...ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL BRING SNOW AND LAKE EFFECT SNOW TONIGHT
.An Arctic cold front will pass through the Northland tonight.
Snow continued to progress south this evening into northwest
Wisconsin but was starting to diminish over far northern Minnesota.
This will be the coldest air yet seen this season. The large
lakes across the region are still relatively warm, including Lake
Superior, Lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake, and Lake Kabetogama. The
dramatic temperature differences between the lakes and Arctic air
is expected to result in significant snow enhancement and lake
effect snow showers downwind of these lakes through the night and
into Thursday. The heaviest snowfall, up to around 10 inches, is
expected downwind of Lake Superior along and near the higher
terrain of the Gogebic Range in Iron County in Wisconsin. Other
parts of northern Wisconsin near Lake Superior, and parts of
north-central Minnesota near the Canadian border, could get up to
several inches of snow. Expect periods of difficult travel
conditions with this snow.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST
* WHAT...Snow and lake effect snow expected. Plan on slippery
road conditions, including during the evening commute. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches across parts of northern
Koochiching County and the northwestern corner of St. Louis
County. There could be isolated amounts up to 6 inches in
* WHERE...Koochiching and North St. Louis County.
* WHEN...Now through 9 AM Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be obtained by
calling 511 in state, or 1-800-542-0220. For Wisconsin, call
511 in state, or 1-866-511-9472