Windy! Turning much colder Tuesday and Wednesday; a few flurries/snow showers possible Tuesday

  • Highs on Tuesday will be about 30 to as much as 40 degrees colder compared to the highs we saw in the Northland on Monday. Temperatures Tuesday afternoon are forecast to range from the lower 20s to middle 30s across the Northland, and with such a strong push of cold air advection, we will have strong gusty winds through Tuesday evening, with WSW winds tonight at 15 to 25 mph, and WNW winds on Tuesday. Note: Wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph are possible through Tuesday afternoon.
  • Chilly temps will continue on Wednesday too with highs in the 20s to lower 30s.
  • Warmer weather returns late this week into the Easter holiday weekend with a shot at 50 and 60 degree temps in most of the Northland.

How’s this for some weather extremes! Several inches of wet heavy snow along with some light ice accumulations on Saturday, March 27th, to highs in the 60s and even a few 70s in the Northland on Monday, March 29th. Now the cold air returns for a few days, and along with the colder temps will come the chance for a few flurries and snow showers on Tuesday, but we’re not looking at any accumulations of snow.

…High Temperature Reports from Monday, March 29th, 2021…


  • Brainerd, MN: 76 F
  • Pine River, MN: 73 F
  • Longville, MN: 70 F
  • Hinckley, MN: 70 F
  • McGregor, MN: 70 F
  • Walker, MN: 70 F
  • Moose Lake, MN: 68 F
  • Grand Rapids, MN: 67 F
  • Superior Airport: 66 F
  • Duluth Harbor: 66 F
  • Solon Springs, WI: 64 F
  • Ashland, WI: 64 F
  • Hayward, WI: 64 F
  • Cloquet, MN: 64 F
  • International Falls, MN: 63 F
  • Hibbing, MN: 62 F
  • Duluth Airport: 61 F

Note: High of 76 degrees at Brainerd today, March 29th, 2021, this is the first 70 degree or warmer temperature this year in Brainerd. Average date for first 70 degree temp in Brainerd is April 18th. The earliest first 70 degree or warmer temp on record in Brainerd was on March 7th (1987) A record high temperature was also set at Brainerd for today, March 29th with a high of 76 degrees, this breaks the old record high for March 29th of 72 degrees which was set in 2005.

Note: First 60 degree temp this year in Duluth today, March 29th with a high of 61 degrees. The average date for first 60 degree or warmer temp in Duluth is April 12th.


Strong, warm southerly winds across the Northland today.

…Wind Reports from Monday, March 29th, 2021…


  • Brainerd, MN: 46 mph
  • Hayward, WI: 45 mph
  • Pine River, MN: 40 mph
  • Ashland, WI: 39 mph
  • Bigfork, MN: 39 mph
  • Grand Rapids, MN: 38 mph
  • Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: 38 mph
  • International Falls, MN: 38 mph
  • Solon Springs, WI: 37 mph
  • Ely, MN: 36 mph
  • Danbury, WI: 36 mph
  • Hinckley, MN: 36 mph
  • Cook, MN: 36 mph
  • Walker, MN: 36 mph
  • Cotton, MN: 36 mph
  • Minong, WI: 36 mph
  • Hill City, MN: 35 mph
  • McGregor, MN: 35 mph
  • Duluth Airport: 32 mph

We’ve got snow showers and flurries in the forecast on Tuesday as much colder air moves into the Northland.

18z HRRR model simulated radar forecast valid from 7 AM to 7 PM Tuesday.

Snow in blue on the animation below.

Check out these temperatures from earlier Monday afternoon.

Look at those 80s in southwest Minnesota, crazy stuff for late March!

Temperatures across Minnesota this afternoon were running 15 to 25 degrees above normal in northeast Minnesota, to as much as 30 to 35 degrees above normal in western and southwestern Minnesota.

Extremely critical fire weather conditions and widespread wind headlines highlighted the weather for today, Monday, March 29th, 2021.

Red Flag Warning – Pink

High Wind Warning and Advisory – Orange/Brown colors


…Snowfall Reports from Saturday, March 27th, 2021…


  • 3 ESE Orr, MN: 5.5″
  • Mckinley, MN: 5.0″
  • Keewatin, MN: 5.0″
  • Bigfork, MN: 5.0″
  • Gile, WI: 4.8″
  • 1 SSW Ely, MN: 3.8″
  • Kelly Lake, MN: 3.3″
  • 1 SSE Oulu, WI: 3.1″
  • Blueberry, WI: 3.0″
  • Virginia, MN: 3.0″
  • Silver Bay, MN: 2.2″
  • 4 WSW Grand Marais, MN: 2.0″
  • International Falls, MN: 1.6″
  • Duluth Airport: 1.5″


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