Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings in effect for parts of the Northland

-Blizzard Warning (red area on map) in effect from 5 AM Sunday to 6 AM Monday for Southern Cook County Minnesota including the cities of Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Hovland and Grand Portage. Blizzard conditions expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The worst conditions should be during the day Sunday.

-Winter Storm Warning (pink area on map) in effect from Midnight tonight to 6 AM Monday for northern and northeastern Minnesota, and for parts of northwest Wisconsin including the cities of International Falls, Bigfork, Grand Rapids, Cass Lake, Walker, Hill City, Moose Lake, Cloquet, Duluth, Hibbing, Cook, Crane Lake, Orr, Ely, Two Harbors, Isabella, Superior, Solon Springs, Washburn, Bayfield, Ashland and Hurley. Heavy snow expected. Travel could be very difficult. Gusty winds may cause patchy blowing snow especially along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The worst conditions should be during the day Sunday.

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Snow develops from SW-NE across the Northland tonight, with snow expected to reach the Twin Ports after Midnight tonight.

No changes made to my snowfall forecast I made on Friday based off the overnight model runs.

Confidence is increasing that the swath of greatest snow accumulations will be across northern Minnesota into the Arrowhead (mainly along and north of the Highway 2 corridor), with snow totals of a foot or more possible along the North Shore of Lake Superior where lake enhanced snow is expected on Sunday.

Snow amounts will taper off across southern portions of the Northland including for eastern Minnesota and in parts of northwest Wisconsin, except for the snowbelt region of Ashland and Iron County.

For Duluth and Superior: Total snowfall accumulations ranging from 3 to 8 inches, but this range will hopefully tighten up with further model runs which will come in throughout the day today.

Tim

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