Author: Gino Recchia

Northland Winter Returns With Snow Storm

A powerful snow storm will be the catalyst to returning the cold and wintry weather to the Northland

It was no surprise to any Northlander that eventually this warm spell of weather would come to an end. Now we have a date and it is tomorrow. The last sunny and warm day for a least the next week or two occurred yesterday. We will still see the sunshine, but it will just be accompanied by cold temperatures from…

What Happened to the Snow?

It was no shocker to Northlanders that the end of October and the beginning of November was a cold and snowy one. Our first snowfall of the season was 10.6″ which broke a record for the most snowfall ever in an October calendar day. November carried over this snowy trend to start off the month, but the cold air has…

Big Difference in Temperatures for November Start

4th Coldest Start to November in Duluth History.

It is no question that it has been a very chilly start to November with already subzero low temperatures last Friday. If you remember last year, the beginning of this month was completely different. We had temperatures that were ten to almost 30 degrees above average. The Minnesota deer hunting opener saw high temperatures of 70 degrees both Saturday and…

Lake Effect Snows to Tally Up For Northlanders

A quick update on the snowfall this evening. All of the Northland is seeing some light to moderate snowfall this evening but accumulations will come to an end of about 80-90% of the area by the overnight period. The exception will be for the South Shore and also the Borderlands where some lake effect snow will occur. You read that…

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….

Cold & Below Average Temperatures

You aren’t mistaken that the cold air arrived earlier this year compared to the last two years. Just looking at last year, temperatures reached 70 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures today (Monday, Nov 6th) at Duluth International Airport reached only 30 degrees. This was 40 degrees cooler than last year. On top of the cold weather, it has been…

First Snowfall of November Continues this Evening

An Alberta Clipper welcomed the Northland with a fresh coat of snow for the start of November. Snowfall began this morning in North Central Minnesota and then advanced into Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Snowfall has continued all afternoon and evening which has piled up to several inches. The highest snowfall totals were in Itasca, Cass, and Crow Wing Counties…

Several Inches of Snow Expected Tomorrow

It has not even been a full week an we are already talking about our next snow system to impact the Northland this early in the season.  Another Alberta Clipper is diving down from Canada as we speak bringing snowfall to the higher elevations of the Rockies. Some areas could see over a foot by tomorrow afternoon. As for us,…

Coldest Halloween Anticipated in 15 Years

The grasp of Old Man Winter remains relentless this early in the season when many tree leaves have yet to fall which is just bearing additional weight to the already heavy and wet snow that fell last Friday. Snow showers have been on and off this afternoon but more consistent in parts of Northwest Wisconsin along the South Shore. Winter…

Another Round of Lake Effect Ahead

It was just the other day that parts of the South Shore saw over a foot of heavy and wet snow. Now, another surge of cold air over Lake Superior will restart the lake effect snow machine. The clipper system that is affecting us right now bringing rain and snow showers this afternoon will be fusing together with a much…

Winter Storm Update October 26th, 11 PM

The snow storm we have been watching all week is now underway and is accumulating snowfall as it should be. Snowfall started along the Borderlands early this afternoon but snowfall accumulation was hard to come by initially with surface temperatures above freezing and soil temperatures well above freezing. After the slight delay though, accumulations began and are ongoing this evening….

Seasons First Accumulating Snowfall Shortly Underway

A taste of the winter season is upon us once again as the Northland braces for yet another risk for snowfall but this time, with accumulations likely. There are winter storm watches in effect for Koochiching, St. Louis, Lake, and Cook Counties until 7 AM. An abnormally moist and powerful clipper from Canada will move into parts of North Central…

Accumulating Snowfall Still Remains Plausible by Friday

The Northland is under the influence of another clipper system tonight, but after this weak storm, a larger complex system will move in Thursday with lasting effect into the weekend. The storm in question is currently moving onshore over British Columbia in Canada with heavy rains along the shore and mountain snows on the higher elevations. By tomorrow night, the…