Snow adding up, with more to come

Friday and Friday evening brought more snowfall to Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Snow depths are now on the order of 20 to 30 inches in northern Minnesota with water content of more than four inches.

Snowfall totals reported from the Duluth NWS Office.

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW…AND ICE AND SLEET

CATEGORIES…THEN BY AMOUNT…AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE

FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME

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7.50 DULUTH HEIGHTS MN ST. LOUIS 0830 AM

7.20 DULUTH HEIGHTS MN ST. LOUIS 0909 AM

6.30 2 SW PROCTOR MN ST. LOUIS 0421 AM

5.50 WEST DULUTH MN ST. LOUIS 0723 AM

5.30 5 NW DULUTH MN ST. LOUIS 0105 PM

5.00 LESTER PARK DULUTH MN ST. LOUIS 0943 AM

5.00 SUPERIOR WI DOUGLAS 0724 AM

5.00 6 W TWO HARBORS MN ST. LOUIS 0624 AM

4.90 2 W HAYWARD WI SAWYER 0823 AM

4.70 DULUTH MN ST. LOUIS 0925 AM

NEAR UMD CAMPUS

4.70 CLOQUET MN CARLTON 0846 AM

4.50 BUTTERNUT WI ASHLAND 0536 AM

4.30 3 N BRAINERD MN CROW WING 0729 AM

4.30 SARONA WI WASHBURN 0658 AM

4.10 4 S SAWYER MN CARLTON 0708 AM

4.00 MOUTH OF BRULE MN DOUGLAS 1101 AM

4.00 GILE WI IRON 0841 AM

4.00 CORNUCOPIA WI BAYFIELD 0732 AM

4.00 CLOQUET MN CARLTON 0729 AM

3.50 SILVER BAY MN LAKE 0823 AM

3.50 SEELEY MN SAWYER 0611 AM

3.00 HERBSTER WI BAYFIELD 1111 AM

3.00 MOOSE LAKE MN CARLTON 0936 AM

3.00 3 NE NISSWA MN CROW WING 0809 AM

3.00 CULVER MN ST. LOUIS 0756 AM

3.00 GURNEY WI IRON 0734 AM

2.50 BEAVER BAY MN LAKE 0902 AM

2.50 HAWTHORNE WI DOUGLAS 0653 AM

2.50 LITTLE MARAIS MN LAKE 1112 PM

2.30 REMER MN CASS 1123 AM

2.10 2 W SHESHEBEE MN AITKIN 0654 AM

1.80 HIBBING MN ST. LOUIS 1101 AM

1.00 LUTSEN MN COOK 0732 AM

Snow depth from the Midwest Regional Climate Center Saturday morning.

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A small amount of water in the snowpack will, in part, sublimate (go from ice to water vapor) in the sunshine and wind. Much of the snow will remain until a good thaw eventually shows up.

Runoff of the snowmelt in April will lead to flooding problems. Water levels of lakes and streams will be high in northern Minnesota in the spring. The North Central River Forecast Center is monitoring the potential for flooding. Additional updates on the flood threat on the Red River of the North will continue through March. Be prepared.

More snow is expected later Sunday, Sunday night into Monday morning. A Winter Storm Watch (highlighted in blue) for several inches of accumulation has been posted for portions of the Dakotas and northwest Minnesota for Sunday night.

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From the Grand Forks, North Dakota NWS Office this morning…THE EXACT TRACK IS STILL UNCERTAIN. THIS TRACK WILL DETERMINE WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND

STRONGEST WINDS OCCUR. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR 6 OR MORE INCHES

OF SNOWFALL…ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND

NORTHWEST MINNESOTA. THE STRONGEST WINDS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND WEST OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY…WHERE

NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

Snowfall probability of four inches or more from NOAA’s NCEP for late Sunday and Sunday night issued on Saturday morning.

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Lighter amounts of snow, on the order of 2 to 4 inches, are expected across the remainder of Minnesota ahead of another surge of cold air on Sunday night.

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NOAA’s NCEP forecast for liquid precipitation accumulation from 7 a.m. CDT Sunday to 7 a.m. CDT Monday

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Gusty northwest winds and unseasonably cold temperatures will follow in the wake of the snow on Monday night and Tuesday.

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These are the expected low temperatures, not the wind chill on Wednesday morning.

Craig Edwards

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