Well, this sure is a fun spring week in the Northland. Last week was a little sloppy with wintery weather and now this week, things have taken a definite turn for the worse.

As Tuesday progressed, we heard a lot about the potential for winter weather across the Northland, but there was still hope we would be spared significant snowfall. It appears that is not the case, but it doesn't appear as bad as forecasters feared as late as early Wednesday morning.

At 12:33 a.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Duluth announced that much of the Twin Ports area is officially included in a Winter Storm Warning, how ever, at 7:49 a.m., that was reduced to a Winter Weather Advisory for the Duluth/Superior area, which will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on Friday.

The details of the warning include:

  • WHAT: Snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches for Carlton and South St. Louis County. This includes the Tribal Lands of the Fond du Lac Band.  Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible in Douglas County.
  • WHEN: Until 7:00 a.m. Friday, April 8.
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The National Weather Service added that most of the additional snow should occur
tonight into Thursday, therefore motorists should be prepared for the possibility of slippery road conditions within the timeline of this updated Winter Weather Advisory.

As conditions vary throughout the region, if must travel please check the weather and road conditions along the path of your destination prior to heading out.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Road conditions can also be found at 511mn.org for Minnesota or 511wi.gov for Wisconsin.

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