Saturday, January 7, 2017

Light snow late Sunday afternoon/evening (Up to 1" of accumulation) A few more inches of snow Mon PM-Tue

/Issued 5:15 PM CST, Saturday, January 7, 2017/

Here's my preliminary snowfall accumulation map for Monday afternoon through Tuesday.  Generally a 1-3" snowfall event in most of the Northland, but the North Shore of Lake Superior especially from Silver Bay to Grand Marais could pick up 3-5" of snow due to some lake enhancement with a southeast wind Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning.


Light blue area=Wind chill advisory, more information at this link

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Sunday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis:

Cold temperatures continue but it's January in Minnesota, and it does get cold around here sometimes.

Highs today ranged from around zero to the single digits above zero with partly to mostly sunny skies, there's been a few flurries as well today.

*High pressure slides southeast out of the northern Plains tonight -- Clear to partly cloudy skies across the Northland for tonight with lows in the single digits, teens and 20s below zero.  Note:  -30s can't be ruled out in the typical cold spots in our area.

*Clouds will be on the increase on Sunday as a trough, cold front and area of low pressure approach the upper Midwest.  Some snow should develop sometime Sunday afternoon with the snow continuing into Sunday evening before ending by late Sunday night.  Expecting around an inch of snow in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin by late Sunday night.  Highs on Sunday are expected to get into the upper single digits and teens which would be the 'warmest' high temps in our area in about 5 days.  Lows Sunday night will range from around zero to 20 below.

*Snow is forecast to return to the Northland Monday afternoon as another area of low pressure moves out of the northern Rockies and western High Plains region -- Will likely have one or two rounds of snow affecting the area between Monday afternoon and Tuesday with about 1-3" of snow expected the way it looks now.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly clear.  Very cold.  Low 8 below to 13 below.  Wind west at 10 to 15 mph.

.Sunday...  Partly cloudy with increasing cloudiness during the afternoon.  Light snow possible mainly after 4 PM.  High 8 to 12.  Wind south at 10 to 15 mph.

.Sunday night...  Light snow, mainly during the evening.  Total snowfall accumulation of 1" or less.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  19
Low:     2

Sunrise Sunday:  7:52 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   4:39 PM CST