/Issued 5:34 PM CST, Monday, January 22, 2018/
Heavy snow meso-scale discussion from the forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center – http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md0043.html
Radar loop ending at 5:15 PM CST, Monday, January 22, 2018.
Snow (Blue) Heavier snow in darker blue
21z HRRR model – Radar Simulation Forecast ending Tuesday morning (9 AM) Snow will continue this evening in far eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, the snow could be heavy at times especially over southern portions of northwest Wisconsin. Snow will diminish later tonight from west to east, but could linger most of the night along the South Shore where some lake effect snow could develop overnight.
GOES16 True-Color satellite loop of today’s powerful storm!
And here’s a GOES16 water vapor satellite loop of today’s storm
Link to road conditions
Wisconsin – https://511wi.gov/map
4 PM CST, Monday, January 22, 2018
***Local Area Emergency affecting Ashland County in northwest Wisconsin*** U.S. Highway 2 at State Highway 13 north is declared impassable and closed on the Chequamegon Bayfront between State Highway 112 in the city of Ashland and State Highway 13 north in the town of Eileen due to extreme weather conditions. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
Preliminary snowfall reports from around the Northland for January 22, 2018
Phillips, WI 9 W: 6.0 inches
Spirit, WI 3 N: 4.0 inches
Winter, WI 4 SSW: 4.0 inches
Washburn, WI 5 W: 3.0 inches
Springbrook, WI: 3.0 inches
Gile, WI: 2.0 inches
Gary New Duluth, MN 2 NW: 1.5 inches
Lester Park, MN 2 SW: 1.4 inches
Wrenshall, MN: 1.2 inches
Duluth Airport: 1.0 inch
A few snowfall reports outside of the Northland from January 22, 2018
Nerstrand, MN 4 E: 14.4 inches
Cannon Falls, MN: 13.5 inches
Waterville, MN: 13.0 inches
Northfield, MN: 12.5 inches
Mankato, MN: 12.0 inches
Owatonna, MN: 12.0 inches
Red Wing, MN: 10.0 inches
Windom, MN: 9.0 inches
Rosemount, MN: 9.0 inches
Bloomington, MN: 9.0 inches
St. Peter, MN: 8.2 inches
New Prague, MN: 8.0 inches
St. Paul, MN: 6.8 inches
White Bear Lake, MN: 6.0 inches
Low pressure of 998mb over southeast Iowa early this evening with an upper level low slightly west of the surface low will continue to track toward the east/northeast tonight, with the surface low reaching southern lower Michigan by daybreak Tuesday. Very strong 12-hour 500mb height falls from 150 to 210 meters covered a rather large area from southeast Minnesota to northern Arkansas, east toward the Ohio Valley late this afternoon – A very strong storm!
The weather quiets down Tuesday with mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies with highs in the teens and 20s in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
Note: No major storms are expected to impact the Northland from Tuesday through this upcoming weekend. Temperatures are expected to warm up once again later this week with highs possibly getting well into the 30s, maybe even the 40s again on Friday.