/Issued 4:52 PM CST, Thursday, January 5, 2017/
Light blue shaded areas on map=Wind Chill Advisory, more information at this link http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=wind%20chill%20advisory
Numbers on the map are forecast wind chill temperatures for tonight-Friday morning.
Tonight's low temperature forecast. Source: http://graphical.weather.gov/
Friday's high temperature forecast. Source: http://graphical.weather.gov/
Low temperature reports for this morning, January 5, 2017
Embarrass, MN: -34 F
Cotton, MN: -28 F
Bigfork, MN: -27 F
Pine River, MN: -27 F
Longville, MN: -27 F
Cook, MN: -26 F
Cass Lake, MN: -25 F
Orr, MN 3 E: -25 F
Northome, MN: -24 F
Walker, MN: -22 F
Orr, MN: -22 F
Wright, MN 3 E: -22 F
Babbitt, MN: -22 F
Brainerd, MN: -21 F
Grand Rapids, MN: -21 F
Hibbing, MN: -20 F
Silver Bay, MN: -20 F
Aitkin, MN: -20 F
Clam Lake, WI 4 W: -19 F
Solon Springs, WI: -18 F
Phillips, WI: -17 F
Twin Ports low temperatures from this morning (Jan 5)
Duluth National Weather Service: -18 F
Duluth Airport: -16 F
Superior: -14 F
Sky Harbor: -11 F
Note: 10 consecutive days with at least 0.1" snowfall at the Duluth Airport from December 25th through January 3rd -- This streak came to an end yesterday (4th) with 0.0" of snow reported at the Duluth Airport.
Arctic airmass is firmly entrenched across the Northland. Highs today were in the single digits below to around zero degrees which is 10-15 degrees below average for early January. A mix of sun and clouds today, and there were even a few flurries at times. A gusty wind continued today which led to frigid wind chills through the day with the lowest wind chills occurring before Noon.
*A blob of -24 to -26 C 850mb temperatures was over the Northland this afternoon, not much change in the temperature at the H85 level through Friday night with a very cold pattern persisting for a while longer. Will have partly to at times mostly cloudy skies in our area with an occasional flurry possible due to a lingering trough/frontal boundary over the area.
*Low temperatures tonight will be in the teens, 20s and 30s below zero; Highs on Friday in the single digits below to single digits above zero; Lows Friday night in the single digits below to around 20 below.
*A few opportunities for light snow next week (9th-14th) doesn't look like any one of these events would produce more than 1-2" of snow, but that could change in coming days.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
Event: *Wind Chill Advisory for Duluth*
Timing: Until Noon CST Friday
.Tonight... Bitterly cold. Partly to mostly cloudy. A few flurries possible. Low 15 below to 20 below. Wind west at 10 to 20 mph. Wind chills 25 below to 40 below.
.Friday... Very cold. Partly cloudy. High 1 below to 4 above zero. Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph. Morning wind chills 25 below to 40 below.
Normal temperatures for Friday
Sunrise Friday: 7:53 AM CST
Sunset Friday: 4:36 PM CST