Keeping an eye on an arctic blast for early next week; minor snow events possible late Wednesday/Thursday and late this weekend

Low Temperature Reports from Monday morning, December 2, 2019. Source:

Cotton, MN: -22F
Babbitt, MN: -18F
Embarrass, MN: -18F
Brimson, MN: -17F
Cook, MN: -17F
Bigfork, MN: -15F
Ely, MN: -13F
Orr, MN: -11F
Eveleth, MN: -11F
Aitkin, MN: -11F
Hibbing, MN: -10F
3 E Wright, MN: -10F
Longville, MN: -9F
Pine River, MN: -9F
4 E Island Lake, MN: -8F
Silver Bay, MN: -8F
Crane Lake, MN: -8F
McGregor, MN: -8F
Siren, WI: -8F
Brainerd, MN: -6F
Grand Rapids, MN: -6F
Duluth, MN: -5F
Hayward, WI: -3F
Gordon, WI: -3F
International Falls, MN: -2F
Superior Airport: -1F

Ridging out west and to the east with a trough in the middle for early next week, this may lead to a dump of arctic air pushing south/east into the upper Midwest and Great Lakes sometime around December 9-11. Subzero temps and dangerously cold wind chills are possible early to mid next week. Stay tuned.

Source: 12z European model 12.2.19;

Low temperature forecast for Tuesday morning, December 3. Source:

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, December 3.

Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota for November 24-30, 2019.

High Temperatures/Departure from Normal

11/24: 47F/+16 degrees above normal
11/25: 38F/+8 degrees above normal
11/26: 31F/+1 degree above normal
11/27: 29F/Normal
11/28: 27F/-2 degrees below normal
11/29: 30F/+2 degrees above normal
11/30: 30F/+2 degrees above normal

Low Temperatures/Departure from Normal

11/24: 32F/+15 degrees above normal
11/25: 30F/+13 degrees above normal
11/26: 27F/+11 degrees above normal
11/27: 19F/+3 degrees above normal
11/28: 13F/-2 degrees below normal
11/29: 26F/+11 degrees above normal
11/30: 28F/+14 degrees above normal

Average temperature for the week of November 24th: 29.1 degrees; +6.6 degrees above normal. Source:

Total Precipitation: 1.51″
Normal: 0.42″
Departure: +1.09″ above normal

State Average for Minnesota for the week of November 24th.

Temperature: 30.5 degrees
Departure: +6.4 degrees above normal
Precipitation: 0.68″
Departure: +0.39″ above normal

Temperature departure map for the week of November 24, 2019. Source:

Precipitation departure for the week of November 24, 2019.

…Weather Summary…

Got a weak disturbance which will pass through the area tonight which may cause a skiff of snow in eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin but that will be about it, otherwise we’re looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight and certainly won’t be as frigid as it was Monday morning. Lows tonight will be in the single digits and teens with winds out of the south or west at 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday is looking mainly dry under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will range from the upper 20s to lower 30s with winds out of the west at 10 to 20 mph.

There may be a little light snow or flurry activity at times for Wednesday and Thursday as a few weak systems affect the area but not expecting much accumulation, perhaps an inch at most.

Note: Some accumulating snow (couple inches?) is possible late this weekend ~December 8-9. I’ll be watching the model trends on that one.


Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Light snow showers or flurries possible mainly this evening. Low 10 to 15. Wind south to southwest 5 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 28 to 33. Wind west to southwest 10 to 20 mph.

.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 30 to 34. Wind west 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for December 3

High 26
Low 13

Sunrise Tuesday 7:35 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday 4:22 PM CST

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