November 29, 2014 Weather Report – Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills Sunday Night-Monday

/Issued 6:58 PM CST, Saturday, November 29, 2014/

Quite the temperature contrast This Afternoon with 60s and 70s (Record high temps) in parts of Nebraska while portions of Montana and northern North Dakota were in the single digits to around 10 below zero!  More info below.  Source, 21z RAP model — cod website.


















Weather Summary for November 29, 2014
Location:  Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Low pressure of 994mb was centered just north of Lake Superior early This Evening with a cold front dropping southeast through central Minnesota.  High pressure of 1024mb was over southeast Alberta.  Mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies covered the area Today with some haze and fog.  There was also some sleet, snow, and freezing rain at times across northern Minnesota.  Temperatures did warm up Today with highs in the 20s and 30s.  Winds were out of the south, west, or southeast at 10 to 15 mph.

Note:  There was a huge temperature contrast between the northern Rockies and western High Plains Today with record warmth in many areas.

*=Record high temperature for November 29th.

*Grand Island, Nebraska:  78F; Previous record 71F (1932) Average high:  42F
*Hastings, Nebraska:  80F; Previous record 68F (2003) Average high:  42F
Omaha, Nebraska:  66F; Normal high 41F
*Lincoln, Nebraska:  75F; Previous record 71F (1998) Average high:  43F
*Norfolk, Nebraska:  77F; Previous record 67F (1941) Average high:  39F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota:  58F; Average high:  34F

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (November 29)

The first of two arctic blasts arrives Tonight.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found over the area with flurries and a little light snow possible at times.  Low temperatures will range from the single digits below to teens above zero with northwest winds at 10 to 25 mph.  Wind chill temperatures will range from around zero to 20 below later Tonight.

Sunday and Sunday Night (November 30)

A frigid end to the month as arctic high pressure builds into the northern Plains.  Highs on Sunday will be in the single digits and teens with west or northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.  

The second surge of arctic air — the biggest one of them all will arrive Sunday Night as 850mb temperatures tumble into the -20s to around -30 degrees C.  Gusty northwest winds will accompany this arctic blast which will make things even worse.  

Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected on Sunday with flurries or snow showers possible during the Morning.  Clear to partly cloudy skies are forecast Sunday Night with lows in the single digits, teens, and 20s below zero.  Winds Tomorrow Night will be out of the west or northwest at 10 to 25 mph with wind chill temperatures in the 15 below to 40 below range.

Another blast of brutally cold air for Sunday PM-Monday with widespread -20 to -30C 850mb temperatures from Ontario south through the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes.  Source, 12z EUROPEAN model — cod website.  Note:  The only good news is that this arctic blast won’t last past Monday. 


















Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Monday through Wednesday (December 1-3)

Bitterly cold temperatures linger on Monday with highs in the single digits below to single digits above zero.  Lows Monday Night will be in the single digits below zero.  

Warms up a bit on Tuesday as low pressure passes through the area with some snow possible although right now this looks like it would just be another minor snow event.  Dry weather returns on Wednesday.

Highs on Tuesday will be in the teens to around 20 with nearly steady temperatures Tuesday Night.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the teens.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  High.

(December 4-9)

Temperatures:  Near to possibly above normal.  No big storms are expected through this period, but there could be a minor snow event or two with one of them around the 4th-5th, the other around the 7th-8th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Turning colder.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Flurries possible late.  Low 2 to 7.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Sunday…  Very cold! Partly sunny.  Morning flurries possible.  High 18 to 23 early with falling temperatures to around 10 above.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Sunday Night…  Frigid with dangerously cold wind chills.  Clear to partly cloudy.  Low 6 below to 11 below.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Wind chills 20 below to 35 below.

.Monday…  Frigid with dangerously cold wind chills.  Mostly sunny.  High 3 to 8.  Wind chills 20 below to 35 below mainly before Noon.

.Monday Night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 0 to 5 below.

.Tuesday…  Mostly cloudy.  Snow showers possible late.  High 15 to 20.

.Tuesday Night…  Mostly cloudy.  Snow showers possible.  Low 10 to 15.

