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February 7, 2017 Winter Storm Recap

A prolonged winter weather event moved through the Northland in the last 24 hours with two waves of snowfall. The first band of snow moved into the area after midnight and produced 1-4 inches of snowfall. This was the first low pressure that passed through the Upper Midwest with a secondary low pressure farther south in Iowa that absorbed the energy…

Upstate New York Digging Out of 5 to 8 Feet of Lake-Effect Snow

OSCEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – State crews and local public works employees are working to remove five to eight feet of lake-effect snow that has fallen on parts of upstate New York since last week. The National Weather Service says its meteorologists recorded 76 inches, more than six feet in Oswego County town of Redfield and 66 inches, around 5 feet,…

The Coldest Place: How A Small Minnesota Town Earned the State’s Frigid Title

On February 2, 1996, two Minnesota towns battled to set a new record cold temperature

TOWER, Minn. – 21 years ago, the air temperature in Tower, Minnesota hit a chilly 60 degrees below zero. The town, with a population of 500, nestled in the Northland, is the coldest location based on average winter temperatures east of the Great Plains. “So here I am, in the coldest place there is in America,” said Randy Semo, owner…

Second Round of Snow Continues Overnight

After a Mid-January Thaw, winter is back in the Northland with a Canadian Clipper bringing beneficial snowfall to all the trails and slopes across the area. The latest snowfall reports so far across the Northland from 8 PM tonight shows 5 inches of snow in Wrenshall with numerous other locations seeing 4 inch amounts. Snow is expected to continue for…

School Closings & Delays: 1-30-17

Monday, January 30, 2017

School closings and delays for Monday, January 30, 2017. CLOSINGS: All After School Activities for Duluth Public Schools Cancelled; Keyzone Open, Parent Pickup Only Northwoods School in Minong, Wis. – Closing at 1:30 p.m., no after school activities Categories: School Closings Tags: school closings, school delays

Friday Jan 27th Weather Forecast

Snow and Cooler Temps On The Way

THE FORECAST FOR THE TWIN PORTS AREA. YES TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING FOR A WHILE IT SEEMS. SATURDAY LOOKS TO BE A RATHER NICE DAY. TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL ONCE AGAIN AND THE SUN WILL TRY TO MAKE ITS PRESENCE ALSO. SUNDAY WILL BE THE COOLEST DAY OF THE WEEKEND WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS REACHING INTO THE…

Death Toll from Southeast Tornadoes Rises to 21

Photo: Fox 8 ALBANY, Ga. (AP) – The death toll from a weekend outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms int he Southeast has increased to at least 21. A 77-year-old woman in southwest Georgia died form storm-related injuries, Thrusday night, at a hospital. Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler told The Associated Press on Friday that Patricia Ann Gohman received head…

Accumulating Snowfall Looking More Likely Early Next Week

For some time now, we have been monitoring the possibility of a snow system that would affect the Northland or at least parts of the Northland community from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. We have seen several different solutions in the forecast model outputs of the storm. The setup we have is a low pressure Canadian Clipper that will move…

Winter Weather to Impact Wednesday Morning Commute

Snow and mixed precipitation expected to impact road conditions across northern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists to be cautious if traveling in what could be hazardous conditions. Snow and a mix of snow and rain is expected to make driving difficult Tuesday evening through Wednesday. Precipitation is expected across the majority of the state, and road conditions will become slippery as snow mixes in. Snow is expected…

Warm Temperatures Affecting Local Businesses

Stores See an Increase in Sales with More People Taking Part in Outdoor Activities

DULUTH, Minn. -With above average temperatures across the Northland, people are getting outside more than usual this January. Today doesn’t feel like a typical January day in northern Minnesota.  And for most Northlanders wanting to enjoy themselves outdoors, the warm temperatures have been more than welcome. Stores like Marine General in Duluth have seen a big increase in sales as…

Accumulating Snowfall Possible Tuesday Into Wednesday

A snow storm is currently moving through the Rockies and will eventually push out and develop a new surface low pressure that will carry through the Midwest. We already have winter storm watches in effect because of this upcoming storm system. Up until today, we have seen the track of the storm staying farther southward which would keep the Northland…

Re-Icing Likely Tonight as Road Temperatures Drop After Sunset & Wintry Mix Persists

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Tonight

High temperatures today were again above freezing in the mid and upper 30’s. We saw mainly light rain falling in waves across the Northland.  The fog has returned and is reducing visibilites once again. Tonight as the sun sets we will see temperatures falling again to just around the freezing mark. This will likely put road surface temperatures below freezing…

Gas Leak Causes School Closure

Proctor Middle and High Schools Closed Today

PROCTOR, Minn. – Proctor Middle and High Schools will be closed today, Friday, January 20. The closure comes after a gas leak was discovered. Elementary and Early Childhood are still in session. Categories: School Closings Tags: school closing

Record High Temperatures Bring Northlanders Outdoors

Duluth observed a high temperature of 45 degrees Thursday

DULUTH, Minn. – With temperatures in the 40s today, Duluthians took advantage of the above average weather outside. On the east hillside, lots of people were out biking, running and walking dogs. The warmup caused some streets to look more like streams, which was a little messy, but that didn’t stop people from enjoying the warmth. “It’s crazy,” said Lily…