Jan. 9, 2020
It was a windy day on Sunday. A very strong pressure gradient developed across the Upper Midwest. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph were reported across the area. As a result, a wind advisory was posted for much of the region. High temperatures on Sunday were in the upper-20s off to the north with lots of low- to mid-30s across the rest of the area on Sunday.
Monday remained well above average with highs generally in the upper-20s and lower-30s. A cold front then pushed across the state Monday night into Tuesday. This brought with it some light snow mainly across northern Minnesota.
On the backside of this system temperatures fell back into the teens. We will see a bit of a warm up once again on Thursday as a warm front slides across the state. Some light snow will be possible Wednesday into early Thursday.
Colder weather is expected for Friday and Saturday. We should see highs only in the single digits both days.
Light snow will return for Sunday. We could see some accumulation along the way.
Have a great midweek.
Weather history: On this date in 1902 historical records show that a January thaw took place. According to the National Weather Service, the Twin Cities hit a mild 46 degrees F!
Weather facts: The Farmers’ Almanac states that during a “January thaw, “ temperatures rise an average of 10 degrees F higher than the previous week, then drop back down in time for February’s arrival.” The thaw “usually lasts for about a week.”
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low -10 High 9
Duluth Low 3 High 12
Central Minn. -7 High 11
Twin Cities Low -2 High 15
Marshall Low -3 High 17
Rochester Low -2 High 17
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 20% chance of show. High 11 Low 7 Winds: ESE 15-25 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Today’s sunrise: 8:01 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 4:54 p.m.
Normal High: 17
Normal Low: 0
Light snow will be possible Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. High pressure is expected to move in for Saturday before more light snow returns by Sunday.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 20% chance of flurries early. High 26 Low 2 Wind: E/WNW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 7 Low -6 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 7 Low 5 Wind: E 10-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 40% chance of snow. High 18 Low 12 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”.