/Issued 5:03 PM CDT, Sunday, April 15, 2018/
Goes-16 visible satellite loop from April 15, 2018 — Historic April blizzard continues to impact the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today. Incredible storm! One for the ages!
Snow continues to fall in all of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin late this Sunday afternoon.
20z HRRR model run — Simulated Radar Forecast through 9 AM Monday.
Snow shows up as blue colors on this map. As you can see the snow should begin to diminish by later tonight/Monday morning.
Here’s my snowfall storm totals map — This includes what has already fallen.
Winter weather headlines remain in effect through early Monday morning
Temperature departure map for the week of April 8, 2018: No surprise here, another week featuring well below average temperatures across the Northland.
Precipitation Departure map for the week of April 8, 2018: Below average precipitation in all of the Northland.
Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota
April 8-14, 2018
High Temperatures/Departure from Average
4/8: 33 F/-12 degrees below average
4/9: 38 F/-8 degrees below average
4/10: 34 F/-12 degrees below average
4/11: 47 F/Average
4/12: 40 F/-7 degrees below average
4/13: 38 F/-10 degrees below average
4/14: 29 F/-20 degrees below average
Low Temperatures/Departure from Average
*=Record Low for the date
4/8: *2 F/-25 degrees below average
4/9: 15 F/-12 degrees below average
4/10: 17 F/-11 degrees below average
4/11: 25 F/-3 degrees below average
4/12: 32 F/+3 degrees above average
4/13: 27 F/-2 degrees below average
4/14: 22 F/-7 degrees below average
Note: Average temperature for the week of April 8, 2018: 28.5 degrees (-9.0 degrees below average) Source: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us
Total Precipitation: 0.25 inches
Average: 0.54 inches
Departure: -0.29 inches below average
State Average for Minnesota for the week of April 8, 2018
Temperature: 29.7 degrees
Departure: -11.9 degrees below average
Precipitation: 0.77 inches
Departure: +0.20 inches above average
Note: As of 4 PM Sunday — This is the 2nd snowiest April 15 on record at Duluth, Minnesota with 7.5 inches of snow. The record snowfall for April 15 occurred in 1961 with 9.7 inches of snow. Should make a good run at this record!
Link to Road Conditions
…Late Sunday afternoon Storm Update…
•Lakeshore Flood Warning continues until 7 PM this evening for parts of the North Shore and South Shore of Lake Superior with northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph which will continue to create large and dangerous waves with potential for additional flooding and damage along the shores of Lake Superior from near Two Harbors to Duluth and east along the South Shore to Saxon Harbor.
•Snow will continue tonight in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with bands of heavier snowfall possible especially before midnight — The snow will begin to gradually diminish early Monday morning but expect areas of light snow to linger in some parts of the area through Monday morning before completely coming to an end Monday afternoon.
•Blizzard conditions will continue tonight/Monday morning along the South Shore of Lake Superior in northwest Wisconsin where snow combined with 25 to 40 mph wind gusts will continue to produce extremely poor visibilities and significant amounts of blowing and drifting snow. Expect near impossible travel conditions most of the night.
***Travel is not advised across parts of the Northland including much of US-2 in northwest Wisconsin***
•Lake enhanced snow will likely continue tonight favoring the South Shore of Lake Superior into eastern portions of Carlton County in Minnesota with winds out of the north/northeast most of the night. Lake enhanced snow is also possible especially during the evening around the Duluth area and up the North Shore.
•Road conditions won’t improve at all until Monday afternoon. If you plan to travel you will encounter snow covered and slippery roads. Delay travel if at all possible.
•Snowfall storm totals by Monday morning should range from 8 to 12 inches from Duluth south and along the North Shore of Lake Superior and over much of northwest Wisconsin. Snow totals from 12 to 20 inches for the South Shore of Lake Superior — Tapering to 2 to 4 inches around the Bigfork area to around 1 to 2 inches for International Falls.
Snowfall Reports through Sunday afternoon, April 15, 2018
2 ENE Holyoke, MN: 8.4 inches
2 W Duluth, MN: 8.0 inches
Duluth Airport: 7.5 inches
Gile, WI: 7.3 inches
2 SE Saginaw, MN: 7.0 inches
3 SSW Wentworth, WI: 7.0 inches
4 S Ashland, WI: 7.0 inches
3 NE Twig, MN: 6.8 inches
1 N Fort Riply, MN: 6.6. inches
Culver, MN: 6.0 inches
6 S Fredenberg, MN: 6.0 inches
5 SSE Libby, MN: 4.5 inches
4 SSE Webster, WI: 4.4 inches
3 SSW Bruno, MN: 3.3 inches
1 NW Two Harbors, MN: 3.0 inches