Friday, January 6, 2017

Very cold and breezy tonight and Saturday; Warming up Sunday-Tuesday. Snow depth reports from around the Northland in this post

/Issued 4:51 PM CST, Friday, January 6, 2017/

Photo of Lake Superior taken by me on this 6th day of January 2017.


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


Minnesota snow depth map as of January 5, 2017.  Note:  Snow depth text reports below.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Low temperature reports from this morning, Friday, January 6, 2017


Embarrass, MN:  -37 F
Effie, MN 7 E:  -36 F
Cotton, MN 3 SE:  -35 F
Togo, MN:  -35 F
Bigfork, MN:  -33 F
Pine River, MN:  -33 F
Brimson, MN 2 S:  -32 F
Cass Lake, MN:  -31 F
Longville, MN:  -31 F
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN (Airport)  -30 F
Littlefork, MN:  -30 F
Walker, MN:  -30 F
Brainerd, MN:  -29 F
Crane Lake, MN:  -27 F
Cook, MN:  -27 F
Kettle River, MN:  -26 F
Twig, MN 3 WNW:  -25 F
Aitkin, MN:  -24 F
Brule, WI 11 SSE:  -24 F
International Falls, MN:  -25 F
Babbitt, MN:  -23 F
Hinckley, MN:  -22 F
Ely, MN:  -22 F
Grand Rapids, MN:  -22 F
Solon Springs, WI:  -22 F
Bruno, MN:  -21 F
Silver Bay, MN:  -20 F
Cloquet, MN:  -20 F
Hayward, WI:  -20 F
Minong, WI 7 WNW:  -20 F

Twin Ports area low temperatures from Friday morning

Duluth National Weather Service:  -20 F
Duluth Airport:  -19 F
Superior:  -11 F
Sky Harbor:  -9 F

Snow depth reports as of January 6, 2017

Kabetogama, MN:  24"
Orr, MN 3 E:  18"
Togo, MN:  18"
International Falls, MN:  17"
Cook, MN:  17"
Ely, MN:  17"
Ely, MN 25 E:  17"
Cass Lake, MN:  13"
Hurley, WI:  12"
Island Lake, MN 4 E:  11"
Embarrass, MN:  10"
Grand Rapids, MN 12 N:  10"
Duluth, MN (Airport)  9"
Brainerd, MN 7 NW:  8"
Floodwood, MN:  8"
Cotton, MN:  8"
Clam Lake, WI 4 W:  7"
Isle, MN 12 N:  5"

Here's a link to Wisconsin snow depths:

Weather Synopsis:

Temperatures warmed up a bit today with highs around the zero degree mark but this is still well below average by a good 10-20 degrees.  The Northland had partly to mostly sunny skies today with high pressure remaining in control of our weather.

*Partly to mostly cloudy skies for tonight with a chance for a few flurries as a reinforcing shot of cold air sweeps southeast through the area.  Lows will be in the single digits below to around 20 below zero.

*Partly to mostly sunny on Saturday as high pressure builds south/east out of the northern Plains.  Highs will range from around zero to the single digits above zero with lows Saturday night in the single digits below to around 20 below under a clear to partly cloudy sky.

*There is a chance for some light snow from Sunday night into Monday with accumulations generally less than an inch; A better chance for snow comes late Monday night through Tuesday with a swath of 1-4" of accumulation possible in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

Event:  *Wind Chill Advisory*
Timing:  Until Noon CST Saturday

.Tonight...  Frigid.  Some clouds and possible flurries.  Low 9 below to 14 below.  Wind west at 10 to 20 mph, higher gusts possible.  Wind chills 25 below to 40 below.

.Saturday...  Very cold.  Mostly sunny.  High 0 to 5 above.  Breezy.  Wind west at 15 to 25 mph.  Morning wind chills 25 below to 40 below.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  19
Low:     2

Sunrise Saturday:  7:53 AM CST
Sunset Saturday:   4:38 PM CST