As the curtain goes up on this mega-storm, the snow will fall for a long run. We expect snow to last through Saturday, occasionally heavy with blowing and drifting. While the intensity of snowfall is likely to diminish during Saturday, strong winds will result in blowing and drifting. A Blizzard Warning is in effect fo Duluth/Superior.
It appears that the final outcome, when all is said and done, will not have been oversold. This has all the makings of an historical event.
Meteorologists will now turn our attention to tracking changes in pressure and surface weather conditions as snow begins in earnest this evening. We will also be looking for any intrusion of slightly warmer air that could mix some freezing rain and sleet in with the snow from southeast Minnesota to west central Wisconsin.
This has the potential to be the heaviest statewide snow since the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
Hopefully the advanced warning on this snow storm has found you well prepared to endure the weather woes of the next couple of days.