Winter storm warning canceled for Twin Ports; 6-plus inches of snow reportedA persistent band of snow that developed over the Twin Ports on Friday evening and lingered overnight has dropped more than a half-foot of snow in some areas.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
UPDATE: The winter storm warning has ended.
A persistent band of snow that developed over the Twin Ports on Friday evening and lingered overnight has dropped more than a half-foot of snow in some areas.
The Weather Service has upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning until noon Saturday for southern St. Louis, Douglas and Carlton counties, though the focus of the snow is right in Duluth and Superior. The Weather Service said light winds converging at the head of the lake created a circulation center - a small storm, in other words - that should continue to generate a band of snow this morning over the same general area.
Another inch or two of snow is possible this morning in the Twin Ports, for snow totals of 5 to 9 inches, the Weather Service said. A spotter 5 miles north of Duluth reported 7 inches of snow this morning.
Steady, at times moderate snow was falling in downtown Duluth as of 9:45 a.m. The snow is light and powdery - not wet and heavy as it was during Wednesday's blizzard that dropped close to 10 inches of snow on Duluth.
Elsewhere around the Northland, a general snowfall of 1 to 2 inches was reported overnight, with some areas possibly receiving as much as 4 inches.