/Issued 5:27 PM CDT, Monday, March 26, 2018/
Radar loop ending at 5:30 PM CDT, Monday, March 26, 2018.
Pink: Mixed precipitation
Snow continues to fall over parts of the Northland late this afternoon and it will continue this evening before ending from west to east later this evening.
500mb forecast valid from March 29 through April 2, 2018.
Goes-16 True Color visible satellite loop from Monday, March 26, 2018. A little convective looking in Minnesota today, note the lumpier looking appearance to the clouds over Minnesota, this is an indication of some heavier convective type snow bursts which have been impacting portions of central and northeast Minnesota today.
Snowfall Reports for Monday, March 26, 2018
1 S Emily, MN: 7.0 inches
Bigfork, MN: 5.5 inches
2 ESE Cohasset, MN: 4.8 inches
La Prairie, MN: 4.2 inches
5.1 N Pillager, MN: 3.0 inches
Ely, MN: 2.5 inches
Duluth Airport: 0.7 inches through 5 PM Monday
It’s been a while since we’ve had this much precipitation in our area, but today was rather snowy in parts of north central and northeast Minnesota with snow totals ranging from under an inch at Duluth to 7 inches north of Brainerd with quite a few reports of 2 to 5 inches of snow over the Iron Range.
The forecast has been verifying quite well. We had the burst of snow this morning in Duluth, and now this afternoon most of the snow was west/north of the Twin Ports, and this was shown in some model guidance on Sunday.
Snowfall totals have been in line with what I was forecasting for this event with a swath of 4-6 inches from the Brainerd Lakes up toward the Hibbing area, and generally 1 to 4 inches west and east of there.
The next round of snow continues to approach from the southwest late this afternoon, and its this area of snow that will impact the Twin Ports this evening giving us a few more inches of accumulation.
Snow will also continue farther west and north of Duluth with another 1 to 4 inches of accumulation likely. Visibilities will drop to around a quarter mile at times this evening as heavier bursts of snow pass through the area.
In addition to the snow, there will also be some sleet and rain in parts of northwest Wisconsin and far eastern Minnesota where surface temperatures will be slightly warmer.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected later tonight into Tuesday morning. There could be some patchy fog, drizzle or freezing drizzle after the snow ends this evening. Lows tonight will be in the 20s to lower 30s.
Should see some clearing develop in our area by Tuesday afternoon, and temperatures will be warmer with highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Note: The system given us the wintry weather today will exit to the east on Tuesday with high pressure moving in for Tuesday. High moves away for Wednesday which will allow a fast moving cold front to pass through the upper Midwest — Some snow or rain showers are possible Wednesday as that front moves through.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
Event: *Winter Weather Advisory for Duluth*
Timing: Until Midnight CDT tonight
.Tonight… Periods of snow or mixed precipitation before Midnight. Additional snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches with storm totals from earlier today of up to 3 inches. Mostly cloudy with patchy fog, drizzle or freezing drizzle after midnight. Low 27 to 32. Wind east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph, becoming west overnight.
.Tuesday… Milder! Mostly cloudy with some clearing during the afternoon. High 41 to 46. Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. A few snow or rain showers possible mainly during the morning. High 40 to 45. Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 6:58 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday: 7:31 PM CDT