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First Accumulating Snow in the Upper Midwest

27 Oct 2017, 10:25 am

[6″ to 8″ of snow in Hibbing, MN. Photo credit: Tami Sallis]

The first accumulating snows have fallen across the Upper Midwest and in many areas, it has been a significant, plowable snow.  Accumulations of more than 6″ and wind gusts above 50 mph were reported across portion of Northern Minnesota, producing near blizzard conditions.

[Plows pushing the snow off the roads in Hoyt Lake, MN. Photo credit: Koneta Andrew]

Duluth has seen around 5″ so far from the storm at the National Weather Service, with lighter amounts downtown and near Lake Superior. Totals have been lighter near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, with only a dusting to an inch. Another inch or so is possible for Central into Southern Minnesota.

Brrr… It's a snowy and windy day in Duluth, Minnesota! Where are you watching from and what's the weather like where you are? Thanks to for this chilly view.

Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, October 27, 2017

Winter Weather Advisories continue from Minnesota and Iowa into Wisconsin and Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for the Arrowhead and Boundary Waters of Northeast Minnesota and in the lake effect snow belts of Northwest Wisconsin. An additional couple inches of snow will bring totals to as much as 8″ in the warning areas.

Wind Advisories continue for areas that are not seeing the snow. Gusts to 40 mph are possible, not as strong as what was seen Thursday, but still significant for anyone driving high profile vehicles.

The low pressure center will gradually shift to the east, across Lake Michigan. The winds will remain strong, but as warm air wraps into the system, snowfall will gradually diminish into Saturday.


For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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