Snowfall and Wind Reports from December 23-24, 2020

A powerful winter storm hit the Northland from Wednesday into early Thursday morning bringing a rapid drop in temperatures, damaging winds, heavy snow and blizzard conditions. Although snowfall totals did end up lower compared to what I was forecasting in some parts of the area, the other impacts this storm brought to the area were significant, with the rapid drop in temperatures, strong winds and times of blizzard conditions being the most significant ones that impacted all of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The greatest snowfall accumulation was over a portion of far eastern Minnesota into parts of far northwest Wisconsin, and also along portions of the North Shore and Arrowhead – These areas picked up >8″ of snow.

Northland Snowfall Reports from December 23-24, 2020

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

  • Gile, WI: 14.0″
  • Holyoke, MN: 13.0″
  • 9.7 SSE Wrenshall, MN: 12.3″
  • 4 SSE Herbster, WI: 11.5″
  • 5 W Washburn, WI: 10.0″
  • 9 WNW Hovland, MN: 10.0″
  • Two Harbors, MN: 9.5″
  • 3 W Bayfield, WI: 9.0″
  • 1.2 SE Duluth, MN: 8.5″
  • 2 WNW Washburn, WI: 8.0″
  • 3 SSE South Range, WI: 8.0″
  • 1 W Silver Bay, MN: 7.6″
  • Babbitt, MN: 7.0″
  • Delta, WI: 7.0″
  • 2 SW Ely, MN: 7.0″
  • 5 E Mellen, WI: 7.0″
  • 3 E Wright, MN: 6.4″
  • 7 N McGregor, MN: 6.3″
  • 3 E Payne, MN: 6.0″
  • 2 SW Moose Lake, MN: 6.0″
  • 6 N Knife River, MN: 6.0″
  • 3 NE Duluth, MN: 6.0″
  • Ely, MN: 5.7″
  • 2 WNW Spooner, WI: 5.7″
  • Duluth Airport: 5.2″
  • 1 S Cornucopia, WI: 5.2″
  • 2 SW Island View, MN: 5.0″
  • Hertel, WI: 5.0″
  • 2 W Hayward, WI: 5.0″
  • 2 SW Two Harbors, MN: 5.0″
  • Brainerd, MN: 4.1″
  • 8 NNW Coleraine, MN: 4.0″
  • Solon Springs, WI: 4.0″
  • Cotton, MN: 4.0″
  • 5 NNE Talmoon, MN: 3.9″
  • 8 SE Brainerd, MN: 3.7″
  • Cass Lake, MN: 3.0″

Highest Wind Reports from December 23, 2020

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

  • Grand Marais 70 mph
  • 1 SSE Silver Bay 66 mph
  • Duluth Harbor 60 mph
  • Cloquet 58 mph
  • Brainerd 56 mph
  • Duluth Airport 55 mph
  • Duluth Sky Harbor Airport 54 mph
  • Devils Island 53 mph
  • Chisholm-Hibbing Airport 47 mph
  • McGregor 45 mph
  • Grand Rapids 45 mph
  • Cass Lake 44 mph
  • Moose Lake 44 mph
  • International Falls 40 mph

Tim

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