/Issued 6:19 PM CST, Wednesday, January 31, 2018/
February Climate Averages for Duluth, Minnesota
Temperature: 15.1 degrees
Snowfall: 12.4 inches
Precipitation: 0.81 inches
Warmest February on record: 31.3 degrees set in 1877
Coldest February on record: -2.2 degrees set in 1936
Snowiest February on record: 33.9 inches set in 1939
Least snowy February on record: 1.0 inch set in 1896
Wettest February on record: 4.24 inches set in 1922
Driest February on record: 0.10 inches set in 1896
Normal high on the 1st: 20 degrees
Normal high on the 28th: 28 degrees
Normal low on the 1st: 2 degrees
Normal low on the 28th: 11 degrees
Average number of days with snowfall of at least 0.1 inch: 10
Average number of days with snowfall of at least 1.0 inch: 4
Average number of subzero nights: 10
Astronomical data for February
Sunrise on the 1st: 7:33 AM CST
Sunrise on the 28th: 6:49 AM CST
Sunset on the 1st: 5:12 PM CST
Sunset on the 28th: 5:52 PM CST
Cold air has returned to the Northland today with the coldest temperatures found over far northern Minnesota where readings were in the single digits late this afternoon while farther south in eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin temperatures were in the 20s with even an isolated 30 degree temperature in southeast portions of northwest Wisconsin (Park Falls area)
Through Friday: Light snow showers and flurries affecting parts of eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this evening will exit to the southeast by mid or late evening, this will be followed by mainly dry weather from late tonight through Friday morning. Lows tonight and Thursday night will be in the single digits, teens and 20s below with 30s below possible in the traditional cold spots especially Thursday night. Highs Thursday and Friday will range from around zero to the single digits above zero.
High pressure over western Canada this evening will build southeast into the northern Plains by Thursday night, this high will then move south/east of our area on Friday — Behind this high there will be at least some weak warm air advection late this week, and this could lead to a little bit of snow for parts of the Northland Friday and or Saturday but snowfall amounts look very light at the moment.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
Event: *Wind Chill Advisory*
Timing: 11 PM this evening to Noon CST Thursday
.Tonight… Breezy and cold. Flurries and light snow showers early, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. Low 5 below to 10 below. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Wind chills 15 below to around 30 below.
.Thursday… Breezy and cold. Partly cloudy. High 2 to 7 above. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph. Morning wind chills 15 below to around 30 below.
.Friday… Partly to mostly cloudy. Snow showers or flurries possible during the afternoon. High 3 to 8 above. Wind west at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Thursday
Sunrise Thursday: 7:33 AM CST
Sunset Thursday: 5:12 PM CST