/Issued 7:23 PM CST, Tuesday, January 23, 2018/
12z European Ensemble model from 1.23.2018
Total snowfall map from the January 22-23, 2018 Winter Storm
Here’s a satellite loop showing the life-cycle of the winter storm from the morning of January 20 through the afternoon of January 23, 2018.
Snowfall reports from January 23-24, 2018
9 W Phillips, WI: 13.5 inches
2 E Sarona, WI: 9.9 inches
1 SW Phillips, WI: 9.0 inches
Sarona, WI: 8.3 inches
2 E Butternut, WI: 8.3 inches
2 W Glidden, WI: 8.0 inches
3 WNW Edgewater, WI: 8.0 inches
Gile, WI: 7.5 inches
Spooner, WI: 7.0 inches
Trego, WI: 6.0 inches
4 S Earl, WI: 5.9 inches
Hurley, WI: 5.0 inches
Mellen, WI: 4.0 inches
2 WNW Stone Lake, WI: 3.5 inches
1.6 E Odanah, WI: 3.4 inches
3 W Clam Lake, WI: 3.0 inches
2 W Hayward, WI: 3.0 inches
5 W Washburn, WI: 3.0 inches
6 NE Hertel, WI: 2.5 inches
Ashland, WI: 1.9 inches
11 W Drummond, WI: 1.5 inches
Cooler temperatures today with highs ranging from the mid teens to mid 20s, but these high temperatures are still above average for late January.
Tonight and Wednesday: There will be a warm front draped NW-SE across the Northland. A little bit of light snow or flurries could develop at times near this boundary but accumulations will be very light, maybe a half inch at most, but the exception to this will be along the North Shore of Lake Superior where around an inch or two of snow could accumulate on Wednesday thanks to some lake effect snow as winds shift to the south. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight and tomorrow with lows in the single digits below to teens above zero while highs Wednesday climb into the teens and 20s.
Note: Later this week will have an area of low pressure lifting northeast out of the northern Plains with a warm front and cold front attached to this low passing through our area for Friday and Saturday. Could be some patchy drizzle or freezing drizzle in parts of the area Thursday night, followed by a few flurries or snow showers Friday night into Saturday, but no significant amounts of snow or ice are expected. Will warm up into the 30s and 40s Friday, followed by cooler temperatures for the upcoming weekend.
Note: Long range model trends show a flip to a more persistent cold pattern for the upper Midwest during early February with more subzero nights likely during early February.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 6 to 11. Wind becoming east to southeast around 10 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 20 to 25. Wind south at 10 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Mostly cloudy. High 25 to 30. Wind southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Wednesday
Sunrise Wednesday: 7:42 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday: 5:00 PM CST