Wednesday afternoon Winter Storm Update – Light snow and gusty winds continue in parts of the Northland; preliminary snowfall totals

Note: 6.9″ of snow so far today at the Duluth Airport. 3rd snowiest November 27th on record (so far) Record snowfall for November 27th is 12.4″ set in 1994; 2nd snowiest is 7.1″ set in 1964.


Snowfall Reports as of 12 PM Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Source:

Note: Totals listed below don’t represent the final snowfall total from this storm as snow continues to fall in parts of the Northland this afternoon.

Gile, WI: 12.0″
3 N Mahtowa, MN: 8.9″
5 S Ashland, WI: 8.5″
2 NNW Gary New Duluth, MN: 8.5″
New Post, WI: 8.3″
5 S Herbster, WI: 8.0″
1 N Cloquet, MN: 7.5″
4 NNE Sarona, WI: 7.4″
Sarona, WI: 7.0″
7 ESE Superior, WI: 7.0″
3 WNW Clam Lake, WI: 7.0″
Birchwood, WI: 7.0″
4 N Amnicon Falls State Park, WI: 7.0″
Duluth Airport: 6.9″
Bennett, WI: 6.5″
4 N Moose Lake, MN: 5.6″
2 W Hayward, WI: 5.0″
7 W Hovland, MN: 4.5″
3 ENE Wright, MN: 3.5″
2 N Pillager, MN: 3.0″
Pequot Lakes, MN: 3.0″
12 N Grand Marais, MN: 3.0″
1 E Ely, MN: 2.0″
1 E Nisswa, MN: 2.0″

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through early this evening (pink area on map) in parts of the Northland.

For Duluth – Winter Storm Warning extended until 4 PM today.

For Superior – Winter Storm Warning until 6 PM today.

Links to Road Conditions


MRMS Radar loop ending at 12:30 PM Wednesday.

Light snow continues in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this afternoon with movement of the snow generally to the south/southeast.


Major winter storm starting to pull away from the upper Midwest this afternoon as it moves NE into the eastern Great Lakes per Goes-16 water vapor imagery.



Strong low pressure ~990mb was over northern Lake Michigan early this afternoon, this low will continue on a NE track through this evening (red line on map)

…Outlook for the rest of today…

-Gusty north winds 15 to 30 mph with areas of blowing snow.

-Light snow continues through late this afternoon in parts of the Northland including in the Twin Ports with additional snowfall accumulations of a trace to 2 inches with locally higher amounts possible along the South Shore.

-Roads remain snow and ice packed over parts of the Northland this afternoon with difficult driving conditions. Delay travel if possible.

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