National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Duluth and Surround Area
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a portion of the Northland, including Duluth, from 4 am Monday to midnight Monday night.
A late-season winter storm will affect the Northland starting late tonight and continuing through Monday evening. Rain will mix with and eventually change to snow for portions of central Minnesota tonight and in northeast Minnesota late tonight or Monday morning. Snow rates of 1 inch per hour are likely from near Aitkin and Grand Rapids, to the Iron Range, and interior portions of the Arrowhead late tonight through Monday morning. Areas near the lake will likely see lesser amounts of snow.
The Monday morning commute will be slow for some Northlanders due to snow accumulation on roads and visibility less than one-half mile. As temperatures warm slightly during the day, snow accumulation will slow down as melting and compaction take on a more prominent role. Precipitation may change back to rain as the rates diminish during the late morning into the afternoon.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT CDT MONDAY NIGHT...
The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Heavy Snow, which is in effect from 4 AM Monday to midnight CDT Monday night.
- LOCATIONS...Inland areas of Lake and Cook County.
- TIMING...Rain will change to snow late tonight or early Monday.
Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are likely Monday morning into
early Monday afternoon.
- SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 8 inches.
- WINDS...Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
- VISIBILITY...Less than one-half mile at times.
- IMPACTS...Roads, bridges, and walkways will become snow covered
and slippery. The combination of northeast winds and falling
snow will reduce visibility.