Weather Forecast

Light refracted by ice crystals suspended in the air create a spectacular halo and sundog scene over County Road 4 near Palo, Minn., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The air temperature at the time was 27 below. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE/Bob King

‘Polar vortex’ may ease grip on region

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Meteorologists say that what they call a “polar vortex,” and the rest of us call bitterly cold weather, is beginning to ease up in the Upper Midwest.


That means the region may reach temperatures Alaskans have been enjoying.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.