2/26/09: Snow Update

Issued at 11:25 AM CST, Thursday, February 26th, 2009

As of 11 AM Today…Snow total was closing in on one inch at my location in West Duluth Minnesota. It’s been snowing steadily since about 7 AM Today with the latest doppler radar out of Duluth showing an area of moderate to heavy snow extending across Eastern Minnesota, affecting the counties of Pine, Carlton, Southern St. Louis and Southern-Eastern Aitkin County in Minnesota as well as Douglas, Southern Burnett, Southern Washburn, and Southern Sawyer Counties in Northwestern Wisconsin. The heaviest snow is taking shape over Southern Washburn County attm with max DBZ’S up to 30 per GR3 radar…Communities of Spooner, Shell Lake, and Sarona are seeing this heavy snow band at this time. There’s also been a band of heavier snow over Northern Pine/Southern Carlton Counties near the towns of Kettle River, Moose Lake, Barnum, Denham, Sturgeon Lake, Willow River, Duquette, Bruno, and Kerrick. Movement of the snow was toward the northeast, although in Northwest Wisconsin…The snow area seems to be lifting slightly north-northeast.

Still should see 2 to possibly 5 inches of total snowfall here in the city by late Today as snow should persist into the Afternoon hours here in Duluth…One thing that may limit higher snow amounts in the city is the fact that the snow area seems to be shifting slightly east of northeast…If this band can start lifting more to the north, then this would prolong the snow potential around the head of Lake Superior. This doesn’t seem to be happening at this time, but i’ll continue to monitor it.
One last thing about Today…If you don’t have to be anywhere, just stay home. Numerous traffic accidents have already been reported in the Duluth/Superior area This Morning and we haven’t even seen that much snow, but it’s been enough to make roads snow covered and slippery…If you have to drive Today or Tonight…SLOW DOWN!
I included a photo I took at around 11 AM Today of the snow here in West Duluth. I also have a short little video of the snowfall from This Morning. Enjoy.

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