Blizzard Warning issued for Duluth and North Shore from 6 AM Saturday to Noon Sunday; Winter Storm Warnings and Watches elsewhere; Powerful winter storm on the way!

Blizzard Warning (red shaded area on map) is in effect from 6 AM Saturday to Noon Sunday including Duluth, Two Harbors and Silver Bay.

-Winds gusting to 40 mph with visibilities dropping below a quarter mile.

-Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibilities.

-Blizzard conditions will largely be found within 5 to 10 miles inland of Lake Superior.

-Travel should be restricted to emergencies only.

Lakeshore Flood Warning in effect from Noon Saturday to 6 PM Sunday (green shaded area on map)

-Lakeshore flooding is expected in Canal Park and other low lying shoreline areas. Beach and shoreline erosion is also expected.

Prolonged period of east-northeast winds is expected beginning today and lasting through Sunday morning. Strongest winds Saturday into early Sunday with wind gusts of 25-45 mph. Wave heights building to over 10 feet. Water should pile up along the western shore of Lake Superior.


National Weather Service Duluth weather alerts map as of 4:20 AM Friday, November 29, 2019.

Red – Blizzard Warning
Pink – Winter Storm Warning
Blue – Winter Storm Watch

The warnings and watches are in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday for the potential of heavy snow, some mixed precipitation and blowing snow.


Here’s my snowfall forecast for this weekend’s storm, I’ll have an updated forecast later today, but overall not expecting any major changes to my forecast, but probably will need to increase the snow amounts a bit in the 6-10 inch zone.

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Outlook for Duluth and Superior

Patchy light snow and flurries along with some patchy light freezing drizzle are possible today into this evening. Snowfall accumulations less than an inch. Winds east to northeast 10 to 20 mph.

Steadier snow is expected to arrive late tonight or during the day Saturday.

Heaviest snow Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning.

Snow tapers off Sunday afternoon.

East to northeast winds increasing to 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph from late tonight through early Sunday morning.

Considerable blowing snow developing Saturday and continuing through Sunday morning with blizzard conditions especially within 5 to 10 miles inland of Lake Superior.

Lakeshore flooding is expected in Canal Park from Saturday afternoon through the day Sunday.

This will be a wet snow which combined with the strong winds may lead to some downed trees/limbs with some power outages possible this weekend.

Total snowfall accumulations of 12 to 24 inches are possible by Sunday afternoon in the Twin Ports.

More updates later today.

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