Cold now, even colder mid to late next week! Friday flakes

A cold Halloween ahead from Winnipeg to the Soo (Sault Ste. Marie) south to Memphis, New Orleans to Mexico City! Blue blob everywhere, run! Warm spots for Halloween include the eastern U.S. and parts of the far western U.S.

Source: 12z European model 10.30.19;

Well the Halloween snow event which looked to impact portions of Minnesota several days ago has only shifted a couple hundred miles to the east since then, forecast models weren’t too far off.


Rinse and Repeat! Next week’s pattern continues to look quite cold! I think some parts of the Northland will have low temperatures dipping into the single digits, possibly close to 0F sometime mid to late next week.

Source: 12z European ensemble model 10.30.19;

Temperature anomaly forecast for next week per 12z European ensemble model from 10.30.19

Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, October 31. Source:

High temperature forecast for Thursday, October 31


Low Temperature Reports of 20F or colder from around the Northland from Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019. Source:

  • Silver Bay: 12F
  • Solon Springs: 14F
  • Butternut: 16F
  • Hurley: 16F
  • Ashland: 16F
  • Hayward: 16F
  • Two Harbors: 16F
  • Cass Lake: 17F
  • Embarrass: 17F
  • Grand Marais: 18F
  • 3 E Wright: 18F
  • Cotton: 18F
  • 4 W Clam Lake: 18F
  • Bigfork: 19F
  • Duluth Airport: 19F
  • International Falls: 19F
  • Aitkin: 19F
  • Cloquet: 19F
  • Walker: 19F
  • Superior: 19F
  • Kabetogama: 19F
  • Brainerd: 20F
  • Northome: 20F
  • 25 E Ely: 20F
  • Cook: 20F
  • 3 E Orr: 20F

Weather Tidbits

-Low temperature of 19 degrees in Duluth Wednesday morning, October 30, first time since April 14 with a low temperature in the teens.

-International Falls and Hibbing both had a top 5 coldest high temperature on record for October 29, while Hibbing also had a top 5 lowest minimum temperature for October 29.

…Weather Summary…

Outside of the cold temperatures there really isn’t much else to talk about when it comes to the weather around here.

The pattern is a quiet one, at least in terms of impactful storm systems affecting the Northland through next week, that’s what a cold/dry airmass will do, it keeps the big storms away (at least most of the time)

A few flurries possible in spots tonight, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies with lows in the lower teens to lower 20s. Winds will be out of the southwest or northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

Halloween is looking dry but cold under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs ranging from around 30 to 36 degrees with lows Thursday night in the teens and 20s. Winds on Thursday will be out of the southwest or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

There should be a little bit of snow falling from the sky at times on Friday, but this won’t amount to much, maybe a light dusting in a few spots but that would be about it. A cold front moving through the region on Friday will produce this storm of flurries. Highs on Friday are forecast to be in the 30s.

Note: Could be some additional snow showers or mixed rain/snow showers this weekend but little if any snow accumulation is expected the way it looks now. A system in the Sunday night-Monday time frame could bring a light snowfall to some parts of the area but computer models differ on the exact track of that one, stay tuned.


Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Mostly cloudy with some decrease in cloudiness possible later on. Low 17 to 22. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 mph.

.Halloween… Partly cloudy. High 32 to 35. Wind northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.Friday… Mostly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 35 to 38. Wind southwest 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest.

Normal temperatures for October 31

  • High 44
  • Low 30
  • Sunrise Thursday 7:49 AM CDT
  • Sunset Thursday 5:55 PM CDT

Thanks for reading!

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