.Wednesday…  Partly sunny.  High 15 to 20.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  28
Low:   14

Sunrise Sunday:  7:32 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   4:23 PM CST

Tim




November 28, 2014 Weather Report – Sleet and snow showers Tonight; 30s Saturday; Bitterly cold temps/dangerously low wind chills Sunday-Monday

/Issued 7:11 PM CST, Friday, November 28, 2014/

Weather Summary for November 28, 2014
Location:  Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Low pressure of 996mb was over east central Montana early This Evening with a warm front stretching from eastern Nebraska to central Iowa.  The Northland saw mostly cloudy skies Today with some snow at times but accumulations were not overly impressive with most spots seeing less than an inch of fresh snow Today, however a few inches of snow did accumulate along the North Shore of Lake Superior thanks to a bit of lake enhancement as low level winds swung around to the southeast Today.  Highs Today were in the teens with those southeast or east winds generally in the 5 to 15 mph range.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (November 28)

An area of low pressure will move into the northern Plains while a warm front remains well to our south.  Mostly cloudy skies are expected in our area Tonight with patchy fog and light freezing drizzle possible.  There will also be some snow or sleet at times as a strong warm air advection pattern continues through the night.  Temperatures will hold fairly steady in the teens or even rise into the low 20s in some spots by daybreak as winds remain out of the southeast at around 10 mph.  Note:  850mb temperatures which are in the 0 to -10C range at 7 PM This Evening are forecast to climb to between 0 and +6C Overnight…This layer of warm air aloft will be the reason why there could be some icy precipitation around the Northland Tonight.  Use caution if you have travel plans as it only takes a little bit of ice accumulation to create very hazardous driving conditions.

Saturday and Saturday Night (November 29)

Low pressure passes through the Upper Midwest and Upper Great Lakes this period as a warm front and cold front track through the area.  There’s a chance for some snow or a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain on Saturday across northern Minnesota including the Iron Range, Borderland, and Arrowhead.  Snow and sleet accumulations of 1-3″ are possible Tomorrow across far northern Minnesota.  The remainder of the area could see some patchy light freezing drizzle or snow during the Morning with mainly dry conditions during the Afternoon.  A few snow showers and flurries will be possible Saturday Night as colder air starts to filter back into the Northland.

Highs on Saturday will be in the 20s and 30s with lows Saturday Night ranging from the single digits below in far northern Minnesota to the teens and 20s in northwest Wisconsin.  Winds Tomorrow will be out of the south or southwest with winds turning to the northwest Tomorrow Night.  Wind speeds will vary between 10 and 20 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Sunday through Tuesday (November 30-December 2)

Bitterly cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills ahead for Sunday and Monday as arctic air moves through the area with a near 1040mb high pressure system which heads southeast out of the northern Plains.  Highs on Sunday will range from the single digits below to teens above zero with lows Sunday Night in the single digits, teens, and 20s below.  Highs on Monday will only be in the single digits below to around 10 above zero with lows Monday Night in the single digits and teens below to single digits above zero.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the teens and 20s.

A few flurries on Sunday with dry weather Monday followed by possible snow showers Tuesday as a low pressure system passes through the region.

Note:  Wind chills (feels like temperatures) will likely drop into the 15 below to 35 below zero range Sunday Evening through Monday Morning.  Wind chill headlines may be needed for some parts of the Northland late this weekend.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  High.

(December 3-8)

Temperatures:  Near to below average on the 3rd and 4th; near to above average from the 5th-8th.  Not much in the way of snow is expected through this period.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow and sleet possible at times along with patchy freezing drizzle.  Low 17 to 22.  Wind southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

.Saturday…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle possible mainly early.  Warmer.  High 30 to 35.  Wind south to southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Saturday Night…  Considerable cloudiness.  Flurries possible.  Low 0 to 5.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Sunday…  Colder.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Flurries possible.  High 20 to 25 early with temperatures falling into the single digits and teens.

.Sunday Night…  Frigid.  Partly cloudy.  Low 6 below to 11 below.

.Monday…  Frigid.  Partly cloudy.  High 4 to 9.

.Monday Night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 0 to 5 below.

.Tuesday…  Mostly cloudy.  Snow showers possible.  High 20 to 25.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  28
Low:   15

Sunrise Saturday:  7:31 AM CST
Sunset Saturday:   4:23 PM CST

Tim

November 27, 2014 – Near record cold in Duluth This Morning; Low temperature report and an update on the snow for late Tonight and Friday

/Issued 11:06 AM CST, Thursday, November 27, 2014/

Winter Weather Advisory (Purple shaded area on the map) from late This Evening through Friday Afternoon.  Source, NWS hazards map.

The following maps are from the tropicaltidbits.com website.

Future radar per 12z NAM-4km model.

Green indicates where snow should be falling at the times listed below.

12 AM Tonight:

6 AM Friday:

12 PM CST Friday:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bitterly cold airmass over northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this Thanksgiving Morning.

