/Issued 6:29 PM CST, Monday, January 8, 2018/
Note: Adjustments to the snowfall amounts shown on the map below are possible during the next 24 hours.
Note: Biggest calendar day snowfall total so far this winter (Since December 1) at Duluth, Minnesota: 2.6 inches on December 13! Have to go back to late October for our largest calendar day snowfall total so far which was 10.6 inches on October 27.
…Latest on the potential midweek snow event for Duluth…
*Snow develops Wednesday night with snow most of Thursday before tapering off during the mid to late afternoon hours.
*A mix of drizzle, freezing drizzle and sleet is possible Wednesday through Wednesday evening.
*Temperatures will start out on the mild side Wednesday night, around 30-32 degrees, temperatures will crash on Thursday to around zero or the single digits above zero.
*Still some uncertainty with the snowfall ratios but looks like they will start out around 5:1 (Kind of a wet snow) then as temperatures drop, snowfall ratios will rise to around 10:1 (Fluffier snow)
*Right now based on what I’ve been seeing in the model trends, I’m thinking will get 3 to 6 inches of snow in Duluth, but this could increase or decrease over the next 24 hours or so.
Can’t really complain about today’s weather, yes it was a tad on the windy side, but temperatures were above average with highs ranging from the 20s in northern Minnesota to the lower to even some middle 30s in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Winds were out of the west or northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts. There were some patches of clouds covering parts of the area at times today but overall a good deal of sunshine on this Monday.
Tonight: Colder temperatures compared to last night as lows dip into the single digits below to around 10 above zero. Clear to partly cloudy skies this evening followed by a bit more cloud cover later in the night.
Tuesday: We’re looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies with continued mild temperatures with highs ranging from around 20 degrees in far northeast Minnesota to the upper 20s to middle 30s elsewhere. Lows Tuesday night will be on the mild side for early January standards with temperatures mainly in the 20s. Generally overcast conditions are forecast for Tuesday night, and patchy freezing drizzle could start to develop during the night as moisture increases ahead of a broad storm system which will be moving east through the western U.S.
Note: Another shot of arctic air is forecast to impact the Northland later this week roughly from January 11 through 16 — Potential for 5 subzero nights in a row in the Twin Ports while daytime highs are forecast to be ~0 from Friday through next Monday.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 8 to 13. Wind west becoming light and variable.
.Tuesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 28 to 33. Wind east to southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Mostly cloudy. Drizzle or freezing drizzle possible at times. Patchy fog possible. High 30 to 35. Wind south to southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 7:52 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday: 4:40 PM CST