/Issued 5:00 PM CST, Friday, December 8, 2017/
Snow is moving to the south/southeast
Radar loop ending at 4 PM CST, December 8, 2017.
Snow will continue to push south/east across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this evening, the snow will last about 3-4 hours in any given location. The snow will diminish from north to south through the evening hours.
Note: This evening’s snow event although a quick hitter does have a lot going for it with a strong upper level jet ~140 knots on the west side of the vort digging south out of Ontario Province, along with 12-hour 500mb height falls of 90-120 meters dropping SE out of western Ontario Province
Water vapor satellite image of the approaching snow system for early this evening as it drops south/southeast out of Lake of The Woods/far northern Minnesota.
18z RGEM from 12.08.2017 Temperature Forecast valid for Sunday afternoon
The upper level pattern will remain out of the northwest into next week, this type of pattern is not favorable for major winter storms for our area, but it will be favorable for clipper systems to drop south/east out of western-central Canada, and if those clippers track favorably, then we could get a few inches of snow with each one through late next week.
Link to Road Conditions
Note: Here’s a link to snowfall totals from the southern U.S. as a significant winter storm impacts parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia today and tonight. http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc4.html
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Snow through 8 PM with lingering flurries mid to late evening. Total snowfall around 1 to 2 inches. Mostly cloudy with some clearing late. Low 5 to 10. Wind west to southwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming north to northwest.
.Saturday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 15 to 20. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming west later in the day.
.Sunday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 25 to 30. Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Saturday
Sunrise Saturday: 7:42 AM CST
Sunset Saturday: 4:20 PM CST