/Issued 6:45 PM CST, Wednesday, February 7, 2018/
February is starting off just like January — Frigid! Will see what happens mid to late month, but so far this month is off to a very very cold start. Remember what happened in January, started off well below average for about the first 2 weeks of the month, then the pattern flipped with a couple of thaws mid-late month, and this pushed our average temperature to above normal despite how far below average we were earlier in the month.
Heads up if you have travel plans south of the Northland during the next few days as snow is expected to fall Thursday into Friday causing difficult travel conditions.
For those that enjoy a fresh snowfall, I hope you enjoyed what we got earlier this morning as that could very well be the last new snowfall we get around here for about the next week or so, and what we got this morning wasn’t all that much with snowfall amounts generally a few tenths of an inch to an inch at most.
The pattern is stuck right now with nothing but high pressure systems dropping SE out of western Canada, this will keep the Northland generally dry at least through Saturday, and this pattern of NW flow aloft will also prevent any major snow event from hitting our area through most of next week and probably beyond.
It’ll be very cold at night but the days although below average won’t feel quite as bad as long as the sun is out, the sun is getting stronger now with each passing day as we make the slow transition toward spring.
Lows tonight and Thursday night will be in the single digits, teens and 20s below. Highs Thursday and Friday in the single digits to lower teens.
Normal temperatures for Thursday at Duluth, Minnesota
Sunrise Thursday: 7:24 AM CST
Sunset Thursday: 5:23 PM CST