prolonged stretch of muggy weather is here and it should stick around for several days, welcome to summer!

Green colors on the map below represent dew points in the 50s which is comfortable, but the blue and darker blue colors represent steamy dew points from 65 to around 75 degrees!  Although it will be a tad muggy in the Northland Friday and Saturday (especially south of Highway 2) the most humid conditions will be found farther to the west and south, but on Sunday that real steamy airmass makes a move farther north into all of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin the way it looks now.

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

It’s been a wet and stormy day in some parts of the Northland thanks to a large MCS or Mesoscale Convective System which moved east/northeast through parts of the upper Midwest today, here’s how today’s MCS looked on Goes-16 infrared satellite imagery, impressive!

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

Low temperature forecast for Friday morning, June 28.

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

High temperature forecast for Friday, June 28.

Forecast for Duluth

.Tonight…  Light rain early.  Mostly cloudy.  Low 55 to 60.  Wind east around 10 mph.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 75 to 80, cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east 5 to 15 mph.

.Saturday…  Partly cloudy.  Warm.  High 80 to 85, cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind south to southeast 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast later in the day.

Normal temperatures for June 28

High:   74
Low:    53

June 28 Sunrise:  5:17 AM CDT
June 28 Sunset:   9:07 PM CDT

Occasional rain through Monday (areas of fog tonight) Warming up, west wind Tue-Wed

/Issued 5:54 PM CDT, Sunday, June 23, 2019/

Rainfall totals from Sunday, June 23, 2019
Source:  https://mesowest.utah.edu

Note:  Totals listed below are through 5 PM Sunday.

Isabella, MN:  1.88 inch
Saginaw, MN:  1.37 inch
Moose Lake, MN:  1.05 inch
Hayward, WI:  0.98 inch
Hinckley, MN:  0.82 inch
Duluth Airport:  0.59 inch
Ely, MN:  0.59 inch
Glidden, WI:  0.55 inch
Barnes, WI:  0.54 inch
Washburn, WI:  0.48 inch
Silver Bay, MN:  0.41 inch
Minong, WI:  0.38 inch
Superior Airport:  0.37 inch
Clam Lake, WI:  0.37 inch
Ashland, WI:  0.34 inch
Hill City, MN:  0.32 inch
Grand Rapids, MN:  0.27 inch
Grand Marais, MN:  0.15 inch
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport:  0.14 inch
Orr, MN:  0.13 inch

June 2019 Climate Summaries (through the 22nd)

Superior, Wisconsin

Average temperature:  54.1 degrees
Departure:  -3.2 degrees below normal

Hibbing, Minnesota

Average temperature:  55.7 degrees
Departure:  -2.8 degrees below normal

Precipitation:  0.75 inches
Departure:  -2.10 inches below normal

Ashland, Wisconsin

Average temperature:  56.1 degrees
Departure:  -3.3 degrees below normal

Precipitation:  0.91 inches
Departure:  -1.99 inches below normal

International Falls, Minnesota

Average temperature:  58.3 degrees
Departure:  -1.6 degrees below normal

Precipitation:  1.56 inches
Departure:  -1.23 inches below normal

Duluth Airport

Average temperature:  59.6 degrees
Departure:  +0.7 degrees above normal

Precipitation:  1.19 inches
Departure:  -1.81 inches below normal

Brainerd, Minnesota

Average temperature:  65.1 degrees
Departure:  +1.2 degrees above normal

Precipitation:  0.87 inches
Departure:  -2.29 inches below normal

Note:  The cool temps combined with limited amounts of moisture that we’ve had for most of June so far has also led to very few thunderstorm days across the Northland with only 1 to 3 days with thunder at the major climate stations in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin through June 22.

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

Radar loop ending at 6:10 PM Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Rain continues to lift north/east affecting parts of the upper Midwest late this Sunday afternoon.

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

18z HRRR model 6.23.19

Radar forecast valid from 7 PM Sunday to 7 PM Monday.

•Occasional rain continues tonight into Monday morning in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin (spotty showers or no rain at all tonight in far western areas, Walker to International Falls)

•Areas of fog tonight especially near Lake Superior.

•Scattered showers across the Northland Monday afternoon/evening.

Source:  https://www.pivotalweather.com/

Source:  https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

Goes-16 water vapor satellite loop from Sunday, June 23, 2019.

A rather strong upper low/trough given the time of the year lifting northeast out of the Western High Plains today, this system will be with us through Monday.

Source:  https://lab.weathermodels.com

2019 has been a cool year so far, check out the temperature anomaly map from January 1 through June 22.

Blue and green colors on the map below indicate below average temperatures while the yellow and orange colors indicate above average temperatures. 

Source:  https://lab.weathermodels.com

It’s been a very wet year so far across a large part of the Midwest with widespread 20 to 40″+ precipitation totals since January 1.

Source:  https://lab.weathermodels.com

Source:  https://lab.weathermodels.com

We have seen some changes in the weather pattern over the last 30 days as a drier pattern has setup in northeast Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin and over much of Upper Michigan, but this probably isn’t a bad thing considering how wet/active the late winter and spring was in most of the area.

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

Low temperature forecast for Monday morning, June 24.

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

High temperature forecast for Monday, June 24.

Source:  https://hprcc.unl.edu

Temperature departure map for the week of June 16, 2019.  Cooler than average temperatures across the entire Northland last week, greatest departures from normal were found near Lake Superior due to persistent east winds most of last week.

Source:  https://hprcc.unl.edu

Precipitation departure map for the week of June 16, 2019.  Dry pattern we’ve been in lately continued last week with precipitation totals running well below normal across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

June 16-22, 2019

High Temperature/Departure from Normal

6/16:  65 F/-6 degrees below normal
6/17:  66 F/-5 degrees below normal
6/18:  67 F/-5 degrees below normal
6/19:  73 F/+1 degree above normal
6/20:  73 F/+ degree above normal
6/21:  71 F/-1 degree below normal
6/22:  74 F/+1 degree above normal

Low Temperature/Departure from Normal

6/16:  49 F/-1 degree below normal
6/17:  47 F/-3 degrees below normal
6/18:  51 F/+1 degree above normal
6/19:  53 F/+3 degrees above normal
6/20:  52 F/+1 degree above normal
6/21:  52 F/+1 degree above normal
6/22:  49 F/-2 degrees below normal

Average temperature for the week of June 16:  60.1 degrees (-1.0 degree below normal)  Source:  https://www.dnr.state.mn.us

Total Precipitation:  0.14 inches
Normal:  1.05 inches
Departure:  -0.91 inches below normal

State Average for Minnesota for the week of June 16, 2019
Source:  https://www.dnr.state.mn.us

Temperature:  63.2 degrees
Departure:  -3.7 degrees below normal

Precipitation:  0.68 inches
Departure:  -0.34 inches below normal

Forecast for Duluth

.Tonight…  Occasional rain and drizzle with areas of fog.  Low 48 to 53, cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east 10 to 15 mph.

.Monday…  Occasional showers.  Mostly cloudy (few sunny breaks?) Little warmer.  High 65 to 70.  Wind north 10 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Isolated showers possible.  High 73 to 78.  Wind west to southwest 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for June 24

High:   73
Low:    52

June 24 Sunrise:  5:15 AM CDT
June 24 Sunset:   9:07 PM CDT

Few showers west/south of Duluth Thu PM-Fri; Rain chances increase Saturday; east wind continues through Saturday

/Issued 5:39 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 19, 2019/

…How much rain has fallen over the last few days, actually not very much at the major climate reporting stations across the Northland…  See stats below.

Rainfall totals from June 14-18, 2019

Brainerd:  0.58 inches
International Falls:  0.34 inches
Hibbing:  0.31 inches
Ashland:  0.24 inches
Duluth:  0.24 inches

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, June 20.

Another comfortably cool night with overnight lows ranging from the lower 40s to lower 50s.  Spotty showers across northern Minnesota late this afternoon will end by sunset.

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

High temperature forecast for Thursday, June 20.

Seasonable temperatures continue Thursday with highs in the 70s, but cooler temps will be found near Lake Superior as easterly winds continue for yet another day.

Source:  https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

•A few showers are possible late Thursday and again Friday, mostly in western-southern portions of the Northland (south of Duluth)

•Rain chances increase Saturday as a cold front moves east out of the Northern Plains.  At this time it doesn’t look like there would be any thunderstorms or severe weather in our area during the day Saturday.

Grandma’s Marathon weather for Saturday, June 22, 2019

•Temperatures Saturday morning in the mid 40s to low 50s from Two Harbors to Duluth with east winds 10 to 20 mph.  Isolated showers are possible before Noon Saturday, better chances for some rain Saturday afternoon.

Source:  https://www.pivotalweather.com/

Greatest rainfall totals through Saturday are forecast to be across western and southern areas of Minnesota, west through parts of the Dakotas.  Lesser amounts of rain are forecast through Saturday here in the Northland, with the best chance for some rain in our area looking to come during the day Saturday the way it looks now.

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

Goes-16 satellite loop from Wednesday afternoon, June 19, 2019.

The power of Lake Superior! Check out the lack of clouds this afternoon near Lake Superior while roughly 70 miles inland skies are cloudier this afternoon.  Thank the dry, stable northeast wind coming off Lake Superior giving us lots of sunshine if you live or are near the big lake today!

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

For those wanting some heat and humidity (real summer weather) then the GFS model run from Wednesday morning, June 19 is the solution you want to see verify for next weekend (June 28-30)

Source:  https://www.ecmwf.int/

The European model solution from Wednesday morning, June 19 is similar to the GFS solution for next weekend, but there is one big difference in the two models, and it’s the location of the trough in eastern Canada.  A more amplified (farther west trough position) in the Euro model would keep it cool near Lake Superior (east wind) next weekend, while the GFS model shows that same trough farther east, which means heat, humidity and southerly winds near Lake Superior for next weekend.  Stay tuned.

