Wednesday, January 4, 2017


/Issued 4:47 PM CST, Wednesday, January 4, 2017/

Not a lot going on except for the cold temperatures for the next several days.  Next chance for a light accumulating snowfall will be the early-mid part of next week.


Wind Chill Advisory for all of Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, more information at this link

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Thursday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Coldest wind chills from earlier this morning, January 4, 2017

Palmers, MN 2 WNW:  -43 F
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN (Airport)  -40 F
Lake Winnibigoshish, MN:  -40 F
Walker, MN:  -38 F
Duluth, MN (Airport)  -38 F
Lester Park, MN 3 SSE:  -38 F
Grand Rapids, MN:  -38 F
Effie, MN 7 E:  -37 F
Cook, MN:  -37 F
Northome, MN:  -37 F
Orr, MN 3 SW:  -37 F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport)  -36 F
Bruno, MN:  -35 F
Bigfork, MN 2 NNE:  -35 F
Cloquet, MN:  -35 F
Hermantown, MN 3 NNE:  -35 F
Longville, MN:  -35 F
International Falls, MN:  -35 F
Littlefork, MN:  -34 F
Proctor, MN 2 SW:  -34 F
Brainerd, MN:  -33 F
Pine River, MN:  -32 F
Silver Bay, MN:  -32 F
Two Harbors, MN:  -32 F
Cass Lake, MN:  -30 F
Sky Harbor, MN:  -30 F
Siren, WI:  -30 F

Weather Synopsis:

Arctic high pressure covered the northern Plains while a strong upper level low was over the eastern Great Lakes and eastern Canada.  A frigid early January day in our area with highs ranging from around zero to the single digits below zero.  Partly to mostly sunny skies were common today with patchy flurries and blowing snow.  Late day wind chills ranged from around 10 below to 30 below thanks to a brisk wind out of the west or northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

*High pressure will head into the central Plains while a trough of low pressure hangs around over the western Great Lakes.  Partly to at times a mostly cloudy sky can be expected through Thursday night with a frigid airmass firmly in place with 850mb temperatures at around -25 C.

*Low temperatures tonight and Thursday night will be in the teens and 20s below zero with highs on Thursday similar to today ranging from around zero to the single digits below zero.

*Wind chills ranging from 25 below to 35 below are expected tonight into Thursday morning and from around 5 below to 20 below Thursday afternoon.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

Event:  *Wind Chill Advisory*
Timing:  9 PM this evening until Noon CST Thursday

.Tonight...  Frigid.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 12 below to 17 below.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Wind chills 25 below to 35 below.

.Thursday...  Very cold.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 0 to 5 below.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Morning wind chills 25 below to 35 below.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  19
Low:     2

Sunrise Thursday:  7:53 AM CST
Sunset Thursday:   4:35 PM CST