WEATHER – Late Season Winter Storm for Minnesota

The National Weather Service is reporting a Late Season Winter Storm will impact Minnesota
The National Weather Service is reporting a Late Season Winter Storm will impact Minnesota

The National Weather Service is reporting a Late Season Winter Storm will impact Minnesota
The National Weather Service is reporting a Late Season Winter Storm will impact Minnesota
DULUTH – WEATHER – The National Weather Service in Duluth is forecasting a late season Winter Storm.

The NWS says, “A late-season winter storm will affect the Northland starting late tonight and continuing through Monday evening. An area of low
pressure over northeast Kansas this afternoon will advance northeastward to southern Ontario by Tuesday morning. Rain will mix with and eventually change to snow for portions of central Minnesota tonight and in northeast Minnesota late tonight or Monday morning.

Snow rates of 1 inch per hour are likely from near Aitkin and Grand Rapids, to the Iron Range, and interior portions of the Arrowhead late tonight through Monday morning. The Monday morning commute will be slow for some Northlanders due to snow accumulation on roads and visibility less than one-half mile. As temperatures warm slightly during the day, snow accumulation will slow down as melting and compaction take on a more prominent role.

Precipitation may change back to rain as the rates diminish during the late morning into the afternoon.

For Thunder Bay, Environment Canada says, “Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers before morning with risk of freezing rain. Wind northeast 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 1.”

For Monday morning, there will be snow or rain. Local snowfall amounts of about 2 cm. Winds are forecast for northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50.

The forecast high should be plus 3.

For Monday night, Rain or snow changing to periods of snow in the evening and ending overnight then cloudy. Local snowfall amounts of up to 2 cm.

Winter Storm Alert – Duluth

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow…which is in effect from midnight tonight to 7 PM CDT Monday.

* LOCATIONS…The heaviest snowfall and greatest accumulation will occur inland from Lake Superior, west to near Grand Rapids, and north to the Iron Range. A sharp gradient in snow accumulation is expected from near Twig and Cloquet to locales in downtown and west Duluth.

* TIMING…Rain will change to snow overnight with 1 inch per hour snow rates possible during the Monday morning commute.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 to 8 inches.

* WINDS…Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph inland, and northeast 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph near Lake Superior.

* VISIBILITY…Less than one-quarter mile at times.

* IMPACTS…Roads, bridges, and walkways will become snow covered and slippery. The combination of northeast winds and falling snow will reduce visibility.