Wednesday marked the 11th day this year that low temperatures in Brainerd landed at or below 20 degrees below zero.
The temperature at the weather station at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport registered 21 degrees below about 8 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures hit 24 degrees below Tuesday morning.
Because of the cold, school was canceled Wednesday in Brainerd.
Missy Karels, Brainerd postal carrier, delivered mail from her vehicle Wednesday on Mill Ave. in sub-zero weather.» Purchase reprints of this photo.
Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
The average high temperature in February in Brainerd is 26 degrees. The average low temperature is 1 degree below.
Cold remains in Thursday's forecast, with lows of 16-21 degrees below in the morning, highs 9-14 degrees in the afternoon and lows 7-12 degrees below at night. Wind chills Thursday will be 30-40 degrees below zero, the National Weather Service in Duluth reported.
However, the cold weather won't be lasting forever.
On Friday, high temperatures will be 18-23 degrees; on Saturday and Sunday, 27-32 degrees.
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