7 AM Sunday – Powerful winter storm continues this morning; nearly 20″ of snow (so far) in Duluth

Snowfall Reports from around the Northland from November 30th-December 1st, 2019. Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Duluth Airport: 19.3″ (total thru 6 AM Sunday)
3 N Mahtowa, MN: 17.6″
Gile, WI: 13.6″
Moose Lake, MN: 13.5″
1 SW Hinckley, MN: 10.0″

Note: Record daily snowfall total set at Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 with 14.5 inches of snow. The previous record was 10.3 inches set in 1985.

Note: Record daily precipitation total set at Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 with 0.99 inches of precipitation. The previous record was 0.62 inches set in 1873.

Note: The 14.5″ of snow which fell in Duluth on November 30th, 2019 is the 4th highest calendar day snowfall total for the month of November. The record highest calendar day snowfall total for November occurred in 1991 with 24.1″ of snow.

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Blizzard Warning (red) and Winter Storm Warning (pink) remain in effect today for most of the Northland. Note: Expiration times shown on the map.

Source: https://forecast.weather.gov/

Still seeing quite a large area of snow over the Northland early this morning with movement to the west-southwest. Heaviest snow continues closer to Lake Superior. The snow will gradually end from NW-SE today.

Goes-16 water vapor loop from early Sunday morning, December 1, 2019.

Powerful winter storm still affecting most of the Northland early this morning with moisture continuing to move from E-W.

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

Low pressure was over northwest Illinois at 6 AM Sunday, the low will continue to move off to the east today with snow gradually ending in the Northland today.

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

Links to Road Conditions

Minnesota – https://lb.511mn.org/
Wisconsin – https://511wi.gov/

Outlook for Duluth and Superior

-Blizzard Warning continues until Noon today for Duluth.

-Winter Storm Warning continues until 3 PM today for Superior.

-Lakeshore Flood Warning continues until 2 PM today.

-Conditions will slowly improve throughout the day but with the amount of snow and drifting that occurred in the Twin Ports it’s probably a good idea not to travel today unless it’s an emergency. A lot of clean-up ahead of us.

-Snow will continue this morning but should taper off between around 11 AM and 1 PM today. Additional snowfall accumulations of around 2 to 5 inches this morning which will push storm totals to around 2 feet!

-Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph will shift to the north through the morning.

-Blowing snow will continue this morning with near whiteout conditions at times.

-Beach and lakeshore flooding are expected to continue into early this afternoon along the Lake Superior shore including in Canal Park, Minnesota Point, Wisconsin Point and Fond Du Lac.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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