Warm week ahead, turning more humid late in the week

Normal temperatures in Duluth this week are in the middle 70s for highs, and middle 50s for lows. Will have highs pushing 80 or into the 80s for most of this week, but it doesn’t look too humid at least through Wednesday.

Temperature and Precipitation Report for Duluth, Minnesota

July 14-20, 2019

High temperatures/Departure from Normal

7/14: 85 F/+8 degrees above normal

7/15: 89 F/+12 degrees above normal

7/16: 86 F/+9 degrees above normal

7/17: 77 F/Normal

7/18: 88 F/+11 degrees above normal

7/19: 83 F/+6 degrees above normal

7/20: 80 F/+3 degrees above normal

Low temperatures/Departure from Normal

7/14: 63 F/+7 degrees above normal

7/15: 61 F/+5 degrees above normal

7/16: 65 F/+9 degrees above normal

7/17: 63 F/+7 degrees above normal

7/18: 63 F/+7 degrees above normal

7/19: 65 F/+9 degrees above normal

7/20: 61 F/+5 degrees above normal

Note: Average temperature for the week of July 14: 73.5 degrees; +7.2 degrees above normal.

Total Precipitation: 0.43 inches

Normal: 0.85 inches

Departure: -0.42 inches below normal

State Average for Minnesota for the week of July 14, 2019

Average Temperature: 75.7 degrees

Departure: +5.4 degrees above normal

Total Precipitation: 1.75 inches

Departure: +0.93 inches above normal

Temperature departure map for the week of July 14, 2019

Source: https://hprcc.unl.edu

Precipitation departure map for the week of July 14, 2019

Weather Tidbits for Duluth, Minnesota

Last week was the 4th consecutive week where the average temperature was above normal, see stats below

  • 6/23: Avg temp 67.1 degrees; +4.1 degrees above normal
  • 6/30: Avg temp 71.8 degrees; +7.2 degrees above normal
  • 7/7: Avg temp 70.4 degrees; +4.7 degrees above normal
  • 7/14: Avg temp 73.5 degrees; +7.2 degrees above normal

16 days so far this month with a high temp of at least 80 degrees; record for most number of 80 degree days in July is 25 set in 2012.

…July 2019 is on pace to be the warmest July in station history…

Average temperature so far in July 2019 (thru the 20th) 72.0 degrees (days missing 11)

Note: The warmest July on record in Duluth occurred in 2012 and in 2006 with an average temperature of 71.9 degrees. Records for Duluth date back to 1874.

Source: https://graphical.weather.gov

Low temperature forecast for Monday morning, July 22.

Another comfortable night ahead with lows ranging from the upper 40s to around 60 degrees. Skies should clear later in the night. Could be a few spotty light showers through early this evening.

High temperature forecast for Monday, July 22.

Near perfect late July temps across the area on Monday with highs ranging from around 75 to 80 degrees! Should have a lot of more sunshine on Monday compared to Sunday, and there could be a few isolated showers or thunderstorms that pop up during the afternoon-early evening hours mainly in northeastern Minnesota.

Our next best chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the Northland occurs sometime later this week (Thursday-Friday time frame)

Moisture and instability will be on the increase late this week as southerly winds develop ahead of an approaching low pressure system.

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

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