2/26/09: Winter Weather Headline Information

Issued at 5:16 PM CST, Thursday, February 26th, 2009

*Winter Storm Warning* continues until 6 PM CST for the following counties in Minnesota: Southern Cass… Crow Wing… And Southern Aitkin… This includes the cities of Leader… Brainerd… Pequot Lakes… Breezy Point… Pine Center… Aitkin… And McGrath… Snow will taper off to flurries This Evening in the warning area, but strong north winds will continue to produce areas of blowing and drifting snow through the night. Total snow accumulations will range from 4 to 8 inches in the warning area. This same area is also under a *Wind Chill Advisory* which is in effect from 9 PM CST Tonight until 9 AM CST Friday…Wind chills during this time period could drop to between 20 below and 35 below zero.

*Winter Storm Warning* continues until 12 AM CST Tonight for the following counties: Pine MN… Burnett WI… Washburn WI… Sawyer WI… And Price WI… Some cities included in the warning are: Pine City MN… Hinckley MN… Askov MN… Siren WI… Grantsburg WI… Spooner WI… Hayward WI… And Park Falls WI… Snow will continue in the warning area This Evening with snow tapering off to flurries from southwest to northeast during the mid to late Evening hours. Total snow accumulations in the warning area will range from 4 to 9 inches. Gusty winds will persist through the night which will lead to areas of blowing and drifting snow.

*Winter Weather Advisory* remains in effect until 12 AM CST Tonight for Douglas County… Bayfield County… Ashland County… And Iron County in Northwest Wisconsin. Some cities included in the advisory are: Superior WI… Solon Springs WI… Brule WI… Poplar WI… Oliver WI… Patzau WI… Port Wing WI… Bayfield WI… Herbster WI… Ashland WI… And Hurley WI… Snow will persist through the Evening before tapering off to snow showers and flurries Overnight. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches are expected in the advisory area with locally higher totals near Lake Superior.

*Winter Weather Advisory* remains in effect until 12 AM CST Tonight for Southern St. Louis and Carlton Counties in Northeast Minnesota. *Wind Chill Advisory* is in effect from 9 PM CST Tonight until 9 AM CST Friday. Some cities included in the advisories are: Duluth MN… Esko MN… Cloquet MN… And Moose Lake MN… Snow will continue in the advisory area This Evening before ending around Midnight. Total accumulations will range from 3 to around 6 inches. Gusty winds and arctic air moving into the area later Tonight will cause wind chills to fall to between 20 below and 35 below zero Overnight into Friday Morning. The gusty winds will also cause areas of blowing and drifting snow through the night.

*Winter Weather Advisory* remains in effect until 6 PM CST Tonight for Lake County MN and Cook County MN with a *Wind Chill Advisory* in effect from 9 PM CST Tonight until 9 AM CST Friday… Some cities included in the advisories are: Two Harbors MN… Silver Bay MN… Tofte MN… Lutsen MN… Grand Marais MN… And Isabella MN… Snow will end This Evening with total accumulations ranging from 3 to around 7 inches. Bitter cold will follow with wind chills dropping to 20 below to 35 below Overnight into Friday Morning. Gusty winds will also lead to blowing and drifting snow through the night.

*Wind Chill Advisory* is in effect from 9 PM CST Tonight until 9 AM CST Friday for the following counties in Northern Minnesota: Koochiching County… Northern and Central St. Louis… And Itasca… Some cities included in the advisory are: International Falls MN… Bigfork MN… Grand Rapids MN… Hibbing MN… Ely MN… Virginia MN… And Crane Lake MN… Bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills of 20 below to 35 below zero are forecast Tonight and Friday Morning in the advisory area.

Tim

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  1. Yea, we only ended up with about 4.5\” here, far below the NWS prediction of 9-10\”. There were some pretty good totals out to the west though around Alexandria. But the nice thing is that with the sun getting higher in the sky, even with an air temp of 10-15 degrees, a lot of the snow is already starting to melt. Looks like we\’re gonna have a pretty good stretch of days before our next storm.

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