10 PM Storm Update – Blizzard continues overnight along with lakeshore flooding; foot of snow reported at the Duluth Airport

…Dangerous blizzard conditions continue Overnight in Duluth and along the North Shore…

9 PM update from MNDOT

No travel advised for the following areas

*I-35 from Duluth to Scanlon

*Highway 2 from Proctor exit to Saginaw

*Highway 33 from Saginaw to Highway 53

*Highway 53 from Cotton to Duluth

*Highway 23 from Beaudry Street to I-35

*Highway 61 from London Road to Congdon Blvd.

*Bong Bridge

*Blatnik Bridge

In Northwest Wisconsin – The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office is advising no travel in Bayfield County.

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*City of Duluth has closed access to Park Point for non-residents. The Duluth Police Department is checking identification before the Aerial Lift Bridge.

*City officials have also closed Buchanan Street and the portion of Canal Park Drive that connects Morse Street.

*The City of Duluth advises absolutely no travel unless it is an emergency, please call 911 first. Please stay home and shelter in place until further notice.

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Highest Wind Reports since 3 PM Saturday, November 30, 2019. Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Blatnik Bridge 59 mph
Duluth Airport 54 mph
Duluth Sky Harbor Airport 48 mph
Devils Island 47 mph
Superior Airport 47 mph
Duluth Harbor 45 mph
Two Harbors 45 mph
Cloquet 40 mph
Grand Marais 37 mph
Bayfield 36 mph
Ashland 36 mph

Preliminary Snowfall Reports for Saturday, November 30, 2019. Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Duluth Airport: 12.5″ (total thru 10 PM Saturday)
7 ESE Superior, WI: 9.3″
2 ENE Holyoke, MN: 9.2″
1 NW Motley, MN: 9.1″
6 ENE Rice Lake, MN: 9.0″
4.1 ENE Cornucopia, WI: 8.8″
Duluth Airport: 8.5″
3 N Mahtowa, MN: 8.2″
Fort Ripley, MN: 8.0″
2 NNW Mellen, WI: 7.5″
7 ESE Superior, WI: 7.3″
2 W Duluth: 7.0″
3 SE Patzau, WI: 7.0″
1 SSW Saginaw, MN: 7.0″
Esko, MN: 6.5″
3 NE Twig, MN: 6.3″
Lake Nebagamon, WI: 6.0″
Gile, WI: 5.5″
Brule, WI: 4.8″
2 SSW Ely, MN: 4.0″
1 W Bovey, MN: 3.1″
3 E Sarona, WI: 3.0″
1 S Ely, MN: 1.0″

Really an incredible looking storm tonight. Low pressure at the surface and aloft has moved into western Iowa late this Saturday evening and continues to move slowly to the east. A rich supply of moisture is lifting north/west out of Wisconsin and into central/northern Minnesota tonight which is causing widespread snow.

Source: https://weather.cod.edu/

Source: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/

MRMS radar loop ending at 10:30 PM Saturday

Snow continues to move W-NW out of north-central Wisconsin and into northeast, north-central and east-central Minnesota late this evening.

Source: https://lab.weathermodels.com/

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…For Duluth and Superior…

-Blizzard conditions will continue Overnight with northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Snow and widespread blowing snow with whiteout conditions. Travel is not advised.

-Lakeshore flooding will continue into Sunday morning in the Canal Park area.

-Snowfall storm totals of around 15 to 25 inches by early Sunday afternoon.

-Snow gradually ends on Sunday between 10 AM-Noon.

-Strong northeast winds will become north after 8 AM Sunday and diminish to 15 to 25 mph. Note: The threat for lakeshore flooding will gradually end in Canal Park once the wind shifts from northeast to north.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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