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National Weather Service

January 6, 2019
Lakes area expects fresh snow. Brunt of storm to hit North Shore
January 6, 2019 - 9:00pm
January 1, 2019
Fresh snow clings to the trees as Brock Erickson rides his snowmobile in the soft powder on the Paul Bunyan State Trail Monday, Dec. 31, near Merrifield. About 5 inches of fresh snow fell Monday, adding a new layer to the earlier snowfall of more than a foot in the lakes area. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Frightfully frigid: Wind chills blow in with new year
January 1, 2019 - 3:00am
December 31, 2018
Cedar Scott-Lumbar shakes a snow covered pine branch Saturday, Dec. 30, during the Brainerd Nordic Ski Invitational at the Northland Arboretum. A snow storm during Christmas week blanketed the area with 8-10 inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory which includes a possible 6 inches of snow to herald the new year. ­Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
National Weather Service: Plummeting temps, heavy snowfall for New Year's
December 31, 2018 - 3:00am
December 29, 2018
The west bank of the Mississippi River shines brightly at Rotary Park in Brainerd following a three-day storm. More than a foot of snow fell Wednesday, Dec. 26, Thursday and Friday in the Brainerd lakes area. Temperatures are expected to drop over the weekend with dangerously cold wind chills on New Year's Eve. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
The big dig: Snow removal begins after storm
December 29, 2018 - 5:00am
December 28, 2018
A resident on Memorywood Drive in Baxter uses a snowblower to clear his driveway Thursday, Dec. 27, during the snowstorm that struck Minnesota. The storm was expected to continue into Friday. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video play button
Hello snow: Pretty to look at, snowstorm brings tricky travel conditions
December 28, 2018 - 5:00am
December 26, 2018
Winter arrives with major snowstorm: Weather service ups expected snow total for parts of state
December 26, 2018 - 7:59pm
December 24, 2018
Stormy weather is heading for the Fargo-Moorhead area Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, according to the National Weather Service. Forum file photo.
Winter storm to bring snow, colder weather to region after Christmas
December 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
December 17, 2018
Brainerd set a new record high Saturday, Dec. 15, with a 48-degree high, topping a previous high for the day set in 1960 by 1 degree. Photo illustration
Brainerd sets new record high
December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 13, 2018
The Geminids will appear to radiate from near Castor in Gemini (yellow star symbol). The position of Comet Wirtanen is also marked. Observers watching from dark skies will see the comet without optical aid. Stellarium with additions by Bob King.
Look up: Geminid meteor shower on display Dec. 13
December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 12, 2018
A 2016 ice jam on the Mississippi River, seen from the bridge near Camp Ripley, caused minor flooding. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
River ice jams prompt flood warning
December 12, 2018 - 3:00am
December 1, 2018
Interesting, but is it accurate? How meteorologists and almanacs predict winter weather
December 1, 2018 - 6:00am
November 5, 2018
Snow misses lakes area, but drops a load farther north and west
November 5, 2018 - 12:30am
October 17, 2018
With a break in the clouds Monday, Oct. 15, the vivid maple leaves frame the sun as it shines through the forest. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Hail to the sun: Glowing orb should stick around for the week
October 17, 2018 - 3:00am
October 12, 2018
Scraping the fresh snow off a rafter Thursday, Oct. 11, Dave Peterson with Diversified Construction works on a new house building project in Kinder Corners north of Brainerd. Rain turned into snow overnight in central Minnesota. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow dusts lakes area, heaviest snowfall lands farther north
October 12, 2018 - 5:00am
October 4, 2018
Rain will develop this evening over far southern portions of the Northland and will mix with or change over to snow as it moves north overnight. Snowfall up to 2 inches is expected over northern Minnesota. The precipitation will become all rain during the day Friday and be most likely over northern Minnesota. Graphic: National Weather Service - Duluth MN.
Forecast calls for snow
October 4, 2018 - 7:02pm