Arctic Blast: Janaury 19-22, 2013

For the first time during the winter of 2012-13 real arctic air paid a visit to Minnesota. The frigid air came with very strong gusty winds on Saturday January 19th. The peak wind gust in the Twin Cities was 55mph at the International Airport. The temperature then began to plummet and fell from 39 degrees to 14 in the span of six hours during the afternoon of the 19th in the Twin Cities. The mercury then fell below zero at 11pm, January 20th and stayed below zero for the next 39 hours. The coldest air temperature during this period in the Twin Cities was -12 with the "high" temperature on January 21 being -2. This finally ended the streak of above zero high temperatures for the Twin Cities at 1,466 days. The coldest air temperature found statewide was -38 at Babbitt on the morning of January 22.

The last time the mercury stayed below zero in a calendar day in the Twin Cities was from 11pm January 12, 2009 to 1pm January 16, 2009: a stretch of 86 hours below zero.

Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories were posted for Minnesota through January 22. The closest windchill temperature found was -54 at the Grand Marais Airport at 10:00 am Monday, January 21. The air temperature was -26 with a northwest wind of 17mph. The coldest wind chill temperature in the Twin Cities was -31 degrees at 6 am and 10 am January 21.

Below are Public Information Statements from the National Weather Service.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
909 AM CST TUE JAN 22 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0700 AM     EXTREME COLD     BABBITT                 47.65N 91.94W
01/22/2013  M-38 F           ST. LOUIS          MN   CO-OP OBSERVER

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1049 AM CST MON JAN 21 2013

...WIND CHILL IN THE PAST 24 HOURS...

