Dense Fog Advisory issued for most of the Northland

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 9 AM Wednesday for all of northwest Wisconsin, and for most of northeast Minnesota.

Some cities in the advisory include International Falls, Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Hill City, Aitkin, McGregor, Pine City, Hinckley, Moose Lake, Cloquet, Duluth, Hibbing, Cook, Ely, Isabella, Superior, Solon Springs, Washburn, Bayfield, Ashland, Gile, Hurley, Danbury, Grantsburg, Siren, Minong, Spooner, Shell Lake, Hayward and Winter.

  • Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.
  • Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.
  • Slick spots on roads, overpasses and sidewalks are also possible as the fog freezes on exposed surfaces.

Zoomed in view on the Northland


A favorable pattern will remain in place for the development of low clouds and fog at times across most of the Northland through Thursday, with visibility of <1 mile at times. Rime ice will likely occur as well in some parts of the area.

18z HRRR model visibility forecast thru Noon Thursday.



Record Warmth in the Northland on Monday, January 4, 2021.

  • Hibbing, MN: New record high of 39 degrees set on 1/4/2021; old record was 37 degrees set on 1/4/2012.
  • International Falls, MN: Record high of 38 degrees set on 1/4/2021, this ties the record high for the date which was set in 2019.


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