Weather Forecast



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
23 hours 41 min ago
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
January 11, 2017
A shallow layer of cold air in the atmosphere will accompany a storm over the central United States. The storm will produce a swath of freezing rain along a 1,000-mile swath.
Dangerous, potentially destructive ice storm looms for central US
January 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
January 10, 2017
The Crow Wing County Highway Department tested an ice breaker plow attachment on several county highways last week. The attachment, one of the newest tools used by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, is used to break up ice bonded to roads.
Source: Crow Wing County
Formidable foe: Ice build up on roads proving tough to tackle
January 10, 2017 - 11:44pm
A snowplow operated by Holmvig Excavating plows Gilbert Lake Road Tuesday as heavy snow falls in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
No unnecessary travel advised in Cass, Crow Wing other central MN counties
January 10, 2017 - 3:07pm
The Brainerd Nordic Ski Club teaches lessons to children participating in the Brainerd Lakes Area Youth Ski Club Sunday at the Northland Arboretum. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
Hang on, more cold in forecast but January thaw is ahead
January 10, 2017 - 11:18am
January 4, 2017
Weather phenomenon known as 'Sundogs' over the pines of Northland Arboretum in Brainerd Wednesday morning. Denton Newman Jr. /
Sundogs over Northland Arboretum
January 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
January 3, 2017
Brainerd area under wind chill advisory Jan. 4
January 3, 2017 - 5:11pm
Weather related school closings and late starts
January 3, 2017 - 7:47am
January 2, 2017
Becky Twamley skies on the fresh snow Monday at the Northland Arboretum. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Subzero temps coming for the rest of this week
January 2, 2017 - 10:29pm
December 30, 2016
The National Weather Service in Duluth reports greater forecast confidence in the first storm system and projections for the heaviest snowfalls of 3-6 inches across the far northern parts of the state, including the Arrowhead and North Shore. Duluth, Cass Lake and the Iron Range may generally experience 1-3 inches of snow with the first snowfall. Illustration
Expect 2 rounds of snow this holiday weekend
December 30, 2016 - 11:20am
December 28, 2016
Snowmobilers ride a new layer of snow Wednesday on the Paul Bunyan Trail near Merrifield. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Fresh snow may arrive with new year
December 28, 2016 - 9:43pm
December 23, 2016
Christmas storm may bring significant ice
December 23, 2016 - 10:35pm