From thunderstorms producing hail to record low temps to frost, this week has been an eventful one across the Northland.
Frost threat returns to parts of the area early Thursday morning with a frost advisory in effect for parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin (blue shaded area on map)
500mb analysis from late Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2019.
Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, June 13, 2019.
Lows tonight will range from around 30 to 40 degrees across the area. Record or near record cold is possible Thursday morning. See list below.
…Record low temperatures for June 13…
Hibbing, Minnesota: 30 degrees set in 1969.
Ashland, Wisconsin: 30 degrees set in 1969.
International Falls, Minnesota: 33 degrees set in 1969.
Brainerd, Minnesota: 34 degrees set in 1969.
Cue the Bryan Adams song Summer of ’69.
Note: Hibbing probably has the greatest chance at breaking or getting close to their record low for June 13, the other cities listed above should be safe.
High temperature forecast for Thursday, June 13.
A very cool early Thursday morning will turn into a rather nice day as high temps climb to around 70 or into the lower 70s across the area with some sun and southwesterly winds.
Forecast map valid for Friday, June 14, 2019.
Local Storm Reports from Tuesday, June 11, 2019
•6:02 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 1 ESE Markham, MN (St. Louis County)
•5:50 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 3 W East Gull Lake, MN (Cass County) Hail duration about 5 minutes.
•5:45 PM: HAIL. 0.50 inch. 14 W Isabella, MN (Lake County)
•5:17 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 5 WSW Toivola, MN (St. Louis County) Pea to half inch size hail.
•5:15 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 3 ESE Casino, MN (Cass County)
•4:49 PM: HAIL. 0.70 inch. 4 ESE Iron Junction, MN (St. Louis County)
•4:45 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 5 N Makinen, MN (St. Louis County)
•4:36 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 5 N Hill City, MN (Aitkin County)
•4:34 PM: HAIL. 0.70 inch. 2 S Backus, MN (Cass County) Marble size hail.
•4:26 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 3 S Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca County) Pea to half inch size hail covering deck.
•4:21 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 2 NNE Hackensack, MN (Cass County)
•4:18 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 3 SSE Bovey, MN (Itasca County) Reported at Trout Lake Campground.
•4:18 PM: HAIL. 0.70 inch. 3 SE Poplar, MN (Cass County) 1/2 inch size hail.
•4:13 PM: HAIL. 1.00 inch. Leader, MN (Cass County) Quarter size hail.
•1:30 PM: HAIL. 0.70 inch. 2 SSW Barnum, MN (Carlton County)
•1:13 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 2 NW Nisswa, MN (Cass County)
•12:43 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 3 NE Nisswa, MN (Crow Wing County)
•12:30 PM: HAIL. 0.25 inch. 2 NW Nisswa, MN (Cass County) Half inch and pea size hail.
…Climate Data for June 11, 2019…
New daily record low temperature set for June 11 with a low on Tuesday of 31 degrees. The previous record low for June 11 was 33 degrees set in 2006.
International Falls, Minnesota
5th lowest minimum temperature on record for June 11 with a low on Tuesday of 34 degrees. The record low for June 11 is 30 degrees set in 1958.
5th lowest minimum temperature on record for June 11 with a low on Tuesday of 36 degrees. The record low temperature for June 11 is 33 degrees set in 1958 and 1893.
Forecast for Duluth
Event: *Frost Advisory*
Timing: 3 AM to 7 AM CDT Thursday.
.Tonight… Cool. Clear to partly cloudy. Patchy frost possible away from Lake Superior. Low 40 to 45. Wind north 5 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Pleasant. Mostly sunny. High 69 to 74. Wind west to southwest 10 to 20 mph.
.Friday… Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers. Thunderstorms possible. High 65 to 70 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind south to southeast 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for June 13
June 13 Sunrise: 5:14 AM CDT
June 13 Sunset: 9:04 PM CDT