/Issued 4:58 PM CST, Wednesday, January 10, 2018/
*Here’s my updated snowfall accumulation map for late tonight through Thursday* Overall not too many changes from my prior map.
Note: I still don’t have a lot of confidence about the 3-6 inch zone that covers parts of northwest Wisconsin, that area could shift a little further south/east from what is shown on this map.
***Should also be noted that a few spots in northern Minnesota that are in the 3-6 inch zone could end up with more than 6 inches of snow***
21z RAP model
Expected hazards in the warning and advisory areas:
-Light ice accumulations with areas of freezing drizzle, freezing rain and sleet tonight through early Thursday morning.
-Accumulating snow, highest amounts in northern Minnesota and over portions of northwest Wisconsin.
-Reduced visibilities at times due to the snow
-Areas of fog through early Thursday morning
-Falling temperatures from NW-SE across the Northland from late tonight through Thursday afternoon. Temperatures in the 30s this evening, falling to the single digits below to teens above zero by early Thursday afternoon
-Deteriorating road conditions due to snow, mixed precipitation and falling temperatures which could lead to a flash freeze
Purple shaded area on map=Winter Weather Advisory
Pink shaded area on map=Winter Storm Warning
18z NAM Simulated Radar (Precipitation Type Forecast) beginning this evening, ending late Thursday night.
Heads up if you have travel plans outside of the Northland – The majority of these winter weather headlines are in effect through Thursday.
*High temperature of 33 degrees at the Duluth Airport on January 9 was the first time at or above freezing since December 19.
*Back to back days with a high temperature of 32 F or warmer at Duluth, Minnesota (January 9-10) Last time this happened was back on December 18-19.
For Duluth and Superior
-Winter Weather Advisory from Midnight tonight to 3 PM Thursday
-Fog, drizzle and mild this evening with temperatures in the 30s
-Areas of drizzle, freezing drizzle and possibly some sleet late tonight, changing to snow early Thursday morning
-Snow should start to fall between the hours of 2 AM and 5 AM Thursday (Give or take) Snow through Thursday morning and early afternoon; Snow tapers off mid or late Thursday afternoon
-Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches by Thursday afternoon
-Hazardous driving conditions expected for Thursday. Drive safely!
Link to Road Conditions
Wisconsin – https://511wi.gov/map