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Northlanders Do Activities Indoors to Keep Out of the Cold Temperatures

Ways to warm up in the frigid temperatures

DULUTH, Minn. -With the frigid temperatures this week, places like coffee shops have been really busy. Over at Amity Coffee in Duluth, employees have noticed a couple common trends among their customers. Jordan Pykkonen, the Manager at Amity Coffee, said “The first customers don’t come until later and they are staying in longer, I don’t think they want to go…

Giants Ridge Adjusts Hours for Cold Weather

Hibbing Alpine Invitation scheduled for Thursday has been postponed

BIWABIK, Minn. – Due to the extremely cold temperatures that have been predicted for Thursday, January 5, Giants Ridge Ski Area will be closed. The Hibbing Alpine Invitation scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until further notice. Hours will be reduced on Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7, with the ski area closing at 4:30 p.m. Regular hours are…

School Delays: 1-3-17

School Delays for Tuesday, January 3, 2017

School Delays for Tuesday, January 3, 2017: 2-hr Delay: Babbitt Elementary School Bois Forte Head Start Lake Superior Schools Northeast Range School Tower-Soudan Elementary School   Categories: School Closings Tags: school delay, school delays

Second Round of Snow Expected Tonight

A prolonged snowfall event has accumulated a few inches of snow from yesterday evening. We had the greatest amounts to the north of the Twin Ports. In in the Duluth area, Taft had 1.8 inches, 1.4 inches in Wrenshall, One inch in Lester Park and Lakeside in Douglas County, and 0.6” in Hermantown at the Duluth International Airport.  Farther north,…

First Snow Storm of 2017

We are starting off the new year with a winter snow storm that is poised to move through the Northland in the next 48 hours. Snow is already developing and should continue to increase in coverage as it moves through Southern Minnesota to the Northeast. Snow should begin by midnight for areas in Aitkin, Pine, and Carlton Counties. Soon to…

The Latest on Today’s Snowfall

Just a quick update on how the latest weather models are handling today’s clipper system.  We call these storms “Alberta clippers” for a reason – they clip along really quickly and the usually originate in western Canada!  This one is centered just north of the Canadian border and has already brought nearly four inches of snow in parts of rural…

Wisconsin DNR Removes Wording Saying Humans Cause Climate Change

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The State Department of Natural Resources has quietly removed language from its website that stated humans and greenhouse gases are the main cause of climate change. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the website now says the cause of climate change is debatable. Gone are sentences attributing global warming to human activities and rising carbon dioxide levels….

Maintaining Sidewalks in Winter

Duluthians must clear snow from sidewalks in front of their properties

DULUTH, Minn. – Snow and ice have taken over most of the northland….and that means it’s shovel season. All over the region, people are shoveling and sprinkling salt to keep their sidewalks snow and ice free. “Year after year it always comes around and we know it’s coming,” says a Duluth shoveler. Sidewalks all over Duluth are covered with ice…

8° Above Average High Temperature Reached at 8pm Tonight

High Temperature Tomorrow To Be Reached As Early As 11am. Temps To Drop Significantly After.

Tonight we reached our high temperatures at 8pm! Duluth came in at 28°, putting us 8° above average. As we head through the rest of the evening, temperatures will remain steady in the mid and upper 20’s. Tomorrow we will start the day off nice, mild and above average. Our high temperatures will be in the low to mid 20’s…

City Crews Battle Difficult Road Conditions

Ice-Packed Roads Fill Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- The roads are still quite slick out there, even though city of Duluth crews have been out in full force. Currently city crews have been putting in a lot of hours as they try to dig up the ice that has been compacted down. Over the next few days there are plans to clean up the residential areas….

A Little Warmup, Plus Light Snow Today

On the night following Christmas Day, a cold front passed through our region bringing snow and ice across the Northland.  The colder air really came to a head yesterday with highs just barely cracking the low teens.  Today, another cold front is poised to sweep through the region once again.  Ahead of that front, south winds gather some warmth and…

MnDOT Warns of Poor Road Conditions

Many Roads Still Have Compacted Snow

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Department of Transportation said many Northeastern Minnesota highways are still partially covered with compacted snow and ice. “We have applied 730-tons of salt, 310-tons of salt/sand mix and we haven’t finished calculating how much salt brine and Magnesium Chloride we have applied,” said Chris Cheney, MnDOT D1 operations superintendent. “We’ve had every truck out there since…

Weather Forecast 12-26-16

Cold Temps Arrive For Our Tuesday

IT WILL BE WINDY ON TONIGHT WITH WINDS ANY WHERE BETWEEN 25–35 MPH. OVER NIGHT LOWS WILL DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT AND REMAIN CHILLY THE REST OF THE DAY. TEMPS REBOUND WEDNESDAY REACHING THE LOWER 30’S AND GET BACK TO NORMAL THE REST OF THE WEEK. OUR NEXT DECENT CHANCE OF SNOW WILL BE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY….

Christmas Weekend Winter Storm

The real headline this week will be during this upcoming weekend with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on Saturday and Sunday respectively. We are concerned about the potential of a snow storm somewhere in the Upper Midwest. Right now confidence is growing that somewhere in North Dakota, Minnesota or Wisconsin will see potentially significant snowfall. The map below shows the computer…

Above Freezing Temps Possible Today, Snow on the Way

Light/Moderate Accumulations Expected Tomorrow

Monday was our first day in a pattern of warmer temperatures that will remain prevalent through the region all week long.  We saw widespread highs in the 20s yesterday, and we have a great chance of warming up even more today.  It will be breezy, cool, and partly cloudy.  Winds will be out of the west about 10-20 mph, and…

Two Snow Clippers During Next 48 Hours

We had some snow early this morning which was the first of three clippers moving along the Canadian Border. The second clipper will move through tonight with once again a chance of snow from along and North of Highway 2.   A dusting of snow will be seen along Highway 2 with near 2 inches of snow along the Borderlands….