Weather Forecast



February 4, 2019
Monday morning commute could be icy: More below-zero nights to come this week
February 4, 2019 - 3:00am
February 3, 2019
Winter fun. Weather drawing by Isaac Carlson of Mrs. Hall’s first-grade class at Garfield Elementary School. Click on the image to see the entire drawing.
Weather Drawing: Winter fun
February 3, 2019 - 6:30am
February 1, 2019
Dave Kush with Xcel Energy monitors gauges showing the flow of natural gas at the town regulator station Monday, Jan. 29, at the corner of Wise and Highway 371 in Baxter. Xcel asked Minnesota customers to turn heat down to 63 degrees due to a natural gas shortage in parts of the state Wednesday.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Winter Weather Check
February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Sarah Stultz sent us this photo of the sunrise in Baxter from yesterday, Jan. 31, 2019. Submitted.
Cold sunrise in Baxter
February 1, 2019 - 2:00pm
Here comes the warm up! Weather drawing by Briella Brown of Mrs. Martin’s first-grade class at Garfield Elementary School. Click on the image to view the entire drawing.
Weather Drawing: Here comes the warm up!
February 1, 2019 - 6:30am
Emme Olson tries to make a connection Thursday, Jan. 31, on her dead battery with a friend’s jumper cables in an apartment building parking lot near Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Steve Kohls  /  Brainerd Dispatch
Car CPR: Near record-setting cold of 43 below hammers vehicles, residents. Low wind chills of 30 below continue through Friday morning, Feb. 1
February 1, 2019 - 5:00am
January 31, 2019
A pedestrian makes his way through the snow with his dog in south Fargo on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. 
David Samson / The Forum
Cold snaps will persist even with global warming, experts say
January 31, 2019 - 2:50pm
National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Moore (left) visits with volunteer weather observer Greg Larson outside Larson’s Cotton, Minn., home Thursday morning, Jan. 31. The NWS thought that Larson had a good chance of seeing a new state record low, but the temperature remained several degrees warmer than the record of -60. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Cotton again hits 56 below, missing state record
January 31, 2019 - 1:41pm
Updated: School closings and delays for Thursday, Jan. 31
January 31, 2019 - 8:36am
Even snow thinks it’s too cold. Weather drawing by Hailey Jo Nelson of Mrs. Johnson’s fifth-grade class at Forestview Elementary School. Click on the image to view the entire drawing.
Weather Drawing: Even snow thinks it's too cold.
January 31, 2019 - 7:30am
With temperatures remaining below zero all day a worker attaches a tow strap to a school bus Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Reichert Bus Service yard. Several buses were towed into warm quarters to start the engines. Schools closed across the state Wednesday and Thursday because of the extreme cold temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch play button
Braving the biting arctic blast: As dangerous cold continues, residents cope
January 31, 2019 - 3:00am
January 30, 2019
U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Kristi Nielsen carries an armload of letters and a package Tuesday, Jan. 29,  to homes on her route in northeast Brainerd. Bundled for the severely cold temperatures, Nielsen walked between homes on the snow-covered street and lawns. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Rare air: Dangerously cold wind chills to linger
January 30, 2019 - 7:01pm
Brainerd Dispatch reporter Frank Lee “chills out” Wednesday, Jan. 30, during the polar vortex by having fun experimenting with an egg, bubbles, boiling water, a squirt gun and more.
Video screenshot / Frank Leeplay button
30 below zero? No problem. We make our own fun.
January 30, 2019 - 4:48pm
Happy with winter. Weather drawing by Beatrice Hartwig of Mrs. Johnson’s fourth-grade class at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School.
Weather Drawing: Happy with winter
January 30, 2019 - 6:30am
January 29, 2019
A look at the polar vortex and how it shifted.
The 'polar vortex' is in the forecast. Here's what it means.
January 29, 2019 - 9:11pm