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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

Overview

Some folks in the Twin Ports of the Duluth/Superior area woke up to piles of snow while others had a dusting. The piles of snow was caused by a narrow band of lake effect snow that developed quickly overnight over western sections of Duluth. This band of snow was about 5 miles wide, with snow rates of about 2 to 3 inches per hour. As the night wore on, the snow band drifted southeast over Superior. The snow band diminished as it moved across far northern Wisconsin after daybreak.

 

At left is a radar loop of the lake effect

snow band. The loop is one frame about

every 20 minutes from about 1 am until 6:30 am.

Click for a larger view.

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Map of Plotted Snow amounts. Click for larger view.
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Alley in west Duluth
Photo by Doug Nelson
Snow on fence
Photo by Doug Nelson
Done shovelling!
Photo by Doug Nelson
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