Here’s a rundown of information about the winter storm that’s winding down across the Northland:
– A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Twin Ports, Cloquet, Hinckley, Spooner and Bayfield areas until noon. An additional 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible today.
– A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. for the North Shore and Iron Range, where another 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible.
– A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon today for Ashland, Iron, Sawyer and Price counties in Wisconsin, and northern St. Louis County (including Ely) in Minnesota. Those areas may see another 1-2 inches of snow.
– The greatest snowfall totals of 9-11 inches so far have been reported from Pine County up toward northern Douglas County and parts of Duluth away from Lake Superior. Areas near the lake, including downtown Duluth and Superior, have seen little or no snow accumulation.
– Where the heavy snow has fallen, trees certainly are taking a beating. But it appears power outages have been minimal; I’ve been checking Minnesota Power’s online outage map, and there isn’t much on there. There were a few reports of downed power lines on the scanner last night, but apparently nothing widespread. Contrast that with the Twin Cities, where tens of thousands of homes were reported without power on Saturday. Some parts of the metro area received nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow.
– Looking ahead, the National Weather Service forecasts that lows tonight should drop into the upper teens to low 20s. We may see some sunshine with highs in the 30s on Monday, before a chance of light snow returns to the forecast Tuesday into Wednesday. There’s a chance for some lake-effect snow in the Wisconsin snow belt on Wednesday and Wednesday night.
– If you have any storm stories or photos to share, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them later today.