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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Duluth MN
332 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
332 PM CST Thu Feb 21 2019
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
.DAY ONE...Through Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday
Snow accumulations between generally 2 and 4 inches are expected
across central and northern Minnesota from Friday afternoon
through Saturday. Lesser amounts, up to 2 inches, are expected
across northwest Wisconsin. Some freezing drizzle or very light
freezing rain could also mix with the snow, resulting in untreated
an secondary roads becoming slippery. Winter weather advisories
may be required for some areas during this time period.
After a brief break in the precipitation, a much more significant
winter storm will move from the central Plains to the Great Lakes
Saturday night and Sunday. The heaviest snowfall from this storm
is expected to the east of the I-35 corridor, with the greatest
potential for 6 to 12 inch snow accumulations across northwest
Wisconsin, generally along and east of a line roughly from
Grantsburg to Ashland. Lesser snow amounts are expected over
Minnesota, with amounts ranging from 1 to 4 inches. Strong winds
are also expected with this storm region-wide, with the potential
for widespread blowing and drifting snow, low visibility, and
perhaps some power outages.
It should be noted that any north or west shift in the forecast
path of this storm would shift the band of very heavy snowfall
into eastern Minnesota, and would consequently affect the I-35
corridor from the Twin Cities to Duluth and the Minnesota
Arrowhead. Since there are a couple days before this storm, anyone
with travel plans across the region this weekend should stay
current with the latest forecasts regarding this major winter
Finally, cold arctic air will once again settle into the region in
the wake of the storm for the Monday to Wednesday time period,
with overnight low temperatures dropping into the teens and 20s below
zero across most of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Snow spotters are requested to report their snowfall measurements
this weekend to the National Weather Service in Duluth.
More information may be obtained at the following web address:
http://www.weather.gov/duluth (all lower case)