Low temperature report for November 27, 2014
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Embarrass, MN:  -22F
Ely, MN:  -20F
Cook, MN:  -20F
International Falls, MN:  -19F
Crane Lake, MN:  -18F
3 SE of Cotton, MN:  -18F
Northome, MN:  -18F
Bigfork, MN:  -17F
Orr, MN:  -17F
Hayward, WI:  -13F
3 E of Hermantown, MN:  -11F
Bruno, MN:  -10F
2 SW of Proctor, MN:  -10F
Duluth, MN (NWS)  -10F
Duluth, MN (Airport)  -9F
Cloquet, MN:  -9F
Siren, WI:  -9F
Aitkin, MN:  -8F
Brainerd, MN:  -7F
Silver Bay, MN:  -6F
Glidden, MN:  -4F
Phillips, WI:  -3F

Note:  The Duluth Airport missed its record low temperature for November 27th by just 3 degrees Today.  The record is -12 degrees which was set in 1985.  The official low This Morning was -9 degrees.

*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* for Cass…Crow Wing…Aitkin…and Pine Counties in Minnesota and for Burnett County in Wisconsin from 10 PM Tonight until 4 PM CST Friday.  More info. at the link below:

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=winter%20weather%20advisory

Snow should begin in western/southern portions of the Northland later This Evening.  Snow will spread farther east during the early Morning hours of Friday with some snow continuing through Friday Morning before tapering off from west to east Friday Afternoon.  This shouldn’t be a big snow event for the Northland, but a few inches of accumulation is certainly possible by Friday Afternoon.  Use caution if you have travel plans and allow extra time to reach your destination.  Note:  There could also be some sleet or freezing rain on Friday mainly over southern areas as a layer of warm air aloft moves in while temperatures near the surface remain well below freezing.

Tim

November 26, 2014 Weather Report – Bitterly cold Tonight and Thanksgiving with snow continuing along the South Shore of Lake Superior

/Issued 3:41 PM CST, Friday, November 26, 2014/

There is a slight risk for at least 4″ of snow on Friday in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin (Blue area on the map)  Source, Weather Prediction Center.

The map below is the 850mb temperature advection valid for Friday Morning per 18z WRF model.

When looking at this map…Reds=Warm air advection and Blue=Cold air advection.

As you can see the Northland will be in a warm air advection pattern Friday Morning which will help generate the snow that we see on Friday.

*With only a few days left in November I’d say there’s a 99% chance that this month will finish with a below average temperature which would be the first month since last April to do so.  Through November 25th, the average temperature at the Duluth Airport was 23.8 degrees or 6.3 degrees colder than average.

*Precipitation total at the Duluth Airport through November 25th:  0.90″ which is 0.96″ below average.

*Snowfall total at the Duluth Airport through November 25th:  15.1″ which is 3.7″ above average.  Note:  November will finish above average in the snowfall department since the average for the entire month is 13.7″ and were already above that total.

*Fall 2014 has been a dry one with just 4.34″ of precipitation at the Duluth Airport since September 1st this is 4.48″ below average.

Lake effect snow headlines continue along the South Shore of Lake Superior (Blue shaded areas on the map below)  Source, NWS Duluth, Minnesota


















 *LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING* for Ashland and Iron Counties in northwest Wisconsin until Noon CST Thursday.  More info. at this link:

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=lake%20effect%20snow%20warning

*LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY* for Douglas and Bayfield Counties in northwest Wisconsin until 3 AM CST Thursday.  More info. at this link:

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=lake%20effect%20snow%20advisory

Weather Summary for November 26, 2014
Location:  Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Low pressure of 1016mb was over northeast Missouri as of 3 PM with arctic high pressure of 1036mb over southeast Saskatchewan.  Northwest flow and an upper level trough covered the Upper Midwest Today.  There was a little bit of light snow and flurry activity across parts of the Northland Today but snow accumulations didn’t amount to very much except along the South Shore of Lake Superior but even here snow totals have been fairly light.  Note:  The big winners with Today’s snow event were in south central Minnesota where 4″ to as much as 11″ of fresh snow fell Today.  Seeing quite a range in temperatures late This Afternoon with single digits already showing up in far northern Minnesota with 20s in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin — in between temperatures were in the teens.  Winds Today were out of the north or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (November 26)

The big story during the next 24 hours will be this next batch of arctic air which will move through the Northland as high pressure moves into the Upper Midwest.  Low temperatures Tonight will range from the single digits and teens below to single digits above zero.  Northwest or north winds will continue at 5 to 15 mph with higher gusts possible.  Note:  Wind chill or feels like temperatures will range from around 5 below to 25 below Tonight.

