Blustery! Arctic air returns the next few days

4:55 PM Saturday, January 8, 2022

Arctic air is returning to the Northland over the next few days.

Lows tonight will range from the single digits below to around 20 below zero with highs on Sunday only in the single digits below to around zero.

Lows Sunday night and Monday night are forecast to be in teens and 20s below zero with a few 30s below possible in the typical cold spots.

Temperatures do warmup starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing into late in the coming week with a chance for high temps to reach or exceed the freezing mark in the Northland around January 12-13, I guess that would be our January thaw!

Along with the frigid temperatures will come another round of dangerously cold wind chills tonight through early Sunday afternoon, and likely again Sunday night into Monday morning, and probably again Monday night into Tuesday morning.

  • WIND CHILL ADVISORY has been issued for all of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin beginning later tonight and continuing through Sunday morning including the cities of International Falls, Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Cass Lake, Walker, Pine River, Brainerd, Hill City, Aitkin, McGregor, Pine City, Hinckley, Moose Lake, Cloquet, Duluth, Hibbing, Ely, Cook, Crane Lake, Orr, Two Harbors, Isabella, Silver Bay, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Hovland, Superior, Solon Springs, Washburn, Bayfield, Ashland, Hurley, Danbury, Grantsburg, Siren, Minong, Shell Lake, Spooner, Hayward and Winter. IMPACTS: Wind chills as low as 35 below to 40 below zero.

Here comes the next round of cold arctic air marked by a cold front (blue line on map) which is moving ESE out of western Minnesota late this afternoon — With this front moving through the area this evening it may produce a few snow showers and flurries but little to no snow accumulation is expected in the Northland tonight.

Wind gusts of 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts are likely in the Northland tonight through the day Sunday with the wind direction shifting to the W/NW.

HRRR model wind gust forecast thru 6 PM Sunday.

HRRR model wind chill forecast thru 6 PM Sunday.


Note: Highs temps in the Northland today were some 40 to 60 degrees warmer compared to the low temperatures from Friday morning, crazy stuff!

Temperatures early this Saturday morning were running +20 to over +40 degrees warmer compared to the temperatures from early Friday morning from the Northern Plains to upper Midwest.


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