Sunday morning weather update; rain, drizzle, fog, wind and mixed precipitation continues in the Northland; Lakeshore Flood Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories in effect

9 AM Sunday – Duluth city officials have closed off access to Park Point for non-residents due to flooding concerns.

9 AM Sunday – Following roads in Duluth are closed due to flooding.

-A portion of Harbor Drive behind Amsoil Arena.

-The Lighthouse parking lot near Grandma’s Saloon and Grill.

*Lakeshore Flood Warning in effect until 6 PM today

Snow in blue and purple colors, rain in green. Precipitation is moving to the N-NW.

*Winter Storm Warning (pink) in effect through this evening for parts of north-central and northeast Minnesota including the cities of International Falls, Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Walker, Hibbing, Ely, Two Harbors, Isabella, Silver Bay and Grand Marais.

*Winter Storm Watch (blue) in effect from Monday morning through Monday evening for northwest Wisconsin and a small part of eastern Minnesota including the cities of Superior, Bayfield, Ashland, Hurley, Grantsburg, Spooner, Hayward, Sandstone and Hinckley.


Rain-Snow line will continue to shift farther north through the afternoon but a few more inches of snow will likely accumulate before this happens in northern Minnesota and also along the North Shore of Lake Superior (Higher Terrain areas)

Strong low pressure over southwestern Minnesota will remain nearly stationary through this evening.


Surface temps continue to warm this morning, and this trend should continue through tonight, in fact I think will remain above freezing in Duluth through mid/late Monday morning before temperatures drop later Monday afternoon.

Dry slot shows up nicely on the 700mb map this morning. Green colors indicate moisture.

A massive dry slot continues to work north/northwest into the Northland late this morning, what this dry slot will do is shut-off the heavy/widespread precipitation, but will still see bands of lighter precipitation along with fog and drizzle in our area through tonight.


Wind Reports from around the Northland

Event Date: December 29, 2019

Duluth Airport: 63 mph
Blatnik Bridge: 59 mph
Duluth Harbor: 57 mph
Cloquet, MN: 49 mph
Two Harbors, MN: 49 mph
Grand Marais, MN: 45 mph
Saginaw, MN: 41 mph
Ashland, WI: 38 mph
Superior, WI: 38 mph
Esko, MN: 37 mph
Hayward, WI: 37 mph
Northome, MN: 36 mph
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: 33 mph
International Falls, MN: 30 mph
Snowfall Reports from around the Northland

Event Dates: December 28-29, 2019

1 NW Chisholm, MN: 9.2″
1 W Side Lake, MN: 9.0″
7 NNW Two Harbors, MN: 8.8″
3 N Canyon, MN: 8.0″
8 NNW Coleraine, MN: 7.0″
3 S Finland, MN: 7.0″
2 S Brimson, MN: 6.6″
2 SSE Pine River, MN: 6.0″
Duluth Airport: 5.5″
3 N Brainerd, MN: 4.5″
3 WSW Grand Marais, MN: 3.5″
5 NNE Brule, WI: 1.2″

Power Outage Maps

Minnesota Power:

Lake Country Power:

Road Conditions




Outlook for Duluth and Superior

*Winter Storm Watch for Superior from Monday morning through Monday evening*

*Lakeshore Flood Warning until 6 PM today*

-Dense fog and drizzle through Monday morning.

-Occasional light rain today and tonight with patchy freezing rain/freezing drizzle possible especially over the hill in Duluth.

-Some light rain or a wintry mix is possible Monday morning with precipitation becoming all snow Monday afternoon.

-Temperatures ranging from 32 to 37 degrees through Monday morning.

-No additional snowfall accumulation is expected through Monday morning.

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