Breezy! Rain continues in parts of the Northland this evening; some sun returns Wednesday

Rainfall Reports from around the Northland for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 through 5 PM CDT.

Source: https://mesowest.utah.edu/

Barnes, WI: 1.01″
Siren, WI: 0.93″
Minong, WI: 0.89″
Hayward, WI: 0.89″
Solon Springs, WI: 0.85″
Ashland, WI: 0.61″
Hinckley, MN: 0.59″
Washburn, WI: 0.51″
Moose Lake, MN: 0.42″
Superior Airport: 0.41″
Clam Lake, WI: 0.35″
Glidden, WI: 0.34″
Duluth Airport: 0.32″
Silver Bay, MN: 0.26″
Brainerd, MN: 0.24″

-No 70s yet this month in Duluth, but we typically only get 1 day at or above 70 F in April.

-Average date for first 70 degree temperature in Duluth is April 28th (1874-2019 climate period) Last year’s first 70 in Duluth occurred on April 20th, while in April 2018 our first 70 came on April 30th.

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-Rain continues this evening in parts of northeast and eastern Minnesota into northwest Wisconsin, but the rain will gradually end from NW-SE this evening except over southeast portions of northwest Wisconsin where some rain lingers into Wednesday morning.

-Wednesday looks mainly dry across the Northland with near normal high temps in the 50s to lower 60s. Breezy north-northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

18z NAM-WRF simulated radar forecast from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM Wednesday.

Source: https://weathermodels.com/

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I think you can pick out on the map below where it’s been cloudy and rainy today. Hint look for the cooler temperatures (<50 F)

Radar loop ending at 5:10 PM CT, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Source: https://weather.cod.edu/

Not very often do you see two strong lows so close to each other! Cool stuff!

One system is dropping SSE across the Dakotas this afternoon while another system lifts ENE across the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.

Source: Goes-16 water vapor imagery below, and visible satellite imagery below that; 4.28.2020; https://weather.cod.edu/

April 2020 has been a dry month, but things have changed a little bit over the last few days with back to back rain events impacting the Northland – Here’s a look at 2-day rainfall totals. Note: This doesn’t include the rain that fell in parts of the Northland today.

Source: https://lab.weathermodels.com/

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Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Breezy. Rain and drizzle ending between 7-9 PM. Mostly cloudy. Low 35 to 39. Wind northeast 10 to 20 mph.

.Wednesday… Breezy. Partly sunny. High 55 to 60 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind north to northeast 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday… Mostly sunny. High 59 to 64 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind north to northeast 5 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for April 29

High 56
Low 36

Sunrise Wednesday 5:56 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday 8:17 PM CDT

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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