Here’s my snowfall forecast for Wednesday evening-Thursday
Thursday morning commute could be impacted by the snow with slippery road conditions possible.
Expecting widespread 1 to around 3 inches of snow across the Northland by Thursday afternoon with potential for 3 to 5 inches of snow along portions of the North Shore due to some lake enhanced snowfall.
18z NAM-Nest model 11-27-2018
Arrival times for Wednesday’s snow. Looks to begin in western-southern areas later Wednesday afternoon, spreading farther north/east Wednesday evening/overnight.
Looks like the snow will begin in Duluth and Superior Wednesday evening, 6-9 PM time frame.
18z NAM-Nest model 11-27-2018
Simulated radar forecast valid from 6 AM Wednesday to 6 PM Thursday.
Here’s the latest on the potential storm for this weekend
Euro remains the farthest north with the storm track, although they have shifted it farther south compared to 24 hours ago.
GFS/GEFS models remain the farthest southeast with the storm track.
My map shows the two tracks this storm could take.
The black line (storm track) would bring accumulating snow to parts of the Northland this weekend.
The white line (storm track) would keep the snow farther south of our area, meaning this weekend would be mainly dry across the Northland.
Timing of possible impacts would be from Saturday afternoon through Sunday with precipitation in the form of snow, but a mixture of precipitation can’t be ruled out with mild temps in place this weekend.
Note: It’s still way too early to be throwing out potential snow amounts for this weekend, especially considering the fact that this system has yet to move onshore in the western U.S.; plus the computer models continue to be in disagreement on the track of the low once it moves into the central Plains. I’m simply giving people a heads up for a potential storm that could impact portions of the upper Midwest and Great Lakes this weekend, doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, but the chance is there!
Snowfall Reports for November 27, 2018
1 NE Oulu, WI: 5.0 inch
7 ESE Superior, WI: 4.3 inch
Gile, WI: 4.3 inch
1 NW Hurley, WI: 4.1 inch
5 SSE South Range, WI: 3.8 inch
4 SSE Herbster, WI: 3.5 inch
1 WSW Maple, WI: 2.8 inch
Weather Synopsis for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
A snowy day along the South Shore of Lake Superior in northwest Wisconsin due to lake effect snow and also from a gravity wave which developed earlier today and caused some decent snowfall this morning across parts of Douglas and Bayfield Counties with about 2 to 5 inches of snow falling a few miles south/east of the city of Superior.
Otherwise it was another brisk day under partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with scattered flurries and snow showers occurring. Highs today were in the mid teens to mid 20s.
Cold tonight under partly to mostly cloudy skies. A few flurries will linger as well. Lows will be in the single digits below to around 10 above zero.
For Wednesday expect partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. Snow develops in western-southern areas during the mid or late afternoon hours. Highs Wednesday in the upper teens to middle 20s with winds turning to the S-SE as high pressure moves off to our east while low pressure approaches from the W.
Snow Wednesday night across all of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Snow lingers through the day Thursday in far northern Minnesota and along the North Shore of Lake Superior while light snow, flurries and patchy freezing drizzle occurs elsewhere. Milder on Thursday with highs in the mid 20s to low 30s (Right around average for late November)
Duluth, Minnesota Climate Normals for November 28
Sunrise Wednesday: 7:29 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday: 4:24 PM CST