Mother Nature must have realized the date on the calendar and with a snap of her fingers she changed the weather drastically. Yesterday afternoon the temperature made it up into the 60’s and today we’ll be lucky if we see 40’s. And what about that wind? It started blowing last night and hasn’t let up yet. Gusts are predicted to reach up into the 70 miles per hour and waves up to 30 feet high! The good news is the wind is blowing away from Grand Marais, MN, which means bad news for those in Michigan. Either place it’s going to be a cold evening and there’s snow in the forecast. I’ll be holding onto my hat at tonight’s play-off football game in Grand Marais. You can listen to the excitement and cheer for Josh and his team while staying warm inside by tuning in to our local radio station, WTIP.
National Weather Service Duluth MN 336 AM CDT Tue Oct 24 2017 For waters within five nautical miles of shore on Lake Superior Grand Portage to Grand Marais MN- Grand Marais to Taconite Harbor MN- 336 AM CDT Tue Oct 24 2017
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
TODAY...North wind up to 30 knots. Gales around 45 knots decreasing to 40 knots this afternoon. A few storm forecasts gusts to 50 knots possible this morning. Chance of rain showers early in the morning, then slight chance of rain showers in the late morning and early afternoon. Waves 4 to 6 feet. TONIGHT...Northwest wind 20 to 25 knots with gales to around 35 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Waves 2 to 5 feet. WEDNESDAY...North wind 5 to 10 knots becoming south late in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots early in the morning. Slight chance of rain after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet.