Weather Forecast



November 18, 2017
La Nina continues to influence winter outlook
November 18, 2017 - 5:30am
November 17, 2017
Weather drawing by Lacey Melser from Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Harrison Elementary School.
Good luck Warriors!
November 17, 2017 - 3:00am
November 16, 2017
As Thanksgiving travel ramps up, one storm will sweep across the nation from Friday to Sunday. Spotty rain and snow will affect the central and northern Rockies on Friday. On Friday night and Saturday, drenching rain and locally heavy thunderstorms are forecast from the middle Mississippi Valley to the lower Great Lakes region.
Early Thanksgiving travel forecast: Millions to face delays, slowdowns as fast-paced storms strike northern US
November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 11, 2017
Thursday registers record cold in Brainerd
November 11, 2017 - 4:30am
November 9, 2017
If it's any consolation, this cold snap could be a record-setter
November 9, 2017 - 9:04pm
November 5, 2017
Border collie Glacy executes an acrobatic maneuver to catch a stick thrown by Chelsey Hansen, next to border collie Molly, Wednesday as the trio enjoy playing in the newly fallen snow at Buffalo Hills Park in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Winter outlook: Expect below normal temps
November 5, 2017 - 5:00am
November 3, 2017
Understaffed Weather Service scales back balloon launches that collect vital data
November 3, 2017 - 12:33pm
November 1, 2017
Winter is getting an early start this season, with a Wednesday winter weather advisory expecting to bring 1-3 inches of snow to the Brainerd lakes area.
November brings wintry mix with clipper system
November 1, 2017 - 11:00am
October 31, 2017
Halloween chorus                       Weather drawing by Tiffani Wooden of Mrs. Meyer's third-grade class at Harrison Elementary School.
Weather drawing - Oct. 31
October 31, 2017 - 8:00am
October 30, 2017
Tuesday is expected to be 20 degrees colder than last year. In 2016, the Halloween high temp reached 55 degrees. This Halloween, the high is not expected to rise past a chilly 35 degrees as the weather makes a hard turn from fall toward winter. Illustration
Bundle up Trick-or-treaters
October 30, 2017 - 7:00am
October 5, 2017
Heavy rains flood Industrial Park Road Tuesday in Baxter near the intersection of Dogwood Drive. Rain is creating delays for street construction projects in the area. The National Weather Service in Duluth noted the Brainerd area is up to 31.65 inches of rain this year making 2017 the fourth wettest on record. Spenser Bickett / Brainerd Dispatch
2017 ranks 4th for wettest years on record
October 5, 2017 - 8:00am
October 4, 2017
AccuWeather reports some chilly winter weather is in store for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, with January threatening to bring the coldest air of the season. Although however cold, low temperatures will pale in comparison to those in the northern Plains where the mercury is set to dip to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit at times. Meanwhile, the southern Plains, Southwest and California can expect a milder and drier winter than last season. graphic
US winter forecast: La Niña to fuel abundant snow in Rockies; Bitterly cold air to blast Midwest
October 4, 2017 - 2:30pm
October 3, 2017
Expected heavy rain brings flood watch
October 3, 2017 - 2:30am
September 25, 2017
Wet weather continues over weekend
September 25, 2017 - 7:00am
September 21, 2017
Ted Sullivan with Northern Tree and Landscape cuts a tree Wednesday in Breezy Point on Country Highway 4. Strong winds uprooted trees and caused damage in Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins and Lake Shore early Wednesday morning. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Videoplay button
Thunderstorms knock out trees, power for 1000s in area
September 21, 2017 - 3:00am