First Big Snow of the Season!

Posted at: 03/15/2013 3:44 PM
Updated at: 12/03/2013 9:35 AM

Round 1 of a 2 part snowstorm brought heavy, wet snow to the region Monday into Monday night. Snowfall amounts around Duluth this morning range from 5-14" depending on proximity to Lake Superior. Mild temperatures are allowing road crews to more easily handle main roads, but many alleyways and side streets remain snow covered. Drivers should prepare for slower winter driving allowing plenty of time to get from point A to point B.

The snow is forecast to taper some through midday Tuesday, but more accumulating snow is set to roll in after dark. This second round is set to bring several more inches to the region by Wednesday morning, most of which will fall overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the majority of the Northland until 6AM Thursday.

When all is said and done, a large portion of the Northland from Duluth northward is looking at 12-16". The accumulating snow tapers to snow showers by Wednesday afternoon, and then the cold sets in. Temperatures by the end of the week may struggle to break above zero. This is also when lake effect snow develops for the South Shore.