/Issued 5:43 PM CST, Monday, December 11, 2017/
Our next clipper system is lined up for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. A little light snow in parts of the Northland Tuesday afternoon with some more snow possible on Wednesday, also on Wednesday winds could turn out of the east, and with cold air in place, some lake enhanced snow will be possible along the North Shore of Lake Superior in northeast Minnesota.
National Weather Service Low Temperature Forecast for Tuesday morning
Water vapor satellite loop from today showing the track of the potent clipper which impacted portions of the northern Plains and upper Midwest late Sunday night and Monday.
Note: Confidence isn’t very high yet regarding the track/timing of this potential system this weekend. Stay tuned.
Snowfall Reports for December 10-11, 2017
Brainerd, MN 1 SW: 3.0 in
Pine River, MN 7 WSW: 2.6 in
Nisswa, MN 1 E: 2.5 in
Hinckley, MN 2 SW: 2.0 in
Cook, MN: 1.5 in
Orr, MN 3 E: 1.5 in
Libby, MN: 1.5 in
Gile, WI: 1.5 in
Grand Rapids, MN 7 SSW: 1.4 in
Lutsen, MN 4 ENE: 1.3 in
Island Lake, MN 6 E: 1.1 in
Hertel, WI 6 NE: 1.0 in
Silver Bay, MN 1 W: 1.0 in
Keewatin, MN: 1.0 in
International Falls, MN: 0.8 in
Duluth, MN (National Weather Service) 0.7 in
Note: Last night’s snow event underachieved in the immediate Duluth area with snowfall totals not even reaching an inch at the Airport (0.7 inches) There were some 2-3 inch totals around the Brainerd Lakes area, otherwise snowfall amounts were generally capped off around an inch across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. One of the bigger surprises was the freezing rain and freezing drizzle which affected parts of the Northland early this morning which produced a light glaze of ice on top of the snow.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Some clouds. Flurries early. Low 1 below to 4 above. Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph this evening.
.Tuesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 12 to 17. Wind becoming west at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Light snow possible. High 20 to 25. Wind east at 10 to 15 mph becoming north.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 7:45 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday: 4:20 PM CST