/Issued 5:12 PM CST, Saturday, February 24, 2018/
Goes-16 True Color satellite imagery from late Saturday afternoon, February 24, 2018.
21z HRRR model simulated radar forecast for tonight
Here’s my updated snowfall map for tonight’s storm.
Water vapor satellite loop of the approaching winter storm that will affect northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin tonight. This is a very strong storm system.
Link to Road Conditions
Winter Storm to impact the Northland tonight
•Low pressure over central Missouri late this afternoon will lift rapidly to the N/NE reaching east central Lake Superior by daybreak. As the low lifts northeast it will deepen from ~1004mb to ~986mb.
•Snow will continue to lift north out of central/eastern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin this evening.
•Snow will be heavy at times tonight with snowfall rates of 1 to possibly 2 inches per hour occurring in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin tonight.
•East to northeast winds will be gusty especially near Lake Superior where wind gusts of 20 to 35 mph are possible most of the night.
•Areas of blowing and drifting snow are expected tonight, especially near Lake Superior.
•There could be brief whiteout conditions in parts of the area tonight due to the falling and blowing snow.
•Snow will taper off from southwest to northeast Sunday morning with slowly improving conditions expected through the day.