Maps & Weather Links

Fall Color Guide

Click here for the most recent fall color updates directly from the DNR:


Weather-Related Links

Professional weather services: Forecasts, Outlooks, Studies, Advice, Site Specific Forecasts Anywhere! Always a Live Meteorologist - 24/7. 

National Weather Service

State Climatology Office

U.S. Naval Observatory Data Services
Sun or moon rise and set tables

International Falls & Koochiching County Cold Weather Testing
The Center specializes in coordinating and locating services and specialized equipment for cold weather operations. Staff has firsthand knowledge of terrain, roadways and locations.

MN Department of Transportation
Traffic and road conditions, weather reports, construction. Delays, detours and more.

Snow Emergency Info For the Metro Area
Minneapolis 612-348-SNOW (7669)

St. Paul 651-266-PLOW (7569)



Looking for month by month precipitation facts? Click here


Prairie and Forest Areas

There's tons of detailed and interesting info about all of Minnesota's ecological, topographical, and natural features if you look at Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources Site.  Make your own customized map of Minnesota based on what you're looking for by clicking here. 


Airports and Major Highways



There are great options for hi-res elevation mapping if you click here.


Ice Out Dates

For the latest from the Dept. of Natural Resources about actual ice out dates click here

(Maybe you're wondering what an "ice out" is in the first place. The definition of lake ice-out varies from lake to lake, and individual to individual. For some, ice out occurs only when the lake is completely free of ice. For others, ice out is defined as the moment when navigation is possible from point A to point B. And yet for others, ice out is when 90 percent of the lake is ice free.)


Rivers and Lakes


Crops and Trees