Thanksgiving Day and Night (November 27)

Arctic high pressure will move south/east of our area during this period while low pressure moves into the northern Rockies and western High Plains.  A warm front will be attached to these lows and that boundary will remain well west/southwest of the Northland — A strong warm air advection pattern will develop Thursday Night ahead of the lows and warm front which will lead to an area of snow which will break out and spread east across the Northland during the Overnight hours.

Highs on Thursday will only be in the single digits and teens with lows Thursday Night holding steady from the day’s highs.  Winds Tomorrow will be out of the north or west at 5 to 15 mph.  Winds Tomorrow Night will shift to the south or east at 10 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Friday through Sunday (November 28-30)

Accumulating snow will affect the Northland on Friday as a warm air advection pattern continues out ahead of low pressure and a warm front which will be centered across the northern and central Plains.  Based on current model data it looks like we could see about 1-3″ of snow across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin on Friday with the possibility for higher amounts along the North Shore of Lake Superior as southeast winds blow across Lake Superior.

There’s a possibility for a little bit of freezing drizzle and light snow across the area Friday Night into Saturday with snow showers and flurries possible from Saturday Night into Sunday.  Note:  None of the precipitation that falls this weekend looks like it would be significant, but even a light glazing of ice accumulation could lead to some travel problems.

High temperatures on Friday will be in the teens to around 20 degrees with lows Friday Night in the single digits and teens.  Warmer temperatures ahead for Saturday with highs in the 20s and 30s.  Lows Saturday Night will be in the single digits and teens.  Arctic air returns on Sunday with highs in the single digits to around 20 degrees.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(December 1-6)

Temperatures:  Below to near average temperatures through this period.  Not much in the way of storminess is expected at this time with any precipitation that we do get remaining very light.  There’s a chance for light snow or a wintry mix of precipitation on the 2nd-3rd and possibly a little bit of snow around the 5th or 6th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Very cold.  Partly cloudy.  Flurries possible early.  Low 1 below to 6 below.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Wind chill temperatures ranging from 10 below to 25 below.

.Thanksgiving Day…  Very cold.  Mostly sunny.  High 7 to 12.  Wind west to northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.Thursday Night…  Increasing cloudiness.  Snow possible after 2 AM.  Low 7 to 12.  Wind becoming southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

.Friday…  Snow especially before Noon.  Total snowfall accumulations of 1-3″ possible.  Mostly cloudy with some flurries or light snow still possible during the Afternoon.  High 16 to 21.

.Friday Night…  Mostly cloudy.  Flurries or light freezing drizzle possible.  Low 15 to 20.

.Saturday…  Mostly cloudy.  Flurries or light freezing drizzle possible.  High 28 to 33.

.Saturday Night…  Mostly cloudy.  Flurries or light freezing drizzle possible.  Low 10 to 15.

.Sunday…  Colder.  Flurries possible.  High 25 to 30 early with temperatures falling into the teens.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  29
Low:   16

Sunrise Thursday:  7:28 AM CST
Sunset Thursday:   4:24 PM CST

Tim

November 25, 2014 Weather Report – Some snow on Wednesday; Bitter cold Thanksgiving; More snow for Black Friday. Winter weather headlines in effect for parts of northwest Wisconsin

/Issued 3:03 PM CST, Tuesday, November 25, 2014/

Lake Effect Snow Advisory (Blue area on the map) 2 PM Wednesday until 10 AM Thursday for Ashland and Iron Counties in northwest Wisconsin.  More information at the link below.  Source, NWS Duluth, MN.

 http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=lake%20effect%20snow%20advisory















Surface map valid at 6 AM Wednesday.  Some snow over most of the Northland Wednesday Morning — blue areas on the map.  Source, Weather Prediction Center.

















Surface map valid at 6 PM Wednesday.  Snow should be winding from west to east Tomorrow Afternoon-Evening in northeast Minnesota.  Source, Weather Prediction Center.


















