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Brainerd lakes area prepares for another round of snow, followed by cold

Area in line for another 4-6 inches of snow Dec. 28 after receiving more than a foot overnight Dec. 27

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The National Weather Service in Duluth shared this graphic showing how to protect yourself from the cold. Contributed / National Weather Service in Duluth

Get ready for round 2.

After digging out from 14-16 inches of snow that fell overnight Monday, Dec. 27, Brainerd lakes area residents are in store for another 4-6 inches of snow this afternoon, Tuesday, Dec. 28. Cass and Crow Wing counties are under a winter weather advisory.

The National Weather Service in Duluth said most snow should fall Tuesday afternoon and evening. Snow was expected to begin this morning in the lakes area and move northeast across the area throughout the morning and early afternoon.

The area will ring in the new year with cold temperatures and wind chills expected through Jan. 2. The weather service said temperatures will fall and will struggle to climb above 0 degrees.

Following is the day-by-day forecast:

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  • Today: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 16. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
  • Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 7 p.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around -17. Wind chill values between -20 and -25. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values between -15 and -25. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. Calm wind.
  • Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 9. Calm wind.
  • Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. Calm wind.
  • Friday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning.
  • New Year's Eve: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -17. North wind around 5 mph.
  • New Year's Day: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -3. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
  • Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -21. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 7. South wind around 5 mph.
  • Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -6. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.
  • Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Nancy Vogt may be reached at 218-855-5877 or nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@PEJ_Nancy.

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Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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