Forecast for Duluth

.Tonight…  Clear to partly cloudy.  Low 44 to 49.  Wind east 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Breezy.  High 66 to 71 but cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 63 to 68, cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for June 20

High:   72
Low:    51

June 20 Sunrise:  5:14 AM CDT
June 20 Sunset:   9:06 PM CDT

Spotty showers through Tuesday; few rumbles Monday PM. Possible pattern change last week of June

/Issued 5:44 PM CDT, Sunday, June 16, 2019/

Source:  https://weather.cod.edu

Goes-16 visible satellite loop from Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Still seeing an upper level area of low pressure off to our northwest today, this system will continue its slow eastward track into the upper Midwest and upper Great Lakes through Tuesday.  This system will bring a few showers to the Northland tonight, Monday and again on Tuesday.  Note:  Some of us will probably remain dry through Tuesday, while others get some showers from time to time.  There is also a chance for a few thunderstorms especially on Monday as instability builds to around 100-500 J/kg with steepening mid level lapse rates to around 7.0 c/km.  Mid level winds are favorable for storm organization on Monday (30-50 knot westerly flow) with upper level winds 70 to around 100 knots over the area, the limiting factors for strong storms appears to be the lack of instability and moisture on Monday.

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

18z HRRR model 6-16-19

Radar forecast valid from 7 PM Sunday to 7 PM Monday.

The pattern we’re in remains favorable for the development of isolated to scattered showers through Monday evening, but widespread heavy rains are not expected, instead shower coverage will remain spotty, meaning some of us get hit, others get missed.

Source:  https://www.spc.noaa.gov

Conditions in the atmosphere have become favorable for the development of brief weak funnel clouds until around sunset in the dark red outlined area on map.  Note:  These types of funnel clouds are usually short-lived and weak and rarely reach the ground.

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

Low temperature forecast for Monday morning, June 17.

Another cool mid June night ahead with lows ranging from around 40 to the upper 40s.

Source:  https://graphical.weather.gov

High temperature forecast for Monday, June 17.

Highs Monday will get back to where they should be for mid June with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s, but it will be cooler once again near Lake Superior.

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

12z European ensemble model 6-16-19

Not much change in the upper level pattern this week.  Little if any chance that will get any very warm/hot temperatures into our area this week, instead we’re looking at below to near normal temps most of this week.

Source:  https://weathermodels.com

12z European ensemble model 6-16-19

There continues to be some signs showing up in long range model data for a pattern change during the last week of June.  An upper level ridge could develop across the Southern U.S. while possibly expanding north with time, this type of pattern if it develops would become favorable for clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms which would ride SW-NE on the north side of the upper ridge/capped airmass.  If this ridge can build far enough north, then the final week of June could turn quite warm and humid across the Plains, Ohio Valley, parts of the eastern U.S.; and possibly into the upper Midwest and Great Lakes.

Source:  https://hprcc.unl.edu

Temperature departure map for the week of June 9, 2019. 

Most of the area had below average temperatures last week, the exception to this was near Lake Superior (yellow and orange areas on map) with near to slightly above average temperatures.

Source:  https://hprcc.unl.edu

Precipitation departure map for the week of June 9, 2019.

Dry June continued last week with most of the Northland having below normal precipitation.

Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota

June 9-15, 2019

High Temperatures/Departure from Normal

6/9:  74 F/+5 degrees above normal
6/10:  74 F/+5 degrees above normal
6/11:  74 F/+4 degrees above normal
6/12:  66 F/-4 degrees below normal
6/13:  73 F/+3 degrees above normal
6/14:  77 F/+7 degrees above normal
6/15:  63 F/-8 degrees below normal

Low Temperatures/Departure from Normal

6/9:  48 F/+1 degree above normal
6/10:  44 F/-4 degrees below normal
6/11:  43 F/-5 degrees below normal
6/12:  46 F/-2 degrees below normal
6/13:  40 F/-9 degrees below normal
6/14:  52 F/+3 degrees above normal
6/15:  48 F/-1 degree below normal

Average temperature for the week of June 9:  58.7 degrees (-0.4 degrees below normal)  Source:  https://www.dnr.state.mn.us

Total precipitation:  0.14 inches
Normal:  0.97 inches
Departure:  -0.72 inches below normal

State Average for Minnesota for the week of June 9, 2019
Source:  https://www.dnr.state.mn.us

Temperature:  61.6 degrees
Departure:  -3.1 degrees below normal

Precipitation:  0.69 inches
Departure:  -0.30 inches below normal

Forecast for Duluth

.Tonight…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Few showers possible overnight.  Low 41 to 46.  Wind east 10 to 15 mph.

.Monday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Few showers.  High 65 to 70, cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind southeast 10 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Isolated showers possible.  High 65 to 70.  Wind north to northeast 5 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for June 17

High:   71
Low:    50

June 17 Sunrise:  5:14 AM CDT
June 17 Sunset:   9:06 PM CDT