Weather Summary for November 25, 2014
Location:  Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

An area of low pressure averaging 1008mb has moved into western North Dakota as of mid Afternoon with high pressure of 1022mb over eastern Illinois.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies were found across the Northland Today with chilly high temperatures ranging from the upper teens to low 20s.  Winds were from the southwest or south/southeast at around 10 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (November 25)

Partly to mostly cloudy skies will continue as low pressure drops southeast out of western North Dakota while a cold front sags south into north central areas of Minnesota.  Light snow and flurries could develop during the night over parts of the area but any snow accumulation through daybreak should only amount to a dusting or half inch at best.  Lows Tonight will be in the single digits and teens with some spots in northwest Wisconsin possibly dipping below zero.  Winds will be out of the south, east, or north at 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night (November 26)

Low pressure moves from western Iowa to south central Illinois and into the Ohio Valley during this period with a cold front gradually washing out as it drops south through the Upper Midwest.  Arctic high pressure of 1035-1038mb will build southeast out of Saskatchewan behind the Ohio Valley low and Upper Midwest cold front.

Some snow is expected over most of the Northland on Wednesday with heavier snow due to lake enhancement affecting the South Shore of Lake Superior and possibly around the Twin Ports for a few hours on Wednesday if winds can maintain an east-northeast direction which doesn’t look too likely at the moment.

Lingering snow showers and flurries Wednesday Night although this will be ending from west to east during the night with the exception to this being along the South Shore of Lake Superior where another round of lake effect snow is expected.

High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the teens and 20s with lows Wednesday Night ranging from around 10 above to the single digits and teens below with the coldest temperatures covering north central Minnesota.

Winds during this period will be out of the north or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Note:  Total snowfall accumulations away from the South Shore of Lake Superior ranging from 0.5″ to around 2″ is expected across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin on Wednesday.  Not a huge amount of snow by any means, but it could be enough in some locales to create hazardous travel conditions.

–Locations along the South Shore of Lake Superior from Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties can expect snowfall accumulations in the 3-8″ range with the higher totals most likely over Ashland and Iron Counties.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

Thanksgiving through Saturday (November 27-29)

Were looking at a frigid Thanksgiving this year as arctic high pressure passes through the Upper Midwest.  High temps are only expected to be in the single digits and teens, the good news is that low temperatures Thursday Night probably won’t drop much from the day’s high thanks to a warm air advection pattern that develops along with a southerly wind flow, this combined with increasing cloudiness should prevent temperatures from tanking too much.

A round of snow is expected over most of the Northland either late Thursday Night or during the day on Friday as a warm front and low pressure system setup to our west/south.  There could be additional lake enhanced snowfall on Friday this time along the North Shore of Lake Superior as east or southeast winds develop.

The Friday Night and Saturday time frame could feature some light snow or freezing drizzle at times as an area of low pressure passes through the Upper Midwest and south central Canada.

High temperatures on Friday will be in the teens and 20s with nearly steady temperatures expected for Friday Night.  Highs on Saturday are forecast to be in the 20s and 30s.

Seeing quite the temperature contrast setting up on Saturday.  The image below is from Today’s 12z EUROPEAN model valid for Saturday Morning, November 29, 2014.

Shown in the image below is the forecasted temperatures at 850mb or at around 5,000 feet in the atmosphere.  Yellow, orange and red colors on this map indicate warm temperatures at the 850mb level with widespread +12 to +20C H85 temps expected on Saturday across the central Plains as far north as eastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota…While this is going on check out the temps in Montana and western Canada -20 to -26C at 850mb…Arctic air for sure!  Note:  A temperature gradient like the one that may setup on Saturday can sometimes help develop a storm system so that will be something to keep an eye on during the next few days.
















Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(November 30-December 5)

A temperature roller coaster!  Another blast of cold air on Sunday-Monday (30th-1st)  this will be followed by normal to possibly even above normal temperatures from the 2nd-3rd, and then normal to below normal temperatures on the 4th and 5th.

Some light snow or flurries are possible on November 30th (Sunday)  The rest of this period looks generally dry at the moment although the 2nd-4th time frame could feature some precip ranging from snow to rain to ice but this doesn’t look like it would be a huge deal right now but still something to watch in coming days.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 8 to 13.  Wind light and variable around 10 mph.

.Wednesday…  Light snow.  Mostly cloudy.  High 20 to 25.  Wind becoming north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Wednesday Night…  Light snow and flurries ending during the Evening.  Total snowfall accumulations of 1-2″ possible.  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 2 below to 7 below.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Thanksgiving…  Frigid.  Partly cloudy.  High 8 to 13.

.Thursday Night…  Increasing cloudiness.  Snow possible toward daybreak.  Low 8 to 13.

.Friday…  Snow possible.  Mostly cloudy.  High 17 to 22.

.Friday Night…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow or freezing drizzle possible at times.  Low 13 to 17.

.Saturday…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow or freezing drizzle possible at times.  High 28 to 33.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  30
Low:   16

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:26 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday:   4:25 PM CST

Tim