Dry and chilly this weekend; a little snow possible Monday

I’m keeping an eye on a minor snow event which may affect the Northland late Sunday night into Monday.

Note: Snowfall totals/gradients shown below could change, shift around a bit over the weekend. Stay tuned.

Source: RAP model; https://www.spc.noaa.gov/

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Precipitation Reports from around the Northland for Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Hurley, WI: 0.73″
4 W Clam Lake, WI: 0.60″
8.8 N Bayfield, WI: 0.52″
Butternut, WI: 0.50″
3 S Ashland, WI: 0.45″
2.2 S Barnes, WI: 0.45″
2 E Poplar, WI: 0.40″
1.2 W Solon Springs, WI: 0.37″
Duluth, MN: 0.20″
Two Harbors, MN: 0.20″
Kabetogama, MN: 0.18″
Bruno, MN: 0.16″
Floodwood, MN: 0.11″
Babbitt, MN: 0.09″
3 E Wright, MN: 0.09″
25 E Ely, MN: 0.09″
Cotton, MN: 0.06″
International Falls, MN: 0.02″

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

Low temperature forecast for Saturday morning, March 14th, 2020. Source: https://lab.weathermodels.com/

High temperature forecast for Saturday, March 14th, 2020.

…Weather Summary…

It’ll be a quiet weekend in terms of our weather with generally partly to mostly cloudy skies expected from tonight through Sunday.

A cold air mass will be over the Northland this weekend with 850mb temperatures of -10 to -15C.

Lows tonight and Saturday night will range from the single digits below to lower teens above zero. Highs Saturday and Sunday in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Note: Normal highs in mid-March are right around 32 degrees while normal lows are in the lower to middle teens.

A strong area of high pressure ~1050mb will move across Ontario over the weekend which will keep our area dry. The only exception to this could be near Lake Superior where a few flurries may develop as winds become easterly Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

The next weather maker for the Northland moves in Sunday night and lingers into Monday – Looking like will get at least some snow with this system, greatest amounts of 1 to 3 inches across northern Minnesota (north of Duluth) the way it looks now.

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Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Blustery. Mostly clear. Low 8 to 13. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph this evening.

.Saturday… Partly cloudy. High 25 to 30. Wind north 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast.

.Sunday… Partly to mostly sunny. High 27 to 32. Wind east to southeast 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for March 14

High 33
Low 17

Sunrise Saturday: 7:22 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday: 7:14 PM CDT

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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