Weather Forecast



Life Link 3 Air Care was called to respond to a crash Thursday morning on Highway 371 near Twin Lake Drive in Pequot Lakes, which resulted in two injuries. Air Care was not needed on scene.
April freezing showers bring icy roadways
3 hours 51 min ago
April 27, 2017
Leaves hang heavy with ice Wednesday morning in rural Brainerd after a night of snow and rain. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Slippery surfaces
April 27, 2017 - 3:00am
April 17, 2017
Weather: Rain expected to offer fire danger relief
April 17, 2017 - 3:45am
April 9, 2017
Skywarn is part of the National Weather Service's warning program designed to establish a network of volunteers trained in the detection and reporting of life-threatening storms. Illustration
Skywarn class offers weather spotter training
April 9, 2017 - 4:30am
March 17, 2017
Weather: Roads slick with wintry mix
March 17, 2017 - 9:56pm
March 15, 2017
The overnight low was expected to drop to zero after Tuesday's high of 27 degrees led to a sunny if somewhat chilly day. In the lakes area, today should finally go back above freezing with a high of 34 degrees beneath sunny skies and with calm winds. Illustration
Take heart, spring arrives Monday
March 15, 2017 - 6:03am
Blizzard blankets northeast US with late-season snow
March 15, 2017 - 5:50am
March 10, 2017
Golden sunset Tuesday at Portage Lake, part of the Crooked Lake Chain. The first day of spring is March 20. Photo submitted by Jim Lease
Golden rays through the mist
March 10, 2017 - 4:53am
March 9, 2017
A cattail stands frozen in gleaming ice Thursday at Jaycees Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Wind chill may reach 30 below
March 9, 2017 - 10:00pm
A pair of Minnesota Department of Transportation plow trucks keep the roadway clear of ice and snow Wednesday on Highway 371 near Hole-in-the-Day Bay in Nisswa. A portion of the highway was closed by MnDOT early Wednesday morning because of dangerous conditions near Gull Lake. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Weather: Whipping winter winds create whiteouts
March 9, 2017 - 8:37am
March 4, 2017
Ben Collette snapped this shot early Friday morning of the northern lights over Garden Lake in Nisswa. "It was one of the highlights of my winter,” Collette wrote. “I'd never seen anything like it, there was a strong band of aurora on the northern horizon, with rippling waves of faint light emanating from it."
Northern lights over Nisswa
March 4, 2017 - 7:24pm
February 23, 2017
Even though the ambient temperature was below freezing Thursday, the warmth of the sun melted water on icicles attached to a pine bough Thursday. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Snowstorm steers south of lakes area
February 23, 2017 - 11:33pm
February 7, 2017
Pushing through 2 inches of fresh snow Tuesday morning, rural letter carrier Dorenda Hill drives her U.S. Postal Service vehicle to the next mailbox on Executive Acres Road. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
It's cold, but expect a warmup
February 7, 2017 - 11:59pm
WINTER WEATHER: Wind chill advisory in effect from midnight tonight to noon Wednesday
February 7, 2017 - 2:39pm
January 27, 2017
In February the knot of bright winter constellations rides highest in the south during prime evening viewing hours. You might especially notice the two brightest stars in Orion (the hunter): Betelgeuse, in the northeast corner of the constellation; and Rigel, in the opposite corner. Both are gigantic stars that will end their days in a supernova explosion. And, of course, there's Sirius, just southeast of Orion in Canis Major, the larger of Orion’s hunting dogs. MN Starwatch graphic
Minnesota Starwatch: February packs a lot of celestial delights.
January 27, 2017 - 6:00pm