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...       ...WC...
LE CENTER (LE SUEUR MN) (1045 FT)(AWS)     505 AM JAN 21       -43 F
2 NNW BALSAM LAKE (POLK WI) (AWS)          915 AM JAN 21       -42 F
GLENWOOD (POPE MN) (AWOS)                  713 AM JAN 21       -41 F
ALEXANDRIA CHANDLER FIELD AIRPORT          953 AM JAN 21       -40 F
1 S WOODVILLE (ST. CROIX WI) (AWS)         815 AM JAN 21       -40 F
1 WSW WACONIA (CARVER MN) (AWS)            655 AM JAN 21       -39 F
1 N BALDWIN (ST. CROIX WI) (APRSWXNET)     831 AM JAN 21       -39 F
1 NNE FREDERIC (POLK WI) (APRSWXNET)       850 AM JAN 21       -39 F
1 SE MONTEVIDEO (CHIPPEWA MN) (AWS)       1214 AM JAN 21       -39 F
2 SSW RAMSEY (ANOKA MN) (894 FT)(AWS)      615 AM JAN 21       -39 F
1 ESE ROBBINSDALE (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)      705 AM JAN 21       -38 F
1 ESE ROUND PRAIRIE (TODD MN) (AWOS)       715 AM JAN 21       -38 F
2 SSE OSSEO (HENNEPIN MN) (899 FT)(AWS)    700 AM JAN 21       -38 F
1 WSW MAHTOMEDI (RAMSEY MN) (AWS)          909 AM JAN 21       -38 F
NEW HOPE (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)               704 AM JAN 21       -38 F
3 E APPLE VALLEY (DAKOTA MN) (AWS)         755 AM JAN 21       -37 F
2 SE SAUK CENTRE (STEARNS MN) (MNDOT)      927 AM JAN 21       -37 F
MORRIS MUNI - CHARLIE SCHMIDT FLD AIRPO   1050 PM JAN 20       -37 F
2 WSW CLARA CITY (CHIPPEWA MN) (MNDOT)    1253 AM JAN 21       -37 F
5 NNE ELLENDALE (STEELE MN) (MNDOT)        758 AM JAN 21       -37 F
3 S LITCHFIELD (MEEKER MN) (RAWS)          411 AM JAN 21       -37 F
7 N GRANITE LEDGE (MORRISON MN)            928 AM JAN 21       -37 F
3 ESE PENNOCK (KANDIYOHI MN) (AWOS)        155 AM JAN 21       -37 F
MELROSE (STEARNS MN) (1216 FT)(AWS)       1005 AM JAN 21       -37 F
2 SE SAUK CENTRE (STEARNS MN) (AWOS)       935 AM JAN 21       -37 F
2 ESE ELLSWORTH (PIERCE WI) (AWS)          800 AM JAN 21       -37 F
BENSON (SWIFT MN) (1040 FT)(AWOS)          713 AM JAN 21       -37 F
ST. CLOUD REGIONAL AIRPORT                 553 AM JAN 21       -36 F
NEW RICHMOND (ST. CROIX WI) (AWOS)         735 AM JAN 21       -36 F
2 W WINTHROP (SIBLEY MN) (MNDOT)           250 AM JAN 21       -36 F
1 WNW EDEN PRAIRIE (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)     709 AM JAN 21       -36 F
MINNEAPOLIS (DAKOTA MN) (AWOS)             729 AM JAN 21       -36 F
1 E SAINT CLOUD (STEARNS MN) (AWS)         345 AM JAN 21       -36 F
1 NNW RICE (BENTON MN) (1063 FT)(MNDOT)    254 AM JAN 21       -36 F
RICE LAKE (BARRON WI) (1103 FT)(AWS)       920 AM JAN 21       -36 F
RUSH CITY (CHISAGO MN) (AWOS)              735 AM JAN 21       -36 F
1 WSW HUTCHINSON (MCLEOD MN) (AWS)         245 AM JAN 21       -36 F
2 ESE CHAMPLIN (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)         454 AM JAN 21       -36 F
2 SSE BROOKLYN PARK (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)    515 AM JAN 21       -36 F
3 SE CUMBERLAND (BARRON WI) (AWOS)         915 AM JAN 21       -36 F
2 W COKATO (WRIGHT MN) (1055 FT)(AWS)      605 AM JAN 21       -36 F
PRINCETON (MILLE LACS MN) (AWOS)           512 AM JAN 21       -36 F
3 W ROSEMOUNT (DAKOTA MN) (961 FT)(AWS)    744 AM JAN 21       -35 F
1 WNW MORRIS (STEVENS MN) (AWS)            735 AM JAN 21       -35 F
1 W MAPLE GROVE (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)        705 AM JAN 21       -35 F
GRANITE FALLS (YELLOW MEDICINE MN)         710 AM JAN 21       -35 F
1 SE AMERY (POLK WI) (1053 FT)(AWS)        749 AM JAN 21       -35 F
RUSK COUNTY AIRPORT (RUSK WI) (AWOS)       935 AM JAN 21       -35 F
