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Spirit Mountain Closed Temporarily

Unseasonable Weather Forced Closure Until Friday

DULUTH, Minn. – February Should be peak ski season at Spirit Mountain, but warm temperatures and rain have temporarily closed the slopes. The mountain closed Monday with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees.  The closure couldn’t come at a worse time with Duluth Public Schools out for spring break. “We want to be their backyard playground,” said Brandy Ream, Spirit Mountain…

Update on Fridays Winter Storm

Winter weather will be making a comeback with some rain and snow showers tomorrow and also some light accumulations north of the Highway 2 corridor. Only a dusting to an inch of snow is likely. The main system that has the potential for more than a half foot of snow is expected on Friday where a center of low pressure…

Weather Forecast 2-18

Warm Temps Through Wednesday, Rain Monday, Snow Late Next Week?

Today was another warm day and the warm stuff isn’t going to end anytime soon. Temps in the 40’s and 50’s will last through Wednesday and then it’s back to reality. Before then, rain is in the forecast for Monday with some thunder intermixed. Tuesday looks nice with sunshine returning and then Wednesday night a cold front moves through bringing…

Saturday Forecast

Warm until Mid-Week next week and snow later in the week

The trend will continue into the weekend and early portions of next week and will eventually come back to reality later next week. Current radar is an indication of how nice of a day it was. Sunny and warm High pressure is surfaced in the mid–west and will stay for a while and continue to pump in warmer temperatures. The…

Major Flooding Possible in Northern Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Forecasters say there is an increased risk for moderate to major flooding in the northern Red River Valley of northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota this spring. those areas have the wettest soils and highest snowpack conditions, according to an updated spring flood outlook, released Thursday by the National Weather Service. The forecast says the…

Warm Weather Brings Out the Shovels

But the Thaw-Freeze Cycle is Bad for the Roads

DULUTH, Minn.- The warm weather helps the ice break up, making it easier to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, roads, and driveways. The warm weather even helps city workers remove ice using less chemicals. Many people are enjoying the warm weather, and utilizing it to finish up some chores. With temperatures well over freezing, ice and snow is easy…

Apostle Island Ice Caves Not Likely to Form This Year

Warm Temperatures and High Winds Are to Blame

BAYFIELD, Wis.- The Lake Superior Ice caves draw thousands of people to Bayfield when they form, but Park Officials say they wouldn’t count on seeing the caves this year The winter started out looking promising, but recent warm temperatures and high winds caused the little ice that did form to break apart. Park Officials are not positive the caves won’t…

Cold Morning, Overnight Snow

A high pressure brought cold temperatures to the Northland both yesterday and today. We had winds blowing in from the west and northwest in the last 48 hours that brought wind chills into the -20s to the -30s. Actual temperatures were the coldest this morning in Northeast Minnesota where the greatest impact of the cold air was observed. We will…

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…