Several chances for mostly light precipitation (snow or rain) through the end of the week; Potential for >30 mph wind gusts Wednesday afternoon-early Thursday

Some parts of the Northland did pick up a few inches of snow today, with the greatest amounts north and east of Duluth. A few snowfall reports from today include 0.9″ at International Falls and 0.5″ at the Duluth Airport.

Snow showers in far northern Wisconsin will come to an end this evening which will be followed by a period of calm weather across the entire Northland overnight into the day Tuesday, but this won’t last very long as the next in a series of clippers affects our area for Tuesday night and Wednesday bringing some light snow or a mix of rain and snow to the Northland. Snow amounts with the system for Tuesday night look pretty light, generally ranging from a trace to an inch.

Frequent changes in air masses (going from warm advection to cold advection) will lead to periods of gusty winds in the Northland over the next few days, with Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday looking particularly windy at the moment, this is when we may get wind gusts of 30+ mph in parts of the area.

Mild daytime highs will continue at least through Friday with highs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin mainly in the 30s, although 40s are possible over southern portions of the Northland on Wednesday. Note: Normal highs in our area in late November and early December are in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

High temperature forecast valid from Tuesday, November 30 to Friday, December 3, 2021.

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Certainly, have seen some convective elements in the snow showers which have moved through parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this afternoon indicated by the yellow colors on the animation below which represent colder cloud tops, and also by the lumpier appearance to the clouds on satellite imagery which indicates some convective snow shower activity this afternoon.

Goes-16 sandwich loop from Monday, November 29, 2021.

A northwest flow aloft will continue until further notice — What this means for the Northland is very little chance for a major snow event to hit our area, but the pattern will be pretty active as we see quick moving clipper systems affect our area through this weekend.

Goes-16 water vapor loop from Monday, November 29, 2021.

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Big time warmth for late November covered much of the Plains into parts of the upper Midwest today.

50- and 60-degree temperatures as far north as southern Minnesota this afternoon, with even warmer temperatures in the 60s and 70s from southern South Dakota into Nebraska into the western half of Iowa.

Numerous daily record high temperatures have either been tied or broken today anywhere you see the orange and red dots on the image below.

No doubt about it, it was a very warm day across the Northern and Central Plains with temperatures running some +20 to +30 degrees above normal (yellow outlined area on map) for November 29th.

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18z NAM 3km model simulated radar forecast valid from 6 PM Tuesday to 6 PM Wednesday.

Snow in blue
Rain and mixed precipitation in green and pink colors respectively

Tim

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