Weather Forecast



December 7, 2017
Matt Hochmayr adjusts a snow making machine Wednesday at Mount Ski Gull. The ski resort had two runs open last weekend and is planning on opening at 4 p.m. Friday. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snow Season
December 7, 2017 - 7:00am
December 5, 2017
Sloppy wet snow started falling in Fargo shortly before noon Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The Red River Valley was expected to get 4 to 6 inches of snow Monday evening and night, with high winds that created blizzard conditions. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum
Regional snowfall totals range from not much to 11 inches in northern Minn.
December 5, 2017 - 7:07am
December 4, 2017
Weather related announcements - Dec. 4
December 4, 2017 - 3:21pm
Increasing winds will further worsen the situation for motorists by creating dangerous blizzard conditions for a time Monday night. Travel may become very difficult to nearly impossible at times as visibility is reduced to near zero.
Early week snowstorm to usher in the coldest air of the season
December 4, 2017 - 1:58pm
December 2, 2017
Dressed for the holidays Friday, Sean Kaneski skies on Gull Lake. A group of cold water skiing and wakeboarding enthusiasts gathered at Quarterdeck Resort to enjoy another open water ski on the lake. The large lakes in central Minnesota are not frozen over yet. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Water Skiing Santa
December 2, 2017 - 9:00am
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 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 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 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
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
September 20, 2017
Crow Wing Power reported a peak of about 4,500 people without power. Minnesota Power also reported several thousand customers without power Wednesday morning. Screen grab of Crow Wing Power outage map before 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20.
Thousands lose power following severe thunderstorm
September 20, 2017 - 9:41am
September 1, 2017
As the month goes on, the winter stars sweep westward; Venus drops toward the sun, rising later every morning; and the spring constellation Leo, the lion, becomes the planet's new starry companion. In mid-September, Mars and Mercury enter the morning sky over the eastern horizon. Mars is distant and dim, and it climbs slowly. But nearer, brighter Mercury, as usual, quickly pops (up) and drops. On the 16th, Mercury passes close to Mars in the sun's foreglow.
Minnesota Starwatch for Sept. 2017: Winter stars sweep westward
September 1, 2017 - 7:00am
August 19, 2017
Hail and water shrouded in fog covers the ground after a thunderstorm Friday in Merrifield. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Friday storm brings hail, fog
August 19, 2017 - 5:00am
June 27, 2017
Storms may bring heavy rain
June 27, 2017 - 11:19pm
June 22, 2017
Daniel Dix showing weather app. MPCA photo
Air quality forecasting goes statewide
June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm