More snow, lower wind speeds expected Friday
Snow continues to fall across the Northland on Friday, a day after heavy, wet snow and strong winds battered the area.
The National Weather Service in Duluth is forecasting another 2-4 inches of snow across Northeastern Minnesota, with winds gusting to about 25-35 mph, much lower than the 71 mph gust recorded Thursday on the Blatnik Bridge.
Up to an inch of snow is expected throughout Northwest Wisconsin, the Weather Service said.
Warming temperatures could cause snow and rain mix later in the day.
Snow had started falling just before 1 p.m. Thursday in the Twin Ports, and as of 10 a.m. Friday, 4.9 inches of snow had fallen at the Duluth International Airport.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports most roads are covered in snow, blowing snow or slush.
Thursday’s high wind speeds downed trees and power poles and caused white-out conditions along highways but did not produce the destructive Lake Superior waves some had predicted.
Instead, the ice pushed along the shore by the wind and waves dampened the waves, the Weather Service said, adding that it adding that it canceled its Lakeshore Flood Warning early.
“There could still be minor lakeshore flooding/damage along the north shore this morning before winds diminish, but the threat seems much lower than it was to the Twin Ports and south shore yesterday,” the Weather Service said.Snow totals
Snow reports in inches according to the National Weather Service as of 9 a.m. Friday.
- Hovland 9.1
- Grand Marais 7
- Lutsen 6.8
- Cloquet 5.5
- Duluth 4.9
- Bayfield 3.8
- Silver Bay 3.5
- Rice Lake 3.5
- Silver Bay 2.7
- Two Harbors 2.7
- Finland 1.5
- Superior 1.5