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Forget January thaw, warm winter weather predicted to continue into February

Jan 25, 2024 10:01AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Laura Durenberger-Grunow

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - January 25, 2024

This winter may just be one for the record books. Snow and cold lovers will not be rejoicing any time soon. 

The National Weather Service in Duluth has released its 8-14 day outlook, and is predicting an 80-100% chance of above-average temperatures. Some areas may even see temperatures ranging 15-20+ degrees above normal through the first week of February. 

 Image: National Weather Service - Duluth

In June 2023, the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared the arrival of El Nino, a natural climate pattern that occurs every 2-7 years. During El Nino years, Minnesota typically sees drier than average precipitation and warmer than average temperatures. You can read more about El Nino here:
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