Severe Weather Alerts
Issued at: 1:15 PM CDT on April 16, 2014, expires at: 2:45 PM CDT on April 16, 2014
- ...Very heavy snow developing... Radar and observations showed an area of very heavy snow...with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour from central Minnesota into Pine...Burnett...Washburn...and Sawyer counties as of early afternoon. This area of heavy snow will gradually move north into Carlton and southern and central Douglas counties...and may make it into the twin ports by late afternoon or early evening. The heavy snow will impact Pine City...Hinckley...Siren...Grantsburg...Minong...Hayward...Moose Lake and Gordon. Expect very low visibilities in this heavy snow.
Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 10:38 am CDT on April 16, 2014, expires at: 10:00 AM CDT on April 17, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 am CDT Thursday...
- location...northwest Wisconsin...including the Highway 53 and Highway 2 corridors...and the Hayward lakes and Gogebic Range areas.
- Timing...snow will continue...and be heavy at times.
- Snow accumulations...10 to 16 inches of snow is possible. The heaviest amounts will likely extend from the Minong and Gordon areas northeastward to around Ironwood and Ashland.
- Winds/visibility...northeast winds 15 to 25 mph are expected...with the strongest winds close to Lake Superior. Frequent gusts 30 to 40 mph are possible near Lake Superior as well. Visibility will be less than one quarter of a mile at times during the heavier snow bands... and especially closer to Lake Superior with the combination of strong winds and blowing snow.
- Impacts...the heavy snow and high winds could bring down branches. Roads will become snow covered with low visibility. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means the combination of strong winds and falling and blowing snow will cause dangerously low visibility and drifting snow. Snow and ice covered roads...and dangerous travel conditions can be expected. Delay travel if possible. If you must travel...use extreme caution and allow extra time to reach your destination.