Here’s one more roundup of storm news, notes and links that had not made it into previous posts….
– The National Weather Service in Duluth has been posting some new information about the storm on their website, including photos of the storm damage in Grand Marais postedÂ here, and this cool NOAA-NASA GOES satellite image of the storm at just about its strongest point, about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday:
– You can see a “movie” of NOAA-NASA satellite images of the developing storm here.
– Some more impressive wind and wave reports from around Lake Superior:
- TheÂ Rock of Ages Lighthouse, off the southwest tip of Isle Royale, reported a sustained southwest wind of 68 mph early Wednesday morning, with gusts to 78 mph.
- TheÂ Stannard Rock Lighthouse, north of Marquette, Mich., recorded wind gusts to 71 mph at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
- Waves reached 18.7 feet at theÂ mid-lake buoy in western Lake Superior just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, and 20 feet at theÂ mid-lake buoy in central Lake Superior on Wednesday afternoon.
- On the Canadian side of the lake, waves of 26.6 feet were reported Wednesday morning at theÂ Slate Island buoy, located south of Terrace Bay. Waves at the buoy were still more than 25 feet Wednesday evening. If you look on the map at where the buoy is located, you’ll see why the waves are so big – the strong southwest winds have a clear shot over almost the entire length of the lake before hitting that buoy, so there’s plenty of room to dredge up big waves.
– As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, the only weather advisory still in effect in the Northland was a flood advisory for parts of Douglas, Pine and Carlton counties until 10 p.m. Some areas of those counties saw little snow from the storm, and instead received continued heavy rain (4.94 inches of rain at Askov was the greatest total reported by the Weather Service). The Nemadji River was running high, and County Highway W in Douglas County was reported closed by high water.
– The final, official snow total at the Duluth International Airport for the storm was 7.7 inches – 3.4 inches on Tuesday and 4.3 inches on Wednesday, both daily records.
The forecast for the next week calls for much, much quieter weather – some drizzle and snow overnight into early Thursday, but then skies should clear out during the day with a high in the mid-30s. From then on, there’s no precipitation in the forecast through the middle of next week. High temperatures should mostly be in the 40s, with lows in the 20s and low 30s.
I hope you’ve found the past couple days’ weather updates, photos, links and videos interesting – keep checking back here for more weather news all winter long.