Temperatures around the Duluth - Superior area this morning were between -15 and -30 Fahrenheit before wind chill was factored in. In America's icebox, places like Embarass and International Falls saw temperatures below -40 before factoring any wind chill. These temperatures have been colder than places in the Arctic Circle lately, but it turns out there is another shocking fact about this frigid cold.
December around the Twin Ports is the first month of the winter season we're practically guaranteed to see measurable snow and temperatures below the freezing mark for days on end. We've seen plenty of both, but the long string of unseasonably cold temperatures so early in December has people wondering if we've made the record books.
We all complained about our Northland roads. Oh sure, the snow was taken care of but the ice that was under that snow is thick, rough and impossible to remove with our usual means. The City of Duluth heard our voices are tackling the situation with a new brine solution.
Waterspouts are generally a warm-season phenomenon, appearing over large bodies of water like Lake Superior. Saturday afternoon (December 7), multiple cold air waterspouts were spotted near Knife River, north of Duluth on the Minnesota North Shore.
Temperatures are well below zero tonight, and expected to be somewhere near -15F by tomorrow morning. It's cold, and it seems a little early in winter for these bone chilling temps. Last time it was this cold in December was 1976. But do you remember February 2nd 1996? That's the coldest I remember it ever being in my life. That's the day Tower set the Minnesota record for -60F.
First everyone talked about the storm coming and how much snow we could potentially get. Then, it was here, we talked about school closings and the fact that no travel was suggested. Now that's it's over and the snow has been moved off the roads, we're talking about the build up of ice that makes our ride bumpy, rough and uncomfortable. The City of Duluth has been out trying to remedy the situation but there's a good explanation why the roads haven't been cleared completely.
The multi-day snow storm that spanned December 2, 3, and 4, 2013 packed a serious punch, dropping feet of snow across the Twin Ports region. With parts of Duluth seeing over 2 feet of snow, where does this storm sit in the record books?
Mother Nature loves to give us the one-two punch of snow, followed by wind chills hitting 25 below zero. It's like she's saying "Here, look at all this lovely snow. Too bad you can't go outside to enjoy it, sucker!" Well, who needs Mother Nature? Stay warm inside enjoy these 5 movies.
Wind, waves, cold, and snow hit the Twin Ports as the first major winter storm of the year passed through. Much of the area saw several feet of snow fall (see snowfall totals) to kick off the long winter season.
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