2 ESE ALBERTVILLE (WRIGHT MN) (AWS)        519 AM JAN 21       -35 F
2 SSW ELK RIVER (SHERBURNE MN) (AWS)       644 AM JAN 21       -35 F
4 ENE HENDERSON (SCOTT MN) (MNDOT)         601 AM JAN 21       -35 F
1 SE LEMOND (STEELE MN) (APRSWXNET)        614 AM JAN 21       -35 F
4 E SAUK RAPIDS (BENTON MN) (APRSWXNET)    347 AM JAN 21       -35 F
1 NE HUDSON (ST. CROIX WI) (AWS)           844 AM JAN 21       -35 F
FAIRBAULT MUNI AP (RICE MN) (AWOS)         614 AM JAN 21       -35 F
3 ENE MADELIA (BLUE EARTH MN) (MNDOT)      522 AM JAN 21       -35 F
1 W HASTINGS (DAKOTA MN) (752 FT)(AWS)     644 AM JAN 21       -34 F
STANTON AIRFIELD (GOODHUE MN) (AWOS)       752 AM JAN 21       -34 F
1 SSW FARIBAULT (RICE MN) (998 FT)(AWS)    650 AM JAN 21       -34 F
3 SE LAKE ELMO (WASHINGTON MN) (AWS)       635 AM JAN 21       -34 F
1 ESE SARTELL (BENTON MN) (AWS)            345 AM JAN 21       -34 F
LITCHFIELD (MEEKER MN) (1132 FT)(AWOS)     333 AM JAN 21       -34 F
APPLETON (SWIFT MN) (AWOS)                1133 PM JAN 20       -34 F
OSCEOLA (POLK WI) (AWOS)                   755 AM JAN 21       -34 F
2 SW LADYSMITH (RUSK WI) (RAWS)           1005 AM JAN 21       -34 F
RICE LAKE (BARRON WI) (1103 FT)(AWOS)      755 AM JAN 21       -34 F
MANKATO REGIONAL AIRPORT                   415 AM JAN 21       -34 F
2 N WEST SAINT PAUL (RAMSEY MN) (AWS)      640 AM JAN 21       -34 F
1 ESE FARMINGTON (DAKOTA MN) (AWS)         655 AM JAN 21       -34 F
PAYNESVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT              433 AM JAN 21       -34 F
2 E BLOOMINGTON (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)        714 AM JAN 21       -34 F
3 WNW BOCK (MILLE LACS MN) (APRSWXNET)     721 AM JAN 21       -34 F
6 E JORDAN (SCOTT MN) (APRSWXNET)          948 AM JAN 21       -34 F
2 WNW BROOKLYN CENTER (HENNEPIN MN)        515 AM JAN 21       -34 F
5 ESE PLEASANT LAKE (STEARNS MN) (AWS)     915 AM JAN 21       -34 F
1 NNE OWATONNA (STEELE MN) (AWS)           655 AM JAN 21       -34 F
5 SE TWIN LAKES (FREEBORN MN) (MNDOT)      640 AM JAN 21       -34 F
CAMBRIDGE (ISANTI MN) (AWOS)               955 AM JAN 21       -34 F
2 WSW APPLE VALLEY (DAKOTA MN) (AWS)       850 AM JAN 21       -33 F
2 N HAUGEN (WASHBURN WI) (WIDOT)           713 AM JAN 21       -33 F
GLENCOE (MCLEOD MN) (998 FT)(AWOS)         516 AM JAN 21       -33 F
MUNICIPAL APT (KANDIYOHI MN) (AWOS)        313 AM JAN 21       -33 F
1 WNW COON RAPIDS (ANOKA MN) (AWS)         759 AM JAN 21       -33 F
NORTHFIELD (RICE MN) (970 FT)(AWS)         735 AM JAN 21       -33 F
HANLEY FALLS (YELLOW MEDICINE MN)          555 AM JAN 21       -33 F
3 E LAKE ELMO (WASHINGTON MN) (AWOS)       655 AM JAN 21       -33 F
NORTH SAINT PAUL (RAMSEY MN) (AWS)         659 AM JAN 21       -33 F
OLIVIA (RENVILLE MN) (AWOS)                111 AM JAN 21       -33 F
WASECA (WASECA MN) (AWOS)                  554 AM JAN 21       -33 F
1 NNW ZUMBROTA (GOODHUE MN) (APRSWXNET)    646 AM JAN 21       -33 F
MORRIS (STEVENS MN) (APRSWXNET)            941 AM JAN 21       -33 F
BUFFALO (WRIGHT MN) (AWOS)                 914 AM JAN 21       -33 F
1 ESE CAMBRIDGE (ISANTI MN) (APRSWXNET)    510 AM JAN 21       -33 F
MAPLE LAKE (WRIGHT MN) (AWOS)              955 AM JAN 21       -33 F
1 NE WAITE PARK (STEARNS MN) (AWS)         249 AM JAN 21       -33 F
1 NNW WEST SAINT PAUL (DAKOTA MN) (AWS)    820 AM JAN 21       -33 F
2 NE EAU CLAIRE (EAU CLAIRE WI) (AWS)      934 AM JAN 21       -33 F
2 NW BLUE EARTH (FARIBAULT MN) (MNDOT)     406 AM JAN 21       -33 F
1 ENE MORA (KANABEC MN) (1012 FT)(RAWS)    708 AM JAN 21       -32 F
LAKE SAINT CROIX BEACH (WASHINGTON MN)     920 AM JAN 21       -32 F
