Winter Storm on the way Tuesday night into Wednesday; strong winds, snow and blowing snow! Keeping an eye on another potential winter storm for this weekend

Easing into winter with a significant winter storm! Here we go!

-Winter Storm Warnings and watches have been issued by the National Weather Service for northwest Wisconsin and for portions of northeast and east-central Minnesota for Tuesday evening through Wednesday.

-Snow spreads slowly from south to north across east-central and northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin Tuesday night.

-Heaviest snow is expected to fall during the early Wednesday morning to mid Wednesday morning time frame.

-Snow tapers off Wednesday afternoon.

-Travel conditions will deteriorate rapidly Tuesday night from south to north in east-central and northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with dangerous travel conditions expected to linger through most of Wednesday.

-Travel could be nearly impossible during the height of the storm Wednesday morning, especially over portions of northwest Wisconsin.

-Northeast winds will strengthen Tuesday evening with wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph expected over northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with even stronger wind gusts possible near Lake Superior from the Twin Ports east along the South Shore where wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be possible from late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

-The combination of strong NE winds and large waves on Lake Superior may cause some lakeshore flooding Tuesday night into Wednesday especially along the South Shore of Lake Superior in northwest Wisconsin.

Radar forecast valid 3 PM Tuesday to Midnight Thursday.

Source: 18z NAM-WRF model 11.25.19;

Links to Road Conditions


National Weather Service headlines map as of 3:45 PM Monday. Source:

Pink: Winter Storm Warning

Blue: Winter Storm Watch

Here’s a larger view of the various winter weather headlines that are in effect from the Northern Rockies to the Western Great Lakes.


Here’s my snowfall forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

8 to 10 inches of snow over most of northwest Wisconsin with potential for 10 to 14 inches of snow in far northern Wisconsin including the Bayfield Peninsula and Ashland areas.

4 to 8 inches of snow from the Arrowhead to the Twin Ports south to Moose Lake and Hinckley.

2 to 4 inch amounts farther west including the Iron Range and Brainerd Lakes areas.

Trace to 2 inch amounts from International Falls to Bigfork to Walker.

Note: Some changes in the storm track are still possible which could change the snowfall totals a bit over the next 24 hours.

System one has been affecting the Northland since Sunday evening bringing some light rain, wet snow and mixed precip to the parts of the area. This system will exit to the east tonight while a much stronger system currently over the Central/Southern Rockies heads out into the Central Plains on Tuesday, this system deepens and lifts NE into the Great Lakes on Wednesday.

Here’s a loop of the image above – Water vapor loop from Monday, November 25, 2019.



Low temperature forecast for Tuesday morning, November 26. Source:

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, November 26.

Another winter storm this weekend?

There’s a lot of moving parts for the computer models to get a handle on, so although another storm is certainly possible in the Northland this weekend, I wouldn’t say it’s a slam dunk yet. Stay tuned!



Outlook for Duluth and Superior

*Winter Storm Warning* for Superior valid 9 PM Tuesday to 12 PM Wednesday.

*Winter Storm Watch* for Duluth valid Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

.Tonight… Patchy light rain and drizzle mainly this evening. Mostly cloudy. Low 27 to 31. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 mph.

.Tuesday… Some sunny breaks possible otherwise mostly cloudy. Patchy freezing drizzle or light snow possible later in the day. High 31 to 34. Wind north 10 to 15 mph becoming east to northeast 10 to 20 mph.

.Tuesday night… Windy. Snow developing with some blowing snow. Patchy freezing drizzle possible during the evening. Low 25 to 30. Wind northeast 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts possible.

.Wednesday… Windy. Snow and blowing snow during the morning. Lingering light snow and flurries in the afternoon. Total snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. High 25 to 30. Wind north to northwest 15 to 30 mph.

Normal temperatures for November 26

High 30
Low 16

Sunrise Tuesday 7:27 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday 4:25 PM CST

Thanks for reading!

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