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

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