3 WSW MARINE ON SAINT CROIX                825 AM JAN 21       -32 F
ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE AIRPORT (JANES FLD)    534 AM JAN 21       -32 F
MUNICIPAL APT (KANDIYOHI MN) (AWOS)        714 AM JAN 21       -32 F
2 SSW FLENSBURG (MORRISON MN)              637 AM JAN 21       -32 F
REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT            153 AM JAN 21       -32 F
1 N CANBY (YELLOW MEDICINE MN) (AWOS)     1215 AM JAN 21       -32 F
ST PAUL DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (RAMSEY MN)       753 AM JAN 21       -32 F
3 S CARVER (CARVER MN) (845 FT)(RAWS)      649 AM JAN 21       -32 F
2 E SKYLINE (BLUE EARTH MN) (APRSWXNET)    558 AM JAN 21       -32 F
7 ESE COLFAX (CHIPPEWA WI) (APRSWXNET)    1036 AM JAN 21       -32 F
2 SSE LITTLE FALLS (MORRISON MN) (RAWS)    607 AM JAN 21       -32 F
1 SW WEST SAINT PAUL (DAKOTA MN) (AWS)    1005 AM JAN 21       -32 F
HUTCHINSON (MCLEOD MN) (AWOS)              408 AM JAN 21       -32 F
MADISON (LAC QUI PARLE MN) (AWOS)         1254 AM JAN 21       -32 F
LITTLE FALLS (MORRISON MN) (AWOS)          913 AM JAN 21       -32 F
MINNEAPOLIS CRYSTAL AIRPORT                753 AM JAN 21       -32 F
MENOMONIE (DUNN WI) (AWOS)                 935 AM JAN 21       -32 F
1 W BROOKLYN PARK (HENNEPIN MN)           1015 AM JAN 21       -32 F
2 NE EDINA (HENNEPIN MN) (919 FT)(AWS)     910 AM JAN 21       -32 F
NORTHFIELD (RICE MN) (APRSWXNET)           711 AM JAN 21       -32 F
1 W SHAKOPEE (SCOTT MN) (791 FT)(AWS)      804 AM JAN 21       -32 F
2 W LINO LAKES (ANOKA MN) (907 FT)(AWS)    524 AM JAN 21       -32 F
MORA (KANABEC MN) (AWOS)                   913 AM JAN 21       -32 F
2 ESE FARMINGTON (DAKOTA MN) (AWS)         619 AM JAN 21       -32 F
8 ENE BRANCH (CHISAGO MN) (APRSWXNET)      619 AM JAN 21       -32 F
1 NNE OSCEOLA (POLK WI) (764 FT)(AWS)      704 AM JAN 21       -31 F
MONTEVIDEO (CHIPPEWA MN) (AWOS)           1254 AM JAN 21       -31 F
ALBERT LEA MUNICIPAL AP (FREEBORN MN)      811 AM JAN 21       -31 F
1 ESE REDWOOD FALLS (REDWOOD MN) (AWS)     225 AM JAN 21       -31 F
CRESCENT LAKE #1 (SHERBURNE MN) (GOES)     620 AM JAN 21       -31 F
2 ESE MONTICELLO (WRIGHT MN)               627 AM JAN 21       -31 F
ST JAMES (WATONWAN MN) (AWOS)              315 AM JAN 21       -31 F
6 WSW WYOMING (ANOKA MN) (899 FT)(RAWS)    606 AM JAN 21       -31 F
MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL AP                853 AM JAN 21       -30 F
2 WSW SOUTH SAINT PAUL (DAKOTA MN)         611 AM JAN 21       -30 F
1 NW SHAKOPEE (SCOTT MN) (APRSWXNET)      1004 AM JAN 21       -30 F
2 E MINNEAPOLIS (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)        750 AM JAN 21       -30 F
1 S MOUNDS VIEW (RAMSEY MN) (AWS)          645 AM JAN 21       -30 F
PRESCOTT (PIERCE WI) (AWS)                 655 AM JAN 21       -30 F
3 SW EAU CLAIRE (EAU CLAIRE WI)            820 AM JAN 21       -30 F
1 WSW NEW LONDON (KANDIYOHI MN)           1003 AM JAN 21       -30 F
1 NNW PRIOR LAKE (SCOTT MN) (APRSWXNET)    820 AM JAN 21       -30 F
2 WNW NORTHFIELD (RICE MN) (APRSWXNET)     653 AM JAN 21       -30 F
FAIRMONT MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (MARTIN MN)     435 AM JAN 21       -30 F
FLYING CLOUD AIRPORT (HENNEPIN MN)         453 AM JAN 21       -30 F
2 WNW ELK RIVER (SHERBURNE MN)             659 AM JAN 21       -30 F
ARDEN HILLS (RAMSEY MN) (970 FT)(AWS)      639 AM JAN 21       -30 F
1 NE MINNEAPOLIS (HENNEPIN MN) (AWS)       610 AM JAN 21       -30 F
2 SSW MAPLE LAKE (WRIGHT MN)               616 AM JAN 21       -30 F


