Happy June 1st and the first day of meteorological summer 2019, or the three month period including June, July and August.
No better way to start summer then with frost and freeze headlines, right?
•Temperatures in the freeze warning ranging from 28 to 32 degrees. A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
•Temperatures in the frost advisory ranging from 32 to 36 degrees. A frost advisory means that widespread frost is expected. Frost could harm sensitive outdoor vegetation.
Note: Temperatures will be warmer closer to Lake Superior with little if any frost expected Sunday morning.
..Record low temperatures for June 2…
Brainerd, Minnesota: 22 degrees set in 1917
Ashland, Wisconsin: 28 degrees set in 1946 and 1929
Duluth, Minnesota: 30 degrees set in 1962
International Falls, Minnesota: 30 degrees set in 2013
Hibbing, Minnesota: 31 degrees set in 2011 and 1986.
Note: International Falls and Hibbing stand the best chance at tying or setting a new record low for June 2.
Low temperature forecast for Sunday morning, June 2.
A chilly night ahead as temperatures fall into the mid 20s to upper 30s. Clear to partly cloudy skies with winds out of the north at 5 to 15 mph.
High temperature forecast for Sunday, June 2.
Temperatures Sunday will be on the cool side with highs mainly in the 60s, except in the Arrowhead and South Shore areas where 50s will be found. Northerly winds 10 to 15 mph with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies are forecast on Sunday.
18z NAM model 6-1-19
Something we really haven’t had to deal with yet is muggier weather conditions, this may change on Tuesday as low level moisture increases ahead of a low pressure system. Dew points on Tuesday could climb into the mid 50s to as high as the mid 60s in parts of the Northland which would certainly be the highest dew point temperatures we’ve seen so far this year. Less humid weather returns by Wednesday.
Along with the increase in moisture comes the risk for some showers and thunderstorms Tuesday as low pressure and its warm front and cold front make their way through the Northern Plains and upper Midwest.
Severe threat looks quite low at the moment with winds aloft looking to be on the weak side, but there could be enough instability to kick off some convection with a few stronger storms possible Tuesday afternoon/Tuesday evening.
June Climate Data for Duluth, Minnesota
Average temperature: 60.1 degrees
Precipitation: 4.23 inches
Normal high on the 1st: 67 degrees
Normal high on the 30th: 75 degrees
Normal low on the 1st: 45 degrees
Normal low on the 30th: 53 degrees
Records for June
Warmest: 65.5 degrees set in 1910
Coldest: 53.0 degrees set in 1917
Wettest: 10.89 inches set in 1874
Driest: 0.11 inches set in 1910
Average number of 80 degree days: 5
Astronomical Data for June
Sunrise on the 1st: 5:18 AM CDT
Sunrise on the 30th: 5:17 AM CDT
Sunset on the 1st: 8:55 PM CDT
Sunset on the 30th: 9:06 PM CDT
Forecast for Duluth
Event: *Frost Advisory*
Timing: 2 AM to 8 AM Sunday.
.Tonight… Clear to partly cloudy. Low 34 to 39. Wind northwest to north 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph this evening.
.Sunday… Mostly sunny. High 61 to 66 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind northeast 5 to 15 mph becoming north to northwest.
.Monday… Partly cloudy. High 65 to 70 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east to southeast 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for June 2
June 2 Sunrise: 5:18 AM CDT
June 2 Sunset: 8:56 PM CDT