/Issued 4:49 PM CST, Tuesday, December 3, 2013/
3 images below are off the 18z run of the hi-res NAM/WRF model.
*6 AM CST Wednesday. Darker green indicates heavier precip rates (red circled area on the map)
*12 PM CST Wednesday: Snow should really be coming down at a good clip early Tomorrow Afternoon, note the dark green/yellow colors showing up (1″/hour snow rates?)
*6 PM CST Wednesday. This model might be a little too quick Tomorrow, will just have to wait and see. Heaviest snow shifts N/NE of Duluth around 6 PM Tomorrow. Might be a little later than that though, will see.
*Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 6 AM CST Thursday for Duluth*
-Gusty east to northeast winds at 15 to 35 mph will be the big weather story This Evening along with some light snow and patchy freezing drizzle. Snow accumulation should stay under 1″ in Duluth This Evening.
-Snow should begin to increase in coverage and intensity Overnight Tonight, most likely between 2 AM – 6 AM.
-Snow could become heavy at times during the day on Wednesday. Snowfall rates could reach 1″ an hour.
-Strong ENE winds continue through late Wednesday Afternoon. 15 to 30 mph wind speeds will be common with gusts to 40 mph.
-Considerable blowing and drifting snow will occur and when combined with the falling snow could produce whiteout or near whiteout conditions at times on Wednesday.
-Snowfall event totals since Monday should range from 14-24″ in the Twin Ports with locally higher amounts possible over parts of the city.
*Surface map valid at 6 AM CST Wednesday. Source, Weather Prediction Center.
*Surface map valid at 6 PM CST Wednesday. Source, Weather Prediction Center.
*Expected snowfall event totals by late Wednesday Night.
*Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 4:30 PM CST Today. Source Intellicast.com
Stay tuned for more updates.