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
845 PM CST SAT JAN 19 2013

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0900 AM     SNOW             BRIMSON                 47.28N 91.87W
01/19/2013  M5.6 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HR...

1042 AM     SNOW             7 SE GRAND RAPIDS       47.16N 93.42W
01/19/2013  M2.5 INCH        ITASCA             MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HR TOTAL

0110 PM     SNOW             5 NW TWO HARBORS        47.08N 91.75W
01/19/2013  M10.0 INCH       LAKE               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STORM TOTAL

0219 PM     SNOW             ELY                     47.91N 91.85W
01/19/2013  M2.5 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HR TOTAL

0503 PM     SNOW             8 N GRAND MARAIS        47.87N 90.34W
01/19/2013  M3.7 INCH        COOK               MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MEASURED SINCE 730 PM FRIDAY NIGHT AT GOLDEN EAGLE LODGE.
            A TOTAL OF 6.6 INCHES MEASURED SINCE 700 AM FRIDAY
            MORNING

0618 PM     SNOW             6 W TWO HARBORS         47.03N 91.80W
01/19/2013  M1.8 INCH        ST. LOUIS          MN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SNOWFALL TODAY

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
840 PM CST SAT JAN 19 2013

...HIGHEST WINDS IN THE PAST 12 HOURS...

