Wind chill warning now in effect until noon TuesdayThe National Weather Service has extended the wind chill warning for Northeastern Minnesota until noon Tuesday, Wind chills to near 50 below zero are possible this morning, and again tonight.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The National Weather Service has extended the wind chill warning for Northeastern Minnesota until noon Tuesday, Wind chills to near 50 below zero are possible this morning, and again tonight.
A less-severe wind chill advisory is in effect for Northwestern Wisconsin until noon Tuesday, for wind chills possibly falling as low as 40 below zero.
Temperatures around the Northland this morning included 26 below zero at Crane Lake; 24 below at Ely and Orr; 23 below at International Falls; 20 below at Hibbing and Two Harbors; 19 below at the Duluth airport; and 13 below at the Duluth harbor.
That's not counting the wind chill. A wind chill of 50 below zero was recorded this morning at the Grand Marais airport, according to the Weather Service, with 44 below zero at International Falls and 43 below at the Duluth airport.
High temperatures today are forecast to reach the single digits below zero in Duluth and Northwestern Wisconsin, but only the teens below zero on the Iron Range and points north.
Lows tonight are forecast to fall into the 20s below zero in Duluth, and into the 30s below zero for parts of the Iron Range — with wind chills again tumbling into the 40- to 50-below-zero range.
Subzero highs are forecast again on Tuesday across the region, with temperatures very slowly moderating toward the weekend.
While this latest dose of cold weather is producing some of the lowest temperatures the Northland has seen in a couple years, it probably won’t set any record lows in our area. The record low for today’s date is 33 below zero at Duluth, set in 1883, and 46 below zero at International Falls, set in 2011.