Coldest Air Since March

It was a very chilly morning for many areas in Northeast Minnesota, Primarily north of Highway 2. Temperatures managed to drastically crash last night as a cold air mass settled overhead with calming winds and clear skies. These were the perfect ingredients to see temperatures fall just below zero. This is something that is rare this early in the season.

The last time we saw this significant of a cold air mass was back during the middle of March. That was the last push of cold air before the Northland warmed up for the change of season from winter to spring. Today’s morning low at Duluth International Airport was 9 degrees. We haven’t seen a temperature like that in almost 240 days. No records were broken, but it gives to show the intensity of the cold air this early in the season.

We have more cold air on the way tomorrow after a cold front moves through the area. This will produce a dusting to an inch of snowfall for the majority of the area. However, In Iron and Gogebic County, snowfall totals could get in excess of 6 inches and some areas in Gogebic County will reach close to a food of snowfall. The lake effect snow machine will be fueled by an arctic high pressure that will settle southward from Canada.
 

Winds out of the Northwest will pick up moisture from Lake Superior. Winter storm warnings are in effect for Gogebic County. A winter storm watch is in effect for Iron County.  

-Chief Meteorologist Gino Recchia