/Issued 5:07 PM CST, Monday, November 30, 2015/
Surface map forecast. Source, NOAA; NDFD.
Colors on the map:
Purple and orange=Ice/Mixed precipitation
12 AM tonight:
6 AM CST Tuesday:
12 PM CST Tuesday:
6 PM CST Tuesday:
Probability for snowfall totals of at least 4″ valid through 6 PM CST Tuesday. Source, Weather Prediction Center.
Red=70% probability for at least 4″ of snow
Green=40% probability for at least 4″ of snow
Blue=10% probability for at least 4″ of snow
Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 4:45 PM CST. Source, WSI.
Winter weather advisory in effect in most of the Northland. More information at this link: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=winter%20weather%20advisory
Tonight’s low temperature forecast. Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.
Tuesday’s high temperature forecast. Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.
With the expected snowfall here’s a link to Minnesota road conditions: http://hb.511mn.org/#roadReports?timeFrame=TODAY&layers=allReports%2CroadReports%2CwinterDriving%2CvoxReports%2CweatherWarnings%2CotherStates
A link to Wisconsin road conditions: http://www.511wi.gov/web/traffic/winterroadconditions
Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date: November 30, 2015
The final day of November ended on a mild note but what else is new. Highs were in the 30s which is roughly 5-10 degrees warmer than normal for November 30th. Mostly cloudy skies covered the area today with a few pockets of light snow, flurries or mixed precipitation pushing SE-NW through parts of the area but by far the most significant snow has been falling over portions of Southern Minnesota today with reports of 2-5″ snow totals through late this afternoon. Surface map at 4 PM today places a 1012mb low over far Northeast Nebraska.
Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: Medium to High.
Tonight (November 30)
Surface low pressure will lift slowly northeast into Southwestern Minnesota during the night. Bands of snow will gradually push in a south-north direction through the Northland tonight. Bursts of moderate snow will be possible tonight mainly in East Central Minnesota and in parts of Northwest Wisconsin. Lows will be in the 20s and 30s with east or northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts near Lake Superior.
Tuesday and Tuesday night (December 1)
Meteorological winter kicks off with a slushy snowfall event. Low pressure at the surface and aloft will lift north/northeast through the Upper Midwest and into the Western/Central Great Lakes during this period. Expect occasional wet snow in our area tomorrow and tomorrow night with a few bands of moderate snow in parts of the area. Highs on Tuesday will be in the 30s with lows Tuesday night in the 20s and 30s. Winds will be out of the south, east or north on Tuesday at 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts near Lake Superior. Winds Tuesday night will be out of the south, north or northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Note: Near the immediate Lake Superior shoreline including locations below the hill in Duluth and in Superior there is a possibility that the snow will mix with or change to drizzle and rain at times on Tuesday.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Wednesday through Friday (December 2-4)
Lingering light snow showers and flurries are possible Wednesday morning as low pressure exits to the east. Mainly dry weather is expected from Wednesday PM through Friday. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 30s with lows Wednesday night in the teens and 20s. Highs on Thursday will be in the 20s and 30s with lows Thursday night in the 20s. Highs on Friday will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
Above average temperatures are forecast during the long range with no major storm systems showing up that would affect the Northland from the 5th-10th.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR
Event: *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*
Timing: 6 PM this evening until 6 AM CST Wednesday
.Tonight… Breezy. Periods of wet snow gradually developing. Sleet or drizzle is also possible closer to Lake Superior. Low 30 to 33. Wind east at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.
.Tuesday… Periods of wet snow. Light rain and drizzle is also possible closer to Lake Superior. Breezy. High 33 to 36. Wind east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.
.Tuesday night… Light snow and flurries. Total snowfall accumulations of 3-6″ possible. Low 25 to 30. Wind becoming north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Snow showers or flurries possible early otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. High 32 to 37.
.Wednesday night… Partly cloudy. Low 16 to 21.
.Thursday… Partly sunny. High 32 to 37.
.Thursday night… Partly cloudy. Low 20 to 25.
.Friday… Partly cloudy. High 35 to 40.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 7:33 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday: 4:22 PM CST