Monday, January 25, 2016

January 25, 2016 Weather update - Light snow continues into tonight; Preliminary snow totals and future radar included in this post

/Issued 12:47 PM CST, Monday, January 25, 2016/

Early afternoon water vapor satellite image and surface map.  Source,

L=Low pressure, red line is the expected storm track through tonight.

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at Noon CST today.  Source, WSI.


Future radar per 12z NAM.  Source,

Note:  Green colors on the map below usually mean somewhat heavier snow vs. blue colors which is typically a lighter snowfall.

Winter weather advisory remains in effect for the areas shaded in purple on the map below.  The advisory has been expanded a bit more to the north to include the Iron Range in Northeast Minnesota.  For Duluth and Superior this advisory goes until Midnight CST tonight.  Source,  More information at the link below.

Winter Weather Advisory -

...Snow continues to fall across Northeast Minnesota and far Northwest Wisconsin early this afternoon...

Low pressure of 1004mb was located along the Missouri-Iowa state line early this afternoon, this low will head northeast and will be over Lake Huron by Tuesday morning.  Moisture pushing north ahead of this low is meeting up with a cold front over the Upper Midwest which is resulting in a band of light to moderate snowfall extending from West Central through Central and Northeast Minnesota into far Northwest Wisconsin.

Looking at radar and model trends it looks like this band of snow although mostly light in intensity will persist through the afternoon and into the evening hours before ending from west to east later tonight.

**Preliminary snowfall totals for January 25, 2016**
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

5 S of Libby, MN (Aitkin County)  2.5"
3 N of Mahtowa, MN (Carlton County)  2.5"
2 NE of Cloquet, MN (Carlton County)  1.7"
Holyoke, MN (Carlton County)  2.0"
East Gull Lake, MN (Cass County)  1.2"