Thursday, January 5, 2017

-34 degrees at Embarrass, Minnesota this morning (Possibly a little colder tomorrow morning) Warming up to around zero in Duluth on Friday

/Issued 4:52 PM CST, Thursday, January 5, 2017/


Light blue shaded areas on map=Wind Chill Advisory, more information at this link

Numbers on the map are forecast wind chill temperatures for tonight-Friday morning.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Friday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

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.

Weather Synopsis:

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

High:  19
Low:     2

Sunrise Friday:  7:53 AM CST
Sunset Friday:   4:36 PM CST