Forecasts said we could get close to breaking some temperature records. So, did we? We compiled a list of the coldest wind chills and temperatures recorded around Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and in the Twin Ports on Thursday morning, January 31, 2019.

Here are the recorded air temperatures and wind chills for today. Any statistics that broke a record are marked in bold and with **.

Air Temperatures (in degrees F)

The coldest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota was -60 in Tower on February 2, 1996.

  • -56: Cotton - Not a record, but coldest recorded temperature in the contiguous U.S. today.
  • -50: Kabetogama General Store**
  • -47: Brimson
  • -46: Bigfork
  • -45: International Falls** (Previous record for January 31 was -35 in 1996)
  • -45: Jacobson
  • -44: Floodwood**
  • -44: Cass Lake
  • -43: Brainerd Airport
  • -43: Tower
  • -41: Grand Rapids Airport** (Previous record for January 31 was -36 in 1982)
  • -40: Twig
  • -39: Sturgeon Lake
  • -38: Aitkin Airport - Tied previous record for January 31 set in 1982
  • -38: Walker Airport
  • -37: Cloquet** 
  • -37: Hibbing
  • -36: Moose Lake Airport
  • -35: Silver Bay
  • -35: McGregor Airport
  • -34: Duluth NWS Office
  • -33: Two Harbors
  • -31: Duluth Airport (Close call! -33 is the record, set in 1982)
  • -30: Superior Airport
  • -29: Blatnik Bridge
  • -27: Ashland Airport

Record sources here.

Wind Chills (in degrees F)

  • -59: Grand Marais Airport
  • -54: Palmers
  • -53: Grand Rapids Airport
  • -52: Chisholm
  • -52: Brainerd Airport
  • -52: Cloquet Airport
  • -51: Ashland Airport
  • -51: Duluth Airport
  • -51: Blatnik Bridge
  • -50: International Falls
  • -50: Proctor
  • -49: Two Harbors
  • -48: Moose Lake Airport
  • -48: Superior Airport
  • -48: Walker Airport
  • -45: Twig
  • -43: McGregor Airport
  • -42: Hayward Airport