That’s more like it.
Our frigid inbound air mass is more typical of a Minnesota January. Wind gusts to 56 mph ripped across North Dakota.
FGF issues Public Information Statement (PNS) at Jan 8, 2:58 PM CST …WIND REPORTS… https://t.co/8ptSKD5X1R
— IEMBot FGF (@iembot_fgf) January 8, 2019
Winds gusted as high as 52 mph Tuesday, in St. Cloud, Minn.
Here’s a rundown on the peak gusts from the Twin Cities National Weather Service and Iowa Emergency Management.
Winds have been increasing this morning, peak gusts so far today can be found at https://t.co/bO2poJmK28
Winds will remain blustery today and many areas could see these numbers increase. pic.twitter.com/MCRZNohzh9
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) January 8, 2019
Mild January overall
Monthly climate records show January is running 11 degrees warmer than average so far in the Twin Cities and across much of Minnesota. The monthly temperature departure maps are bathed in a sea of unusually weird tropical colors this month.
Milder by this weekend
If you blink or lapse into a 48-hour Netflix binge coma you may miss our current cold snap. We’ll build a little more ice thickness on Minnesota lakes through Friday. Temperatures moderate again by this weekend and into next week.
Winter losing its cool
As chilly as our current front is, it’s really more of an “average” front than typical January cold front. Our backyard thermometers are having a much harder time reaching extreme cold numbers in the past few decades.
This is the future of extreme cold in a warming world https://t.co/StkQRbayUX
— Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) January 8, 2019