Sunday’s snow in Northland a warm-up for coming stormThe weather system that dropped close to a foot of snow in some parts of the Northland on Sunday appears to be only a prelude to another storm that’s forecast to bring heavy snow to a wider area from Tuesday into Wednesday.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
One storm down, one potentially bigger storm to go.
The weather system that dropped close to a foot of snow in some parts of the Northland on Sunday appears to be only a prelude to another storm that’s forecast to bring heavy snow to a wider area from Tuesday into Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a winter storm watch for the Twin Ports, Cloquet and Northwestern Wisconsin from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. Winter storm watches and blizzard watches extend to the south and west, including the northern tier of the Twin Cities, Brainerd, St. Cloud and Eau Claire.
The path and speed of the coming storm could change. But the Weather Service reported that lots of moisture and strong winds could add to travel headaches.
As the system is currently tracking, Duluth would be on the edge of the snow band, receiving 6 to 8 inches of accumulation. Heavier snowfalls, perhaps over a foot, appear headed south of Hinckley.
The system is expected to have little effect on the far north, with International Falls forecast to receive just 1 inch of snow.
Here are a few snow totals from Sunday’s storm, reported to the National Weather Service as of Sunday evening:
Snow was expected to taper off Sunday night.
Some Northland residents may have noticed a brown tinge to snow that fell across the region early Sunday. The Weather Service reported that it probably was the result of dust storms on the Great Plains on Saturday that was wrapped into the storm that dropped snow on the Northland on Sunday.