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...     ...WIND...
THE BAY OF GRAND MARAIS (COOK MN)          724 PM JAN 19      58 MPH
BLATNIK BRIDGE (MARINE ) (608 FT)(MNDOT)   420 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH (ITASCA MN) (GOES)     600 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
DEVILS ISLAND (ASHLAND WI) (MARITIME)      700 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
PORT WING (MARINE ) (605 FT)(GLOS)         740 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
SKY HARBOR AIRPORT (ST. LOUIS MN)          534 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
GRAND RAPIDS (ITASCA MN) (AWOS)            635 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
CHISHOLM-HIBBING AIRPORT (ST. LOUIS MN)    653 PM JAN 19      44 MPH
1 N KNIFE RIVER (LAKE MN) (APRSWXNET)      244 PM JAN 19      44 MPH
1 ESE DULUTH (MARINE ) (NOS-NWLON)         300 PM JAN 19      44 MPH
3 SE BAYFIELD (MARINE ) (APRSWXNET)        622 PM JAN 19      44 MPH
BRAINERD (CROW WING MN) (1180 FT)(ASOS)    333 PM JAN 19      43 MPH
DULUTH AIRPORT(ST. LOUIS MN)(1430 FT)(ASOS)502 PM JAN 19      43 MPH
5 SE BREEZY POINT (CROW WING MN)           433 PM JAN 19      43 MPH
SAXON HARBOR (MARINE ) (605 FT)(GLOS)      710 PM JAN 19      42 MPH
6 NNE CATAWBA (PRICE WI) (APRSWXNET)       549 PM JAN 19      42 MPH
1 W KABETOGAMA (ST. LOUIS MN) (RAWS)       745 PM JAN 19      41 MPH
NORTHOME (ITASCA MN) (APRSWXNET)           235 PM JAN 19      40 MPH
CLOQUET (CARLTON MN) (1265 FT)(AWOS)       356 PM JAN 19      40 MPH
3 WSW WENTWORTH (DOUGLAS WI) (WIDOT)       242 PM JAN 19      40 MPH
8 WNW MINONG (WASHBURN WI) (RAWS)          503 PM JAN 19      40 MPH
EVELETH-VIRGINIA AIRPORT (ST. LOUIS MN)    350 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
SIREN (BURNETT WI) (996 FT)(AWOS)          315 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
SUPERIOR (DOUGLAS WI) (673 FT)(AWOS)       335 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
MCGREGOR (AITKIN MN) (1207 FT)(AWOS)       312 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
ASHLAND AIRPORT (ASHLAND WI) (ASOS)        452 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
3 W WOODROW (CROW WING MN) (RAWS)          306 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
3 NW SUPERIOR (DOUGLAS WI) (MNDOT)         455 PM JAN 19      39 MPH
MOOSE LAKE RAWS (CARLTON MN) (RAWS)        308 PM JAN 19      38 MPH
GRAND MARAIS AIRPORT (COOK MN) (AWOS)      733 PM JAN 19      37 MPH
HINCKLEY (PINE MN) (1035 FT)(AWOS)         315 PM JAN 19      37 MPH
5 E HIBBING (ST. LOUIS MN) (RAWS)          407 PM JAN 19      37 MPH
12 ENE FIFIELD (PRICE WI) (RAWS)           547 PM JAN 19      37 MPH
MOOSE LAKE (CARLTON MN) (AWOS)             231 PM JAN 19      36 MPH
PHILLIPS (PRICE WI) (AWOS)                 535 PM JAN 19      36 MPH
11 SSE BRULE (BAYFIELD WI) (RAWS)          406 PM JAN 19      36 MPH
HAYWARD (SAWYER WI) (1214 FT)(ASOS)        510 PM JAN 19      35 MPH
3 W SCHLEY (CASS MN) (1358 FT)(MNDOT)      135 PM JAN 19      35 MPH
3 SSW CABLE (BAYFIELD WI) (WIDOT)          640 PM JAN 19      35 MPH
5 S EMILY (CROW WING MN) (MNDOT)           103 PM JAN 19      35 MPH
SILVER BAY (LAKE MN) (GLOS)                740 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
2 W INO (BAYFIELD WI) (1085 FT)(WIDOT)     517 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
4 NE RANDALL (BURNETT WI) (RAWS)           606 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
2 NNE BIGFORK (ITASCA MN) (RAWS)           307 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
2 SSW FIFIELD (PRICE WI) (WIDOT)           536 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
3 NNW COTTON (ST. LOUIS MN) (MNDOT)        339 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
2 SW PROCTOR (ST. LOUIS MN) (MNDOT)        318 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
2 SSE SQUAW LAKE (ITASCA MN) (MNDOT)       501 PM JAN 19      34 MPH
INTERNATIONAL FALLS (KOOCHICHING MN)       408 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
LONGVILLE (CASS MN) (AWOS)                1056 AM JAN 19      33 MPH
TWO HARBORS (MARINE ) (625 FT)(AWOS)       351 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
AITKIN (AITKIN MN) (1204 FT)(AWOS)         433 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
SILVER BAY (LAKE MN) (AWOS)                553 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
4 ESE NAMEKAGON (BAYFIELD WI) (RAWS)       502 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
7 ESE CLOVERDALE (PINE MN) (RAWS)          415 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
3 WNW CLAM LAKE (BAYFIELD WI)              706 PM JAN 19      33 MPH
1 WSW MAPLE (DOUGLAS WI) (APRSWXNET)       556 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
PINE RIVER (CASS MN) (AWOS)                213 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
ELY (ST. LOUIS MN) (1457 FT)(AWOS)         533 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
RICE LAKE N.W.R. (AITKIN MN) (RAWS)        552 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
2 ENE KIMBALL (IRON WI) (WIDOT)            536 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
1 W ISABELLA (LAKE MN) (1990 FT)(RAWS)     704 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
4 ENE MARGIE (KOOCHICHING MN) (MNDOT)      352 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
5 W SHELL LAKE (WASHBURN WI) (AWS)         404 PM JAN 19      32 MPH
FERNBERG  RAWS (LAKE MN) (RAWS)            613 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
5 S ELY (ST. LOUIS MN) (1455 FT)(RAWS)     704 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
7 E EFFIE (ITASCA MN) (1340 FT)(MNDOT)     222 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
1 N GRAND PORTAGE (COOK MN) (MNDOT)        802 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
BAYFIELD (MARINE ) (603 FT)(APRSWXNET)     412 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
4 SW CROMWELL (CARLTON MN) (APRSWXNET)     312 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
GLIDDEN RAWS (ASHLAND WI) (GOES)           600 PM JAN 19      31 MPH
COOK (ST. LOUIS MN) (1406 FT)(AWOS)        156 PM JAN 19      30 MPH
1 SW SAGINAW (ST. LOUIS MN) (RAWS)         508 PM JAN 19      30 MPH
6 WSW SPIRIT (PRICE WI) (APRSWXNET)        543 PM JAN 19      30 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
618 PM CST SAT JAN 19 2013

...HIGHEST WIND GUSTS AS OF 6 PM TODAY...

