Goes-16 water vapor satellite image
Radar loop ending at 6:15 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Rain lifting north across much of Minnesota late this Wednesday afternoon with heavy snow and blizzard conditions over parts of the Dakotas.
This is such a massive/wicked storm but quite typical for March with a blizzard on one side of the low and heavy rain/flooding on the other side of the low.
So many different weather headlines in effect across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest!
*Headlines for the Northland*
…Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday morning for all of northwest Wisconsin…
…Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening for northeast, north-central and east-central Minnesota including the city of Duluth…
…Potential impacts per NWS Duluth, Minnesota…
•Basement flooding (check your sump pumps)
•Ice dam backups on roofs
Note: The added weight of the rain-soaked snow on roofs may cause them to collapse especially on barns and outbuildings.
Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
An incredible storm impacting a widespread area from the Rockies to the Upper Midwest today. This storm looks absolutely incredible on satellite imagery today.
Satellite loops from Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Low pressure has moved from southeast Colorado to western Kansas between Noon and 5 PM today, Wednesday, March 13. Central pressure of the surface low has been in the 971 to 974 millibar range (28.67″ to 28.76″ of mercury) An incredibly deep surface low.
21z RAP model 3-13-19
Green – Rain
Blue – Snow
Pink – Mixed precipitation
•This evening: Rain continues across the Northland with embedded waves of heavier rainfall.
•Overnight/early Thursday morning: Rain becomes more scattered as a dry slot approaches from the south.
•Thursday: Rain becomes a bit more widespread once again during the day, and will see the rain switch over to snow from west to east across the area as strong cold air advection moves in.
•Thursday night into Friday morning: Gusty northwest winds and colder with some snow and flurries. Travel could become somewhat difficult due to possible freezing/icy-snow covered roads and reduced visibilities.
Lows tonight in the 30s to around 40 degrees; Highs Thursday ranging from the 40s to around 50 degrees in northwest Wisconsin to the 30s in northern Minnesota. Lows Thursday night will be in the teens and 20s.
Fog and drizzle will continue into Thursday morning even when the steadier rain subsides later tonight. The fog could be dense with visibilities down to a quarter mile possible.
Note: Strong north/northwest winds overspread the Northland from west to east Thursday afternoon-evening with wind gusts of 20 to around 40 mph possible.
Link to road conditions
Wisconsin — https://511wi.gov/map