Low Temperature Reports from Thanksgiving morning and a look ahead to Saturday snow chances

It was a cold morning in the Northland, here are the low temperature reports from Thursday morning, November 25, 2021.

International Falls, MN: -5 F
2 E Celina, MN: -2 F
3 E Orr, MN: 0 F
Hibbing, MN: 2 F
Babbitt, MN: 3 F
Bigfork, MN: 3 F
Brimson, MN: 4 F
Cotton, MN: 4 F
Walker, MN: 4 F
Ely, MN: 5 F
Cook, MN: 5 F
Grand Rapids, MN: 6 F
Aitkin, MN: 7 F
Duluth, MN (Airport) 7 F

International Falls recorded their first subzero low temperature of the season this morning (November 25, 2021) The average date for the first subzero low temperature at International Falls is November 24 (1991-2020 climate period). Earliest 1st subzero low on record at International Falls occurred on November 2 (1951), the latest 1st subzero low on record occurred on December 28 (2001). Note: On average, International Falls has 2 days with a subzero low temperature in the month of November.


A look at Saturday’s system per 500mb forecast from this morning’s NAM model run — Looks like a decent system which should have a fair amount of lift, but since it’s a NW flow/clipper type of system it won’t have a whole lot of moisture with it, and it should be moving through pretty quickly.

There are some differences in the computer models on where the highest precipitation amounts will setup for Saturday which is to be expected since we’re still two days from this event, but the majority of the computer models do show at least some precipitation in much of the Northland on Saturday.

At the moment we’re seeing precipitation totals ranging from around 0.10″ to 0.30″ per model data on Saturday, and with snow ratios forecast to be in that 10:1 to 12:1 range, we may see a band of 1 to 4 inches of snow in some parts of the Northland.

Here’s a look at what the computer models are showing for precipitation totals for Saturday.


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