...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...     ...WIND...
6 E JORDAN (SCOTT MN) (APRSWXNET)          436 PM JAN 19      61 MPH
3 SSE ALEXANDRIA (DOUGLAS MN) (MNDOT)      207 PM JAN 19      56 MPH
MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT  257 PM JAN 19      55 MPH
MONTEVIDEO (CHIPPEWA MN) (AWOS)            334 PM JAN 19      54 MPH
GLENWOOD (POPE MN) (AWOS)                  314 PM JAN 19      54 MPH
2 WSW CLARA CITY (CHIPPEWA MN) (MNDOT)    1238 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
7 ESE COLFAX (CHIPPEWA WI) (APRSWXNET)     453 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
4 ENE HENDERSON (SCOTT MN) (MNDOT)         601 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
2 W WINTHROP (SIBLEY MN) (MNDOT)           250 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
MORRIS MUNI - CHARLIE SCHMIDT FLD AIRPO   1210 PM JAN 19      53 MPH
FLYING CLOUD AIRPORT (HENNEPIN MN)         324 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
MINNEAPOLIS (DAKOTA MN) (AWOS)             409 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
5 NNE ELLENDALE (STEELE MN) (MNDOT)        453 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
OLIVIA (RENVILLE MN) (AWOS)                131 PM JAN 19      52 MPH
MUNICIPAL APT (KANDIYOHI MN) (AWOS)        314 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
MUNICIPAL APT (KANDIYOHI MN) (AWOS)        532 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
GLENCOE (MCLEOD MN) (998 FT)(AWOS)         316 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
FAIRBAULT MUNI AP (RICE MN) (AWOS)         514 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
3 ESE PENNOCK (KANDIYOHI MN) (AWOS)        115 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
NEW RICHMOND (ST. CROIX WI) (AWOS)         355 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
STANTON AIRFIELD (GOODHUE MN) (AWOS)       513 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
5 SE SEARLES (BROWN MN) (APRSWXNET)        552 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT           510 PM JAN 19      51 MPH
3 SW EAU CLAIRE (EAU CLAIRE WI)            515 PM JAN 19      50 MPH
1 WSW ROBBINSDALE (HENNEPIN MN)            244 PM JAN 19      50 MPH
1 NNE FREDERIC (POLK WI) (APRSWXNET)       400 PM JAN 19      50 MPH
ST PAUL DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (RAMSEY MN)       353 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
OSCEOLA (POLK WI) (AWOS)                   415 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
3 S LITCHFIELD (MEEKER MN) (RAWS)          311 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
WASECA (WASECA MN) (AWOS)                  455 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
APPLETON (SWIFT MN) (AWOS)                1234 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
ALEXANDRIA CHANDLER FIELD AIRPORT          313 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
1 NNW PRIOR LAKE (SCOTT MN) (APRSWXNET)    415 PM JAN 19      49 MPH
3 S CARVER (CARVER MN) (845 FT)(RAWS)      449 PM JAN 19      48 MPH
3 ENE MADELIA (BLUE EARTH MN) (MNDOT)      507 PM JAN 19      48 MPH
ST JAMES (WATONWAN MN) (AWOS)              454 PM JAN 19      48 MPH
HUTCHINSON (MCLEOD MN) (AWOS)              255 PM JAN 19      48 MPH
ANOKA COUNTY-BLAINE AIRPORT (JANES FLD)    245 PM JAN 19      48 MPH
MENOMONIE (DUNN WI) (AWOS)                 555 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
1 S WINNEBAGO (FARIBAULT MN)               603 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
BENSON (SWIFT MN) (1040 FT)(AWOS)         1212 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
7 N GRANITE LEDGE (MORRISON MN)            318 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
1 NNW RICE (BENTON MN) (1063 FT)(MNDOT)    504 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
MADISON (LAC QUI PARLE MN) (AWOS)          234 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
2 SE SAUK CENTRE (STEARNS MN) (MNDOT)      237 PM JAN 19      47 MPH
BUFFALO (WRIGHT MN) (AWOS)                 155 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
3 N HASTINGS (WASHINGTON MN)               338 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
3 E LAKE ELMO (WASHINGTON MN) (AWOS)       535 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
LITCHFIELD (MEEKER MN) (1132 FT)(AWOS)     333 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
3 SE CUMBERLAND (BARRON WI) (AWOS)         455 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
1 NW SHAKOPEE (SCOTT MN) (APRSWXNET)       329 PM JAN 19      46 MPH
REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT            149 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
MAPLE LAKE (WRIGHT MN) (AWOS)              216 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
GRANITE FALLS (YELLOW MEDICINE MN)         311 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
MANKATO REGIONAL AIRPORT                   435 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
RUSK COUNTY AIRPORT (RUSK WI) (AWOS)       615 PM JAN 19      45 MPH
PRINCETON (MILLE LACS MN) (AWOS)           251 PM JAN 19      45 MPH


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.