Sunday, December 4, 2016

1-3" of snow expected in most of the Northland today (Higher totals along the North Shore)

/Issued 6:50 AM CST, Sunday, December 4, 2016/

Radar image from 6:30 AM.

Green colors=Somewhat heavier snowfall

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 6:15 AM CST.  Source:

Winter Weather Advisory continues today for the areas shaded in purple.  Note:  The advisory for extreme northeast Minnesota goes until 9 PM this evening, more information on this advisory at this link


Total snowfall accumulations for today per 09z HRRRX model.  Source:

Link to Minnesota road conditions

Link to Wisconsin road conditions

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Light snow was falling across much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin at 6 AM with temperatures in the mid 20s to around 30 degrees.

2 features of interest for today -- The first is already affecting eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin in the form of an upper level disturbance while the second feature moves east across North Dakota which will move into the Northland this afternoon-early this evening.

Light snow should continue this morning in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with additional snow showers or possibly some mixed precipitation expected this afternoon-evening as that energy currently over North Dakota moves this way.

Total snowfall accumulations today will generally range from 1" to 2" across the Northland with isolated 3" totals possible in east central Minnesota into northwest Wisconsin.

Southeast wind coming off Lake Superior will lead to lake enhanced snow along the North Shore today with the entire Highway 61 corridor being affected from just northeast of Duluth through Silver Bay, Grand Marais and Grand Portage -- Snow totals could reach 3-5" along portions of the North Shore today with lower amounts near the immediate lakeshore.

Not a huge snow event by any means but there will be enough snow to make roads slick and hazardous especially this morning, and throughout the day along the North Shore of Lake Superior.